10 Tasty Hot Chocolate Spots in Manhattan

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Before the spring arrives (which we are all anticipating), there are still a few fun activities to enjoy while we wait. Namely, drinking plenty of tasty hot chocolate! So to get you through these last few weeks of winter, we’ve compiled a carefully curated list of the best hot cocoas to check out in the city. We had such a tough time “researching” for this, but hey, someone had to do it.

1. Max Brenner, Union Square

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Owner Max Brenner got his start in Israel with his 10 retail shops that quickly grew into a chocolate empire and his Union Square establishment in 2006. Wanting his customers to experience his chocolate using all five senses, Max masked his restaurants in bright colors, menu items like Mexican spicy hot chocolate, chocolate chunk pizza and waffle fries dusted with chili and cocoa powder.

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4 Responses
  1. Nice article. Two of my favorites (City Bakery and Marie Belle) are listed. As someone growing up in Spain though, I feel like I need to give a shout out to La Churreria in Nolita, http://socarratrestaurants.com/galeria-churreria/. Young Spaniards will traditionally eat chocolate con churros in the wee hours after a night of revelry, while older folks and their children (and grandchildren) will eat chocolate (you can’t really drink it) with churros as a late afternoon merienda. ¡Buen provecho!

  2. Eataly has the best hot chocolate ever BUT it is always out of stock. They even had a special little sign made that says sorry out of chocolate. They rather pay for a sign instead of capitalizing on supply and demand.

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