City Guides

NYC’s Best Warm Beverages

by The Culinistas

After a day strolling, holiday shopping, or simply commuting to the office, a cozy drink is all you need. New York is home to myriad options of soothing sweet and savory bevs, below are our favorites.

Hot Chocolate from Jacques Torres

While this West Village chocolate shop may be known for its truffles and bars, it’s home to one of the best hot chocolates in town. Traditional hot chocolate is always available, but for the more adventurous drinkers, a spicier blend is available that uses allspice, cinnamon, ground ancho chili peppers and smoked, ground chipotle peppers.

350 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Latte from Little Canal

This little coffee shop nestled on Canal Street between Essex and East Broadway serves as the perfect nook for people watching. Ample natural light, records on rotation, and a huge monstera plant adds to the atmosphere. The Madcap Coffee Latte is served best with a Balthazar croissant or one of the many sandwich options available. Stay late enough and the space transforms into a candlelit wine bar.

26 Canal St, New York, NY 10002

Masala Chai from The Hideout

Creamy chai brewed with oat milk and honey served in a minimalist space from beautiful ceramics, what more could you ask for? If you’re in need of an extra kick, hop across the street to Irving Farm for a shot of espresso and make a DIY dirty chai.

42 Rivington St, New York, New York 10002

Hot Toddies from The Waverly

For a cozy nightcap, slip into The Waverly. A dimly lit West Village clubhouse tavern with some of the best hot toddies around. Getting hungry? Oysters, truffle mac and cheese, and chicken pot pie are all solid menu choices.

16 Bank St., New York, NY, 10014