Cocoa + Co.

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.

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BomboBar

BomboBar

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
312-492-7775

 

 

Cocoa + Co.

Cocoa + Co.

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
312-624-8540

 

 

Mindy’s HotChocolate

Mindy's Hot Chocolate

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.

1747 N. Damen Avenue
773-489-1747

 

 

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Dylan's Candy Bar
On the Magnificent Mile. Dylan's is a must for all your sweet cravings, so it’s no surprise that they whip up a mean hot chocolate at their café. Choose from a generous serving of hot or frozen cocoa, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

445 N. Michigan Avenue
312-702-2247

 

 

Ghirardelli

Ghirardelli
On the Magnificent Mile. Hot cocoa from Ghirardelli’s ice cream and chocolate shop lives up to the expectations that have been set for this renowned San Francisco chocolate maker. Go for classic or sea salt caramel hot chocolate, with a Ghirardelli chocolate square for garnish. Add a scoop of ice cream on the side for total indulgence.

830 N. Michigan Avenue
312-337-9330 

 

 

Katherine Anne Confections

Katherine Anne Confections

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
773-245-1630

 

OK, are you going into a chocolate coma just by reading this? Which of the most unique hot chocolates in Chicago will you try first?