This Valentine’s Day, celebrate with a love affair that will never sour. Maybe it’s melting chocolate covered goodness or sublime sweet and salty flavors. Whatever your persuasion, we have a sumptuous list of sweets served up at local businesses, thanks to Yelp.
Local Tap House & Kitchen,Oceanside
Moon over these Mason Jar Delights. The sassy S’mores are layered with sinful coconut graham crackers, dark chocolate, salted caramel gelato and topped with burnt marshmallows. Or sample the salted caramel bread pudding with apples and vanilla gelato and the chef’s seasonal beignets.
Elixir Espresso Bar,Downtown
Nothing is cuter than a crepe. Stop in for a Mexican chocolate mocha and authentic Italian gelato or try the delicious banana and Nutella crepes, topped with powdered sugar. Or you can fill your selection with strawberries alongside a white truffle raspberry coffee drink. This casual location is great for a date or even just for treating yourself.
Blue Ocean Sushi,Carlsbad Village
The menu includes a mocha and an almond chocolate flourless almond torte, but the real standout is the ginger butterscotch pudding created with a gingersnap-sesame crumble, sea salt and cinnamon whipped cream. If that doesn’t get you salivating, order the tempura green tea sundae with banana brûlée and Szechuan peppercorn chocolate sauce.
Le Parfait Paris,Gaslamp
Oo la la, we’re in love, with this spot’s desserts. They include the Macarons Tower, Eclairs Excite, and don’t get us started on the tiny parfait selection. Another sweet to try is the Bavarois, a popular French pastry with an almond biscuit, Madagascar vanilla mousse and fresh berries. Or you can try the Trilogie layered with dark, milk and white chocolate.
The Baked Bear,Carlsbad
Fancy Red Velvet, snickerdoodle, funfetti and peanut butter? You don’t have to choose just one flavor. Pick a cookie, pick an ice cream, choose you toppings and have the staff at this newest location stack them for a snack better than you can imagine. You can even get them hot pressed! We bet that’ll get your blood pumping.
Urban Solace,North Park
The key lime pie is a solid choice when you include roasted blackberry compote. Plus we’re drooling over the Black Velvet Chocolate Cake, with a cream cheese frosting fit for romance. Don’t stop! The Hazelnut Cheesecake is the perfect finish to any meal featuring house-made Nutella and caramel topped with whipped crème fraîche and cracked hazelnuts.
Trish Sanderson is the community manager and marketing director for Yelp North County San Diego. She leads the local community of Yelp reviewers both online and off.