Vegan Cookie Cake from Foxship Bakery

A few days ago I published my 2022 Be My Vegan Valentine guide for gifts you can have shipped – with plenty of time to order because yeah, I’m real organized like that. This time I’m turning my attention to Chicago (and Chicago-ish areas) and highlighting some vegan-friendly Valentine’s specials being offered by local businesses.

Please note: I’m going to keep adding to this post as I receive information. Not everyone has their menus planned, order links live, etc. So check back often, and if you’re a Chicago or nearby Chicago business offering a vegan-friendly special for Valentine’s Day email me or DM me on social media so I can add you! Also, check out the Coming Soon area for some folks who will have something special for Valentine’s Day, but don’t have all the details published yet.

Chocolate, Sweets, & Gifts

Pie, Pie My Darling Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake

Vegan Valentine Donuts – Chicago’s first and only vegan-owned donut shop, Liberation Donuts, is offering a Valentine’s Day Box featuring four donuts and a chocolate-drizzled croissant. Boxes are pre-order only, and can be picked up or scheduled for delivery on Feb. 13 or 14.

Pie, Pie My Darling – This Chicago vegan bakery always goes all-out for Valentine’s Day. If you’d like a whole cake, orders are now open for Cookie Monster, Chocolate-Covered Strawberry, Red Velvet Sprinkle, and Chocolate Raspberry cakes. Other treats such as x-rated conversation heart sugar cookies will be available for pre-sale closer to Valentine’s Day, so watch their social media for those. To see the full menu and instructions for ordering, click here.

Foxship Bakery just dropped their Valentine’s menu which includes three cookie flavors – red velvet, neapolitan, and cake batter; as well as heart-shaped cookie cakes, brownies and bundles with different combinations of each. Order for Chicago pick up on their site.

Goth Romance – Lockport-based Battycakes is offering cookie cakes adorned with skeletons, coffins, and personalized messages (vegan option available) and has promised more “non-specific love holiday” themed treats to come. Orders are very limited, use this form to reserve yours for Chicago or Lockport pick up.

Black Velvet Cake with Raspberry Filling from Ritual Pastry

New Moon Vegan X Wild Witch – NWV, a vegan bakery located in Batavia has teamed up with Wild Witch Preserves to offer limited edition linzer cookies and cakes featuring various preserves. Pickups are 2/12 and 2/13 and pre-orders are required.

Ritual Pastry dropped their Valentine’s Menu on social media. Choose from some a la carte cakes, pies, and other treats, or get a little of everything in the Love You To Death box, with more than enough treats for two for $30. I highly recommend the Danish braid! Pre-orders are required.

Vegan Chocolates in West Town – Upton’s Breakroom has a wide variety of organic vegan Valentine’s Day chocolates from Sjaak’s in stock now. Their last holiday chocolate selection sold out fast, so don’t snooze or you might lose.

GF + Vegan Love Bugs – Andersonville’s Defloured bakery has a Valentine’s menu with several vegan options including cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.

Heart conchas from Pink Pastel

Cookie Delivery – Insomnia Cookie, with several locations throughout the city and suburbs, has just added a vegan red velvet cookies and cream cookie in time for Valentine’s Day. This new flavor is also available in a 4×4 pack with your choice of classic flavor (vegan options).

Cinnamon Sweetheart- Cinnaholic Wicker Park is offering a Sweetheart Box. The $24.99 box contains two cinnamon rolls with your choice of frosting and one topping each, chocolate-covered strawberries, two mini cookies and two mini brownies. Cinnaholic has locations in the suburbs as well, so check our local store to see if they’re offering a special.

Vegan Chocolate Bars – Nikki Darling Confections has two new vegan chocolate bars just in time for Valentine’s Day. A cherry almond bar and a hazelnut coffee bar, both available to order now. Also keep an eye on social media for info about any pop-ups or pick up days!

Love is a Warm Concha – Pink Pastel is offering a limited number of special edition conchas, chocolates, and churros. Orders must be placed via email and will be available for pick up on 2/11. Check out this post for more details.

Soft Serve SWOK – Vaca’s Vegan Creamery will be swirling cherry soft serve for the holiday!

Romantic Meals

Gnocchi Amore from Herbivore’s Valentine’s Day menu

Vegan Italian Dinner – Pre-orders for Herbivore’s ala carte and prix fixe vegan Italian menu will open at 10pm on 2/2. Pick up your order between 4-8pm on Monday, Feb. 14th. If you haven’t had Chef Max Musto’s Italian dishes yet you’re in for a real treat!

Heart Shaped PizzaMy Pi is offering heart-shaped pizzas, which can be made vegan and topped with a variety of tasty options, including Upton’s Naturals seitan. Orders must be placed on Monday, Feb. 14th and will be available for pick up.

Vegan Prix Fixe for Two – Upscale Winnetka-based Spirit Elephant is taking reservations for their $100 vegan prix fixe dinner for two for Feb. 11-13. It’s a cute place, sure to be romantic!

Dinner Downtown – Chef Matthew Kenny’s swanky downtown vegan restaurant Althea is offering a Valentine’s prix fixe. It’s $65 per person, three courses and dessert. Reservations are recommended.

Vegan Valentine’s Sushi – Vegan sushi pop-up Snackie Chan is offering a $25 Valentine’s Bento Box featuring 2 x misubi with spicy mayo, a heart-shaped veggie roll, Bánh Bò Nướng (Vietnamese cake), and Viet coffee chocolate-covered strawberries. Pre-order from Lucky Crickets to pick up from Konbini & Kanpai on 2/13.

Dinner for Two – The Goddess and Grocer is offering a $105 dinner for two featuring a “beet wellington” with loads of sides, dessert, and truffles. Orders must be placed by 2/9. There is also currently a giveaway for one vegan dinner on VegTourist’s Instagram account.

Coming Soon

Details and/or pre-orders haven’t been announced yet, but these places will be offering vegan Valentine’s Day specials so keep an eye on their social media and I will update when more info is available!

Vegan, GF Valentine’s Treats – Holcomb Hollow will drop their Valentine’s menu on 2/5. (Mundelein, IL)

Vegan Petit Fours – Gingham Baking will be dropping a Valentine’s Day menu for pre-order featuring petit fours, heart-shaped focaccia, poptarts and cookies. Keep an eye on their social media for a final menu and instructions for ordering and pickup.