Recipes and Food
10 Meals You Can Ship Nationally for Valentine's Day Dinner
1Commander's Palace Three-Course Shrimp & Grits Dinner
Craving a taste of New Orleans this Valentine’s Day? Commander’s Palace is a true gem and a must-visit on any trip to the Big Easy. Located in the heart of New Orleans’ Garden District, Commander’s Palace has been serving its famous Haute Creole cuisine since 1893. Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Jamie Shannon, Tory McPhail, and now Meg Bickford are just some of the chefs who have led the kitchen over the years. If you can’t make it to NOLA, this is the next best thing. The Three-Course Dinner for two includes garlic bread, turtle soup or seafood gumbo, wild shrimp and Cognac with Creole cream cheese grits, and a whole pecan pie.
2Chesapeake Bay Gourmet Steaks and Cakes Date Night Dinner
Chesapeake Bay Gourmet specializes in gourmet regional foods from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. It works with local butchers, farmers, and artisans from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to source the highest-quality meats and prepared dishes. If you’re looking for a surf ‘n’ turf-style dinner, this one's for you! Melt your lover’s heart with heart-shaped melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon and scrumptious gluten-free Maryland crab cakes, finishing your evening with a red velvet cake.
3Paella Kit From José Andrés
If you can’t make it to one of José Andrés’ restaurants this Valentine’s Day, you can still enjoy a romantic dinner and dessert from this beloved chef and humanitarian. Whether you’re too far to dine in or planning a romantic date night at home, enjoy Paella Kits from Mercado Little Spain. Mercado Little Spain provides all the essentials to make paella at home. The kit includes a 15" traditional steel paella pan, which helps achieve the soccarat (the crispy, caramelized bottom layer of rice) at the bottom of the pan. It also includes a cooking base with traditional Valencian aromas of rosemary and saffron, as well as short-grain, absorbent Calasparra rice, Arbequina olive oil, and Spanish saffron for seasoning. Just add the protein of your choice, and you're on your way to a delicious paella en casa!
4Slow Table Charcuterie Boards
Slow Table curates gourmet meal kits that make it easy to create an at-home restaurant experience. Each box is packed with perfectly paired products sourced from around the world, using delicious items that are typically only found on restaurant menus. Because these ingredients are often expensive to procure, these meal kits are the perfect option for a romantic dinner with your Valentine. For a two-person date-night experience, The Mini Crew box is a perfect size. Opt for "The Sure Thing" version of The Mini Crew — a total date-night box that’s great for Valentine’s Day (or any date night, really). If it's more of a Galentine's spread you're looking for, The Premier Crew (feeds 4-6) or even The Grand Crew (feeds 12-15+) are very impressive.
5HelloFresh Valentine’s Day Specials
Already a HelloFresh subscriber? Then you’re in luck! The A Lovely Night In bundle provides subscribers with two options to create a luxe, three-course meal at home for an upcharge of $9.99-$13.99 per serving. Customers will see this offering on-menu for the weeks of 2/6 and 2/13.
Meal options include:
Beef Tenderloin ($13.99/serving): Honey-Ricotta Crostini Appetizer; Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Chive Butter, Asparagus Amadin, and Truffle Mashed Potatoes; Salted Caramel Mascarpone Cheesecake
Portobello Mushrooms ($9.99/serving): Honey-Ricotta Crostini Appetizer; Portobello Mushrooms with Chive Butter, Asparagus Amadin, and Truffle Mashed Potatoes; Salted Caramel Mascarpone Cheesecake
6Blue Ribbon Sushi DIY Kit for 2
Indulge in Blue Ribbon Sushi’s traditional sushi and cut roll kit, featuring the highest-quality fish hand-selected by its sushi masters and shipped directly to you. Perfectly seasoned sushi rice, aged soy sauce, and fresh grated wasabi are the perfect complement to Grade “A” Tuna, Norwegian Salmon, Ebi Shrimp, and Japanese Hamachi. Follow the chef’s simple techniques to make perfect sushi cut rolls in the comfort of your own home.
This package serves two people and includes everything you need to make up to 4-5 rolls.
7Factor for the Keto Couple
Factor is offering its first-ever Keto Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two, featuring a decadent three-course meal, keto-friendly drink recipes (including Keto Old Fashioned and Strawberry Rosemary Spritz mocktail), and a QR code to access a special Valentine’s Day playlist. It’s available starting the week of 1/20 with delivery the weeks of 2/6 and 2/13.
Meal options include:
Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Charred Scallion Butter
Grilled Broccolini & Asiago Cauliflower Mash
Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake with Strawberry Puree, Cacao Nibs and Toasted Almonds
8A Flavorful Vegan Feast From Planta
Carefully curated by Executive Chef David Lee, PLANTA’s Nationwide Shipping features the restaurant’s most popular dishes and plant-based desserts for the ultimate romantic gesture. Opt for the Greatest Hits bundle featuring 24 dumplings, 8-pack of assorted pizzas, 30 cauliflower tots, four cookies, and a jar of chili oil.
9Big Shake’s Nashville Hot Chicken
Nashville hot chicken is what Big Shake’s is all about. Until recently, those able to enjoy the food were limited to the Nashville area. That’s all changed now that the chain is offering nationwide shipping of its famous hot chicken, as well as a line of other popular products. Each order is cooked and bagged perfectly and arrives with reheating instructions. Thankfully, customers can choose their level of heat for the chicken — select from original (no heat), mild, or hot.
Some order options include:
Nashville hot chicken dinner: 16 pieces of mixed white and dark chicken, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one package of cornbread
Big Shake’s hot mess chicken sandwich: Comes with six buns, chicken breast, fixings, coleslaw, and ghost pepper mayo
Big Shake’s world-famous hot chicken and waffles: 12 jumbo tenders, 6 waffles, butter, and syrup
Chicken dinner pack: 12 jumbo chicken tenders, two pounds of mac and cheese, two pounds of white beans, and one pack of cornbread
Big Shake’s offers a 10% discount for all first orders when signing up for emails.
10McLoons Lobster Shack Lobster Care Package
This is the ultimate Maine meal in a box. It features lobster rolls, homemade New England clam chowder, and a heart-shaped blueberry bread pudding for dessert. This is perfect for the lobster-loving couple who wants to celebrate finding their own lobster in life.
This package serves two people and includes:
1 Mcloons’ Lobster roll kit (makes two lobster rolls)
1 blueberry bread pudding
1 quart clam chowder
Each lobster roll kit has everything you need to make two lobster rolls, including separate containers of lobster meat, top rolls, mayonnaise, Casco Bay artisan sea salt butter, roll sleeves, and an instruction card.