BY MADELINE NELSON
Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the sweetest people in your life, and to some it’s equally about the sugary things in life. Why not pick up some sweets for your sweetheart?
Here are 10 great places to get dessert for your Valentine (or for yourself) without leaving the borough.
1. Sugar N Coal, 63-42 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park
Not only does Sugar N Coal give you two desserts for the price of one, they also have great music and hookah service. Their famous freakshakes come with giant delicious pastries and confections on top. What’s not to love about giant pieces of cake and cotton candy on top of a milkshake?
2. Aigner Chocolates, 103-02 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills
If you’re looking for a sweet surprise that’s more classic and timeless, look no further than Aigner Chocolates. Aigner has a Valentine’s Day Rose Box collection which includes everything from heart-shaped chocolates to even a huge box of their assorted delicious chocolates. Their Valentine’s Day collection can be purchased on their website or in-store.
3. T-Swirl Crêpe, 70-23 Austin St., Forest Hills
If your Valentine is gluten-free, T-Swirl Crêpe is the place for you. T-Swirl offers several gluten-free options and a rose for stopping by on Valentine’s Day. This place offers several different kinds of sweet and savory crepes, which you can watch them prepare right before your eyes.
4. Casa Del Chef, 39-06 64th St., Woodside
Looking for an exceptional dinner and dessert experience? Casa del Chef is taking reservations for their Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu. It’s $75 for a six-course experience that has left many raving (just look at their Yelp reviews). Don’t wait to make a reservation if you want to go!
5. Chocomize, 30-10 41st Ave., Long Island City
Chocomize is exactly what it sounds like: customizable chocolate. You can put whatever you’d like in the chocolate, whether it be nuts or fruits, in addition to customizing the chocolate’s outer aesthetic. What’s not to love?
6. Dip, Pour, and Drizzle, 169-02 Crocheron Ave., Flushing
Does your sweet tooth love all types of candy and cookies? Dip, Pour, and Drizzle makes cookies, candies and many kinds of specialized treats for Valentine’s Day. An added plus is they also can deliver your orders to your home.
7. Silk Cakes, 98-14 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills
A member of 2015’s Yelp Elite Class, Silk Cakes is praised for their delicious Asian-inspired cupcakes and more. At Silk, you have the choice of ordering 12 different types of cupcakes (with two vegan options) or customizing a cake in advance!
8. Lulu’s Bakery, 185-26 Union Tpke., Utopia
This hidden gem won the Food Network competition Cake Wars two years ago. Their fresh pastries are reasonably priced, and they also make customized cakes for under $30!
9. Gelato & Co., 29-02 23rd Ave., Astoria
Is late-night gelato more your style? Look no further than Gelato & Co. They’re open until 10, which gives you time to go to dinner and stop by after to try one (or a few) of their many flavors!
10. Sweet Cats Cafe, 168-17 Union Tpke., Hillcrest
If you’re on a budget, Sweet Cats Cafe is a cute place to take your Valentine for outstanding bubble tea and delicious cold cakes. If you stop by between 4 and 6 p.m., they have happy hour bubble tea for $1!