It’s officially November and the weather is seriously cooling down. Between the freezing temperatures and the rain, it’s most definitely time for hot chocolate in NYC. From rich, thick German chocolate to decadent cocoa creations, we’ve compiled the master list of hot cocoas you can’t miss in NYC.
If you are a hot chocolate lover, this is the perfect place for you. Not only does Max Brenner offer silk smooth chocolate delicacies, they have developed their own way to enjoy hot chocolate with their HugMug, a mug designed to give you the coziest experience while drinking your favorite hot beverage.
At their Chocolate Bar you will find the best chocolate pastries, fondues and other treats. You can even order chocolate pizza! We especially recommend their hot chocolate for those chilly fall nights in NYC. If you are looking for a new experience with hot chocolate, give their Suckao Hot Chocolate a try for a dense, rich chocolate experience.
Where: Max Brenner; 841 Broadway, Manhattan (20 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Thursday 9am – 1am, Friday & Saturday 9am – 2am, Sunday 9am – 12am
MarieBelle Cacao Bar
There’s nothing like a French ambience to enjoy a smooth, elegant cup of hot chocolate. MarieBelle’s Cacao Bar will remind you of Vienna, Paris, and Budapest with their glittering crystal lights and quaint antique furnishing. You’ll find an exotic variety of hot chocolate and other creamy nutty and chocolatey options for tea time or after dinner.
And if you’re looking for something cooler, try their Aztec iced chocolate or any of their interesting smoothies!
Where: MarieBelle’s Cacao Bar; 484 Broome St., Manhattan (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 8pm
Dominique Ansel Bakery
There are many ways of drinking hot chocolate, but an all-time favorite is adding marshmallows to your cocoa delicacy. Dominique Ansel Bakery takes it a step further with their blooming marshmallow flower, which is placed on top of your Valrhona hot chocolate in a closed little blossom. Within seconds, your marshmallow blossoms. Dominique created the Blossoming Hot Chocolate to give their clients a hot chocolate that’s beautiful and tastes divine. This bakery is filled with creative dishes, their Cookie Shot and Frozen S’mores to their Chef’s Hot Chocolate with frosty chocolate foam.
Where: Dominique Ansel Bakery; 189 Spring St., between Sullivan and Thompson, Manhattan (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Thursday 8am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 8am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 7pm
The only thing as good as hot chocolate on a winter day is chocolate gelato on a summer day. What would you rather try? Thankfully Popbar made the decision easy with the perfect combination between your favorite gelato and hot drink: hot chocolate on a stick!
Plus, all of their products are environmentally friendly, natural, and Kosher. You can try their hot chocolate in flavors such as: dark, milk, caramel, peppermint and mocha.
Where: Popbar; 45 Carmine St. at 6th Avenue, Manhattan (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Sunday – Wednesday 12pm – 10pm, Thursday 12pm – 11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm – 12am
The City Bakery & Birdbath Bakery
Even though The City Bakery specializes in all things baked, they offer a rich and delicious mug of hot cocoa. You can ask for a warm cup of hot chocolate with an actual slice of handmade marshmallow! It’s a simple, yet impeccably made, hot chocolate perfect for a rushed morning or a last minute treat!
Where: The City Bakery; 3 West 18th St., Manhattan (25 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 6pm
Specializing in chocolate pieces, Nunu Chocolates offers marvelous chocolatiers and many different chocolate combinations. They are no strangers to the perfect hot chocolate and you can even bring your favorite mug to enjoy their not too sweet nor too bitter hot chocolate. They also sell their Nunu cocoa powder for you to mix with water or milk or a delightful mixture of both.
Where: Nunu Chocolates; 185 Greenwich St., Manhattan (30 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Friday 7am – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 7pm
Where: 529 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn (35 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Friday 8am – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 9pm, Sunday 10am – 7pm
Where: 179 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn (40 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Friday 9am -9pm, Wednesday & Sunday 10am – 7pm
United World Chocolate
We all know chocolate is beautiful in all forms, we just never thought a rusty vintage-looking chocolate could taste so good. United World Chocolate makes handcrafted chocolate pieces, often in the shape of rusty tools. Their hot chocolate can be adorned with marshmallows, shaved chocolate, whip cream, or sprinkles. You can visit any of their stands and experience a modern twist on the classic hot cocoa.
Where: United World Chocolate; Bryant Park (15 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: October 29th – January 2nd, 2018
Where: Union Square (20 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: November 16th – December 24th, 2018
Where: World Trade Center (25 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: November 24th – January 7th, 2019
Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel
The Lombardy dedicates itself to providing you with a warm, cozy place to stay, especially during the chilly winter months. Our blankets are warm, or rooms well heated, and our coffee hot. We are located in Midtown Manhattan, which means you will be a brisk walk or quick ride from all of your favorite New York City attractions. We look forward to hosting you.
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