Winter is upon us in Chicago, and there’s no better way to warm up during your explorations around the city than with a stop for a mug of piping hot chocolate. Wherever your next adventure takes you, from the Magnificent Mile to Logan Square to West Town, we can help you find a delicious stop along the way. Read on for unique hot chocolates around Chicago.
In the West Loop. It’s OK to be basic with your hot chocolate selection, and BomboBar has you covered there. But this side-window concept of Bar Siena also offers a "Hotter Chocolate" option. Choose between the S’mores or Funfetti flavor: both concoctions are topped off with over-the-top garnishes (ahem, a doughnut, for instance) BomboBar’s Hotter Chocolates are made with either milk or white chocolate.
832 W. Randolph Street
In the Gold Coast. The artisan chocolate shop offers nine varieties, all hand crafted with real chopped chocolate—never powders or syrups. Try the Lucky Lumberjack, a smoky dark chocolate with maple and cinnamon. Or Abuela's Elixir, with citrus, spices and molasses.
1651 N. Wells Street
In the West Town neighborhood. With "hot chocolate" as part of this restaurant’s name, you know it's a sure bet. You’ll find the longest menu of hot cocoa offerings around town, including Pumpkin Spice, Dark, Medium, Mexican and more.
830 N. Michigan Avenue
In Logan Square. Take a short trip outside the city center to this little spot that gets rave reviews for their hot chocolate topped with gourmet, homemade marshmallows. They have nine varieties of hot cocoa flavors, from Dark to Bittersweet to Bourbon. Plus, they have vegan hot chocolate in five flavors.
2745 W. Armitage Avenue