Month: February 2020 (page 2 of 2)

9 Best Valentine’s Day Dessert Spots in Orange County

What better way to celebrate your sweetheart than with a delicious sweet treat? Orange County has tons of instagrammable delights to choose from to amaze and impress your honey this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating love or just love to eat, you won’t want to miss these. 

Here are our top Orange County dessert picks: 

Hula Girls Shave Ice

If you can’t take your valentine to a tropical island, take them to the next best place – Hula Girls Shave Ice. Serving up authentic Hawaiian shave ice, Dole Whip, as well as this tropical POG Dole Whip Float, it’s a treat that will make you think you’re in the tropics.

Huntington Beach.

 

AFTERS Ice Cream

The couple that milky buns together stays together. AFTERS is known for their out of this world flavors like Cookie Monster, Cookie Butter, and Milk & Cereal, but if you really want to indulge, try a milky bun. It’s a delectable ice cream sandwich with the ice cream stuffed into a doughnut. If that doesn’t get your heart racing, we don’t know what will.

Multiple Orange County locations.

 

Sidecar Doughnuts

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Can you feel the love of NEW FLAVOR DAY?! ❤️🍩💜☕💛 It's February 1st, which means a whole buncha new goodness hits the menu today! This month, our flavors are inspired by the season of loooove: 🍷 Red Wine Chocolate 🍬 Butterscotch Crunch 🍾 Blueberries & Champagne 🍫 Vegan Chocolate Truffle 💕 Valentine's Cake 🙏 The Sprinkled Mamba, a celebration of the life & legacy of Kobe, Gigi, John, Keri, Alyssa, Christina, Payton, Sarah, and Ara, with a portion of all proceeds to the Mamba on Three Fund and the @mambasportsacademy Foundation. See you soon, lovely dough-nuts! 📷 @tawny #februaryflavors #seasonoflove #valentinesdaydoughnuts #doughnutscoffeelove #mambaonthree

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Speaking of doughnuts…don’t just say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day…say “hey babe, I woke up early and got your favorite doughnuts from Sidecar before everything sold out.” Sidecar Doughnuts is the must-have for every doughnut lover in OC, and their special Valentine’s Day event includes a flower shop pop-up for one-stop shopping to impress your sweetheart this weekend.

Costa Mesa.

 

SomiSomi

 

There’s no better place to ask your sweetie to make it Facebook o-fish-al than SomiSomi! They specialize in the Korean dessert ah-boong, which is a fish-shaped pastry filled with soft serve! They offer traditional flavors like black sesame and ube as well as chocolate, oreo, coffee, and more. They are as tasty as they are adorable.

Multiple Orange County locations

 

The Loop: Handcrafted Churros

They’re sweet, pretty look at, and twisted–kind of like your ex. But these tasty-as-they-are-gorgeous treats won’t break your heart! Go for a loop churro by itself, with a dip, or atop a delicious soft serve sundae. 

Multiple Orange County locations.

 

Eiswalt Gelato

For a treat that is truly an art, you can’t miss Eiswalt Gelato. First of all, it’s gelato and that should be reason enough to pay them a visit, but their fun, sculpted gelato creations are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. We’re sure you’ll find a way. 

Westminster.

 

Honey and Butter

Is it even legal to make a list of desserts and not include macarons? We weren’t sure, and we wouldn’t want to skip them anyway! The macaron creations at Honey and Butter are a feast for the eyes and your sweet tooth. 

Irvine and Garden Grove

 

The Pie Hole

Don’t you know pie love you so?! The Pie Hole boasts both sweet and savory pies in a variety of traditional and unusual flavors. Their Chocolate Covered Strawberry pie of the month for February would make the perfect bite for two on Valentine’s Day!

Orange

 

Coffee Dose

Sometimes life isn’t all flowers and hearts. So if you’re feeling a little anti- this year, Coffee Dose is just what you need. Simmer down, sip a cup, and maybe take the edge off with a cookie. You earned it.

Fun Things To Do This Weekend In Orange County, 2/7-9

Sunset

If you’re wondering what to do in Orange County this weekend, there are some fun options to celebrate nature, life, and culture. Take a look!

All Weekend:

  • The Laguna Beach Music Festival is Feb 5-8th with multiple events throughout the festival. For tickets & more info visit: https://bit.ly/2uqRUd5 
  • Saturday & Sunday 2/8 & 2/9 enjoy the Asian Cultural Festival at Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine. Tickets required: https://bit.ly/381JFTb 
  • Both Saturday and Sunday have several different Farmers Markets to choose from all over OC! Check out a full list of Orange County weekend Farmers Markets. https://ocevents.co/farmersmarkets/

Saturday:

  • Attend a Full Moon Drum Circle on Saturday 2/8 at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach from 7pm to 10pm. All are welcome to sing, dance, or drum under the light of the full moon. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2UuFUBO 
  • Independent film lovers won’t want to miss a free big-screen viewing party for the Independent Spirit Awards hosted at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana on Saturday 2/8 starting at 2pm. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2Szi99p 
  • The Downtown Anaheim Art Crawl Experience (with a special Valentine’s Day theme) is Saturday 2/8 from 6pm-10pm at the center street promenade. Check out the crafts, fire dancers, live music, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kOhwHo 
  • Logger Fest (a Brew HaHa production) is Saturday 2/8 from 11am-5pm in Lake View Park at Irvine Lake. Guests are encouraged to channel their inner lumberjack for a day of craft beer, beards, breakfast foods, chainsaws and live music. Admission required. http://bit.ly/39bzhIT 

Sunday:

  • Hike through Weir Canyon on Sunday 2/9 with their volunteer-led Beginner Fitness Hike bright and early 7am-9am. All fitness levels welcome, participants must be 16+. Registration required. https://bit.ly/384gtef 

 

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