PARK SLOPE – Valentine’s Day is Wednesday. If you’re planning to surprise your Valentine with a beautiful bouquet of flowers but aren’t sure where to go, we’ve put together a list of shops in and around Park Slope where you can order in advance or pick up the day of.
While it’s nice to be able to walk into a brick-and-mortar store and smell the roses, the number of flower shops in the area are dwindling. After 18 years, Blooms on 5th closed at the end of January, Brooklyn Paper reported.
Our list includes florists as well as corner stores and delis with impressive floral sections to cover all price ranges as well as last minute purchases.
Did we forget your favorite spot for flowers? Let us know in the comments.
Jasmine’s Floral Designs, 543 5th Avenue (between 14th & 15th Streets), 718.965.0259
This South Slope shop has you covered whether you are looking for bright bouquets, heart-shaped mylar balloons, or fuzzy stuffed dogs and teddy bears bearing messages declaring, “I Love You.” A gift basket containing a balloon and a small bear costs $25. Flower arrangements start at $45.
Midtown Florist, 531 Atlantic Avenue (between 3rd & 4th Avenues), Boerum Hill, 1.800. MIDTOWN or 718.237.1500
The refrigerators at “Brooklyn’s local florist since 1965” were bursting with colorful blooms Sunday morning—a vibrant contrast to the grey day outside. From smaller arrangements starting at $65.95 to two dozen red roses starting at $150, they’ve got lots of varieties to choose from for your special someone.
Opalia, 377 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt & Bond Streets), Boerum Hill, 718.643.9160
The friendly staff at Opalia were busy Sunday morning prepping for the big holiday, with big bunches of fresh flowers filling the shop. The Rich Jewel Tones (starting at $100) is their featured arrangement, showcasing rich red and purple (Pantone’s 2018 color of the year) seasonal flowers.
Stems, 639 Vanderbilt Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue & Prospect Place), Prospect Heights, 347.627.2724
Last summer, Stems moved out of the Ditmas Park home it shared with Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop for four years and into the storefront of Prospect Heights’ Juniper yoga studio. Along with beautiful arrangements, Stems’ owner Suzanna Cameron and her team host workshops at their new space where they teach attendees how to arrange flowers, make flower crowns, and more. Read BKLYNER’s story here. For Valentine’s Day they have arrangements starting at $75.
Twig, 287 3rd Avenue (between President & Carroll Streets), Gowanus, 347.446.3314
Looking for something different for your unique Valentine? Check out the floral art and sculpture available at Twig—”where art and science meet design.” Pick from a wide assortment of their readymade terrariums and planters, or for the craftier Valentine, select one of their DIY kits.
Zuzu’s Petals, 374 5th Avenue (between 5th & 6th Streets), 718.638.0918
This charming shop will have fresh flowers available for pick up or delivery for Valentine’s Day. “We prefer to talk with our customers and help them choose the perfect arrangement in their price range and colors,” their website states. “Each vaseful is filled with the freshest flowers in the market, plus an extra dollop of zuzulove.”
Corner Stores & Delis
DNY Natural Land, 322 Flatbush Avenue (between Park & Sterling Place)
Food Train, 368 7th Avenue (at 11th Street)
Green Ivy, 244 4th Avenue (at President Street), Gowanus
Key Food, 130 7th Avenue (at Carroll Street)
Natural Grocery, 252 5th Avenue (at Carroll Street)
Park Slope Deli & Grocery, 294 7th Avenue (at 7th Street)
The Avenue Deli, 305 7th Avenue (between 7th & 8th Streets)
The Bad Wife, 378 7th Avenue (between 11th & 12th Streets)
The Market Place, 271 Flatbush Avenue (at St. Marks Avenue), Prospect Heights
Y&B Food Market Deli, 80 7th Avenue (between Berkeley Place & Union Street)