From takeout to dine-in, Chattanooga is helping you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a full belly.  Want to stay healthy? We’ve got it. Want to stay in? We’ve got you covered. Maybe you want to get fancy? We’ve got that, too. Check out how to have the best Valentine’s Day this year as the foodie we all know you are.

Plant-based

If you didn’t already know, Chattanooga was named one of the top 10 vegan-friendly cities in the U.S. by PETA and you’re about to find out why. Plant Power Café is the best rated vegan café in Chattanooga with options like burgers, sandwiches, a juice bar, and more! Your Local Seitanist has southern favorites like “fried chickn”, chop house burgers, and a special Valentine’s Day surprise cake (you must preorder).

Cashew, located in Coolidge Park, has favorites like jackfruit “bbq” nachos and a Thai loaded sweet potato plus a whole entire dessert menu filled with cakes, truffles, and pies. You won’t regret Valentine’s Day filled with these local-favorite vegan options.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Take ‘n Bake

If typical takeout isn’t what you’re looking for this year, check out the “take ‘n bake” options offered by some of the best eateries in Chattanooga. Proof Bar and Incubator is offering Valentine’s Day meal kits for you to pick up on February 13th and then bake on Valentine’s Day for a fun night in! The Lovebirds meal kit includes Cabernet Braised Short Ribs, Roasted Hen of the Woods, a red heart entremet, plus a bouquet of flowers from Joli Jardens Flower Farm to set the mood. There are a total of six different meal kit options, and one is explicitly for the “strong independent person who don’t need no partner.” Treat yo self, right?

Easy Bistro is also offering special “take ‘n bake” dinners for two. With three different entrée options, you’ll be sure to find one that suits your tastebuds. One option includes house-made baked pasta with andouille Bolognese, bechamel, wilted greens and Parmigiano – yum. All meals have optional add-ons like cocktails, wine, and cheese boards.  

Takeout

Staying in may be the most popular choice this year, and thankfully, Chattanooga has plenty of options for you. If you’re wanting a fancy dine-in experience in the comfort of your own home, we might suggest the special three-course dinner being offered by Public House. Wine and flowers can be added to your order to help set the mood.

If you’re wanting a more chill, cozy on the couch, watch a movie kind of Valentine’s Day, there’s nothing like a pizza from Community Pie to keep you warm. We recommend the Spicy Bianca topped with Olive oil, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, basil, pecorino romano and Calabrian chile peppers. You also can’t go wrong with the Vodka Pie topped with Vodka sauce, ricotta, Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella, parmesan & crushed red pepper – I mean seriously? Sign us up!

Feelin’ Fancy

If your idea of a good Valentine’s Day is sitting at a table along the streets of Italy enjoying Italian food, we just might be able to help you. With options like Boccaccia Ristorante Italiano offering pastas and Pollo Picatta, you’ll feel like you’re in another country. The Chef was born in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy near Lake Como & Milan, so you know you’re getting the best. How about a 34-ounce Tomahawk steak and a red velvet cheesecake from Bridgeman’s Chophouse to celebrate? You can even take a stroll through West Village afterward if you’re not ready to leave the timeless Read House Hotel. 

If you’re visiting Chattanooga to celebrate Valentine’s Day (great choice), make sure to check out our Clean & Safe Guide to stay up-to-date on all the safety measurements in place in our city.