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8 Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats

By Sarah Freeman
February 4, 2014

Whether it is a heart-shaped box of chocolates or a bag of rainbow sugar hearts, Valentine's Day is only as good as the sweets that go with it. Think local this year with artisans who are boxing up their finest treats to go, creating elegant and delicious packages for the sweetest sweet tooth in your life.

  • A Sweet Delivery

    Your sweet is: A kid at heart
    The treat is: A nostalgic yet sophisticated gold box filled with six gourmet gummi bear flavors and a mini split bottle of Prosecco or Chandon champagne.
    Magic number: $55

    773-383-1472

  • Bad Wolf Coffee

    Your sweet is: The ultimate gourmet
    The treat is: Chocolate raspberry cake for two, vanilla bean marshmallows, chocolate and raspberry macarons, dark chocolate Armagnac, milk chocolate sea salt truffles and chocolate canelés
    Magic number: $65; preorders through February 11

    3422 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-969-2346

  • The Florentine

    Your sweet is: A serious chocolate lover
    The treat is: Torta al Cioccolato e Fragola, an Italian chocolate tart filled with chocolate-hazelnut mousse and topped with strawberries and strawberry gelato
    Magic number: $10 with 30 minutes' notice

    151 W. Adams St.; 312-660-8866

  • Glazed & Infused

    Your sweet is: The breakfast-in-bed type
    The treat is: A heart-shaped Bismarck filled with raspberry and covered in chocolate ganache. Each donut is adorned with a red buttercream heart.
    Magic number: Box of 4 for $12, 6 for $18 and 12 for $36; preorder via sales@goglazed.com

    813 W. Fulton Mkt.; 312-226-5556

  • Pastoral

    Your sweet is: Loves Chicago
    The treat is: The Sweet Home Chicago collection, featuring an assortment of sweets - including English toffee, chocolate truffles, blue cheese bourbon caramel corn and La Dee Dah pinwheels - from local female artisans.
    Magic number: $40

    2945 N. Broadway St.; 773-472-4781

  • Katherine Anne Confections

    Your sweet is: Another serious chocolate lover (you can never have too much)
    The treat is: A special collection of intense chocolate creations, from raspberry-rose to passionfruit-ginger truffles and Valentine’s s’mores.
    Magic number: $60

    2745 W. Armitage Ave.; 773-245-1630

  • Sprinkles

    Your sweet is: A sucker for the Hallmark holiday
    The treat is: Hugs and kisses cupcakes covered in sugar XOXOs. The customizable cupcake box comes with a dozen red-velvet, chocolate marshmallow, dark chocolate or vanilla cupcakes.
    Magic number: $52

    50 E. Walton St.; 312-573-1600

  • Siena Tavern

    Your sweet is: An ice queen, or just likes ice cream
    The treat is: Pastry chef Amy Arnold’s gelato, now available to-go in three flavors: pistachio, salty caramel and peppermint (made with housemade peppermint bark and housemade brownies). 
    Magic number: $10 per pint or $25 for the trio

    51 W. Kinzie St.; 312-595-1322

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Places Mentioned

The Florentine

Italian • The Loop

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Siena Tavern

Italian • River North

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