Enjoy a hot cup of cocoa at any of these Chicago bakeries and chocolatiers!
Wednesday, December 13th is National Cocoa Day! Warm up from the chilly winter weather with a cup of steamy hot chocolate at any of these Chicago locations!
Stop by a local hot chocolate Chicago favorite, Mindy’s Hot Chocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar! Specializing in delicious dessert creations, Mindy’s offers rich hot chocolate served with plump, homemade marshmallows — you can even get your cup spiked with a shot of brandy or rum! For the adventurous try their affogato, dark chocolate cocoa topped with coffee cocoa nib ice cream. Only a 9 minute walk from 215 West Apartments to the downtown bakery!
For delicious hot cocoa, the name says it all! Cocoa + Co. in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood specializes in hot cocoa creations, though they prefer the term “drinking chocolate.” The European style flavors include Midnight Oasis, a dark chocolate mixture, and Kama Sutra, a mix of coconut, cardamom and clove with rich chocolate. Stop by the cafe and pair your drinking chocolate with more chocolate — including salted caramel brownies and chocolate croissants. Only a 15 minute ride on the 36 Clark bus from State & Chestnut!
Pair your meal with some hot chocolate at XOCO! The Mexican street food restaurant serves empanadas and cinnamon churros, but also cups of thick hot cocoa. Try their Mexico City thick with champurrado or their Aztec flavor with fresh-ground chocolate, chile and allspice. For a pick-me-up try their chocolate espresso and cappuccinos! Located across Hubbard Street from AMLI River North or a 5 minute walk from Grand Plaza.
Take a break from shopping on State Street and warm up with hot chocolate from Godiva Chocolatier! The famous chocolate connoisseurs have holiday hot cocoa packages including milk and dark chocolate flavors paired with mug sets or simply take a canister to-go! Pair with their buttery shortbread cookies, truffles or chocolate-covered strawberries. Located beneath the apartments of Marquee at Block 37 or only a 6 minute walk from 73 East Lake.