Hot chocolate is a staple for cold weather, and these Chicago and suburban locations are stirring up some special cocoa treats!
Yesterday may have been National Hot Cocoa Day, but warm up with this sweet drink anytime! Perfect for winter weather and holiday festivities, enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate from these Chicago and suburban locations.
Try XOCO for hot cocoa made straight from the cocoa beans to the cup! XOCO is the only Chicago restaurant to roast their own cocoa beans, creating a rich and unique chocolate flavor! Try their hot chocolate flavors such as Mexico City thick, almendrado or Aztec. They also infuse their homemade chocolate into coffee drinks such as a chocolate espresso or chocolate cappuccino. Only a 1 minute walk from AMLI River North, a 5 minute walk from the Grand Plaza and a 3 minute walk from 400 N. LaSalle.
Visit the Christkindl Market through the month of December for some delicious hot chocolate from local vendors! Hot chocolate from the Dinkel’s Bakery stand is served in a special way: in a boot! Keep the souvenir holiday ceramic boot and have it refilled as you shop. The stand only lasts till Christmas, so stop by for some holiday shopping and festive drinks! The market is only a 4 minute walk from 215 West Apartments and an 8 minute walk from 73 East Lake.
Enjoy upscale hot chocolate from NoMI Kitchen, located in the Park Hyatt Chicago. Bittersweet couverture, chocolate with extra cocoa butter, is used to make the hot chocolate decadent while garnishes such as peppermint and cinnamon sticks are added for flavor at the Park Chocolate Bar. Keep it warm and cozy or spike it with a shot for an extra kick. For dessert, go cuckoo for cocoa with the textures of chocolate dessert which includes chocolate ganache, chocolate sorbet, chocolate mousse and hot chocolate foam. Only am 11 minute walk from Grand Plaza.
Escape the cold and stroll down the streets of Paris at the café and bistro Le Chocolat du Bouchard in Naperville. Choose from their long list of classic hot chocolates with various flavors such as dark decadence, hot chocolate malt and toasted marshmallow. Le Chocolat also features “choctails,” specialty hot chocolate served in a martini glass. Flavors include chocolate English toffee, mocha mint and amaretto en chocolat. Enjoy it as dessert or pair the drink with a beautiful pastry, only a 7 minute drive from The Iroquois Club and Lincoln At The Parks.