Max Brenner

This is some of the best hot chocolate in NYC. Made with the highest quality cocoa beans, the drink is thick, rich and creamy. So don’t expect any of that watered down cocoa mix you make at home.

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Levain Bakery

If you are looking for a hot chocolate in NYC that isn’t too rich but still full of flavor, this is the spot. Paired with one of their world-famous cookies you’re in for a treat.

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Jacques Torres

Jacques Torres specializes in chocolate and because of his mastery of the chocolate language (let’s just both admit that’s a real thing for the sake of time), the complexity of flavor found in the hot cocoa makes it one of the best hot chocolates in NYC.

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Li-Lac Chocolates

Serving New Yorkers since 1923, Li-Lac Chocolates is the oldest chocolate house in Manhattan. Everything is hand-made in small batches and always fresh.

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Angelina Paris NYC

Not all hot chocolate is created equally and Angelina Paris is a testament to that. If you are looking for a classic all-American cup of hot chocolate (Swiss Miss I’m looking at you), this may not be the spot for you. Angelina’s is more of a European style drinking chocolate that is intense and rich.

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Dominique Ansel

The hot chocolate is not only incredibly tasty, it’s beautiful to look at too. It is topped with a marshmallow in the shape of a flower, coated in white chocolate. When the chocolate melts, a blossoming flower appears atop your cocoa. 

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Serendipity 3

One of the best hot chocolates in New York City is the delectable Frrrozen Hot Chocolate (not a typo) from Serendipity. I know it’s weird, but give it a shot!

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No Chewing Allowed

Famous for their truffles and hot chocolate, No Chewing Allowed has one mission.Chocolate should be savored and melt in your mouth – not chewed (hence the name). With every cup of hot chocolate, No Chewing Allowed tosses in one of their premium chocolate truffles into the drink to guarantee a smooth cup of cocoa.

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24-Layer Cake from Maison Pickle

Maison Pickle is a beloved restaurant on the Upper West Side where you can expect enormous servings, beautiful presentation and an energetic vibe. Their 24 layer cake is no exception and thus it’s among the best desserts in NYC.

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Nutella Churros from Boqueria

These delicious sticks of fried dough are like little golden nuggets. Finding gold in New York City, it would be a selfish not to share. Oozing with warm Nutella and dusted in just the right amount of sugar and cinnamon, these churros are easily one of the best desserts in New York City.

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