Sweet Treats in Athens

Where to find delectable goodies for Valentine's Day.


My grandma always used to say that the way to capture a man's heart was to prepare him some yummy food. In that same vein, I believe that the way to a woman's heart is to shower her with lots and lots of goodies on Valentine's day.

Don't worry, I'll make it easy for you. These bakeries and shops offer an array of sugary delights that could make just about anyone swoon.

Bee's Knees Bakery and Gifts-This bakery offers one-stop shopping. They will not only offer chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, fudge, and other sweets but will also sell roses on Febuary 13 and 14. The store front is jam packed with trinkets and jewelry as well.

Big City Bread-Folks who frequent this bakery know to expect delicious everything, but their pastry display this holiday will also offer shortbread heart-shaped cookies as well as Red Velvet Cake Cupcakes. As Valentine's Day gets closer, they will feature many Valentine's treats so be sure to check in frequently.

Ike and Jane-If you haven't tried this Normaltown Bakery and Cafe, then I suggest you go there. Pronto. Their doughnuts are amazing. You can munch away on doughnuts covered with Lucky Charms and other exciting toppings. They will be offering special Valentine's Day doughnuts so watch for those as Febuary 14th rolls around.

GiGis Cupcakes-If a cupcake could be royalty, then these confectionary delights would be the Queen of Cupcake Land. The frosting alone is a tower of goodness.  They are offering a Valentine's "Lots of Love Box" that is $15.99. You'll find six delicious and beautifully decorated Valentines Cupcakes. You can also buy their Valentine's "Love Box" for $10.99 and get 4 delicious cupcakes. Visit their website to place your order.

Little Cuckoo Chocolates-This sweet little chocolate shop offers gourmet chocolates that are truely divine. Stop by the shop and pick out some salted caramels or dark chocolate truffles. You can also find these chocolate creations at many retailers around Athens, including and . For an effortless order, visit their website.

The Healthy Gourmet-If your sweetie has a taste for the finer things in life, then head on over to this gourmet shop. They offer personalized gift baskets that can be filled with hand selected wines or a wide variety of artisan cheeses. You can also find speciality chocolates (they proudly carry Little Cuckoo) and distinctive cookies and crackers.

Do you know of any other bakeries or shops to add to this list? Please let us know by leaving a comment.

Donaldm Sutter February 10, 2012 at 07:32 AM
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