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Local Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

There are many options when it comes to buying local sweets for Valentine’s Day gifts. Several Indianapolis area bakeries and chocolate makers provide alternative selections for those with food sensitivities or special diets.

Flying Cupcake offers a plethora of sweet treats, including cupcakes, cookies and cakes that are vegan and gluten-free, as well as traditional buttercream sweets. For a more exotic cupcake, try the Vegan Chai with chai spices, or their Vegan Mexican Hot Choco-late, a chocolate cupcake with cinnamonand cayenne-infused chocolate frosting.

Litterally Divine Chocolates are made with 100 percent organic and dairy-free ingredients, using coconut milk and coconut oil as a substitute. Their truffles and toffee are packaged into two- or four-piece boxes.

For health-conscious Valentine’s gifts, Ezra’s Enlightened Café offers decadent vegan cakes and truffles made from ingredients like nuts, gluten-free oats and maple syrup. For Valentine’s Day, they will have their gourmet raw chocolate with flavors such as Mint Chip, Coffee Butterscotch and Pistachio Cherry Rose.

The Flying Cupcake has three locations in Indianapolis, and one each in Carmel, Fishers and Greenwood. For more information, visit

Litterally Divine Chocolates at Greenfield Chocolate is located at 15 W. Main St., Greenfield, and also sold at Simple Sweet Shoppe, in Carmel; The Good Earth, in Broad Ripple; Georgetown Market and Trader’s Point Creamery. For more information, visit

Ezra’s Enlightened Café is located at 6516 Ferguson St., Indianapolis. For more information, call 317-255-3972 or visit

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