Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and since love is floating around everywhere we want to make sure we send some love in the direction of some of our awesome local businesses. Of course we are highlighting some great local chocolatiers and flower shops but if you’re looking for something a little different we’ve added some other ideas to our list of Valentine’s Day Gift ideas available locally in South Surrey White Rock – so no worries if you missed the shipping deadline – especially for any lovers checking this list on Feb 13th 😉
Craft Beer from 3 Dogs Brewing and White Rock Beach Beer
What better way to say I love you then to share a Growler! Lucky for us we now have two craft breweries in White Rock – 3 Dogs Brewing and White Rock Beach Beer each brewing their own craft beer and offering rotating guest taps which means you’re guaranteed to find a beer for every taste. We suggest visiting both locations to find the beer that’s best for your lover whether it’s the White Rock Beach Beer brown ale or the 3 Dogs Brewing’s almost famous Double Dog Dare IPA!
Hawaiian Coffee from Islands Cafe
Does your sweetheart love coffee a little more than you in the mornings? Then surprise them with a bag of world famous low acidity Hawaiian coffee flown in weekly directly from Hawaii and roasted in White Rock available at Islands Cafe. Now with two locations – their original location on Johnston Ave in White Rock and their second location in Grandview Corners Islands Cafe serves up this delicious Hawaiian coffee in all of their coffee based drinks but they also have bags of their Hawaiian coffee available to purchase and take home!
Chocolate, Chocolate and MORE chocolate!
It may be a standard Valentine’s Day gift but the chocolate produced at local chocolate shops Mink and Bernard Callebaut are anything but average. Mink a Chocolate Cafe has been creating award-winning chocolate bars including their Mermaids Choice for years as well as fuelling about 95% of new moms living in the Morgan Crossing area. Their hot chocolates and mochas are arguably the best in South Surrey / White Rock plus they serve up delicious fondues. A gift card or a selection of their handcrafted chocolate bars are sure to please any chocolate lover. Bernard Callebaut located in Peninsula Village have been satisfying chocolate lovers in South Surrey White Rock for over 20 years! Their handcrafted creations are equal parts beautiful and delicious and are made with only the finest Certified sustainable cocoa and cocoa butter.
Valentine’s Day Cookies
If your sweetheart’s sweet tooth is a bit more cookie based then we suggest visiting a couple of local bakeries to find the perfect Valentine’s Day cookies. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Hillcrest Bakery or Laura’s Coffee Corner in White Rock where they bake fresh cookies daily including Valentine’s Day themed treats. However, my personal favourite local cookie is found at Fieldstone’s just outside of Crescent Beach. Located conveniently next to Beast and Brine adding a stop to Fieldstone where they prepare not only amazing cookies but a fantastic assortment of sour dough based breads is a no brainer.
If your sweetheart loves a good cookie but isn’t interested in the gluten then you have to check out Pikanik – one of BC’s best gluten free bakeries found in Windsor Square just off 152nd and 20th.
Flowers and Valentine’s Day go together like peanut butter and jam! Luckily there is no shortage of friendly, high-quality florists around town including third generation florists Umbertos who have been staples in the community for as long as I can remember (224 dog years to be exact). Part of the FTD network of florists they offer same day delivery but I suggest if you want your flowers delivered on Valentine’s Day then you should order in advance.
A few other popular local florists include Ashberry & Logan, EH Florist, Flowers & Company and my husband’s personal favourite A Passion for Flowers all great local choices for high-quality bouquets designed to last. Choosing between these florists is difficult as their quality and reputations in the community are so good so really it comes down to which location is the most convenient for you.
Romantic Valentine’s Day Restaurants
This is one idea that does require some pre-planning especially if you want to go to a specific restaurant for Valentine’s Day then we recommend making a reservation well in advance! Here’s a list of a few of the most romantic restaurants in South Surrey White Rock.
- Tap Restaurant: (604) 536-1954
- Recently named one of Canada’s most romantic restaurants!
- Afghan Kitchen: 604-727-0070
- Seahorse Grill: (604) 542-6211
- The Cabin: (604) 541-8432
- Washington Avenue Grill: 604-541-4244
- Bin 101: 604-560-1434
- Onyx Steakhouse: 604-542-0334
- Five: 604-538-8153
- Ulis Restaurant: 604-538-9373