Happy Valentine's Day Astoria. I hope you're having a lovely day or a fantastically planned night with your loved ones (whoever that may be for you). In addition to my V-Day restaurant round-up, I also wanted to supply you with an impromptu mini round-up of V-Day desserts sold only today at your local Astorian bakeries.
Astor Bake Shop - A very sweet Valentine extravaganza has hit this awesome sweet shop, where you can get anything and everything from homemade chocolates, lollipops, cookies, chocolate mousse cake, tiramisu cake, raspberry marshmallows with Belgian chocolate casing and so much more. Prices range from $3.25 - $24.95. 12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria. 718.606.8439
Artopolis - Never having a shortage of delicious Greek cookies, cakes and even savory specialties, Artopolis is ringing in V-Day with their 6 or 8 inch chocolate hearts and specialty gift baskets. Prices run between $5.50 for the hearts to $45 for a big love basket full of yummies. 23-18 31st Street, Astoria. 718.728.8484
Martha's Country Bakery - Known primarily for their cupcakes, they're having a special V-Day version that's strawberry flavored. If you're looking for variety, you can also choose their V-day chocolate mousse cakes or the decadently dipped chocolate strawberries. Prices range between $2.25 for the strawberries and $25/$30 for the cakes. 36-21 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718.545.9737
Frank's Bakery - If you're in the mood for traditional Italian cakes & pastries, try Frank's Bakery on 30th Avenue. Their V-Day offering includes heart shaped cakes with classic buttercream frosting, cupcakes and even fruit tarts. Cupcakes are priced at $2.25 while the cakes and the tarts range between $19.95 - $24.95. 36-02 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.726.7813
Terrizzi Pastry Shop - Just a few steps away fro Frank's, you've got Terrizzi, which is also on the traditional side and so, so delicious. This V-Day check out their chocolate mousse or red velvet hearts, cupcakes and even cute little petit fours. Prices range between $11.95 - $29.95 for the bigger items. 35-14 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.726.9698