Where to Find the Best Hot Chocolate in Raleigh

With cold weather comes hot drinks, and what could be better than hot chocolate on a chilly day?! Especially with the holidays right around the corner, we recommend grabbing a hot chocolate and going for a stroll through your neighborhood to see all the houses lit up, going to a Christmas tree farm to grab a live tree, hitting the ice skating rink in Downtown Raleigh, or partaking in any other festive activity you enjoy this time of year! Here are some local spots to get some of our favorite hot chocolates in town—and to stay warm all season, give us a call at 919-928-5366!

Videri Chocolate Factory

Naturally, with Videri being a literal chocolate factory, they make a killer cup of hot cocoa—made using their own powdered chocolate! They also offer hot chocolate bombs, which make a great gift or treat for yourself to make at home.



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Scott Crawford’s French bistro on Person Street just started serving Valrhona hot chocolate out of its Champagne window Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. And yes, they also have a Champagne window!

Escazu Chocolates

This bean-to-bar chocolate shop offers not one, but five different types of hot chocolate! Choose from original, spicy, peanut butter, chocolate-chai, or white chocolate and spices. For a little pick-me-up, go for the mocha, made with a shot of espresso!

Hereghty Heavenly Delicious

As its name would suggest, this European-style bakery and coffee shop makes a heavenly homemade hot chocolate! Also not to be missed is the Liquid Brownie, a mix of espresso, caramel, and chocolate powder. Yum!

The Chocolate Boutique

What’s a hot chocolate without some marshmallows?! At The Chocolate Boutique, they make sure to load up their hot cocoa with as many marshmallows as your heart desires.

Stay Warm With Tower Heating & Air

Sometimes a hot chocolate just won’t cut it—no matter how hot it is! If you need assistance with your heating unit this fall, give us a call at 919-928-5366 or fill out our contact form to schedule a visit from us.