Celebrate a memorable Valentine’s Day with all the right ingredients.
No need to whip up a love potion or count on Cupid. We have everything you need for a romantic and delicious Valentine’s Day—and dinner!
Whether you’re looking for fresh, indulgent Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, a stunning bouquet of roses or a complete meal for two, The Fresh Market is the perfect place to find something for your sweetheart (or yourself).
Searching for the perfect entrée? Impress the meat-lover in your life with an eye-catching favorite that tastes as good as it looks. Our Premium Choice Sweetheart Ribeye is striking on both plate and palate. Pair it with a deep, dark red wine, like Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon—perfect for Valentine’s Day.
We also have a delicious seafood option available, made exclusively for us. Our perfectly seasoned, ready-to-cook Heart-Shaped Maryland Crab Cakes have a new look, just in time for Valentine’s Day. These guest favorites are filled with tender, succulent meat, so each bite is consistently satisfying and full of flavor.
Our Sweetheart Ribeye and Heart-Shaped Crab Cakes are available for a limited time.
How to Cook Your Sweetheart Ribeye
Whether you choose to cook your steaks indoors in a skillet or outdoors on the grill, use our tips to ensure a great entrée every time.
Season steaks liberally with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, and allow to come to room temperature before cooking, about 15 minutes.
Indoor Searing: Heat a large, cast-iron skillet over medium high heat for at least 2 minutes. Place steaks in skillet and cook until the underside is nicely browned, 3-4 minutes. Flip steak and continue cooking to your desired doneness, about 3-4 minutes more for medium-rare or until internal temperate reaches 145°F. Remove the steaks and let rest for 3-5 minutes. Pour any pan juices over the steaks and serve.
Outdoor Grilling: Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (around 550°F). Place steaks on the grill and close the lid. Cook until the underside is nicely browned, 3-4 minutes. Flip steaks, cover and continue cooking to your desired doneness, 3-4 minutes more for medium-rare or until internal temperate reaches 145°F. Remove the steaks from the grill and let stand for 3-5 minutes before serving.
Whether you choose to cook your steak indoors in a skillet or outdoors on the grill, here are a few tips to ensure a great entrée every time.
Our Favorite Ways to Serve It
- Chef Tip: We love to sear this special cut in a hot cast iron skillet on both sides until medium rare, then top with our Red Wine Mushroom Sauce recipe.
- Brush with Shoyu: Shoyu is a Japanese aged soy sauce that’s much sweeter and more complex than traditional soy sauces. Earthy, elegant and delicate, shoyu is ideal for finishing steak. Simply brush with your shoyu of choice as soon as it comes off the grill (or pan).
- Top with Compound Butter: As soon as your steak comes off the grill (or pan), top it with a medallion of Roasted Garlic Butter. This ensures a tender, juicy steak with subtle sweet garlic flavor.
Stop and Smell the Flowers
Nothing says “I love you” quite like a vibrant, fresh bunch of roses! PassionRoses are the most stunning, longestlasting roses you can find. We’ve fostered a 10-year relationship with these growers because of their commitment to quality, as well as environmental, social and economic sustainability.
These bold blooms are responsibly grown in the sunny mountains of South America. To preserve their freshness, they’re kept in optimal cool conditions until they arrive at our stores. We handle them with the utmost care, so you can fully experience their enduring beauty.
If you want to give your sweetheart a classic gift of one dozen roses, we offer an assortment of options, from bold red to stunning white. We also have long-stemmed roses that make an impression, as well as dozen rose bouquets with baby’s breath and greenery. Or go all our this year with out new 24-count long-stem rose bouquet. If you’d like a vase with your flowers, we offer that, too!
If roses aren’t your Valentine’s flower of choice, we also offer a wide array of hydrangeas, orchids and tulips.
Fresh Hydrangeas > Sourced from the rolling hills of Medellín, Colombia, these luxurious blooms are long-lasting and available in an array of colors
Fresh Orchids > We offer an array of showstopping orchids, including rare and exotic varieties. Choose from an assortment of colors, shapes and sizes.
Fresh Tulips > Our carefully sourced, fresh-cut tulips are greener and heartier than others with a longer shelf life. Fun fact: They continue to grow after they’re cut!
Potted Tulips & Hyacinths > Perfect for gifts, our colorful potted tulips and hyacinths come in four- and six-inch pots.
>> Order your favorite flowers for curbside pickup or delivery today!
Love at First Bite
Sweet on someone with a sweet tooth? Our bakery curators are always looking for the best treats, so we can offer you decadent, unique goodies every day (and holiday) of the year. Our Valentine’s Day selection includes everything from handmade, heart-shaped cheesecakes from Junior’s in NYC (a must-try for cheesecake lovers!) to fresh strawberries hand-dipped in creamy chocolate. Whether you’re treating yourself or sharing with someone special, these curated confections are worth falling for.
