Valentine’s Day is here again, and fortunately for us in the West End, we have lots of amazing ways to celebrate. We’ve put together a list below of our favourite ways to get in the spirit of love:
1. Grab Some Last Minute Roses
Stop in to grab those last minute flowers from one of our local grocery stores, including Whole Foods on Robson and Safeway, or visit Davie Flowers for more selection and additional plant choices!
2. Dinner for Two
A few of our local favourite restaurants still have a few open tables for those last-minute reservations. We’ve got a range of delicious cuisines in our neighbourhood that will match any taste, from fried chicken take-out to a full sit down gourmet meal. Some of our suggested restaurants include: Jingle Bao, Shamrock Bar & Grill, Espana, Tavola, Buckstop, Forage and The Italians, among many more.
3. Check Out the West End Wishes Installation
Happy Lunar New Year! It’s the Year of the Tiger and in celebration, we have partnered with LunarFest to present West End Wishes, an illuminated piece representing the three well-wishes ‘Fulfilled’, ‘Fortune’ and ‘Good’, which are often found around the dinner table. Take a romantic stroll around the neighbourhood and find the display at Robson and Cardero (until February 15th).
4. Try the Limited Edition Cheesecake from Tree’s
From February 11th-14th, Tree’s Organic Coffee will be offering a limited edition Strawberry Cheesecake. I mean, can you think of a sweeter gift for your Valentine?
5. Ciao, Bella Gelateria!
Did you hear the scoop? Award-winning Bella Gelateria has opened one of two locations in the West End! Find them at 1752 Davie Street. Gelato and an English Bay stroll this Valentine’s Day, anyone?
6. Buy Bubbly and Baked Goods
Marquis Wine has some of the best bubbly in town, and they often go well with sweet, decadent treats that can be found at various spots around the neighbourhood. Our dessert selections? Try Breka Bakery, True Confections, Pappa Roti, or D’oro Gelato for so many sweet options.
7. Certified Lover’s Bouquet , You Say?
For anyone with a plant-based Valentine, don’t miss out on Beetbox’s CLB special! We all know the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so order a delicious arrangement of fried Chick-Un fingers for your special someone. Each bouquet comes with a dozen Chick-Un fingers and a maple mustard dip wrapped in decorative paper. Available for $25 and only from February 12 – 14th.
8. Get a Room
Check out the fun love-themed heart decor we have around the neighbourhood! The West End has THREE installations for you to check out:
- WKNDRs Installation at Jim Deva Plaza
- Giant Sweetheart at Bute and Robson (By BeSide)
- Love is in the air at the West End Community Centre. Look up to see neon hearts in the trees.
However you choose to celebrate today, know that you are loved here in our West End community, and we are happy to have you in our neighbourhood!