Midtown Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas (for the Procrastinators)
Minamoto Kitchoan, Posted to Flickr by bottleofblues
So it’s Valentine’s Day, and while you should have trekked to Vosges (Soho), Mariebelle (Soho & UES), or Jacques Torres (Soho, UWS, Dumbo) for some of the best chocolate in New York City- you didn’t. So, now you’re stuck in Midtown and need to get something tonight after work.
For some perfect Midtown (and Upper East Side) chocolate options, check out Ed Levine’s great post from earlier this week. For something in the non-chocolate category, here are a few of my suggestions (along with an interactive map).
Minamoto Kitchoan (49th btw. 5+6th Ave.) – This elegant Japanese sweets shop has a lot of beautiful options that would make a great (and unique) Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart. The one downside- it will probably be helpful if your girlfriend likes bean paste.
Bouchon Bakery (Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle) – In addition to their delicious macaroons, they have a wide assortment of Valentine’s themed treats, including heart shaped linzer cookies, velour cake, Valentine expression cookies, and salted caramel.
Dylan’s Candy Bar (3rd Ave. & 60th St.) – It’s a little outside Midtown Lunch’ing range, but for candy it really can’t be beat. Get her a gift certificate, and imagine how much fun it will be to go one weekend (if it was totally empty of annoying UESiders!)
Treats Truck (www.treatstruck.com) – Sugar (the truck) is out sick, but they’re still delivering boxes of their delicious brownies, cookies and other assorted treats. Included in your order… Treats Truck Valentine’s Day Cards!
I put Godiva locations on the map as well, because you know what… despite being pre-packaged, and a monster chain, available in every single bookstore in the city- it tastes freakin’ good. There. I said it.
Still looking for something to do tonight? My suggestion…pick up sandwiches at Bouchon Bakery, some screw cap wine and go to the movies.
Got any suggestions of your own? (Besides “Go screw yourself, Valentine’s Day sucks”). Post them as comments below…