The 3 Absolute Best Places to Drink Hot Chocolate in New York City

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    ‘Tis the season to drink hot chocolate! In New York City, fans of the rich drink have plenty of options when it comes to settling in for a treat. Today, we’re taste-testing three of the absolute best locations in Manhattan to get a chocolate fix: City Bakery, Jacques Torres Chocolate, and Caffe Lavazza at Eataly. Come along for the fun!

    Allie Merriam: It is getting chillier here in New York City but the good news is that it's the best time of the year to drink hot chocolate and today we are taste testing what may the city's three best hot chocolates.

    A recent Harvard Medical School study suggests drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day can actually help keep your brain healthy and decrease memory loss; all the more reason to drink up and stay warm this season.

    First up, City Bakery an institution known for having big cookies and out of this world hot chocolate.

    Okay, it's time to try. That is docketed, City Bakery clearly knows their staff which is why they host some Annual Hot Chocolate Festival and get a load of this homemade marshmallow it is so big and gluey, and delicious.

    Master Chocolatier Jac Torres has a number of locations around New York City and we are here at his NoHo spot to try his panned hot chocolate.

    Although it looks delicious so it's time to try. Wow! It's thick, delicious and so chocolaty, it's basically exactly what you would expect from someone with experience in chocolate like Jac Torres or may be I should say Chef Torres. Wow!

    And finally, inside Massive Italian Food Hall, Eataly is Caffe Lavazza where they make hot chocolate with the European touch.

    I am going to try it. So good, it's rich but not too sweet, you can tell that real chocolate and whole milk is used and if anyone to say sort of why the Italians serve this traditionally in smaller glasses.

    Now when it comes to City Bakery, Jac Torres, and Caffe Lavazza deciding who is best is too difficult. All I can say is we are all winners if you get to try one of these.