Best Hot Chocolate in the U.S.
Huckleberry Café; Santa Monica, California
House-Made Hot Chocolate
Huckleberry co-owner and pastry chef Zoe Nathan has the zany, freewheeling air of a person on a permanent sugar high. “It’s a huge pastry playground,” she boasts of the bakery that she owns with her husband, Josh Loeb. She makes Valrhona syrup for her hot chocolate, an extravagant accompaniment to fabulous baked goods like salted-caramel bars with a buttery crust.
Photo courtesy of Huckleberry Café.