Valentine's sweet shop decadence: Fun desserts in NYC

Sweet shops in NYC seem made for Valentine's Day, that time of year when our obsession with all things red, heart-shaped and sugary knows no bounds.

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Sweet shop production in NYC kicks into high gear this time of year for Valentine's Day, that warm-and-fuzzy holiday in which hearts and I love yous take over. Since this February holiday is all about sweets, we've rounded up the most fun and tasty treats from sweet-shop spots around town, from chocolatiers like La Maison du Chocolat to bakeries such as William Greenberg Desserts and Georgetown Cupcake. Click through our slide show for some inspiration on how to make Valentine's Day 2014 the sweetest one ever for the loves of your life.

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    Valentine's Day Treats, $6 for a box of 12; at Treat House, 452 Amsterdam Ave between 81st and 82nd Sts (212-799-7779, treathouse.com).

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    Gingerbread Love Mobile, $50; at HarryandDavid.com.

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    Valentine's Day whoopie pies, $2.50 each; at Tribeca Treats, 94 Reade St between Church St and West Broadway (212-571-0500, tribecatreats.com).

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    Heart-shaped petits four, $3.50 each; at William Greenberg Desserts, 1100 Madison Ave between 82nd and 83rd Sts (212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com).

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    Love Story bonbons, $13 for a nine-piece box; Loves Me/Loves Me Not box, $11.50; and Bursting Heart chocolate box, $12; at Max Brenner, 841 Broadway between 13th and 14th Sts (646-467-8803, maxbrenner.com).

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    Heart-shaped box of Wild Ophelia salted caramels enrobed in dark chocolate, $15; at Walgreens stores. See walgreens.com for store locations.

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    Heart-shaped linzer tarts, $35 for 24 minis; at William Greenberg Desserts, 1100 Madison Ave between 82nd and 83rd Sts (212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com).

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    Valentine's Day three-pack (toffee crunch, Pretty in Pink and chocolate velvet), $3; at Baked By Melissa. Go toBakedByMelissa.com for store locations.

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    Charm dozen box of cupcakes, $29; at Georgetown Cupcake. See georgetowncupcake.com for store locations.

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    Love Bites gift set (Swedish fish, gummy piglets and apple frogs), $25; at Sugarfina (sugarfina.com).

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    Frosted heart-shaped shortbread cookies, $30–$42 per pound; at William Greenberg Desserts, 1100 Madison Ave between 82nd and 83rd Sts (212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com).

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    Valentine's Day truffle flight, $16 for six; at Godiva. Go to godiva.com for store locations.

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    Valentine's Day heart-shaped brownies, $3 each; at Tribeca Treats, 94 Reade St between Church St and West Broadway (212-571-0500, tribecatreats.com).

  • Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Valentine's Day truffle flight, $16 for six; at Godiva. Go to godiva.com for store locations.

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    Heart gift box of 13 assorted chocolates, $42; at La Maison du Chocolat. Go to lamaisonduchocolat.com for store locations.

Photograph: Jessica Lin

Valentine's Day Treats, $6 for a box of 12; at Treat House, 452 Amsterdam Ave between 81st and 82nd Sts (212-799-7779, treathouse.com).


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