Viva!’s Guide to the Ultimate Vegan Valentine’s Day

| Post published on February 3, 2021
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We might be in lockdown but with our help, you can still indulge in some romance this Valentine’s Day. We’ve got everything you need to have a loved up day in vegan style, whether you live together or not!

Dating has been flipped upside down this past year. Virtual first dates over Zoom have become the norm and new loves have rushed into living together so they don’t have to spend lockdown apart.

Whether you’ve been scrolling Tinder religiously this year, you’re in a committed relationship or just want to show yourself some self-love, here are our top vegan ideas for Valentine’s Day in lockdown.


Have an ‘Evening Out’ at Home

Couple Enjoying Cosy Night at Home
Couple enjoying a cosy night at home

Just because restaurants and cocktail bars aren’t open doesn’t mean you can’t have a night to remember! Turning your home into a make-shift ‘cocktail bar’ and ‘restaurant’ is a special way to make the night different. 

If you don’t live together, you can do this date idea over video call and have fun making the drinks and food at the same time.

Surprise your Valentine with some mood-lighting and music in a trendy ‘cocktail bar’ to begin the evening. Whip up some fresh Cranberry Mojitos or indulgent Vegan ‘Baileys’ Irish Cream Liqueur to impress your date before the main event.

When you’re ready for your romantic meal for two, light a candle and set the mood with these ambient restaurant sounds playing in the background. We promise you’ll feel like you’re in a cosy restaurant in no time!

For starters, we recommend the Avocado Wings with Ranch Dip from Vegan Recipe Club’s guest chef, Make No Bones. Then, the Thai Aubergine Curry which is an absolute favourite with Viva! staff and their partners. Finally, seal the deal with our delicious No-bake Light & Fluffy Vanilla Cheesecake. 

No-bake Light & Fluffy Vanilla Cheesecake
No-bake Light & Fluffy Vanilla Cheesecake from our Vegan Recipe Club.

Netflix and Chill

OK, we know this idea isn’t revolutionary but we’ve got some tricks up our sleeve to make it more special. 

Woo your Valentine by planning a movie night at home. You could create ‘cinema tickets’ to our vegan documentary ‘HOGWOOD: a modern horror story’ and pretend you’re having a night out at the cinema. If you really want to make the night special you could order our ‘Vegan Surprise Treat Box’ for a selection of our favourite vegan sweets and chocolate.

This idea is perfect for couples who can’t be together because of the pandemic. You can video call and put each other on mute during the film. No annoying interruptions during the film and you can still see your date’s beautiful face while you’re watching!


Surprise Them With a Gift from the Viva! Shop

If your bae loves Viva! as much as you do, imagine their face when they receive a thoughtful gift from you from the Viva! Shop. Here are our top picks:


Foxsmile Necklace by AMAR&RILEY

Two foxes with heart in the middle pendant on necklace
Foxsmile Necklace

What could be cuter than two loved up foxes on a necklace? Show your Valentine how much they mean to you with this beautiful enamel necklace.


Booja Booja Truffle Selection Number 2

Nothing says ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ like a box our gourmet chocolates! This award-winning selection of Booja-Booja truffles is bound to sweeten up your date. This box includes a selection of Banoffee Toffee, Hazelnut Crunch, Almond Caramel and Rhubarb & Vanilla truffles.


Vegan Wine Case

If Valentine’s Day isn’t the perfect excuse to indulge in vegan wine we’re not sure what is! We have a fantastic range of wine cases on the Viva! Shop including the best-selling Premium Reds Case, the Rose Case and Mixed Wines Case.

About the author
Louisa Kendal
Louisa is the Digital Communications Officer at Viva! Louisa has been vegan for four years and is passionate about eradicating injustices and exploitation in our world. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in Theology, she worked as a journalist in Malaysia before joining Viva!'s marketing team. She now leverages social media and the online world to forward the vegan movement and keep Viva! growing in influence. Click here for more info.

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