03/03/14 10:00am

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

Max Brenner hot chocolate spots NYC Untapped CitiesPhoto via Max Brenner’s Facebook page

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.  (more…)