It’s time to warm up with some warm drinks! Here’s where to go for the best hot chocolate on the Upper West Side.
414 Amsterdam Ave (between 79th and 80th Streets)
I would say Amorino has the best hot chocolate on the Upper West Side … and it definitely has the most variety! Amorino offers creamy old-fashioned hot chocolates which come in ten flavors! Try the classic dark hot chocolate or the hazelnut if you’re a purist, or for the more adventurous types, go with their orange and cinnamon, chili-infused Aztec hot chocolate, or their coconut!
They also offer some sweet combos like a hot chocolate affogato (which is served with their amazing gelato).
Jacques Torres Chocolate
285 Amsterdam Ave (between 73rd and 74th Streets)
Try their classic hot chocolate or “Wicked Hot” Chocolate, made with 60-70% dark chocolate, allspice, cinnamon, ground ancho chili peppers, and smoked, ground chipotle chili peppers! Just add milk!
Great all-around dessert place.
10 Columbus Circle (Third Floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle)
This sweet Columbus Circle eatery delivers hot chocolate made with three kinds of chocolate (milk, dark and cocoa powder), whole milk and heavy cream, plus hints of coriander, cinnamon and vanilla bean.
1900 Broadway (at 64th Street)
Celebrated chef Daniel Boulud has some highly celebrated hot chocolate varieties. He’s brought them to the Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival for the past two years (they’ve only had two of these festivals … and yes this is a real festival).
One of Boulud’s favorite concoctions is the “Ginger Delight”, made with Abinao chocolate, cocoa paste and powder, heavy cream and ginger spices.
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