Taza Has a New Chocolate Bar in Boston Public Market

Hot chocolate has gone upscale.

taza hot chocolate bar

Photograph by Sarah Fisher

Like coffee before it, hot chocolate has gone upscale, with baristas slinging single-origin beans and rich accoutrements. Case in point: Taza’s new chocolate bar inside the Boston Public Market, where owner Alex Whitmore combines Dominican and Haitian chocolates—ground fresh on-site in a stone molino—with almond milk and upgrades like hazelnut butter and guajillo chili. Convenience be damned: You’ll never even consider going instant again.

Cocoa, Revamped

Three locally made enhancements for your home brew.

Apotheker’s Vanilla Marshmallows

Crown a steaming mug with one of these pillowy treats, sweetened with maple sugar and wildflower honey. $10, available at Savenor’s Market.

Toscanini’s Italian Eggnog Ice Cream

Add a scoop of this amaretto-infused ice cream to your cocoa for a boozy, creamier riff on the affogato. $6.75 per pint.

GrandTen Distilling’s Angelica

Stay cozy by spiking hot chocolate with this earthy, herbaceous Chartreuse alternative. $28, available at Social Wines.