Romance is in the air as February comes around! Check out Old East Village this Valentine’s Day to find a special something for your special someone. There are tons of independent shops to peruse to ensure that you can find something unique for your sweetheart or to treat yourself or your loved ones with. To help you celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are launching a social media contest featuring gift cards for the businesses mentioned in this article, valued at $550! Read on to learn more ideas for this upcoming V-Day.
Experience Unique Dining in the Village
Here in Old East Village, you can find unique dining experiences like no other. You can even check out the self-guided Dumpling Trail tour of tasty items found #OnlyinOEV. Dumplings are a staple food that you can find across cultures, from the traditional dumpling to pierogies, panzerotti, and more! What could be more romantic than travelling down the Dumpling Trail and enjoying some delicious dishes?
Bella’s Acacia Catering
Bella’s Acacia Catering specializes in authentic Korean food that is both delicious and healthy. Check out a range of vegan and vegetarian options, including dishes like bibimbap and kimchi dumplings. Take your sweetheart out for a nice dinner!
Additionally, there will be a special Valentine’s Dinner 5-course meal hosted by Bella’s Acacia Catering, Unique Choice Catering, and Root8 at East Village Market on February 14th at 6:30pm. Check out their page for more details!
Unique Food Attitudes
With a welcoming atmosphere, Unique Food Attitudes offers delicious, home-cooked-style Polish cuisine. It’s clear how this is a unique staple in London! Dig into some apple pancakes or Krokiety & Red Borsch, and of course, pierogies on the Dumpling Trail! Treat yourself and your loved one to a nice breakfast or lunch this Valentine’s Day.
Are you looking for a bouquet to surprise your loved one? Check out Regency Florists, an award-winning florist located in the heart of Old East Village. In addition to flowers, they offer accessories such as handbags, home décor, and even chocolate!
Night on the Town
The Mockingbird Bar
Check out the Mockingbird Bar, which is a great spot for date night. The Mockingbird has recently opened their front space complete with a classy and sophisticated dining room and menu to pair with their stand-out cocktails.
They’ve also announced a new partnership with Yuk Yuks, so keep an eye out for upcoming comedy shows!
Night at the Palace Theatre
Take your special someone out to the Palace Theatre on a date! The upcoming play at the Palace Theatre is The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, a comedic play about the sport of curling and the consideration of selling one’s soul to the devil to win the national championship known as the ‘Brier.’
The Bakers Table and Pastry Co.
A staple in the East Village Market, Baker's Table and Pasty Co.'s baked goods and sweets are always a great option for V-day. Show your significant other how much you care with a package of goodies or perhaps treat yourself! They are currently taking orders online for pickup and will be opening their retail on Saturdays, starting February 11th!
10Eighteen Coffee Bar
With its bright and open décor, 10Eighteen Coffee Bar is a unique spot to grab a coffee in the village. Take your date out for pour-over style coffee or treat yourself to some yummy items.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special someone or showing some self-love or friend-love, enjoy the day and explore what Old East Village has to offer! From unique dining experiences on the OEV Dumpling Trail to sweet treats and more, there’s lots to experience here in OEV. Make sure to enter the Valentine’s Day in OEV Giveaway on social media for a chance to WIN a gift card prize pack! View our business directory for all your OEV options.
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