When it’s cold or snowing, there's almost nothing better to warm you up than hot chocolate (except soup, maybe). Whether you’re looking for a simple, straightforward, and nostalgic cup of cocoa or a dense and soul-warming treat — or perhaps some hot chocolate spiked with booze — the Boston area has plenty of great options.
Here are over 20 sure-fire places to find excellent hot chocolate in and around the city as the Northeast gets swept into colder months. Some are sweet, some have a kick of spice, some are topped with delightful whipped cream, and some include alcohol.
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