It’s time to sit back and relax with a nice, rich cup of hot chocolate. Here is a look at the top five places in Boston to go for a memorable cup this holiday season.
1 Phillips Candy HousePhillips Chocolate
Phillips Candy House, Boston’s oldest and admittedly best chocolatier, has some of the creamiest hot chocolates available. The specialty seasonal offering features cocoa beans that are fermented between banana leaves and dried in the sun, which results in an ultra rich cocoa flavor. While you are here, don’t forget to pick up one of their decadent chocolate turtle baskets, which Oprah has named one of her most favorite things for 2015.
818 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA 02122
2 L.A. BurdickThomas Schauer
Come for the wooden box filled with hand dipped chocolate snowmen and stay for a cup of dark, milk or white hot chocolate that you can enjoy in their on-site tea room. The handmade artisanal chocolatier offers European-inspired chocolates that do not contain artificial coloring or preservatives. Be sure to check out their signature Treasure Chest filled with gourmet pastries and confections, including a heavenly chocolate bonbon assortment and gift card.
220 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
3 Max BrennerMax Brenner
Chocoholics flock to the Back Bay to Max Brenner’s chocolate bar and restaurant for a haute taste of their rich chocolate confections. Sip on a delicious dark hot chocolate served in a Hug Mug. The hot chocolate experience is somewhat of a ritual here with its cup designed to be “hugged” by both hands to take in the warmth and scent of the chocolate that comes in the form of luxe flavors like hazelnut, Mexican spicy and Italian thick with vanilla cream.
745 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115
4 The Met Back BayMet Back Bay
Another location that takes its hot chocolate seriously is Met Back Bay. There are no decisions to make here as they set up a flight of four for you to try, including a Classic, Mexican (kicked up with chili chocolate), Salted Almond served with an almond biscotti and Peppermint, which is topped off with a candy cane.
279 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA 02116
5 The Chocolate Bar at The Langham BostonThe Langham Boston
The Langham Boston hosts one of the best feasts for chocolate indulgences with its Chocolate Bar held every Saturday from September to June. While sipping on a creamy hot chocolate, you can also indulge in eclairs, ice cream, pastries, a chocolate fountain and rich tortes, which is all sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving.
225 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110