There’s finally snow on the ground in Boston, which means it’s officially hot chocolate season! And with more snow on the way, don’t be left out in the cold with a mediocre hot cocoa! We’ve rounded up some unique takes on the classic beverage from our favorite hot chocolate spots around the city. These fancy mugs are sure to keep you warm and cozy until spring!
Warning: Overconsumption may lead to a chocolate coma! This chocoholics paradise boasts an indulgent menu that includes at-table s’mores and fondue towers. While you definitely can’t go wrong choosing one of the 7 different types of hot chocolate, go for their seasonal Black and White Fudge Hot Chocolate topped with melted fudge and white chocolate milk!
745 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116
Need a little jolt of caffeine with your chocolate? At TeaLuxe, you can add hot chocolate to any flavor of tea, just like you would milk! They have all flavors of all different types of teas, perfect for any palate. Not sure where to start? Go for the customer-favorite chai tea hot chocolate, or cherry tea hot chocolate!
Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138
The Taza Chocolate Bar
Grab a drink and a show and watch the expert chocolate-makers stone-grind chocolate used to create a custom hot chocolate before your eyes! Not only do you pick your chocolate, but you also pick the base and flavor. Want it vegan? Make it with almond milk! Want to spice things up? Add guajillo chili!
100 Hanover St., Inside Boston Public Market
Algiers Coffee House
In the heart of Harvard Square, this two-story cafe offers an interesting menu of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors- a theme that definitely seeps into the drink menu. Forget the traditional Turkish coffee or green teas here, and head straight for the mint-orange hot chocolate-a definite must-try!
40 Brattle St. No. 3, Cambridge
Need an adult version of this childhood classic? Head to the North End for the After Eight hot chocolate, a cup rich Italian drinking chocolate with a shot of crème de menthe! They’re also open late, so you can enjoy this special treat way past your bedtime!
255 Hanover St., Boston
FoMu Alternative Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
Still trying to keep some of those New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t let the name fool you- this shop in Allston carries more than just frozen treats! They also serve up hot coffee and a decadent dairy-free vegan hot chocolate! Is it cheat day already?!
*A new location on Tremont Street in the South End has recently opened as well!
481 Cambridge St., Allston
Prefer to indulge in the comfort of your own home? Head to EHChocolotier for some great sipping chocolates that you can make yourself! Go for the Master’s Sipping Collection, that includes great Mexican Sipping Chocolate with hints of espresso and cinnamon, and the Blondie Sipping Chocolate with white chocolate and dulce de leche!
561 Windsor St., Somerville
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