Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and that means spreading the love in the most delicious way possible… through some thoughtful sweets. Whether you are gifting for a neighbor, parent, friend, more-than-friendly-friend, partner or whoever this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered:

Pink Box Bakery Cafe

Serving Taiwanese delicacies and desserts for over 6 years and counting, Pink Box Bakery Cafe thinks outside of the box when it comes to satisfying that sweet tooth. Open every day of the week from 10AM-10PM, the bakery offers affordable buns galore and more. Try a Green Tea Red Bean Bun, Milk Cream Puff Pastry Bun, Taro Mochi Bun, Strawberry Buttercream Bun and plenty more. The bakery also offers toasts, tarts, cookies, rolls and cakes.

The Chocolate Moose

For almost two decades, The Chocolate Moose has been creating gourmet chocolates and fine candies. They also sell imported candy bars, more than 250 bulk candies and assorted boxes. Looking for chocolate covered strawberries? Be sure to stop here and elevate the game by gifting chocolate covered blueberries and cherries or dark chocolate covered orange peels, too. Almond bark, sea salt caramels, truffles, jelly beans, gummies and more, you’ll find what you are looking for without a problem. 

La Gourmandine Bakery

A little taste of France in Pittsburgh is what La Gourmandine Bakery does best. This Valentine’s Day, the bakery is offering a sweet special from February 3-14. Order Le Valentin, a heart-shaped chocolate mousse filled with a raspberry coulis that lays on a flourless biscuit. It’s also gluten-free! La Gourmandine also offers the Valentin Macaron Cake, Macarons aux Fruits, Moelleux Chocolat, mini trays and a whole lot (mouthwatering) more. 

Pollak’s Candies

Since 1948, Pollak’s Candies has become a fan-favorite, Pittsburgh staple in offering a massive selection of chocolates and candies. Their seasonal selections are decked out in vibrant reds, pinks, flowing ribbons and elegant packaging. Looking for something that comes with a personal touch? Stop by Pollak’s Candies to “Build a Valentine” with too many possibilities to count. The limit does not exist…practically! Chocolate covered caramels, nuts, creams, cherries, meltaways, and over 60 flavors, choose up to 5 to include in your custom-made box. Plus, the shop also has premade, curated selections. Leave it to the pros at Pollak’s Candies to make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Colin Parrish

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

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