Hey all you procrastinators, still haven’t bought chocolates or something sweet for your sweetie for the big day? Maybe you listened to her when she said she doesn’t want anything for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a little hint for you, if she says she doesn’t want anything; she’s lying! We’ve created the sweetest list around town packed full of sugary gifts to shower your loved one with. Cupcakes? No problem! The best sponge candy and salted caramels? We’ve got you covered!
Blue Table Chocolates
345 West Ferry in Buffalo / (716) 866-3725
Blue Table Chocolates will have their usual 12 flavors available which include some unique finds like sesame crunch and coconut passion fruit along with two flavors of the month; vanilla hibiscus and passion fruit. And just in time for V-day they launched a series of luxury candy bars that look just as beautiful as their chocolates! Check out their Facebook and BlueTableChocolates.com for new flavors and pop up shop locations. These shimmery chocolate truffles and candy bars are sure to impress inside and out. Also available at the Horsefeathers Winter Market on Saturdays.
8301 Main St. in Buffalo / (716) 633-8620
For Valentines Day Alethea’s is offering a special Tuxedo for Two Box (or one…let’s be honest, who wants to share), chocolate filled Valentines, solid chocolate hearts, sponge candy hearts, and more. Pro tip: their cherry cordials are to die for!
5981 Transit Rd. in Depew / (716) 684-2376
When you go to Antoinette’s to pick up some of their famous sponge candy, enjoy a decadent hot fudge sundae and make yourself at home. For Valentine’s Day (this Friday-Sunday) they are offering chocolate covered strawberries that look phenomenal!
Sweet Jenny’s Ice Cream
5732 Main St. in Williamsville / (716) 631-2424
With sweets set up at this location and at the Old Red Mill off of Main Street near Glen Park, Sweet Jenny’s is the talk of Main Street. I highly recommend their French silk chocolates, they just melt in your mouth. Also, they have Anatomical Hearts! Come on!
Oh Pour L’amour Du Chocolat
4476 Main St. in Buffalo / (716) 240-9815
If your valentine loves Paris and dessert, this is the shop for you! With everything from ice cream, dragées, and candies to French macarons and chocolate covered strawberries, you’ll probably end up leaving with an arm full of goodies for your date.
3208 Main St. in Buffalo / (716) 833-7540
Parkside Candy will not only reel you in with their sweet treats, but salty, as well! Head to Parkside Candy for their chocolate covered pretzels or popcorn for the salty sweet lovers in your life. For a complete list of locations, click here.
738 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo / (716) 884-3216
Hands down, without a doubt, the BEST salted caramel chocolates around. The flavors are out of this world and I love the large pieces of coarse salt stuck to the top of each chocolate. I think it’s clear what my favorite Watson’s item is, but they’re also well known for having the best butter crunch chocolates and great assortments. For a complete list of locations, click here.
Fowler’s in the Buffalo Harbor Center
75 Main St. in Buffalo / (716) 424-1180
Looking for a unique way to keep the chocolates coming? In addition to assorted chocolates, these guys offer a membership for Fowler’s Chocolate of the Month Club (3 month, 6 month, and 9 month options)! For a complete list of locations, click the link.
1879 Whitehaven Rd. in Grand Island / (716) 773-2050
5428 Main St. in Williamsville / (716) 276-8977
While Baked Cupcakery’s cupcake flavors change regularly, you can count on seeing Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Strawberries and Champagne, Red Velvet, White Wedding, Chocolate and Red Wine, Death by Box of Chocolates, Cherry Amaretto, and Breakfast in Bed for Valentine’s Day! They’ll also add personalized messages if you want. #willyoumarryme
5329 Main St. in Williamsville / (716) 635-6504
DiCamillo’s cookies and baked goods are a delicious treat for your valentine. Pick up a box of cookie mosaic, biscotti clusters, and Linzer Heart Tins for Valentine’s Day! For a complete list of locations, click the link.
Butter Block Pop Up Shop
Various Locations – Find out where they’ll be next!
Planning a Sunday brunch for your babe? We’ve raved about their PopTarts their Oreos, but their buttery croissants and pain au chocolate are amazing as well. Plus, they’re teaming up with Fern Croft and Peg’s Hardware this year for a flower / jewelry / chocolates package for your sweetie. Call/Email to place your order, or stop in this week to Fern Croft @ 291 Bryant Street!
5225 Sheridan Dr. in Buffalo / (716) 632-3212
Their display is packed with sugar cookies and sweet treats to choose from, but my favorite has to be the almond ring. A large ring would make a great dessert after your Valentine’s Day dinner.
700 Main St. in East Aurora / (716) 655-4949
If you’re more into cakes than candy, Firefly has delicious cupcake flavors like chocolate Explosion (dark chocolate cake with chocolate silk laced top, chocolate butter cream and cake fallout) or their Chaulkit’ Birthday Cake (chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream, completely covered with sprinkles). Check out their East Aurora shop to browse the favors.
Dessert Deli Bakery
716 Maple Rd. in Buffalo / (716) 689-2115
Dessert Deli – 6429 Transit Rd. in East Amherst / (716) 204-9531
With pies, cakes, tarts, cheesecakes, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and individual desserts taking over this menu, you won’t leave empty handed! The individual desserts are beautifully decorated and very tasty.
Ohlson’s Bakery & Cafe
8500 Sheridan Dr. in Buffalo / (716) 626-7783
Ohlson’s is well known for their Wisconsin Kringles made with flaky dough and a dash of cinnamon. Their famous Kringle comes from a family recipe from Wisconsin, where the Kringle was created (hence the name). Their flavors include cheese, apricot, cherry, raspberry, apple cinnamon, caramel pecan, cinnamon and more!
Elm Street Bakery
72 Elm St. in East Aurora / (716) 652-4720
Elm Street Bakery uses fresh, real ingredients, right down to local farm eggs, freshly squeezed juices, real butter, and more. Trust them when they say you’ll taste the difference. All of the pastries in their bakery are made completely from scratch without any mixes or preservatives and their doing some really cute stuff for Valentine’s Day.
Park Edge Sweet Shoppe
325 Abbott Road in Buffalo / (716) 824-0228
Nothing says “I love you” like a giant cookie bouquet! These include a combination of sweets like chocolate chip cookies on a stick, assorted cookie packs and all the bells and whistles; aka cool tins, glass mugs, and handmade bows.
Sweet Pea Bakery
Staub Square, One Buffalo St. in Hamburg / (716) 202-1192
This new Hamburg bakery offers cakes, cookies, pies, and signature items like their Carmelitas (chewy oatmeal, gooey caramel, and dark chocolate layered and baked). Pick up one of their signature items for a unique sweet treat for your valentine.
465 Center Rd. in Buffalo / (716) 674-8586
Eileen’s is offering mini or large pastry hearts in white or pink, along with long stem rose cakes and valentine cookies with pink or red frosting for the holiday. A personal favorite item I’d suggest are their crème horns, also known as Lady Locks which are made with flaky French pastry filled with angel cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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