What NYC chocolate list would be complete without famed Max Brenner’s Chocolate by the Bald Man? The spot serves 5 varieties (starting at $3.95) in a special “hug mug,” perfect for cupping your hands around on a cold day. You can choose from dark, milk, white, or classic cocoas, and even chocolate with refreshing hint of orange zest. There’s also a lighter option made with low-fat cocoa, low fat milk, and sweetener. We also love the chocolate cocktails, spiced up with brandy and peppermint Schnapps ($8).