The Classics: Flowers & Chocolates

Mamaroneck (914) 777-3600
You really can’t make a bad choice here. Luscious chocolate-dipped strawberries are $35 a pound, and the decadent truffles (a Best of Westchester winner) are a worth-it $1.95 each; raspberry and hazelnut truffles are among the most popular. For V-Day, you may want to opt for the heart-shaped box filled with chocolates or truffles ($20 to $75). 


Imagine Candy
Scarsdale (914) 723-7887 
At this  chocolate wonderland, creamy, decadent Belgian chocolates rule. Imagine specializes in heart-shaped boxes of chocolates (16 for $25; 80 for $120-$130).

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Blue Tulip Chocolates
Rye (914) 481-4840
Choose from hand-painted milk- or dark-chocolate hearts, which can be made hollow with a sentiment inside (like “Be Mine”), fortune-cookie style. A large hand-painted heart (approximately 5 inches) is $26. Blue Tulip uses its own exclusive blend of French, Belgian, and Venezuelan chocolates.


Larchmont (914) 834-6464
This tiny chocolate shop specializes in fun, delicious treats. For Valentine’s Day, the Belgian chocolate “conversation heart” at $15 can’t be beat. 


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The Flower Bar
Larchmont (914) 834-4900
This shop offers a dozen red roses accented with orchids ($150 on Valentine’s Day). A dozen red roses is $95. If you wait until V-Day, the cost is $125. 


The Chocolate Chalet’s edible heart-shaped box

The Chocolate Chalet    
Briarcliff Manor (914) 941-4607
The Chocolate Chalet is known for its long-stem chocolate strawberries ($3.95 to $4.95 each, depending on size). Completely edible chocolate heart-shaped boxes ($16.95 to $44.95) are available in a range of sizes. If you really want to wow your sweetheart, opt for two edible roses in an 11.5-inch-high chocolate vase ($24.95). 


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Blossom Flower Shops
White Plains (914) 304-5374
Blossom offers truly artful arrangements. A dozen standard roses is $85 in February; superior roses are $110. A dozen superior roses with a box of chocolates starts at $120; get roses in a Mikasa vase for $130. 


Tarrytown Floral Designs
Tarrytown (914) 909-6393
A dozen roses in a vase is $79.95 for Valentine’s Day; boxed roses are $69.95. Sometimes, traditional rocks. A dozen roses with a romantic candle is $89.95.  (PS: If it’s not February, you can get a dozen roses for just $50.) 


The Scarsdale Village Flower Shop
Scarsdale (914) 723-0852
For V-Day, a dozen roses in a vase is $95. The shop offers a gorgeous package of orchids, roses, and chocolates for $400. This includes three stems of orchids, two dozen roses, and a box of chocolates.  


Bedford Village Florist
Bedford (914) 234-7180
This high-end village shop imports flowers from all over the world. The average cost of an arrangement is $150. A dozen long-stem roses is $125 in a vase, $95 boxed. 


Dobbs Ferry (914) 693-4200
Winter flowers have a special kind of beauty, and Johnston’s offers gorgeous (and romantic) winter arrangements, like “Isn’t It Romantic” ($87.95), which includes pale pink and white roses,  lilies, lisianthius, and sweet pea. A box of roses is $78 in February; add stuffed animals for a few more bucks ($90 to $100). 


The Flower Basket
Pleasantville (914) 769-1688
A dozen wrapped and hand-tied roses is $59; $79 in a vase. For Valentine’s Day, a dozen boxed roses is $89; $110 in a vase. Back <<

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