February 14 is that one day of the year when being single sucks. However, just because Valentine's Day is not going to be our best day of the year thus far, it doesn't mean that we can't make February 13, Galentine's Day, all the more fun--because who needs a boyfriend to complete their lives? The purpose of Galentine’s Day is for ladies to party it up celebrating other fabulous ladies. As Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec (who popularized the now-infamous holiday) would say: treat yo’ self! Meaning, have a fantastic time with your best friends and a day full of sweet and savory foods that are more delicious than any boyfriend could ever be. 

Savory Treats For Yo' Self & Yo' Galentines

Fried Chicken

There's nothing better than biting into a greasy hunk of fried chicken when the meat just comes right off of the bone, and the salty, crunchy skin exalts your tastebuds. Who needs a man when they can get a hunky piece of this meat?

Cheesy Bread

As a good friend once said to me: "Cheesy bread has done more for me than a man ever will," and this holds true for all single ladies around the world on Galentine's Day. How could a boyfriend ever be better than a delicious bite of gooey, cheese-filled bread? Thoughts?


Bagels are, hands-down, the best thing to ever come out of Poland and the best thing to eat on the East Coast, specifically in the Tri-State Area. Doughy goodness topped with a plethora of flavors and stuffed with everything from bacon to cream cheese to eggs or avocado (if you're feeling healthy)--the options are endless. Why stick to one man when with a bagel you can have a new flavor combo every day of the week and have a party in your stomach?

Acai Bowls

Acai bowls are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins that are even better for your body than a boyfriend. Also, they are delicious and even more beautiful than most boyfriends could ever be.


Let's face it: there's nothing better than pizza. Cold or hot, plain and dripping with sweet grease or covered in hearty toppings. A base of thick cheese, tomato sauce, and flavorful doughy crust--no boyfriend could ever make a heart happier than a slice of pizza, especially when it comes from a heart-shaped pie!


There are endless options when it comes to sushi. Why--as you would with a boyfriend--choose just one? Go out with your Galentines and order every roll on the menu because this Galentine's Day you and your besties better be treatin yo' selves!

Sweet Treats For Yo' Self & Yo' Galentines


If a boy ever sent me a heart-shaped chocolate donut topped with strawberries, then maybe I'd have to make him my boyfriend. But alas, no one ever has. *sigh* So instead, get a box of delicious donuts of every size, shape, and flavor to share with your Galentines, because donuts eaten with your best friends are, one hundred percent, better than a boyfriend. 

Lava Cake

A mini cake with gooey chocolate that oozes out of the center as soon as your spoon touches it--and all for you! What could be a better way to celebrate being a strong independent woman on Galentine's Day than eating every last mouth-watering bite of lava cake--without sharing of course--and licking the plate afterward? 

Ice Cream Sundaes

First off, ice cream--better than a boyfriend. Secondly, waffle cones--also better than a boyfriend. Thirdly, sprinkles--not even comparable to a boyfriend. And lastly, hot fudge and whipped cream--no man is as good, nor will ever be as good as decadent hot fudge or sweet, fluffy whipped cream. Share a giant ice cream sundae with your Galentines; trust me, no man could be as sweet or delicious.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The classic Valentine's Day chocolate strawberries can be eaten without a boyfriend of course, so once again, TREAT YO' SELF!


Milkshakes--a classic American treat and a favorite dessert of all. What could be better than going to your favorite local 24-hour diner after a night out on the town with your girlfriends on Galentines Day! Insider tip: add a little booze to your milkshake to keep the party going all night long.

Stuffed Brownies

Stuffed brownies, also known as slutty brownies, are everything that a boyfriend isn't: a combo of delicious gooey chocolate, cookie dough, and a center filled with Oreos, cheesecake filling, nuts, or any other delightful kind of sugary substance. Bake them with a group of friends for the perfect wine and sweets night in with the ladies on Galentine's Day!


Cupcakes are delicious any day of the year. They come in every flavor you could ever imagine and are sweet and savory and soft and crunchy and topped with tasty goodness that makes them personalized to any occasion and melt in your mouth all at once. Can a boyfriend do that?

Love is great and so are boyfriends, but this Galentine's Day, remember that self-love, personal independence, and friendships are what make life meaningful. No woman needs a man to complete her, or vice versa, because as long as there is love in one's life--regardless of what form it comes in--that is what matters most to personal happiness. So regardless of your relationship status, treat you and your gal-pals (or guy friends) to a special meal to celebrate and cherish the love you share for each other, because that's what makes Valentine's Day (and Galentine's Day of course) so special.