It is the time of year when hot chocolate is the beverage of choice! Here is a round up of some of our favorites downtown.
Capo Capo Café
Where: 21 Fulton Street (at South Street Seaport)
The 411: This tasty hot chocolate comes in two sizes and is made with chocolate powder and your choice of whole milk, half & half, or almond milk.
Where: 37 John Street
The 411: Their hot chocolate comes in one size and is made with a chocolate powder mixed with cinnamon and sugar. They have a choice of whole milk, 2 %m or half and half. No dairy free option at this time.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Where: 22 Broad Street
The 411: Three sizes available. This one is decadent as it is made with chocolate ganache and your choice of whole, oat, or almond milk.
Blue Spoon Coffee
Where: 90 William Street
The 411: This rich and satisfying beverage is made with dark chocolate sauce and a little bit of vanilla. They have a host of different milk options available. Ample non-dairy options too.
Where: 223 Front Street
The 411: At this popular Seaport cafe your hot chocolate can be made with white or dark chocolate! Non-dairy options are a slight upcharge and marshmallows and peppermint are available for a small fee. Yummy!
Where: The Oculus (185 Greenwich Street, Lower Level)
The 411: Made with dark chocolate syrup and your choice of milk. Frothy and delicious.
Battery Park City:
For Five Coffee
Where: Brookfield Place (2nd Floor, south side) ; 225 Liberty Street
The 411: Home of the Gotham Hot Chocolate which is made with dark chocolate syrup and warm milk. Make it a Gotham Mocha which includes a shot of espresso. A perfect libation to sip after a skate at the Rink.
The Elk at Clean Market
Where: Brookfield Place (2nd Floor, north side)
The 411: An excellent beverage made with double dark hot chocolate mix, using premium sweet chocolate bits and two kinds of cocoa, and your choice of milk.
Duane Street Patisserie
Where: 179 Duane Street
The 411: This one is a treat! Hot chocolate made with fresh granche each morning! Whole milk is added and steamed. Definitely more of a high price beverage, but oh so worth it! Grab a ring ding while you are there!