The best hot chocolate in Toronto is perfectly creamy and chocolatey, steamy and often tricked out with all kinds of marshmallowy gadgets and gizmos and/or a small Everest of whipped cream.
Hereâs the best hot chocolate in Toronto.11 - Delight
European-style Hot Chocolate at this Junction shop is topped with 35% whipped cream and made using fair trade chocolate and Harmony organic milk. They have bittersweet orange, caramel, spiced and peanut butter flavours, the last two of which can be gluten-free. Take it home in a half or full-litre jar by request.
9 - ChocoSol
Inside a tiny yellow storefront on St. Clair West lies some truly wholesome drinking chocolate. In flavours like Mayan Mocha, Oaxacan Cinnamon and Vanilla Choco-latte, they retail the magical stuff in small, round pucks. Apparently it can be enjoyed cold, too.
6 - Peace Treats
A full skewer of toasted marshmallows comes with these bad boys also topped with whipped cream and sprinkles and rimmed with graham crackers, found inside the Peace Collective shop on Ossington.
3 - Sweet Jesus
This soft serve ice cream mini-chain serves up three hot chocolates that match their wacky cold creations. Salted caramel has Maldon salt and an Oreo rim, cake batter is decked out with vanilla whipped cream and a red velvet and condensed milk rim, and the s’mores version has toasted marshmallows and a graham and chocolate rim.
4 - SOMA Chocolate
There are five “renditions” of drinking chocolate at this chocolate shop with locations on King West and in the Distillery, ranging from kiddie and simplistic to more authentic and spicy, all beautifully presented with barista-level artistry.
5 - MoRoCo Chocolat
“Haute” chocolate is the living end at this Dupont chocolate boutique, truly baroque dripping with crumble, topped with macarons and marshmallows.
7 - OMG Baked Goodness
The marshmallow at this particular bakery on Dundas West is actually homemade, gooey, fluffy, and sweet, and they toast it right before your eyes. You can even add an espresso shot.
8 - Cacao 70 Toronto
Hot chocolate at this Montreal-based chain with locations in the Distillery and Queen West is a true experience. It comes in many forms, from American style with marshmallows and chocolate drizzle, to blended coffee and chocolate drinks, to a setup with a goblet and small metal carafe.
10 - Bobbette & Belle (Yonge St.)
The silky, dark hot chocolate at this bakery with locations on Queen East and Yonge comes with hand-torched, droplet-shaped marshmallows so precious they’re dropped into the hot drink with tongs.
by Amy Carlberg via blogTO