Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples! Why should they get to have all the fun?! They shouldn’t! Today is Galentine’s Day and (in case you didn’t know) February 11th was National Satisfied Staying Single Day. So if you think this week is all about love and romance between couples, think again. This week is for love of all kinds: family, friends, and most importantly, loving yourself. Here are some fun Chicago spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend solo or with pals. Go get your Valentine on!


Coffee dates are severely underrated, especially for friends. Catching up over a warm cup of your favorite caffeine will start any of your weekend days right. Beatrix has tons of fun coffee and breakfast options, and many of them can be made gluten-free! With a few gluten-free friends, I know it can be hard to find places that have delicious food without the gluten, so Beatrix is a godsend on the weekend brunch front.