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America's Best Hot Chocolate

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America's Best Hot Chocolate

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15 shops and restaurants with the best hot chocolate in America.

In San Francisco, Chocolate Lab's hot drinking chocolate is made with beads of pure chocolate and topped with a vanilla bean marshmallow.


Dessert Shop

801 22nd St
San Francisco , CA

(415) 489-2881

Hot Chocolate, San Francisco Style A trip to Ghiardelli Square reveals the secret to sumptuous cocoa.

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Hot chocolate and churros at Le Churro in NYC at 1236 Lexington Ave.


Dessert Shop

1236 Lexington Ave
New York , NY

(646) 649-5253

Don and Katy Kilwin began hand-crafting chocolates in the late 40's and they used only the finest chocolate and other ingredients. Today, Kilwin'schocolates are still hand-crafted in their kitchen using only the finest ingredients.

Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop

1380 Atlantic Dr NW Ste 14610
Atlanta , GA

(404) 817-7500

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The place is so interesting. It is possible to watch how the chocolate it is made. It has so many kinds of chocolate to chose from and the display of delicacies is so wonderful.

SOMA chocolatemaker

Dessert Shop

443 King St. W
Toronto , ON

(416) 599-7662

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    Susan Denton Geier

    I really, really, love this!!

  • Amanda Aldrich
    Amanda Aldrich

    I'll never forget their Mexican hot chocolate. Life changing!

For one of the best cups of hot chocolate in #CapeMay, NJ, come visit the Winter Wonderland Village and Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall. Made with decadent #Ghiradelli chocolate, this seasonal sipper will surely warm your spirit.

Congress Hall


251 County Highway 604
Cape May , NJ

Try the spicy mayan or classic dark hot chocolate. Incredible!

Adam Turoni has a way with chocolate! Stop by his #Savannah, #Georgia shop for a dark chocolate covered pretzel - each one hand dipped and covered with silver sugar crystals.

Chocolat By Adam Turoni

Candy Store

323 West Broughton
Savannah , GA

Chicago winters aren’t for the faint of heart, so fortify yourself with the perfect remedy at Katherine Anne Confections.

Katherine Anne Confections

Dessert Shop

2745 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL

(773) 245-1630

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    Elena Radu

    I would add Toronto, Canada. At Distillery District there is a place called "Soma Chocolate" . There, I am going for an Aztec chocolate. It is hot spicy and warming during the winter.

For a drink that'll warm your tongue and your stomach, visit Cacao in Atlanta.



1046 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta , GA

(404) 892-8202

A day on the slopes is best finished with a piping-hot mug of chocolate at Aspen’s The Little Nell.

The Little Nell

Hotel Bar

675 E Durant Ave
Aspen , CO

(970) 920-4600

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    Eleida Cordero

    queeee ricooooo

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The Seattle chocolate shop, Chocolopolis offers a variety of drinking chocolates served with house-made vanilla marshmallows.



1527 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle , WA

(206) 282-0776

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  • Monica Garcia-Espinosa
    Monica Garcia-Espinosa

    looks delish! ♥

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    Livitalia Forniture Design Italiano

    in vista dell'inverno, una ottima cioccolata.

Boston’s Caffe Vittoria serves up some of the finest hot chocolate in the country.

Caffe Vittoria


296 Hanover St
Boston , MA

(617) 227-7606

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    Kim Williams

    We've been here! Awesome place!!

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    Ashley Krywko

    That looks amazing!

At Mindy Segal’s namesake spot in Chicago, hot chocolate takes center stage. Ingredients are perfectly proportioned to create unique blends.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate

Dessert Shop

1747 N Damen Ave
Chicago , IL

(773) 489-1747

Putting a spin on traditional hot chocolate, Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria, Virginia serves up delicious surprises.

Artfully Chocolate

Dessert Shop

2300A Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria , VA

(703) 635-7917

For hot chocolate that has stood the test of time, visit Kakawa Chocolate House in Santa Fe.

Kakawa Chocolate House

Dessert Shop

1050 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe , NM

(505) 982-0388

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    Nadine Vrancken

    :-D (y)

For authentic Mexican hot chocolate, look no further than Rick Bayless’s XOCO in Chicago.


Mexican Restaurant

449 N Clark St
Chicago , IL

(312) 661-1434

The biggest dilemma guests will face at New York’s Serendipity 3 is whether to order their hot chocolate warm or frozen.


Dessert Shop

225 E 60th St
New York , NY

(212) 838-3531

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    Margaret Wilkins

    Looks like a fun place go.

Compartes Los Angeles shop was frequented by celebrity chocoholics Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and is still home to some of the country’s best hot chocolate.

Compartes Chocolatier

Chocolate Shop

912 S Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles , CA

(310) 826-3380

For one of the best cups of hot chocolate in Manhattan, visit City Bakery.

The City Bakery


3 W 18th St
New York , NY

(212) 366-1414

For authentic French hot chocolate look no further than Bozeman, Montana's La Châtelaine Chocolat Co.

La Petite Châtelaine Chocolat Co.

Dessert Shop

105 W Main St
Bozeman , MT

(406) 522-5440

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    Karen Duggan Ruttke

    Mmmm....reminds me of A'Tavola's hot chocolate in Boise, ID smothered in salted caramel whipped cream!! Delish!!

Visit French Broad Chocolates in Asheville, North Carolina for a taste of “liquid truffle.”

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Chocolate Shop

10 S Lexington Ave
Asheville , NC

(828) 252-4181

  • Nore Simons
    Nore Simons

    We need to stop next time we head to the beach.

  • Kastania Toomalatai
    Kastania Toomalatai

    I've been here! I knew it!

  • Stacey Fox
    Stacey Fox

    The liquid truffle is amazing, especially on a cold night. They also make a delicious lavender creme brulee. They fire the sugar upon ordering so it is crunchy. One of the best places in Asheville.

  • Nancy Preston
    Nancy Preston

    the best drinking chocolate ever

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    eliza bell photography

    oh wow. i took this photograph several years ago!

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In San Francisco, Chocolate Lab's hot drinking chocolate is made with beads of pure chocolate and topped with a vanilla bean marshmallow.


Dessert Shop

801 22nd St
San Francisco , CA

(415) 489-2881

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