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Best Florists in NYC for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is surely the busiest day of the year for any flower shop, but certainly in the ever crammed and quietly romantic city of New York. If you haven’t quite gotten around to ordering a bouquet for your special someone, be sure to pick up the phone and call these shops soon before they sell out or stop accepting orders for February 14th. Here are some of the best and most extravagant florists in the city.

Mixed floral arrangement in vase

Élan Flowers

85 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013


M-F 8:30am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun Closed

This TriBeCa florist’s high profile corporate client list includes the St. Regis Hotel, the Metropolitan Club, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden among others and for good reason – the shop has extraordinarily elaborate and imaginative arrangements. Élan Flowers mixes color, contrast, and texture reminiscent more of a painter than a florist to create delicate bouquets laced with exotic petals for the perfect balance of elegance with a striking, distinctive touch.

Bouquet of pink roses on wood table

Ode à la Rose

120 W 28th Street New York, NY 10001


M-F 9-6, Sat 10am-1pm, Sun Closed

A fancy florist with mid-level pricing sounds a bit too good to be true, but Ode à la Rose delivers (literally and figuratively). The shop handpicks their roses on the same day that they’re shipped off to the client. Plus, they offer same day delivery in Manhattan and next day delivery in most Northeastern cities. The bouquets are wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon and carefully placed in a modern looking gift box. Best of all, once your flowers are ready to go, the shop takes a photograph of the actual bouquet being sent (except on Valentine’s Day), so you know precisely what is being delivered.

Bouquet of flowers from NYC florist

Petal by Pedal

41 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003

M-F (same day delivery ends at noon)

Closed on weekends

These bouquets are locally grown by New York farmers and, as the name implies, the flowers are delivered by bicycle (same day delivery is available) for the socially conscious or environmentally friendly person in your life. The blooms come in four different sizes: small ($65), medium ($95), large ($125), and x-large ($155), and take the guesswork out of selecting flowers since each bouquet is created solely from what’s currently in season, so the florists pick what goes into each arrangement (although you’re able to view their current “Blooms on Tap” to see what’s in-stock each week) and ensure they’re hand-delivered to your sweetheart.

bouquet of pink roses with flower girl bag

Flower Girl NYC

245 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002


M-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun Closed

This bohemian flower shop has been crafting gorgeous bouquets for over a decade and the founder has been credited with the resurgence of flower crowns. Located on the Lower East Side, Flower Girl boasts clientele such as Levi’s, the Gramercy Park Hotel, Zac Posen, Chanel, and many more. The shop’s arrangements reflect the vibe and seasonality of the city by incorporating freshly cut flowers and wild branches all arranged beautifully in unique vases. The shop also creates a few in-house items such as shea butter soaps, terrariums, handmade denim aprons, and canvas tote bags.

Now that you have a few options for your florist, don’t forget the other items on your Valentine’s Day list, such as booking a limo to surprise and pick up your sweetheart and whisk him or her away to their favorite restaurant for a romantic evening together.

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