Happy Valentine's Day!

Now that January is finally over, you might feel like there isn’t much to look forward to besides sunshine and warmer weather. But wait a minute…some of the year’s most fun and delicious holidays are just around the corner!

If you recently searched “What day is Valentines Day 2019?” You’re not alone. Even though it falls on the same day every year, it can easily be one of the most forgettable holidays (especially if you’d rather skip on all of that lovey-dovey gooeyness). But for all of you hopeless romantics out there, we have plenty of Valentine’s Day gifts and ideas that will make this February 14th one to remember.


What is the meaning of Valentines Day?

Valentine's Day is all about sharing a little bit of sweetness! At Atwater's, you'll find the sweetest handmade treats for every kind of Valentine -- whether that's a close friend, coworker, family member, partner, or whomever you want to show you care. And don't forget to show yourself a little Valentine's Day self-love with some of your Atwater's favorites!

For the chocolate lovers, our Coconut Almond Heart Macaroons, Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti, and our Cherry Chocolate Bread are sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Our freshly-baked bread is best served with our award-winning Red Berry Rose Jam. Along with a bouquet of flowers, our Red Berry Rose makes the perfect Valentines Day gift for her. This decadent jam is made with fresh strawberries, raspberries, rose water, and organic rose petals. You can purchase our romantic Red Berry Rose and other handmade jams online here!


Treats for the Family!

Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to do something special for the whole family, as well! Bring home a bag our Sprinkledoodles to enjoy in this week's lunches, or to munch on while putting together Valentine’s Day crafts with the kids. This weekend, pick up our new Pull-Apart Cinnamon Brioche Sweethearts for a sweet addition to your breakfast table.


gift ideas for him

The best way to get a man’s heart is through his stomach. If you’re having a hard time thinking of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him, the answer might be simpler than you think. Why not start his day off with a warm cup of coffee, a fluffy stack of pancakes, and some crispy bacon? We guarantee a very happy valentine, especially when you’re dining at one of the Best Brunch Spots in Baltimore.

Maybe your main-squeeze isn’t much of a morning person, that’s no problem! For a casual night out, head over to one of our locations that stay open for dinner. BYOB to Kenilworth, or choose from a selection of draft beers and speciality cocktails available at Canton or Belvedere to enjoy with your food. You won’t go wrong with a healthy and delicious meal from one of our locations, but if you’re looking for something a little more special, then you will love our next Valentines Day dinner idea.

dinner at Catonsville!

Now open for dinner Thursday through Saturday nights from 5-9pm, Catonsville serves expertly cooked cuisine that blends our traditional American food with Chef David Garcia-Reyes’s Mexican heritage. Start off by sharing some of our small plates like our Seared Beef Tenderloin, Salmon Tartar, or Tacos made with two fresh corn tortillas, slow roasted pork, chipotle salsa, cilantro, and avocado. Then, move on to the main course with Coffee Rubbed New York Strip Steak with roasted Brussels sprouts and grilled potatoes, the Bucatini Carbonara, or our Grilled Swordfish just to name a few. The full menu is available here !

While our dinner menu varies quite a lot from our daily cafe menus, the spirit behind the food remains the same: a commitment to locally sourced food made by hand in Baltimore. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day restaurants, stop by for dinner on February 14th-17th and we’ll be serving some Valentines Day specials!


Date Night

The sweetest things are often the simplest. If you’re not sure what to do on Valentine’s Day, follow our 4-step foolproof guide to a great Valentine’s Day.

Step 1. You can never go wrong with the classic Valentine’s Day gifts—a thoughtful Valentine’s Day card with a little love note, and of course, flowers.

One of our favorite local florists is B. Willow located in Remington and coming soon to Canton! Whether you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day flower arrangement, building a succulent garden, or searching for the perfect potted plant, B. Willow’s staff offers a tremendous amount of knowledge to help you find the right plant for your home. Visit their website to pre-order your Valentine’s Day gifts and learn more about their Valentine’s Day delivery options.

Step 2. You don’t need to leave the house to have a perfect Valentines Day, that’s what delivery is for!

Isn’t it wonderful that we live in a world where you can get Atwater’s chicken salad, Scottish pies, and homemade soups delivered right to your door by just pressing a button? Order your Atwater’s Valentine’s day meal online here. Just select your nearest location and you’ll be redirected to our GrubHub ordering page. After you’ve placed order, you can get back to the important things, like spending time with your partner.

Step 3. Netflix and chill.

Snuggle up with your Valentine’s Day Date and scroll through various streaming services to find your favorite Valentine’s Day movie. If you’re interested in a night out, head down to the historic Senator Theater from February 13th-19th to see The Princess Bride on a their big screen! Showtimes are available on their facebook page. It’s an easy and cute Valentine’s Day idea for him or for her. The Senator is located on York Road across from Belvedere Square, so don’t forget to stop by for dinner or pick up some treats on your way home!

For a retro Valentine’s Day gift idea, pick up a classic movie from your local record store.

The Sound Garden in Fells Point has a huge movie collection, as well as one of the best record selections in Baltimore with plenty of new releases and vintage albums waiting to be discovered. If you’re looking for things to do on Valentines’ Day, why not sift through old vinyls and movie titles while enjoying a day by the water in historic, downtown Fells Point? After a long day, head over to our Canton location for a quick bite and a fresh cup of coffee.

Step 4. Finally, end the night on a sweet note.

Try our Linzer Tart with Forest Berry Jam. It’s the perfect balance between tart and sweet with a delectable crunchy texture. Or pick up one of our Couple’s Cakes made with chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, and raspberry filling. Both desserts are made for two so they’re perfect for sharing!

There you have it! A perfect Baltimore Valentine’s Day, no grand gestures necessary.


Join the fun!

Looking for a light-hearted way to remind a Valentine that you're thinking about them? Our signature Sweetheart Iced Cookies are the perfect gift for your sweetheart. From #Bae to "Kiss Me", we need your help in finding the perfect Valentine's sayings to write on our Sweetheart Iced Cookies. We were thrilled by all of the votes that came in for Soup Month, and we want our customers to be a part of our Valentine's Day celebrations as well! Vote for your favorite Valentine's words and phrases by submitting your ideas on our website, and the top choices will be written on our cookies!

We can't wait to see what our #AtwatersValentines will come up with!

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Since 1999 Atwater’s has been making traditional food crafted by hand. We began in a small bakery making only one kind of bread and grew to our current Baltimore shops that specialize in soup, sandwiches, salad, cheese, coffee, scottish pies, jam, and more! As we continue to grow, our commitment to quality food and service remains the same. You can find our fine foods at our locations and markets across the Baltimore-Washington area.