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Top Sweet Shops for Valentine's Day

Date Published: January 30, 2024

Hakan Chocolatier Box of Chocolates
HÅKAN Chocolatier, Beacon

Nothing says 'I love you' quite like a sweet treat. Here in Dutchess we have a selection of local bakeries, chocolatiers and sweet shops perfect for your special someone on Valentine's Day! 

Alps Sweet Shop, Beacon and Fishkill

Alps Sweet Shop, Beacon and Fishkill At Alps Sweet Shop, you can taste the quality in their repertoire of handcrafted candies! This family-owned and operated chocolate shop has been in business since 1922. The family continues the tradition of their relatives by making chocolate from time-honored recipes in small batches, and using fresh natural ingredients to make the finest chocolates and confections in the Hudson Valley. Keep it classic with chocolate foiled hearts and assorted chocolates, or mix things up with chocolate covered potato chips or their signature heaven and earth truffles!

The Cakery, Fishkill

For a mini treat that’s both tasty and Instagram worthy, grab a decorated cookie (or several.) This Southern Dutchess bakeshop also features colorful cake pops, cupcakes and custom made-to-order cakes—with plenty of specials for holidays like Valentine's Day. If you're planning a wedding or large event in the Hudson Valley, stop by The Cakery.

The Chocolate Studio, Beacon

Browse The Chocolate Studio's assortment of artisanal chocolates, retro candies, macarons, a cookie-bark hybrid confection called gourmetibles plus a selection of gluten-free and vegan treats. Visit again during the summer months, where visitors can choose several flavors of vegan ice cream. Plus, come by for an after-dinner dessert on the first Friday and second Saturday of the month. 

Emy Delights and Bites

Emy Delights & Bites, Hyde Park

Emy’s is on a mission to provide tasty foods and desserts that everyone can enjoy! Every delectable dessert in this Northern Dutchess stop is mad free of all the top major allergens including soy, wheat, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame or mustard. This vegan bakery and cafe prepares donuts (cinnamon sugar, chocolate chip), cookies (sunbutter and jelly, oatmeal cranberry white chocolate, strawberry thumbprint), brownies (death by chocolate, cookies and cream), cupcakes and much more. For Valentine's Day, pre-order packages that range from chocolate truffles to giant message chocolate boards.

Glazed Over Donuts

Glazed Over Donuts, Beacon

Gone are the days when a donut was just a breakfast treat, fortunately they’ve graduated to full-fledged dessert status. Stop by this shop for custom, doughy goodness. It’s sure to be the freshest donut you’ve had in a while, as each one is made to order before your eyes. Then choose your glaze, toppings and drizzles for an unforgettable, sweet snack. Always offering a ‘Donut of the Day’, they’re sure to have something up their sleeve for Valentine’s Day!

Hakan Chocolatier Beacon

HÅKAN Chocolatier, Beacon

Does your loved one crave sweets with an artistic flair? Explore Beacon's newest chocolate shop, HÅKAN Chocolatier. Master chocolatier and Swedish culinary Olympian Håkan Mårtensson crafts elegant bonbons filled with inspired flavors. Tamarind-cardamom, Norwegian goat cheese, Sakura Japanese whiskey and other unique combinations will surely wow your significant other. Make it a date night by spending time in the trendy neon-lit space, sampling creative confections one at a time in the cocktail-lounge atmosphere. Plus, be sure to check out the massive dragon, sculpted entirely from leftover chocolate. 

Hudson Valley Marshmallow Co

Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company, Beacon

Trust us, you've never had a s'more quite like this! Spread the love with a yummy squishy treat from Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company, with specialty handcrafted marshmallows. Flavors may include unique twists like French Toast, strawberry, espresso, dark chocolate and more. Don’t miss out on their upcoming Valentine's Day specials like gift baskets, hot cocoa kits and strawberry-yuzu marshmallows with strawberry-chocolate piping.

Krause's Chocolates, Rhinebeck

Family-owned since 1929, Krause's Chocolates uses traditional techniques to produce excellent hand-dipped candies. Valentine's Day specials include edible chocolate heart boxes filled with truffles, nonpareil pretzels, candy cupids and more. Choose from pre-selected assorted samplers or customize your own box of chocolates.

Peaceful Provisions Vegan Donuts

Peaceful Provisions, Beacon

Main Street Beacon's Peaceful Provisions created a marketplace for vegan treats, frozen meals, kitchen supplies and more. However, yeast-raised vegan donuts steal the spotlight. Their menu changes every week, with specials ranging from raspberry dark chocolate and blueberry fritters to pumpkin iced donuts filled with masala chai pudding. Plus, they team up with other local bakeries (such as Little Loaf Bakeshop in Poughkeepsie) to serve vegan cookies, croissants, flavored buns and much more.


Samuels Sweet Shop Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton

Samuel’s Sweet Shop, Rhinebeck

You'll love the nostalgic feeling the minute you walk into Samuel’s Sweet Shop, a retro candy shop in the heart of Rhinebeck! This cozy and cheery stop offers delicious chocolates, truffles, old-fashioned candies (including hard-to-find European imports), and a selection of local baked goods. Take your time inside, and enjoy speciality coffee, espresso and hot chocolate. Treat your sweetie to one of their Valentine’s Day Survival Kits this holiday. Or, opt for sampler boxes handpicked by co-owners Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Dean and Hilarie Burton! 

Taste Budd's Cafe, Red Hook

This local favorite spot creates beautiful confections, like a passionfruit-infused chocolate pyramid, cherry blossom almond truffles and coffee bean-shaped mocha latte chocolates. Gift boxes treat that special someone with assorted chocolates, vegan baked goods or cookie bars. For an especially unique dessert, try "The Red Hooker," which combines chocolate mousse, fresh raspbeerries, and raspberry jam atop a flourless chocolate cake wrapped in a hard chocolate shell. 

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