For the stylish and sophisticated valentine, Laduree macarons on Lincoln Road are the go-to edible gift. Straight from the city of love, these iconic, bite-sized treats are as beautiful as they are luscious and flavorful. Laduree's little gems achieve both an airy texture and a deep richness that imitators just can’t touch and their French chocolate macarons are the ultimate gift for people of refinement and taste. Though its origins go back to 1862, the tearoom is still at the forefront of the sweet scene, and the limited-edition box with the words “I love you” ($25) is guaranteed to impress.
4. Beacon Hill Chocolates
A box of Godiva screams last-minute Barnes & Noble run, so
3. Cacao Art
Cacao Art is just what it sounds
2. Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine
Just two years ago, restaurateurs and partners Cory Finot and Claude Postel of Buena Vista Deli and Buena Vista Bistro added a chocolate shop to their expanding brand. Like it’s counterparts, Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine has become a neighborhood favorite, so it’s the kind of place you can trust with a special occasion. Not to mention, the only thing better than the gift of chocolate is the gift of chocolate and wine. The knowledgeable folks at Buena Vista will help you pick the right bottle to pair with your chocolate selections while staying mindful of your price range.
Coral Gables' Romanicos is a powerhouse in Miami’s sugar scene and is hailed as the local shop of choice when it comes to chocolate. Whether you’re seeking traditional treats like bars and cocoa-coated truffles or colorful, artistic items like hand-painted bonbons or dessert sushi, this place has it all. Prices range from a $16 box of nine beautiful bonbons to a Bonini Balsamic Chocolate Kit for $115, but Romanicos is far from a stuffy chocolatier. They’re completely dedicated to making sure you pull off the perfect gift with stunners like pink champagne truffles and a variety of customization options.