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Guide: 8 of the most delicious hot chocolate spots in Toronto

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Already thinking about crackling fireplaces and Christmas lights? You might be a winter person. You probably like hot chocolate. However, even if you’re still shedding tears over colder weather, you could be shedding them into a nice cup of the best hot chocolate in Toronto. Cold weather is just an excuse to drink chocolate. We’re all for it.

Here are some of our favourite hot chocolates in Toronto!

SWEET JESUS

Sweet Jesus goes absolutely hardcore on everything they make, and the hot chocolate is no exception! Try cake batter, salted dark chocolate, or s’mores. What the heck, try all three!

Where: Find your nearest locations here

SOMA

soma chocolate

Soma’s old news, but their hot chocolate is the definition of a seasonal must-have. After more than 15 years, they’ve perfected the art of drinking chocolate. Order it malted, fudgy, spicy, with orange peel… the options will keep you happy all winter.

Where: 32 Tank House Ln & 443 Kig St W

PEACE TREATS

tourism hot chocolate

Peace Treats isn’t about being lowkey. This hot chocolate comes decked out to the max, with graham crackers and toasted marshmallows. It’s our pick for the most social media-worthy hot chocolate in the city.

Where: 131 Ossington Ave

CACAO 70

hot chocolate toronto

This place started out entirely as a drinking chocolate bar, which is what fancy people call really high-quality hot chocolate. Go drink your chocolate and see just how rich and chocolatey hot chocolate can be! We do recommend ordering it with semi-sweet chocolate if you’re not a huge sweet tooth. If you ARE a huge sweet tooth, you’re so set.

Where: 28 Gristmill Ln & 485 Queen St W

FIKA CAFE

fika

Come to Fika and order the most important thing on the menu: the lavender white hot chocolate. It’s a steamy blend of lavender bitters, white chocolate, house-made vanilla, and cardamom. You’ll never go back to normal hot chocolate, at least until next winter.

Where: 28 Kensington Ave

SOUL CHOCOLATE

toronto hot chocolate soul chocolate

This teeny little Toronto shop makes their very own chocolate, which means their hot chocolate is going to be unlike any other you’ve tasted. Pair it with a house-made pastry and you’re golden, ponyboy! Also, don’t try to leave without stocking up on their chocolate. Wanna grab us a bar of pistachio white?

Where: 583 Gerrard St E

CHOCOSOL TRADERS

You won’t find a group of people in Toronto as passionate about craft chocolate as these. Chocolate is their first love (we relate), and their drinking chocolate is some of the best we’ve found. Stop by for a tasting, and realize you’ll never be going back to Timmie’s again.

Where: 1131 St Clair Ave W

OMG BAKED GOODNESS

Attention, marshmallow lovers! This one is for you. OMG makes their hot chocolate with a serious dose of toasty marshmallow flavour. It’s all the best parts of a campfire in your mouth, all at the same time. Wait, that came out weird. You know what we mean.

Where: 1561 Dundas St W

So much good hot chocolate in Toronto, so little time. Well, that’s not true, winter’s just getting started. Go try some of these out, and let us know which ones are your favourite!

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