15 things to order for Valentine’s Day takeout in metro Atlanta

Kitschy, cute, or fancy, find your favorite and order ahead

Bacchanalia’s Valentine’s Day spread

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If love has no boundaries, Valentine’s Day dinner shouldn’t be any different. With new Covid-19 variant cases on the rise, we’re showing our love by staying in this February 14. Here are our top picks for Valentine’s Day dinner—or dessert—to go.

What you’ll love: While you can’t take home Canoe’s scenic riverside views, you can make it an elaborate evening at home with a four-course menu including a dozen poached Georgia shrimp and crisped romaine wedge salad with cherry tomato, bacon and blue cheese vinaigrette—and that’s just to start. Choose from beef tenderloin or fresh Atlantic salmon with potato parmesan gratin, French beans and roasted root vegetables, and finish with a flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulis and Chantilly cream. Each order includes assorted chocolate truffles.
Cost: $150 for two people
Order by: February 12 at 5 p.m. Pick up curbside February 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
4199 Paces Ferry Road southeast, 770-432-2663

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
What you’ll love: Forget oysters and truffles—for some, the real aphrodisiac is meat.
Choose from chopped beef brisket, spareribs, pulled pork, and quartered smoked chicken. It comes with one pint each of spicy green beans, cole slaw, and mac ‘n’ cheese, and six mini jalapeno cornbread muffins with honey butter. Cool those tastebuds with two chocolate mousse tarts with chocolate covered strawberries.
Cost: $50-$68 depending on the meat selected
Order by: Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.
Pickup instructions (curbside, delivery): Packages can be ordered hot and ready to eat, or cold with reheating instructions. Pick-up is at the Fox Bros. Catering Commissary
134 Ottley Drive, catering@foxbrosbbq.com 

Lyla Lila
What you’ll love: Nothing bonds a couple together like cooking. Lyla Lila owner/chef Craig Richards is offering two meal kits with all the ingredients and instructions needed to prepare his Wagyu beef & black truffle ravioli or cacio e pepe. He says it’s foolproof.
Cost: $28 for Wagyu beef and black truffle or $21 for cacio e pepe
Order by: Valentine’s night for curbside pickup
693 Peachtree Street Northeast, 404-963-2637

Petit fours from Lazy Betty

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Lazy Betty
What you’ll love: Lazy Betty’s esteemed tasting menu is available to-go, featuring biscuits, rare diver scallop, celery root tortellini, dry aged duck, petit fours, and more. Make the evening even more memorable by adding on caviar or prosecco, or gift your loved one six handcrafted gourmet dark chocolates in flavors like vanilla chai and peach bourbon.
Cost: $25 per chocolate box, $95 per person for dinner
Order by: February 12 for the chocolate boxes and February 14 for the meal. Chocolate boxes can be picked up February 10-14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1530 Dekalb Avenue Northeast, 404-975-3692

The Optimist
What you’ll love: Pretend you’re on the Cape with two lobster rolls, a side of smoked fish fried rice, Old Bay chips, and key lime pie from Ford Fry’s award-winning seafood spot. It’s the next best thing to vacation.
Cost: $72
Order by: February 14
914 Howell Mill Road, 404-477-6260

What you’ll love: Don your finest attire—or stay in pajamas, your choice—as you feast on Bacchanalia’s four-course Valentine’s menu from the safety of your home. The meal includes lobster bisque and lobster salad, choice of thyme-cured beef tenderloin or steelhead trout with preserved Meyer lemon, and Brussels sprouts with roasted Jerusalem artichokes. For dessert, enjoy coeur de neufchatel, dried fruit, Marcona almonds, honey, a baguette, a chocolate hazelnut heart tart, and strawberry-rose macarons.
Cost: $180
Order by: February 11 at 5 p.m. Pick up between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on February 13.
1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard Northwest, 404-365-0410

