Takeout Specials and Delivery Dinners for an At-Home Valentine’s Day

Local restaurants are making sure you can enjoy a fun, romantic experience without going out

For lots of couples, Valentine’s Day 2020 was their last big night out before the great shutdown. And now here we are, a year later, still trying to make the best of at-home date night. And while the prospect of setting the table and putting on proper pants to enjoy a fancy dinner in the same room where you eat every night might seem a little corny, think of it this way: you and your spouse, partner, roommate, family member, bestie, or pet have made it through this tough time together–and that love deserves a special celebration. If you want a great meal for that celebration, here are some Valentine delivery and takeout options in Los Angeles.

Little Dom’s: Los Feliz favorite Little Dom’s is offering a one-night-only luxury meal kit highlighting decadent black truffles. The first course and dessert come ready-to-eat; for the main, you’ll get to DIY your own pappardelle together. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. Order online.

California Donuts: Maybe a sweet doughnut it just the thing for your sweetheart. If so, California Donuts is your pink-and-red, sprinkles-and-hearts destination for the cutest in town. 3540 W. 3rd St., Koreatown. Order online

Superba Food + Bread: Chef Nigel Stephens is whipping up a Valentine’s set menu with little gem salad, grilled short rib, and a rosewater-strawberry-white chocolate custard dessert. Add breads, charcuterie boards, wine and other upgrades, as you wish. 1900 S. Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Order online

The Palm: Buy a ticket for this special Valentine’s Day experience, and your five-course meal for two will come with bourbon and wine pairings, and a login for an online guided tasting experience. 1100 S. Flower St., downtown. Order online.

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Photo courtesy of La Morra Pizzeria

La Morra Pizzeria: Nothing says true love like a heart-shaped pizza. Get a gourmet pie or gift set for your special someone from La Morra. It’ll come cold and sealed up; you heat it up whenever you’re ready. See website for pop-up locations and delivery info. Order online. 

Terra: The “Terra at Home” kit comes beautifully boxed, with a sampling of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, including braised octopus with fingerling potatoes, wood-fired ribeye, and delectable sides. Everything is prepped for you to finish in your oven in about 30 minutes. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City. Order online.

Tsurumaru Udon: You don’t have to spend a ton to have a romantic experience. For Valentine’s Day, Tsurumaru Udon will offer their DIY udon-for-two kits for just $7.75. You can your love can enjoy assembling your custom noodle bowls at home; special Valentine-themed desserts are also available. 333 S. Alameda St., Little Tokyo. Order online.

Night + Market: All three Night + Market restaurants are offering special Valentine’s Day meal packs and wine selections. On the menu: spicy duck rolls, XO beef and broccoli, shrimp green curry, and uni fried rice. 9043 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 3322 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; 2533 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Order online.

Melrose Umbrella Company: For those who want something low-key (or who already plan to cook a Valentine meal from scratch), Melrose Umbrella Company offers a cocktails-and-chocolate kit for the occasion. You’ll mix up stonefruit old fashioneds, and walnut lowballs, and nibble on sweets from Compartes. 7416 Melrose Ave., Melrose. Order online.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills: Want some classic luxury for your Valentine? The Peninsula Beverly Hills hill set you up with takeaway packs appropriate for day (a grand afternoon tea set-up with all the finger sandwiches and tiny cakes) or night (the “Eat, Play, Love” package, which includes a meal, Champagne, candles, rose petals, a curated playlist of love songs, and a “romantic questionnaire game”).  9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. Order online.

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