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Top 25 hot chocolate spots in the US and Canada

Hot cocoa is the king of winter drinks. This steamy, creamy beverage is believed to have been making mouths happy since the days of the Mayan empire. Whether you prefer your hot cocoa with marshmallows, whipped cream, a dash of chile, or plain, there is no doubt that a few sips are sure to satisfy on a chilly day. In honor of National Cocoa Day on December 13, we’ve rounded up the top hot chocolate spots around the US and Canada, according to Yelp data. 

Photo by Eda X at Katherine Anne Confections

Top 20 places to get hot chocolate in the USA:

1. Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates – Sacramento, CA

2. XOX Truffles – San Francisco, CA

3. The Bent Spoon – Princeton, NJ

4. Katherine Anne Confections – Chicago, IL

5. Word Of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro – Salem, OR

6. La Panadería Bakery and Café – San Antonio, TX

7. Il Bambino – Astoria, NY

8. Katiebug’s Sips & Sweets – Oklahoma City, OK

9. Chocolate Holler – Lexington, KY

10. Mimi & Pin – Breckenridge, CO

11. RIM Cafe – Philadelphia, PA

12. Escazú Chocolates – Raleigh, NC

13. Pip’s Original Doughnuts & Chai – Portland, OR

14. The Hot Chocolatier – Chattanooga, TN

15. Hatch Family Chocolates – Salt Lake City, UT

16. Kakawa Chocolate House – Santa Fe, NM

17. Café y Chocolate – Philadelphia, PA

18. Persephone Bakery – Jackson, WY

19. Pastiche Fine Desserts – Providence, RI

20. Chocolate Springs Cafe – Lenox, MA

Photo by Ruth D at The Bent Spoon

Top 5 places to get hot chocolate in Canada:

21. Soma Chocolatemaker – Toronto, ON

22. C’ChoColat – Montréal, QC

23. Régine Café – Montréal, QC

24. Thomas Haas Chocolate – Vancouver, BC

25. Koko Monk Chocolates – Vancouver, BC

Photo by Allison C at Koko Monk Chocolates

Methodology: This is a list of the Top Hot Chocolate Spots in the United States according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurant and food categories with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “hot chocolate,”  then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “hot chocolate.” We included only two businesses per state for geographic diversity. This list looked at businesses in the United States and Canada. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of November 7, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of November 7, 2021.