One bite of our delectable cheesecakes is the key to unlock any heart. Choose from our elegant Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake made with our signature chocolate cookie crust and Belgian chocolate; our New York Cheesecake combined with a strawberry swirl and graham cracker crust; or our popular Gourmet Cheesecake with plump, Washington state-grown strawberries.
2Hand-Dipped Chocolate Strawberries
We carefully select the biggest, freshest strawberries to hand-dip and decorate in store. Enjoy dark, white or marbled chocolate or indulge in our new offerings—dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nonpareils or Valentine’s sprinkles and edible glitter.
3Heart-Shaped Fruit Tart
Our beloved made-in-store fresh fruit tart boasts a shortbread tart shell coated with chocolate and filled with house-made pastry cream. Each one is generously topped with fresh fruit from our Produce Department. We also have a chocolate ganache fruit tart available this year.
4Heart-Shaped French Macarons
Impress your sweetie with these French imported, all-natural, wheat-free macarons. Available in new seasonal flavors like Rose Lychee, Blueberry, Vanilla and Raspberry.
5Heart-Shaped Pull Apart Cake
This perfectly sharable dessert is made with frosted cupcakes to create a unique, elegant pull apart cake. Available in chocolate, red velvet and vanilla, it's topped with a Belgian chocolate heart and festive sprinkles.
Love at First Bite
This Valentine’s Day, sweeten up your cheese board with unexpected pairings. Try rhubarb studded cheese with sweet and salty pretzels or creamy baked brie with a bite of dark chocolate. Add a glass of crisp rosé to round out this stunning appetizer perfect for enjoying with that special someone.
Discover some of our current favorites for a sweets-inspired platter.
Wensleydale Raspberry Rhubarb > With a likeness to cheesecake, this creamy pink cheese is studded with fruity bursts of raspberry, complemented perfectly by swirls of rhubarb jam.
Wish Farms Pink-A-Boo Pineberries > A blushing pink berry is sure to add some sweet zest to your board. The Pink-A-Boo Pineberry is packed full of juicy strawberry flavor with hints of pineapple.
Take & Bake Brie > Rich, creamy brie generously covered in raspberry preserves and wrapped in a buttery puff pastry. Ready to bake and serve.
Don't forget your favorite The Fresh Market Berry Drizzle Covered Pretzels, The Fresh Market Crisps and salami roses.
How to make Salami Roses
Get creative with this easy trick for turning sliced salami into edible roses. Not only beautiful, these salami roses will add that salty-savory taste to balance a sweet cheese platter.
Use a white wine glass for larger roses or a champagne flute for smaller roses.
Place one piece of salami on the lip of the glass and fold down evenly. Continue until rim of glass is covered.
Continue layering slices around the rim until you have 3 layers.
Gently press salami to form it around the glass. Holding salami with one hand, gently pull on glass to remove and reveal the rose.
The Perfect Pairings
Complement your sweet spread with the perfect bottle of Rosé. These wines pair beautifully with cheese and chocolate alike.
Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Rosé > Take your taste buds on a romantic getaway to the South of France. Fresh and fruity, this wine is the perfect complement to both creamy and lightly spiced items on your charcuterie board.
TÖST Rosé > Delicate aromas of white tea, ginger and elderberry burst with flavor in this non-alcoholic wine. Enjoy it alongside bolder flavors of dark chocolate and sharp cheese and take your experience to the next level.
For the Love of Chocolate
Experience a love like no other with these delectable chocolates, specially curated for you. These treats are guaranteed to have your Valentine whispering those three little words: I love chocolate.
The Fresh Market Chocolate Conversation Heart Pops >> Made exclusively for us, these creamy milk chocolate heart pops are the perfect addition to your rose bouquet.
Godiva 12-Piece Gold Heart Tin >> This giftable gold tin is filled with decadent wrapped Godiva truffles.
Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate Raspberry & Rose Bars >> This limited-edition milk chocolate bar is made with raspberries and rose oil.
Chocolove Valentine's Collection 3-Bar Pack > These luxurious chocolates are made with ethically sourced, non-GMO verified ingredients and their certified source of cocoa beans is traceable to the farmer that grew them.
Godiva Gold Ballotin >> Carried exclusively in specialty retailers, Godiva Chocolate Gold Ballotin sets the standard for a luxurious Valentine’s Day boxed chocolate.
Lake Champlain Celebrate Heart Gift Box >> As a certified B Corporation®, Lake Champlain uses the finest ingredients, sustainably sourced from local partners.