There's more chocolate than there is milk in the hot cocoa at Bar Pisellino, a jewel box of an homage to the Italian caffè. The hot chocolate is so rich that it's like drinking warm cake batter—topped with a dollop of firmly-whipped panna that melts oh-so-slowly, this is a drink with the personality of an elegant dessert. Think of it as special-occasion coca, a reward for good behavior. In other words, you get one too.
When winter arrives, we can't help but indulge in the best hot chocolate in NYC.
After a few hours on the city's best sledding hills or while curling up with a few good family movies, a cup of cocoa never disappoints! Some of our go-to spots include the Brooklyn Farmacy and Max Brennar. For those Instagrammable dessert spots—you know, the places that are a feast for the eyes and tastebuds—might we suggest a trip to see what Dominique Ansel is up to?
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So, which location are you hitting up first? No matter which spot you choose, one thing is for sure: Seconds are always welcome.