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Celebrate Valentine's Day with Easy and Tasty Date Night Meals from HelloFresh

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Easy and Tasty Date Night Meals from HelloFresh

Fall in love all over again on the most romantic day of the year. Show your inner romantic on a date night to remember. Find your way to your loved one’s heart with HelloFresh—through their stomach, with a homemade meal that’s truly made with love.

Fall in love all over again on the most romantic day of the year. Show your inner romantic on a date night to remember. Find your way to your loved one’s heart with HelloFresh—through their stomach, with a homemade meal that’s truly made with love.

When a Box of Chocolates Just Won’t Cut It

How are you celebrating Valentine’s day this year? You can do better than a standard box of chocolates—and your loved one certainly deserves something much more special than that.

Whether it’s your first Valentine’s together, or you’ve shared countless milestones throughout the years, there’s no better way and time to say ‘I love you’ than a carefully planned and romantic date night this February 14th. Sparks will surely fly when you make a romantic treat complete with your favourite meal, music, and memories to share—a true labour of love.

Take Date Night to the Next Level

Make this year’s Valentine’s Day your most romantic yet. Whether you’re planning on celebrating a new milestone together—like putting a ring on it—or you simply want your significant other to know how much they’re loved, a special date night definitely tops any romantic gesture. After all, you can order takeout or make a reservation at a nice restaurant on any day of the year. But making something with love, the most special ingredient of all? Now that’s real romance.

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s date night recipe? You can’t go wrong with your loved one’s favourite meals, and some of the most popular Valentine’s day dinners Canadians are searching online. The right combination of flavours is just another way to say ‘I love you ’—and perhaps the sweetest of them all.

Plan your Valentine’s date night menu with classic favourites like chicken parmesan, fillet mignon, and cacio e pepe. Want to turn up the heat and spice up your night? Try coconut curry chicken. Or, make it a seafood lovers’ delight with lobster pasta, pan seared scallops, and linguine with clams. With all these popular date night recipes tried and trending online across Canada, this year’s Valentine’s will surely be your sweetest and most delicious yet.

Canada's Top 15 Date Night Meals Based on Total Online and YouTube Searches

Most Popular Top Valentine's Day Dinner Meals Online searches Youtube Searches Total
1 Chicken Parmesan 40,500 700 41,200
2 Filet Mignon 22200 500 22700
3 Cacio e Pepe 12,100 1000 13,100
4 Beef Tenderloin 9,900 200 10,100
5 Sous Vide Steak 6,600 900 7,500
6 Coconut Curry Chicken 4,400 80 4,480
7 Chicken Marbella 1,900 10 1,910
8 Lobster Pasta 1,600 30 1,630
9 New York Strip Steak 1,600 30 1,630
10 Pan Seared Scallops 1,300 10 1,310
11 Lemon Garlic Shrimp 1,000 10 1,010
12 Tuscan Chicken Pasta 1000 10 1010
13 Creamy Tuscan Chicken 880 - 880
14 Linguine with Clams 880 - 880
15 Smothered Pork Chops 590 30 620

Canada's Favourite Romantic Playlist for Valentines Day

Set the mood for a date night with the most romantic tunes. Play your special song, or get inspired by the most popular romantic songs loved across Canada. Create the perfect date night at home with the soundtrack to your love story, and say everything straight from the heart with the most heartwarming melodies.

Find your perfect love song, from contemporary favourites like James Arthur’s ""Say You Won’t Let Go,"" Ed Sheeran’s ""Perfect"", and Sam Hunt’s ""Body Like a Back Road,"" to beloved classics like Joni Mitchell’s ""A Case of You,"" Etta James’ Something’s ""Gotta Hold on Me,"" and The Ronette’s ""Be My Baby."" Express your love with these songs playing in the background, and get in the mood for a night of good food and good old-fashioned romance.

Top 10 Most Played Romantic Songs of All Time in Canada

Most Popular Canada's Top Most Played Romantic Songs Spotify Streams
1 Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur 1.9 Billion
(1,905,930,228)
2 Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt 651 Million
(651,610,548)
3 Let's Stay Together - AI Green 340 Million
(340,469,733)
4 Be My Baby - the Ronettes 220 Million
(220,987,790)
5 Perfect - Ed Sheeran 195 Million
(195,799,258)
6 Turn Me On - Bette Midler 134 Million
(134,891,503)
7 I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison 98 Million
(98,251,875)
8 A Case of You - Joni Mitchell 97 Million
(97,813,036)
9 Suzanne - Leonard Cohen 95 Million
(95,689,982)
10 Something’s Gotta Hold On Me - Etta James 86 Million
(86,933,017)

Find the Key to Your Beloved’s Heart –Through Their Stomach

Food is a universal love language, and what better time to share it than on Valentine’s Day? Find the way to your valentine’s heart, and fill it—and their bellies—with a meal made with love. Skip the takeout or dining out by turning your home into your very own five-star restaurant experience.

