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Reddyrat Mar 25, 2011 05:25 PM

I'm going to be in Chicago next weekend. I am a huge fan of sipping chocolate - the kind you find in Paris or elsewhere in Europe that's basically a melted chocolate bar.

Where is the best place in Chicago for Sipping Chocolate?

On my last trip, I tried Vosges (good for chocolate, hot chocolate only okay) and Hot Chocolate (excellent, plus I loved the Cream of Asparagus soup).

I definitely want to try Xoco. Where else should I try?

Thanks,
Alison

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Hot Chocolate
1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

XOCO
449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

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    Siun Mar 27, 2011 12:19 AM

    Not sure where else to try but the Aztec Hot Chocolate at Xoco is wonderful! Enjoy!

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    Hot Chocolate
    1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

    XOCO
    449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

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      ferret Mar 27, 2011 06:38 AM

      We also have outposts of the Viennese coffee shop Julius Meinl, which serves a European drinking chocolate.

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        Siun Mar 27, 2011 08:41 PM

        I had forgotten that and Meinl's is great!

      2. twodales Mar 27, 2011 10:57 PM

        How about Mindy Segal's Hot Chocolate?

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        Hot Chocolate
        1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

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          nsxtasy Mar 28, 2011 10:58 AM

          The OP mentioned having been there and is looking for additional suggestions... :)

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            twodales Mar 28, 2011 01:16 PM

            I think I'm losing it. That's what I get for not reading every word.

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          trvlcrzy May 11, 2011 05:16 PM

          Sorry but I find Xoco's hot chocolates way too sweet. I did try the Azteca, the classic and the Champurrado (thick)...none of which came close to European style hot chocolate...whether it be Spanish, French or Italian style.

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          XOCO
          449 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

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            ParisKat May 11, 2011 05:38 PM

            The best hot chocolate I've had in Chicago is at the bar at the Four Seasons. It's their Valrhona chocolate. Yum!

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