Still thinking of that something extra special to do for your S.O. on Friday? Or, for all those fab single ladies, planning to treat yourself to a colossal, heart-shaped box of candy? Well, for V-Day this year, we recommend switching things up a bit. We paid Wholesome Bakery’s Mandy Harper a visit at her new Mission spot, where she showed us how to wow our sweetheart (or ourselves!) by whipping up some healthy, vegan, and oh-so-tasty treats.
This year, surprise your lover with rich, lavender-chocolate truffles, or plan to start the day swooning over gluten-free, orange-zest morning buns. An added incentive: If or when sexy time rolls around, you’ll be super glad you stayed away from other heavy desserts. Plus, everyone knows the surefire way to the heart is through the stomach, right?
Photographed by Maria del Rio