Best Hot Chocolate in the U.S.
Dominique Ansel Bakery; New York City
Chef’s Hot Chocolate
At his new 2,500-square-foot bakeshop in New York’s SoHo, former Daniel pastry chef Dominque Ansel uses Valrhona dark chocolate in the base and the whipped-cream topping of his Chef’s Hot Chocolate. He also serves delicious French sweets, like made-to-order madeleines, and sandwiches including a gooey grilled cheese on homemade garlic-rosemary sourdough. Insider’s tip: The best tables are in the glass-enclosed garden, which is open year-round.
Photo © Thomas Schauer / Courtesy of Dominique Ansel Bakery