Chicagoans can whine about the cold weather or they can do something about it and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. There’s a variety to select from as Chicago is clearly a city that takes its cocoa seriously. Famed chef Mindy Segal even named her restaurant after the wintry treat while perfecting the craft of homemade marshmallows. From Mexican to boozy hot chocolates, the following spots have plenty of experience keeping frigid customers happy. So don’t freeze; embrace the season and sip on one of these decadent drinks. Listed in alphabetical order.
4. Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe
Rich and decadent, this French-style hot chocolate is served with a scoop of whipped cream but isn’t too sweet. Beware: Don’t eat a heavy meal before tackling the beverage.
17. Uncommon Ground
Both Uncommon Ground locations in Edgewater and Lakeview serve the Uncommon Cocoa with Omanhene chocolate and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.