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Top Hot Chocolate In Houston

December 18, 2013 6:00 AM

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The weather outside may be frightful, but there is one sweet way to warm up and that is with some of the best hot chocolate that the city has to offer. Sure, you could make a cup at home, but as you are out and about this winter doing holiday shopping or enjoying the winter wonderland of activities and events that are featured in Houston, why not take a minute and taste the chocolate?

The Chocolate Bar
1835 West Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 520-8599
www.theoriginalchocolatebar.com

Known as the premiere hotspot in Houston for all things chocolate, all four senses will be tingling with the aroma and taste of chocolate in the air, as well as the visual appeal of the many delicious chocolate desserts, dishes and treats available at The Chocolate Bar. We know winter weather is unpredictable in Houston, so why have only one “hot” chocolate available when you can have a cold one too? That’s the secret to The Chocolate Bar’s success, with European sipping chocolate blended with ice and topped with freshly made whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

Hugo’s Restaurant
1600 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
www.hugosrestaurant.net

According to many fans of Hugo’s regional Mexican cuisine, there isn’t much that this spot doesn’t do perfectly, so it should come as no surprise that its hot chocolate is considered among the best in Houston. Chocolate is almost mystical, with a rich history in Mexico, and rich is one word that can be used to describe the hot chocolate served during brunch or as a dessert at Hugo’s. Not only is it rich, frothy and sweet, but it is also accompanied by crispy, crunchy, sugary warm-from-the-oven churros, perfect for dipping into your hot chocolate.

Araya Artisan Chocolate
2013 W. Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019
(832) 767-5939
www.arayachocolate.com

Araya Artisan Chocolate is home to a wide variety of chocolate gifts, confections and specialty items for every occasion and celebration. Beautifully boxed up, you can take some chocolate home, but you won’t want to make a move once you order your hot chocolate. Miss making hot chocolate at home? At Araya, you can make your own at home as you warm up a mug of milk and make chocolate the old fashioned way. Araya provides you with a wooden stick with a square of one of its own deep, dark, slightly sweet chocolates which you swirl around in your warm milk until it melts. Smooth and rich, you can also “spice” it up with cayenne or cinnamon, but this hot chocolate is so delicious you may not want to.

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Kosmos Coffee
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 395-4001
www.kosmoscoffee.org

Changing the world one cup at a time, Kosmos Coffee not only serves up a great cup of coffee, but exceptional hot chocolate, tea and hot and cold beverages as well. Its drinks can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Whether it’s winter time and you are looking for a warm cup of hot chocolate or summer and you want a smoothie, iced coffee or lemonade, Kosmos Coffee serves the tastes your tongue craves. But what really makes this place unique is its dedication to the community and the world. Each month, a different cause is supported locally and globally both by knowledge and information as well as with donations.

Happy Fatz
3510 White Oak Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 426-3554
www.happyfatz.com

Happy Fatz is known for gourmet hotdogs, but some may not know about its “divine delights,” including its hot chocolate and full coffee and espresso bar. The hot chocolate is warm, frothy and not too sweet, so there is plenty of space and taste left to add a slice of turtle cheesecake or some truffles to your plate. The desserts are good enough to share, but you won’t want to.

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Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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