Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Baby It's Cold Outside

With negative temperatures outside and the cold wind whipping our backs, our mind immediately wanders to…Hawaii. But, we then jump right to a big cup of something warm and creamy. New York has no shortage of opportunities to get a cup of coffee, but sometimes you need a little sugar with your jolt. Here’s where you can find some of the city’s best cups of hot chocolate:

Max Brenner’s Chocolate by the Bald Man – trying to create a “new chocolate culture,” our good man Max Brenner serves up cocoa right in their signature “hug mugs.” (no handles) We took the hint and snuggled up to an assortment of cocoas on a recent visit.

MarieBelle – It’s hard not to feel special at MarieBelle’s Cacao Bar. While the name conjures up images of a room made out of chocolate that we can nibble on, the bar has a decidedly European feel, but their cup of hot chocolate will make you feel like you are right at home.

Vosges – Like all good things, a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice gets the job done right. This is definitely the case with Vosges spicy hot chocolate with cinnamon and chili peppers

Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Haven – We love all things Jacques. Chocolate covered cheerios – brilliant. Chocolate covered orange peel – a citrusy bit of heaven. Chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels – yum times 10. Well, all of these pale in comparison to their house hot chocolate. We’re just…speechless.

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