Valentine's Day is around the corner! Treat you and your sweetheart to a romantic meal at home this year. Eliminate the hassle by ordering a takeout special or to-go meal from an Albany County restaurant. If you are searching for a unique gift, local small businesses and shops are prepared with festive offerings for your Valentine. Scroll on for takeout specials and gift ideas for Valentine's Day 2020 in Albany County. 

Takeout Specials & Dining To-Go

The Century House

Experience love at first bite with The Century House! Order a 3-Course Valentine's Day Dinner to-go from one of Albany's go-to special occasion venues. Choose between Prime Rib & Lobster Tail or Chicken & Stuffed Shrimp for a decadent takeout dinner to remember! 

Call (518) 785-0834 ext 424 to place your order. $90 per person. Available for pick-up on February 14 between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. 

Innovo Kitchen

Leave the cooking to the experts this Valentine's Day weekend. Innovo Kitchen in Latham is offering a variety of Valentine's Day @ Home Couples Food Boxes to choose from. Wishing you could take your sweetheart on a romantic trip abroad this Valentine's Day? Treat them to the "French Love" or "Amore Italiano" box for a taste of France or Italy at home. Brunch around with the "Brunch Box" featuring sticky buns, breakfast enchilada casserole, mimosa & Bloody Mary supplies and more tasty items. Splurge on the "Surf & Turf Feast" for Valentine's Day cocktails, lobster casserole, chateaubriand with port wine roasted demi glaze and more. 

Prices vary, boxes start at $75. Available for pick-up and delivery on February 13 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM or February 14 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Honest Weight Food Co-op

Whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day with a sweetheart, or looking for a deal to treat just yourself with, Honest Weight Food Co-op has you covered with a 3-course meal! Choose between a Classic Menu with goat cheese stuffed mushrooms, Sicilian-style orecchiette, and strawberry cheesecake or a Vegan Menu with bruschetta, vegetable bolognese, and raw cashew strawberry cheesecake. These mouthwatering options can be made gluten-free! 

Place your order in-store, or by calling the kitchen at (518)-482-2667 x254. Orders are due by February 12 at 5:00 PM for pickup on February 14. Co-op owner discounts do apply (coupons do not). 3-course meals for two are $49.98. Single orders are $24.99. 

Mazzone Hospitality

Fall in love with Mazzone Hospitality's Valentine's Day packages! Indulge in "Breakfast In Bed for 2" with mimosas, pastries, quiche, blueberry and cream cheese French toast bake and more decadent bites. Cheers to you and your sweetheart with the "Chocolates and Bubbly" or "Chocolates and Cocktails" package. Mazzone is also offering a "Romantic Dinner for Two" with a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts to choose from. 

Prices vary, starting at $99. Available for pickup or delivery on February 11 to 14. If you have any questions regarding online ordering, please email or call 518-690-029

Jack's Oyster House

Enjoy a romantic 3-course meal for two in the comfort of your own home from downtown Albany's legendary Jack's Oyster House. The takeout menu features a roasted beet & local chèvre salad, Surf & Turf entree and Jack's Cheesecake for dessert! Add-on East Coast Oysters to amp up the feast. 

Serves two for $100. Pre-order online or by phone. Pick up on February 14 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 

Gift Ideas

February Box of Local Love

Taste of Troy Food Tours is back with another thoughtful Box of Local Love! Send to your friends and family, near or far, in celebration of the Lunar New Year (February 12), Galentine's Day (February 13) or Valentine's Day (February 14). The box includes curated items from five small businesses in the Capital Region including Collar City Candle, TieBerry Sweets, Two Little Dumplings, Parchment Baking Company and Short and Stout Team Company. Taste of Troy Food Tours will donate $1 per box sold to Capital Roots.

If you place your order by January 29, you'll receive an additional item from another small, local business.  All orders are due by February 4. Starting at $69. 

Nine Pin Cider

Is your Valentine a cider lover? Support local with the #CiderIsForLovers Valentine's Day gift set from Nine Pin Cider! The romantic gift set includes a dozen roses, a raspberry candle from Collar City Candle and a bottle of Nine Pine's Raspberry hard cider. Cheers! 

Order online or in-person at the tasting room. Orders are limited and pre-orders are due by January 28. The gift set is $50. 

Enchanted Florist of Albany

Brighten your sweetheart's day with a beautiful bouquet from the Enchanted Florist of Albany. From classic roses, to your Valentine's favorite flowers, to cheerful pink arrangements, the downtown Albany florist can help you bring the romance. Don't forget to plan ahead, it's important to order your bouquets early for the best delivery times and flower selections.  

Place your order online or call 518-813-4990. Delivery is available. For the best delivery times and choice of flowers, place your order by February 1!

Fort Orange General Store

Fort Orange General Store, a charming neighborhood shop in downtown Albany, is filled with curated, handcrafted goods. Swing into the shop to peruse the special Valentine's collection with teas, chocolates, candles and more. Browse beyond the festive items for home decor, Albany-themed apparel and posters, books, cocktail kits and jewelry. The shop also has an online store that makes shopping for thoughtful gifts a breeze! 

Fort Orange General Store is open Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday to Monday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. In-store pickup is available with items purchased online.  

What's Poppin

Give your "butter half" a gift from What's Poppin! From "Please Be Wine," to "Cherry Cordial" to "Burnin Love," the extensive array of Valentine's Day popcorn flavors vary from spicy to sweet. The locally-owned gourmet popcorn shop has collaborated with several Capital Region small businesses to create special flavors for the holiday such as Nine Pin Raspberry Tart and BARE Chocolate Covered Strawberry (with vanilla granola from Sweet Eats). The Valentine's Day Trail Mix features a custom sprinkle blend from Little Details Party Goods in Colonie Center. Plus, the shop is stocked with cute heart-shaped tins and festive packaging for your popcorn gifts. 

Call in your pre-order ASAP at 518-804-3936 with your sizes or giftware

The Century House

Surprise your sweetheart with an overnight at The Century House, a romantic destination full of historic charm. In celebration of Valentine's Day, The Century House is offering a Romance Package available to book through February 28. The package includes late check out, a 3-course dinner for two in the comfort of your own room and continental breakfast delivered to your door. Upgrade to the deluxe package for strawberries, rose petals and champagne on arrival. 

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