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Don’t worry, we’re not playing cupid. But we have put together a list of ways you can show St. Augustine’s local businesses your love this Valentine’s Day. Here are some of our favorites:


Honey Truck Company’s Valentines

We love The Honey Truck Co’s honey lollipops (a great alternative to store-bought candy) for the classroom. But to make these hyper-local honey treats even better, they come with printable Valentine cards. Order your Valentine’s online.


Ramon Personal Chef Food Truck

Anyone who has stopped by Ramon Personal Chef Food Truck at the farmers markets has probably considered taking Chef Ramon home. Well, you can! How awesome would it be to have him as your personal chef for date night, girls’ night or dinner party – Valentine’s Day or not!


Claude’s Chocolate

We’d be remiss if we wrote about Valentine’s Day and didn’t mention Claude’s Chocolate. Forget the factory-made stuff and treat yourself to chocolates handcrafted right in St. Augustine. Visit them downtown on Granada Street.


San Sebastian Winery

Lots of options for Valentine’s Day at San Sebastian Winery… pick-up a bottle (or a few!), take a tour with free tastings or visit the rooftop Wine and Jazz Bar for drinks, appetizers and entertainment.


Coconut Barrel

With more than 130 local artisans – including For the Love of Wood, Minorcan Mike’s, Billy Bob Creations – you can find something unique suited for your Valentine at Coconut Barrel. Visit this eclectic compilation of local handcrafted items at the stores location on US Highway 1 South.


Milagro on 12th and Odd Birds Bar

Stop in Milagro on 12th for delicious Latin street food and then head upstairs to Odd Birds Bar for amazing craft cocktails. Great night out wrapped into one building!


Argentinian Valentine Asado Class at Rype & Readi

The Saturday following Valentine’s Day (February 17th), Rype & Readi Market & Bistro hosts an outdoor cooking class. Come prepared to huddle up around a cozy fire and learn the Argentinian way of cooking over an open flame. Get your tickets in advance on their website.


Happy Valentine’s Day from STA Marketplace where we Live Local, Buy Local – AND always Love Local.