Hot chocolate aficionados are likely well-aware of The City Bakery's on-going Hot Chocolate Festival through the end of February, but for the layman of the hot chocolate world, Gothamist reminds you to stop by for a cup of the coma-inducing cocoa. With a new flavor each day, including Monday's (2/19) beer, Thursday's (2/22) cinnamon, and next Monday's (2/26) chili pepper varieties, there's sure to be a cocoa for any type of chocolate lover. Notoriously rich and thick, The City Bakery's hot chocolate is offered in "shot" or cup ($4.50) sizes either with or without a homemade marshmallow. The brew--if one seeks pure indulgence--can be enjoyed with any one of City Bakery's memorable cookies, including new vegan chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin varieties.

The City Bakery is open seven days a week and located at 3 West 18th Street near Union Square. 212-366-1414.

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