Winter is here! Since Philadelphia is a city with so many outdoor activities, during winter, hot chocolate is a sure way to beat the cold temperatures and enjoy the blustery outdoors. If you’re looking for places in Philadelphia for the most delicious hot chocolate, we’ve got you covered. Here are five local gems in Philadelphia to visit this winter season. One of them happens to be America’s oldest candy shop!
This 4th generation, family-operated coffee shop is located in the historic Italian Market section of Philadelphia. Not only can you enjoy a frothy cup of satisfying hot chocolate, Anthony’s also sells an assortment of sweet treats to pair nicely with your cocoa. Stay and sip inside or make your own at home. In fact, stop into this local gem to shop an assortment of the finest imported chocolates and truffles.
🍫 Where: 903 S. 9th St.
Indeed, this local gem in South Philadelphia is worth the visit! This restaurant serves not only authentic, gourmet Mexican dishes but also hot chocolate with a flair. Enjoy a cup of the popular, Chocolate Oaxaca, Mexican hot chocolate topped with cinnamon. Or, if you’re looking for an extra spruce, we recommend trying the Cafe con Chocolate, two shots of espresso, Mexican hot chocolate, topped with cinnamon. Can you say decadent!
🍫 Where: 1532 Synder Ave.
This French Italian Espresso Chocolate & Cannoli Bar serves some of the best hot chocolate you’ll ever get in Philly! Don’t believe us, give it a try for yourself. RIM Cafe is more than just a coffee shop, it is an experience. The place itself is museum like, filled with movie memorabilia and other antiques to marvel at. You’ll watch in anticipation as your hot chocolate is made right in front of you. Of course, if the hot chocolate is that good, the other items on the menu follow suit. Go ahead, knock yourself out!
🍫 Where: 1172 S. 9th St.
You’ll feel like you just stepped foot in a time capsule transporting you to the 1800s! Shane Confectionery is America’s oldest confectionery. Established in 1863, this historic bean-to-bar chocolate bar is home to the sweetest candies made on-site using local & traceable ingredients. The cocoa is rich and velvety, a dream in a cup. Sip and savor the creamy flavor of cocoa while you take in the gorgeously nostalgic ambiance. Make sure you purchase from the variety of house blends to take home!
🍫 Where: 11o Market St.
This black-owned, woman-owned establishment is more than just an ice-cream bar. Enjoy a variety of sweet treats to pair with a rich, chocolatey cup of cocoa. Choose from milk, white, or unicorn hot chocolate -yes unicorn! There’s also a private section, the Drizzle Lounge, perfect for children’s birthdays.
🍫 Where: 433 W. Girard Ave.