This Valentine's Day, treat your sweetheart to the best of the Market! From fresh flowers to fine dining, artisan chocolate to sizzling entertainment, Pike Place merchants and restaurants make it easy to plan your special surprise.
Here are some of our top picks guaranteed to please your main squeeze.
Cherry Heart Box from Chukar Cherries
Chukar Cherries' most popular Valentine's gift is a can't-go-wrong classic. Their elegant Cherry Heart Box is filled with a quartet of milk and dark chocolate cherries, including Washington-grown Amaretto Rainiers, Cherry Bings, Cabernet, and Classic Milk Cherries. Cupid tested and approved.
Fresh Tulips from Local Farmers
Flowers are a given at Valentine’s Day. Bypass the standard bouquet of roses and gain extra points for grabbing a bouquet of locally grown tulips. Not only are you getting the first flowers out of the ground in 2017, you’re supporting a local WA farmer. Sebastian Farms, Alm Hill Farms and other Market farmers have colorful tulips available in early February. Get a mixed bouquet or a dozen single stems directly from farmers in the Main Arcade.
Candy Galore from Sweetie's
Sweetie's Candy shop is tiny (only 135 square feet) but carries over 200 different products! Find Jelly Belly's, gummies, nostalgic candies and, of course, all the essentials for a DIY Valentine's gift basket chock-full of sweets. Find Sweetie's on Market Level 4, down the ramp from City Fish.
Seasonal Eclairs from Choukette
Do you believe in love at first sight? Just one look at Choukette's display case of artfully decoraded eclairs and you'll go gaga! Their special Valentine's offerings include Raspberry Madame Cream with Raspberry Purée and Fresh Raspberries, Strawberries and Cream with White Chocolate Lips, and Chocolate-Filled finished with a Chocolate Heart.
Rose Body Lotion from indi chocolate
Made with cacao butter and rose essential oil, indi chocolate's Rose Lotion is an aromatic, luxurious gift sure to woo your boo. Include some of indi's handmade chocolate soap and lip balm to score some extra bonus points.
Macarons from Le Panier
Follow your nose down Pike Place into Le Panier, the “Very French Bakery.” Fill a box with a rainbow of macarons, available in a variety of delicious flavors (and beautiful colors) including Chocolat, Pistache, Caramel, Citron, Vanille, Orange, Cassis, and Hazelnut.
Gourmet Valentine’s Day Dinner at Maximilien
Transport yourselves to Paris for a romantic date featuring a 6-course prix fixe menu and live accordion by Bonnie Birch. Say “Je t’aime” while soaking in gorgeous views of Puget Sound. Reserve your table at maximilienrestaurant.com.
French Kiss Valentine's Celebration at Can Can
Spice up your Valentine’s dinner date with a burlesque show and four-course Champagne dinner. In celebration of the season of love, Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret returns with its most ambitious and romantic show yet—French Kiss, February 10-14, featuring classically trained dancers, original choreography, fabulous sets and costumes that are sure to get your love meter ticking up...
Personalized Market Charm
Add your personal message to a Market Charm that will dance and shine on the new Pike Place MarketFront. All Charm donations must be made by March 1, 2017 to guarantee installation by the Grand Opening Celebration on June 29, 2017.