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Hot Chocolate Roundup

Nothing says winter more than Hot Chocolate. Celebrate National Cocoa Day (December 13th) and warm-up from the cold with a cup of decadent hot chocolate. Check out our roundup of neighborhood spots serving everyone's favorite seasonal drink.

by Chloe, 60 West 22nd, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, (347) 620-9622
by Chloe offers a Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa that's a vegan version of the classic drink. The cocoa is complemented by the nutty flavoring (you have your choice of creamy almond or peanut butter), and the drink is topped with vegan marshmallows. 

Cosme, 35 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 913-9659 
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Mexican twist on hot chocolate at Cosme. Cosme's 'Chocolate Caliente' is a cocoa spiced with tonka bean, contains a Mexican honey liqueur, topped with a chocolate foam, and garnished with orange zest and cocoa nibs. 

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets, (212) 937-8910
Eataly's "Cioccolata Calda"  is an Italian hot chocolate that claims to be thicker, creamier, and richer in chocolate flavor than American hot chocolate. You have your choice of a variety of toppings to personalize your hot chocolate, and the freshly prepared whipped cream is just as good as the hot chocolate itself. 

La Pecora Bianca, 1133 Broadway, corner of 26th Street, (212) 498-9696
Sip on a Nutella hot chocolate at La Pecora Bianca made with Nutella, Venchi milk chocolate and steamed milk - a hot chocolate that Zagat rated as one of the "10 Decadent Hot Chocolates to Try in NYC."

Leonelli Focacceria, 7 East 27th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (212) 451-9495
Italian bakery and cafe newcomer, Leonelli Focacceria is serving up a dense and creamy hot chocolate that's rich in flavor and topped with fresh whipped cream. Treat yourself to some of their incredible cookies while you're there!

maman, 22 West 25th Street, between Broadway & Sixth Avenue, (646) 838-0700
maman's hot chocolate is a must try. maman's traditional hot chocolate is packed with flavor and the perfect temperature. maman also offers two spins on hot cocoa. The first is a Lavender Hot Chocolate that's spiced with lavender and dark chocolate, and was named by AM New York as one of the "Best Hot Chocolates in NYC." The second is a Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Chocolate made from the maman's cookie that has a cult following (including Oprah herself). This version is made with dark chocolate, walnut and oak milk, and topped with a cookie crumble.  

Maison Kayser, 921 Broadway, corner of 21st Street, (212) 979-1600
Enjoy a French-styled hot chocolate at Maison Kayser. Their hot cocoa is made with bold chocolate flavor and is the right balance of sweet. The drink is served with a delicious cookie on the side.  

Patisserie Chanson, 20 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (929) 423-8880
You can't go wrong with anything dessert-related at Patisserie Chanson. They freshly make a decadent chocolate ganache and then steam it with milk to make an incredible hot chocolate. Grab a kouign amann while you're at it - a neighborhood pastry favorite. 

Shake Shack, southeast corner of Madison Square Park, (646) 747-2606
Shake Shack is known for its shakes and custard, but don't forget about Shake Shack's hot chocolate this season because it's just as delicious. Their hot chocolate is super creamy and does not fall short of chocolate flavor.  

Picture of Leonelli Focacceria.

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