Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to support some of your favorite local businesses. Make a reservation now at that restaurant you love (or always wanted to try) before it gets sold out. Look for ways to buy from your local independent stores before you turn to Amazon and 1-800 Flowers! Here are a few ideas to get you started. We’ll keep adding to this list as we find more. Feel free to let us know if you have some good ideas that need to be included.
Flowers and More
Looking for an idea for your Valentine this year? Whether you need candy, flowers or food, here are a few local ideas for you:
Flowers are a Valentine's classic. Check out Melissa Parker's new Amaranth space "on the hill", in downtown Narberth, or order online at amaranthflorist.com
Plan a special meal at home with a little help from Carlinos, in Ardmore. Check out their Valentine's specials, and place an order here. Or, if you can't order ahead, just call your own favorite pizza place and ask if they'll make you a heart-shaped pizza!
Need some dessert? Do it right this year, and go straight to the amazing Le Petit Mitron. See why this French patisserie is a local treasure.
Philly-area Valentines of all ages will appreciate heart-shaped soft pretzels! Find your closest Philly Pretzel Factory here.
Place your order now for some handmade chocolate-covered strawberries at The Sweet Trading Company at 711 Montgomery Ave.
Looking for a gift, but not sure what you want? Sweet Mabel has every unique gift you could imagine, from art to handmade jewelry. Not only will they have just what you need, but they'll beautifully wrap it for you, too! 235 Haverford Ave, Narberth.
Make your reservations now if you want to eat out this Valentine's weekend. Some places, like Bryn Mawr's Sontuosa, have already published special menus. Call (484) 222-6216 to reserve a table.
With Valentine's Day on a Monday this year, you will want to call ahead for whichever night you choose to go out. Ryan Christopher's has posted their special menu for the weekend. If you're looking for a daytime option, they also have an award-winning Sunday brunch!
Valentines Day Weekend is almost here! Just in case you're not set with everything you need, we've gathered some local options for takeout meals, desserts, candies, gifts and flowers. Support your local favorites and give some Valentines love to local businesses!
Carlinos, in Ardmore describes their big Valentine's Weekend Menu as "a collection of our most romantic dishes, handcrafted by our chefs". Order online here.
Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft, in Ardmore has a takeout Valentine’s Day Menu for two (pictured above). Call 610.486.7477 to order.
Sontuosa, in Bryn Mawr has a dinner menu for eat-in or takeout, and they're taking orders for heart-shaped pizzas. Call 484-222-6216
The award-winning Ryan Christopher's, in Narberth, has a menu for two, for eat-in or takeout all weekend. Call 610-664-9282
The Pub of Penn Valley is a local favorite with Valentine’s Weekend Specials for eat-in and takeout. Full dinner menu is also available. Call 610-664-1901
McShea's in Narberth has a special Valentine's Day Menu that is available on Sunday, February 14th, for take away or dine in! Reservations are required for this menu and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Cafe, in Narberth, is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long with a special $125 dinner-for-two menu. Veggie Antipasto, a Heart-Shaped Pizza, Lobstah Carbonara, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and a bottle of Prosecco. Order online or call 484-429-2626.
The Sweet Trading Company, in Narberth, Pennsylvania has chocolate-covered strawberries available for pre-order, with limited walk-in availability. "We take Fresh from our supplier, gorgeous Strawberries and dip them in our delicious Belgian chocolate". They also have hot chocolate bombs, and just about every delicious thing you could imagine! Call 267-935-9294, or check out their website.
It seems like Valentines every day at the incomparable French patisserie, Le Petit Mitron, in downtown Narberth. If you've never been to this amazing bakery, stop what you're doing and get there now! 207 Haverford Ave, Narberth. Call 484-562-0500
Amaranth Florist has been making Valentine's Day dreams come true for more than 40 years. Owner, Melissa Parker, ordered plenty of this beautiful rose, called Pink Expression. Call 610-667-4577 or order online.
If craft beer is your Valentine's thing, get them what they really want at The Greeks Next Door, in Narberth. Put together a mixed six-pack of their favorites or give them a gift card and let them pick! 237 Haverford Ave, Narberth; call 610-664-1960.
Last, but far from the least, is Sweet Mabel Folk & Fine Craft, in Narberth. You can walk in stumped for ideas, and walk out with the perfect gift. They have art, clothing, hand-made jewelry, and a huge selection of gift ideas made from recycled/repurposed objects. It's a local go-to for Valentines gifts, hostess gifts - whatever you need!
235 Haverford Ave; Call 610-667-3041