Celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with these food experiences

If you’re not in the mood to go out this Valentine’s Day but still want to wow your loved one with something special, you might consider ordering something that the two of you can enjoy in the comfort and safety of your home. Take a look at these fun foodie ideas!

Tessa’s Bakery 

Those with a sweet tooth will swoon over the Tessa’s Bakery Valentine’s Grazing Box. An entire package of treats for R415 – from cupcakes, brownies and cakesicles to heart-shaped cookies, macarons and more!


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In the Kitchen with Lari

Lari is a trained chef who is offering a delicious cheeseboard including charcuterie and fruit as well as home-baked red velvet cupcakes for a sweet treat. Please note: orders are limited!

Den Anker

This V & A Waterfront institution is offering a little Belgian touch to your Valentine’s Day. On the menu: a choice of mussels, Wagyu burgers, tuna, veggie curry vol-au-vents, and waffles and ice cream.


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96 Winery Road

If you are in the Winelands area, try out 96 Winery Road’s special Valentine’s #DineFor2 menu, which includes smoked salmon rosti, Hollandse pepper fillet, spinach and ricotta tortellini, and malva pudding or berry crumble. The menu costs R750 per couple and orders must be placed by Friday 12 February at 12h00, for collection from the restaurant on either Saturday the 13th or Sunday the 14th of February.

The Shop

Ever tried to make your own beef Wellington? The Shop in Sea Point is selling DIY Wellington kits for R500. For an extra R60 you can get a creamy crème brûlée to round off the meal with a sweet ending.


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Salsify at the Roundhouse will be putting together chef Ryan Cole’s four-course menu this Valentine’s Day. Expect items such as wild sage brioche with lamb fat, Hamachi sashimi, lamb with charred broccoli and roasted tomato dressing, and chocolate fondant with tonka marshmallow. Orders can be made on CloudChef. 


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Chefs Warehouse & LOCAL

Chefs Warehouse Essentials and LOCAL at Heritage Square have curated a delicious box of their newly launched products (CW Essentials) aimed at those who identify as either a “her” or a “him”. The “her” box contains items such as pistachio and rose nougat, sultana chutney, Cantonese black bean sambal, Bo Kaap spice blend, Sunbird rooibos tea, red velvet, halva and white chocolate cookies, and Von Geusau Ruby chocolate. The “his” box contains red pepper relish, masala spice blend, cardamom spiced citrus cordial, Szechuan chilli oil, Cannaruto hazelnut and chocolate salami, and Ryan Boon free-range droëwors. Both boxes are R1,500, each with the option of adding in CW Essentials olive oil in handmade Mervyn Gers wax-sealed bottles for R450. Order directly via email for collection from Chefs Warehouse at Maison, Beau Constantia or Tintswalo on Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th or Sunday the 14th or collect from LOCAL on Friday the 12th or Saturday the 13th between 9am and 8pm.

Makers Landing, the new market and food incubation space at the V & A Waterfront, is offering specially curated Valentine’s Day packs put together by some of their incredible tenants.

From the Wild Peacock Cheese Pod: a Valentine’s Day cheese pack for R449 consisting of:
• 2 Bread Bar Baguettes
• 1 pack Water Biscuits
• 1 jar Strawberry and Rose Preserve
• 125g Dalewood Traditional Camembert
• 180g Gonedsa 2 month Boerenkaas
• 180g Cremenzola
• 180g Langbaken Karoo Swiss
• 1 CheesePOD board

Order via: or 0218013663 for R449. Collection at Makers Landing on Saturday or Sunday.

Sweet LionHeart will have a selection of Valentine’s Day cookies and mini cakes for sale on the weekend.

Afrikoa Chocolate will be offering ethically and sustainably-made chocolates treats, including milk chocolate-coated dates, their hand-cut chocolate bars and chocolate-coated caramels.

Kapoochka is offering a unique Valentine’s take on a classic Indian street food dish: Chocolate bhel with spiced puffed rice, Bar One and milky bar sauce, berries, marshmallows and topped with chocolate vermicelli and Nutella with some glitter in a cone for R55.

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