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Warm Up With NYC’s Best Hot Chocolate


One of the best parts of the temperature dropping in NYC is the hot chocolate that begins to be featured on pastry, coffee, and chocolate shop menus! Simply hot coco alone, or enjoying this iconic winter treat with whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate syrup is the most perfect winter delight! It is a perfect afternoon pick me up or evening treat. We have scouted out the best hot chocolate’s located near Glenwood buildings for you! Whether you live uptown or downtown, we have you covered!

 

Jacques Torres

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Jacques Torres, renowned chocolatier, is located on 57thStreet between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. This chocolate shop is so frequented that they have a few additional locations throughout Manhattan. Jacques Torres, specializing in both pastries and chocolate, is the perfect stop for the quintessential hot chocolate! Filled with all sorts of chocolate goods, you can’t go wrong with anything in this store! The Jacques Torres large chocolate chip cookie is always a crowd favorite—they even have a chocolate chip and marshmallow cookie! Pair that treat with the hot coco and you are set! This location is close to The Bristol and The Bamford both buildings on East 56th Street! Click here to find out more about this Jacques Torres location!

 

Laduree

World famous Parisian macaron and pastry shop Ladureé, founded in Paris in 1832, has one of the best hot chocolates in all of New York City! This is for the true chocolate lover who craves that thick, silky hot coco. Grab a seat in the beautifully decorated pastry shop and order some macaroons too! The Marie Antoinette-like decor is just emanating through the bakery, which will make you want to sit and take it in for a while! Don’t worry you can, both uptown and downtown locations additionally have lengthy menus to order from if you wish to have a longer visit. Tea time at both locations is a must! With two locations, on 864 Madison Avenue and 398 West Broadway, whether you live uptown or downtown, there is a spot near you.

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Bryant Park

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One of the best markers for a New Yorker that the winter season is upon us is the opening of the holiday shops at Bryant Park. The open outdoor market, filled with 170 pop-up shops is a great winter activity for the entire family! Click here to see a list of all the shops! There is even an ice skating rink for those of you who would love to make a day out of this stop! You can find shops with great bites to eat, jewelry, goods for the home, and around the world treats! There are so many different hot chocolates to choose from here! Stroll around and expect to be wowed! Once you find your hot coco, stop over at the Doughnuttery or the Waffles and Dinges stall for a warm delicious treat to pair with your drink! The holiday shops are open from 11am-8pm.

 

Starbucks

This holiday season, maybe giving up caffeine is one of your New Year’s resolutions! Don’t fret, you can still enjoy the Starbuck’s holiday cups by ordering a hot chocolate with whipped cream! The holiday cups are here, and thy add that little extra winter cheer during long winter work days! Starbucks also has cute and tasty winter snacks like the red and white cake pops to pair with your hot coco! Your kids are sure to love the cake pops as much as you do!

 

In the comfort of your home!

Sometimes you just want to curl up at home with a good book or movie and a hot chocolate! With a little secret tip, we are sure to help you enjoy a great at home treat! To avoid a watery flavor, use milk or milk substitute like soy milk as the base of the drink. If you want that extra silky chocolaty taste, put a Hershey kiss in the bottom of you mug and let it melt before adding in the hot coco powder. Now you have a perfect at home mug of hot chocolate! This is great for those times you are stuck in your apartment due to a snow storm! You and your entire family are sure to love this at home winter treat!

 

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