More than a testament to how much acts of love truly speak louder than words, cooking a homemade meal is also a great way to walk down memory lane, while trying something new in the kitchen. It’s a chance to whip up both familiar favourites and share in the joys of comfort food, or embark on a new, flavourful adventure together.

Maybe there’s a dish that reminds you of your first date, or something you tried on a memorable trip. Or it could be a new and exciting way to prepare classics like steak, pasta, and seafood—the possibilities for a romantic evening are endless. Enjoying a meal made with love at home will definitely recreate the magic—or mark the start of something new on the most romantic day of the year.

Not an Experienced Chef? No Problem!

With HelloFresh, you don’t have to be a chef to plan the perfect Valentine’s date night and cook with love. Our chefs take the hard work (and guess work!) out of cooking the most romantic meal to share with your valentine. From finding the perfect recipe that expresses a love that feels like home to turning up the heat, we’ll help you serve a platter of delightful romance.

Get the full restaurant experience right at home with our deliciously romantic recipes. Tell your loved one that there’s no better match than you two with perfect pairs like a classic surf and turf dinner or bbq ribs and chicken. Feeling hot and spicy? Try our Korean spiced ribs, ready in just 30 minutes. And for the hopeless romantics at heart, recreate your own "Lady and the Tramp" pasta scene, now with a seafood twist—a sumptuous platter of garlicky shrimp linguine alfredo.

All that’s left to do is order a complete meal kit for these dishes, delivered straight to your door. Start cooking in time for the most romantic dinner date, and love will surely be in the air with each delicious bite you share.

Valentine's Day is for Cinnamon, Spice and Everything Nice

The romance is far from over. Cap off a romantic meal with drinks and a dessert specially crafted for your valentine. Share a cocktail or two, and indulge in something sweet and spicy to pull out all the stops for an evening of romance.

Looking for the perfect cocktail or nightcap? Try a classic with a twist, like a spicy Margarita, or sweet with a kick, like a sweet as honey cocktail. And for a love that endures thanks to some good old-fashioned romance, you can’t go wrong with an Old Fashioned.

Indulge your sweet tooth with the universal flavour of love: chocolate. Check out our all-new chocolate treats, like an orange chocolate martini and cashew chocolate truffles—two of the most exciting takes on a classic. With these delicious homemade treats, you’ll surely delight your loved one with sugar, spice, and all the flavours of romance.

Keep It Spicy

1.In a cocktail shaker, combine lime juice, jalapeño, and agave.

2.Muddle a few times and fill shaker with ice.

3. Pour in grapefruit juice and tequila.

4.Shake until chilled.

5.Rim a highball glass with pink Himalayan salt, then fill with ice.Strain chilled contents from shaker into the glass.

6.Top with club soda.

7.Garnish with another slice of jalapeño and a small wedge of grapefruit.

Sweet As Honey

1.Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled.

2.Strain into a coupe glass.

3.Serve with a lemon twist.

4.Honey simple syrup: In a small pot, combine ½ cup honey and ½ cup water.

5.Bring to a simmer and stir until honey is dissolved.

6.Cool and pour into a resealable glass container. Refrigerate any unused syrup.

Old Fashioned Love Song

1.In a rocks glass, add ice (one very large cube works well for this!), whiskey, creme de cacao, simple syrup, and bitters.

2.Stir with a bar spoon, until drink is chilled (about 20 times).

3.Garnish with an orange twist and a cocktail cherry, and serve!.

Keep It Spicy

1.In a cocktail shaker, combine lime juice, jalapeño, and agave.

2.Muddle a few times and fill shaker with ice.

3. Pour in grapefruit juice and tequila.

4.Shake until chilled.

5.Rim a highball glass with pink Himalayan salt, then fill with ice.Strain chilled contents from shaker into the glass.

6.Top with club soda.

7.Garnish with another slice of jalapeño and a small wedge of grapefruit.

Sweet As Honey

1.Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled.

2.Strain into a coupe glass.

3.Serve with a lemon twist.

4.Honey simple syrup: In a small pot, combine ½ cup honey and ½ cup water.

5.Bring to a simmer and stir until honey is dissolved.

6.Cool and pour into a resealable glass container. Refrigerate any unused syrup.

Old Fashioned Love Song

1.In a rocks glass, add ice (one very large cube works well for this!), whiskey, creme de cacao, simple syrup, and bitters.

2.Stir with a bar spoon, until drink is chilled (about 20 times).

3.Garnish with an orange twist and a cocktail cherry, and serve!.

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