Valentine’s Day sables from Little Tart Bakeshop

Little Tart Bakeshop
What you’ll love: Great for a gift as well as a shared dessert, Little Tart’s Valentine’s boxes contain six raspberry rose-topped grapefruit sables and six pistachio-, safflower-, and sumac-topped orange sables.
Cost: $32
Order by: February 6 for pickup at the Grant Park location
437 Memorial Drive Northeast, 404-348-4797

La Tavola Trattoria
What you’ll love: This Virginia-Highland mainstay is celebrating love February 12-14 with a la carte specials to go. These include seafood sausage fregola with fennel and Castelvetrano olives, seafood risotto with parsnip, bay scallops, and lemon, and chocolate-filled cannoli crostata with morello cherries and cream cheese mascarpone filling.
Cost: Seafood sausage $17, seafood risotto $26
Order by: February 14
992 Virginia Avenue Northeast, 404-873-5430

Culotte steak at Bocado

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Seed Kitchen & Bar
What you’ll love: Three courses of sophisticated Southern cuisine for two, including your choice of white corn grit fritters or roasted butternut squash soup to start. Entrees include slow braised lamb shank, Maple Leaf Farms duck breast, filet mignon, tuna steak au poivre, and butter poached Maine lobster. End the meal with a sweet s’mores tart, red velvet cake, or apple buckle. Charcuterie and cheese may be added to any meal.
Cost: $99-$129
Order by: February 12
1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 678-214-6888

Storico Fresco
What you’ll love: Carbs and hearts—what could be better? Storico Fresco will offer its signature heart-shaped, ricotta, grana, nutmeg, beet-infused filled pasta February 8 to February 14. Prefer to cook at home? Buy the noodles at the retail counter now through February 14.
Cost: $24 prepared or $18 per pound for the dry noodles
Order by: February 14
3167 Peachtree Road Northeast, 404-500-2181

What you’ll love: This East Atlanta hotspot run by Ford Fry alums may not be able to bring its edgy vibe into your home—but it can tantalize your tastebuds. Banshee is offering a special Valentine’s entree for two: a whole roasted rack of lamb served with mint chimichurri, patatas bravas, kalamata olives, and pine nuts. It comes with a salad of roasted winter vegetables, citrus chermoula, pomegranates, and feta, too.
Cost: $55
Order by: February 14
1271 Glenwood Avenue Southeast, 470-428-2034

Local Three
What you’ll love: Get the family involved and make your significant other breakfast in bed with this kit from Local Three. It includes pastries, eggs, pancake batter, chocolate-covered strawberries, melon salad, Bloody Mary mix, and more.
Cost: $124.93 for four to six people.
Order by: February 11 at 5 p.m. for pickup February 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3290 Northside Parkway Northwest, 404-968-2700


ATL Boards candy charcuterie

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ATL Boards
What you’ll love: Great for children and adults alike, these Valentine’s Day candy charcuterie boards feature your favorite sweet treats in an attractive display.
Cost: $45-$128
Order by: February 11 for two-day shipping via FedEx

What you’ll love: It’s an opportunity to enjoy Bocado’s finer fare before the restaurant closes in search of a new location. Nosh on kale salad with pecans, flax seed, parmesan and buttermilk dressing, culotte steak with roasted fingerling potatoes, shiitake and oyster mushrooms, and salsa verde; and dark chocolate pot de creme. It comes with bread, too.
Cost: $35 per person. Prosecco available for $23 per bottle.
Order by: February 12, pick up curbside February 14 from noon to 4 p.m.
887 Howell Mill Road Northwest, 404-815-1399

Holmes Slice
What you’ll love: What’s a better way to show your love than a heart-shaped pizza with two of your favorite toppings? Luna Nuda prosecco and select house wines will be half-price.
Cost: $18
Order by: February 14 for pickup inside Halcyon Market Hall or curbside
6330 Halcyon Way, Alpharetta, 404-920-8626

Holmes Slice heart-shaped pizza

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