There are many hot chocolates in NYC, and now around the world, that I can say I really love. But beyond them all, I love the hot chocolate at City Bakery.
|Also available with a giant marshmallow|
It's hard to be objective. I've been having this ever since I was a kid. It was the first super-thick, super-chocolatey hot chocolate I ever had. Since then, I've had the offerings of DT Works, Grom, and others in NYC, and of Angelina and others in Europe. I have not been disappointed by any of those places, but whenever I come back to City Bakery, even though it may be slightly sweeter than some others, it feels perfect -- just like home.
Bottom Line: Objectively, it holds up to any hot chocolate in the world. Subjectively, this is the New York native's holy grail.
(Pro Tip: During the winter, City Bakery hot chocolate is also sold at Birdbath Bakeries all around the city.)