My partner and I are obsessed with hot chocolate to the point of needing to try a few mugs of the stuff everywhere we visit. They literally cannot leave a city without trying the hot chocolate, and the more I’ve traveled, the more I’ve seen similar behaviour in other people. A friend of mine asked me to put together this list of my 3 best hot chocolates in Toronto since she’ll be visiting soon, so I decided to share it on the blog too. Enjoy!
Bobbette & Belle is a favourite of mine because of how simple the hot chocolate is here, without being basic. You get a nice big mug full of smooth dark chocolate that’s topped with a big fluffy marshmallow that’s torched by hand. The flavours in this drink are deep and luscious, and I love this one when I want a nice mug of simple and warming chocolate.
MoRoCo Chocolat is a bit more bougie than B&B, but they are a lovely boutique with quality chocolate items so I don’t hate them for it. The hot chocolate, called the Haute Chocolate at MoRoCo, is deliciously decadent and a bit over the top. It comes topped with macarons and marshmallows, and a delicious crumble that really sets it apart from other hot chocolates in the city. They’ve recently stopped offering a dining space for patrons to lounge in, so do call ahead to check if they’re offering the Haute Chocolate to-go on the the day you’d like to visit.
OMG Baked Goodness is a little bakery that makes delicious pastries and even yummier hot chocolate. The chocolate is smooth and frothy with the perfect amount of sweetness, and the torched marshmallow that floats on the top is torched right in front of you. What’s even better is that the marshmallows here are homemade, and they taste the best out of all the ones in the city!
I didn’t mention FIKA, Sweet Jesus, or Cacao 70 because they might not be to everyone’s taste, and to be frank I think Sweet Jesus, like Peace Treats, is a bit overrated—though Sweet Jesus does the ice cream game way better than Peace Treats (sorry about it). I also didn’t include options that were more European, because those tend to be much less sweet, and unless you grew up with it it’s likely you won’t like it. I say this because my partner absolutely hated most of the hot chocolates we had in the UK when visiting my family, because it was all made in European styles and not in the North American way that he was used to. Regardless, I hope you give a couple of these places a try and let me know what you think!
This article was updated on 9-23-2018