With Valentine’s Day date night options looking a little different this year with our beloved restaurants still closed for in-person dining, there are romantic takeout, delivery, and steakhouse-quality options for the perfect at-home date night experience.
For Valentine’s Day this year, Cafe Gratitude will be selling their Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies Kit, pre-baked, gluten free and planted based with natural and organic colorings – e.g. pink dragon fruit icing, purple sweet potato icing, red beet icing and white sugar icing – to decorate and to enjoy at home for date night or an evening with the kiddos. Available via Cafe Gratitude’s online store from February 1st through February14th for $25 plus shipping. A la carte menu favorites, like their New Year Cleanse and Family Style Meals can also be ordered for takeout and delivery directly through the website or by calling Cafe Gratitude San Diego.
This Valentine’s Day, California’s leading meat-masters — Flannery Beef, a chef-adored prime steak purveyor that has perfected the art of dry-aging for three generations, offers 25% off their California Reserved Dry Aged Porterhouse. This father-daughter butcher team specializes in steaks of the Holstein variety and supplies them to one of San Diego’s own, Juniper & Ivy, plus Michelin-level chefs across the West—think David Kinch, Jeremy Fox, Grant Achatz, Nancy Silverton and David Chang among them.
The Porterhouse is an impressive cut of beef to cook and share with your loved one. Order online by February 10th to be sure to receive your meat just in time to create a steakhouse-style dinner at home. The steaks are cut the day they are shipped and will arrive fresh, not previously frozen, so customers can freeze if they order ahead of the holiday. They arrive vacuum sealed and last up to 5-7 days in the fridge fresh.
International Smoke Del Mar: This Valentine’s Day, Ayesha Curry and Chef Mina will offer a Valentine’s Day Box For Two all weekend long. The special box offers a four-course taste of the best of International Smoke: Heart Beet with burrata cheese, toasted hazelnuts, arugula, and aged balsamic; Love Potion No. 9 with Maine lobster, Thai coconut soup, radish, cilantro, tofu, and chili oil; True Love with petite filet mignon, crab fried rice, long beans, king mushrooms, and au poivre sauce; and Cupid’s Arrow with Valrhona chocolate devil’s food cake, white & dark chocolate crispy pearls, and vanilla bean whipped cream.
A special Bake at Home Cheese Fondue Kit will also be available to add on alongside a large format Cupid’s Blush Cocktail (750ml) with vodka, elderflower, meyer lemon, and rosé.
Customers can place their order for takeout and delivery here, the Fondue Kit will be available February 8-13 and as an add-on to the Box on the 14th; and the Valentine’s Day Box will be available February 12-14.
Tokyo Hot Chicken: Chef Mina’s new hot chicken meets Japanese karaage takeout concept, Tokyo Hot Chicken, will offer a Tokyo Hot Chicken Bouquet this Valentine’s Day – a fried chicken “bouquet” wrapped in their signature green tea waffle. Making fried chicken lovers’ dreams come true, this edible arrangement is the perfect next-level to the traditional Valentine’s bouquet. Available to order for takeout and delivery here. Plus, à la carte menu and Valentine cocktail add-ons also available. The Bouquet will be available from February 12-14.
Celebrate your love of wine and cheese with Cork & Knife, a local small production wine and cheese shop, this Valentine’s Day. Both locations – Escondido and Rancho Santa Fe – will be featuring a special deal for couples on February 14th. Enjoy a cheeseboard for two, chocolate, sparkling wine, and flowers, all for just $85, available for pickup from either location. Cork & Knife specializes in pairing quality wine with unique cheeses, so their Valentine’s Day offering will truly be one-of-a-kind!
Spice things up on February 14th with Corner Chicken! All day long, from 11:30 am – 9:00 pm, the East Village eatery will be featuring a Buy One, Get One Free deal on any combo. You and your honey are sure to fall in love with the new Tenders combo, which consists of two hot chicken tenders over white bread, served with pickles, comeback sauce, and crinkle cut fries. Just don’t forget to pair with your favorite local beer, hard cider or kombucha! Enjoy a spicy, romantic dinner at home with delivery or takeout. For online ordering, use promo code:SPICEITUP.
Hopeless ramen-tics across San Diego can celebrate Valentine’s Day with Tajima’s Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off ramen bowls deal! When you and your sweetheart order takeout or delivery from any of Tajima’s six locations – Convoy, Mercury, Hillcrest, East Village, North Park, or College Heights – you can enjoy your second bowl for 50% off. Choose from favorites, such as the Tajima Ramenmade with original tonkotsu pork broth, egg noodles, pork or chicken chashu, half ramen egg, fried garlic, bean sprouts, baby bok choy, green onions, and sesame seeds. Tajima will be open from 11:30 am – 10:00 pm on Valentine’s Day. For online ordering, use promo code: RAMENTIC.
Savor tacos for two this Valentine’s Day with take-out from City Tacos. The beloved taqueria will host their signature Love + Tacos special, featuring two tacos, two drinks, and two churros for just $22. Pick from irresistible house favorites such as the Mexicali Taco, Pescado Taco, or the Chorizo Taco. Pair your meal with your choice of any beverage including an agua fresca, michelada, or a soda, and end the meal on a sweet note with decadent churros. The fast casual eatery is open for take-out via in-person pick up, online ordering, and third party delivery services.
Treat your loved one to the flavors of Baja, with authentic offerings from El Cruce + 241. The Chula Vista wine bar, tap-room, and kitchen will offer signature to-go packs, with options for every palate. Choose from savory selections including any two tacos and a crowler filled with your favorite Baja beer for $20, five tacos for $20, or opt for ten birria family style tacos for $40. Make sure to browse the exclusive wine selections and treat yourself to a bottle! Orders can be placed online, in person, or by phone.
Located in the Clairemont Mesa and Mira Mesa neighborhoods, sister restaurants Mongolian Hot Potand Shabu Works will offer Heart Pot Home Kits, available to order online and for in-person pick up. Kits range from $45-120 and guests can select serving sizes for two, four, or six individuals, alongside a variety of fresh vegetables, premium proteins, signature soup broths, and the option to add on a personal pot and stove set for $20 for maximum enjoyment.
Nestled in the South Park community, Grant’s Coffee Room will offer their signature babka paired with a select bottle of wine for $19.99. With flavor varieties including cinnamon babka and chocolate babka, this deal makes for the perfect last minute treat. Guests can pick up the combo beginning Wednesday, February 10 through Sunday, February 14.
Stroll along Chula Vista’s historic Third Avenue for a medley of Valentine’s Day offerings. Sweeten the day with a festive Hot Chocolate Bomb from Terzo Bakery and Café, enjoy 20% off to-go bottles of wine at Italianissimo Trattoria, or stock up on a specialty bundle from Chula Vista Brewery featuring a four pack of Guerita Blonde Ale and a cap of your choice for $25.
With locations in Mission Valley and Otay Ranch, Grater Grilled Cheese will offer a complimentary chocolate brownie or cookie with the purchase of any two grilled cheese creations. Choose from gourmet selections including the Philly Cheese, Nashville Hot Grilled Cheese, and the signature Lobster Grilled Cheese, which features the basic-5 cheese base, butter fried lobster, and pale ale beer chipotle aioli. Guests can place to-go orders online, in-person, and via third party delivery services.