Heart-shaped steak and more of Goldbelly's best Valentine's Day eats
Order up a little romance with these easy Valentine's Day eats and sweets for your loved one.
David WatskySenior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's spent more than a decade covering all things edible, including meal kit services, food subscriptions, kitchen tools and cooking tips. Since earning a BA in English from Northeastern in Boston, he's toiled in nearly every aspect of the food business, including as a line cook in Rhode Island where he once made a steak sandwich for Lamar Odom. Right now, he's likely somewhere stress-testing a blender or researching the best way to make bacon. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
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Valentine's Day should be an indulgence marathon. Even if you don't celebrate the greeting card holiday, take it upon yourself to get in on the sweetness this February. If you're avoiding restaurants and their bloated tasting menus, but also not interested in cooking a meal from scratch, Goldbelly has a lineup of Valentine's Day-ready eats and sweets that'll make for a delicious and hassle-free day. These include chocolate chip cookie boxes, dark chocolate, candy, and more edible arrangements.
And if you're thinking it's a strange idea to order cakes and steaks online, know that Goldbelly has packing and sending gourmet food down to a science. I've ordered more desserts than I'd care to share and full barbecue dinners from Goldbelly. They always arrive in excellent shape with meticulous instructions on how to heat or serve them.
From heart-shaped steak dinners and DIY sushi (some cooking required) to cookies, cakes, bagels and bread pudding, these are the 11 best Valentine's Day eats to order on Goldbelly this year.
This is as impossible a year as ever to bag a Valentine's Day reservation. And even if you could, you may not want to. Score this heart-inspired steak dinner for two from Chesapeake Gay Gourmet instead and bring the romance home. In this V-Day dinner bundle, you'll get two USDA prime heart-shaped filet mignons, a pair of gluten-free Maryland crab cakes and fluffy red velvet cake for dessert.
If you're worried about cooking a filet, don't be. Just get a cast-iron skillet or regular frying pan scorching hot, cook it a few minutes on each side and finish with some melted butter over the top. Done.
I Trulli istruly one of New York's most beloved Italian eateries, and for Valentine's Day you can order its signature heart-shaped ravioli. These festive beauties are handmade, stuffed with Italian ricotta and striped with beet puree.
For the sweetheart with a savory tooth (not to mention expensive taste), this foursome of decadent little lobster pot pies is perfect. Crowned with puff pastry and decorations, they're an ideal centerpiece for a romantic dinner at home.
Gramercy Tavern in New York has a few signature dishes, but the mushroom lasagna is right up there with the best of them. For a plant-based dinner, you can have the creamy, earthy pasta treat sent to your door to be defrosted, warmed and eaten on Valentine's Day.
It feeds four but if there are only two of you, you'll be glad to have the leftovers waiting for you on Feb. 15.
I tried a DIY sushi kit recently and it was surprisingly easy and tons of fun. Oh, and the sushi came out fantastic (*pats self on back*). This kit from the iconic Blue Ribbon sushi joint in NYC has everything you need to whip up four to five rolls plus two sheets of crispy rice.
Valentine's Day breakfast always gets left out of the fun. Not so with these red and pink heart-shaped bagels from The Bagel Nook. Bag a dozen for $54 on Goldbelly and freeze whatever you don't eat right away.
If you're not the cake type, this assortment of Valentine's Day cookies should soothe your sweet tooth. Flavors include caramel-pretzel chocolate chunk, chocolate-covered strawberry and chocolate fleur de sel.
Made famous for its cupcakes by Sex and the City, Magnolia Bakery is also justly renowned for its luscious banana pudding (which got its due on Broad City). This Goldbelly pack includes six tubs of the world-famous pudding -- enough to make 10 people very happy or one person very happy 10 times.
Looking for something a little more thematic? These adorably petite, heart-shaped vanilla-almond sugar cookies from Montana bakery Elle's Belles are topped with cream cheese frosting in white, pink and red, with sugar sparkles for the perfect finishing touch.
Who doesn't love a Rice Krispie treat? These little babies from Treat House are the perfect bite size so that your honey can savor them all or share them with you. For Valentine's Day, the brand has even created a super sampler, which includes 24 Valentine's-themed Rice Krispie treats, two strawberry shortcake bars and three Valentine's Rice Krispie doughnuts.