Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Spiced Hot Cocoa at Cocoa V

Forget meeting people for a cup of coffee- conversation is that much better over a cup of spiced vegan hot cocoa at Cocoa V!

Last night, I caught up with fellow vegetarian blogger, Jesal, of Veggiewala. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you'll find a great collection of recipes and dining reviews from across the globe. I'll also be doing some guest posts for her site, so stay tuned!

Amidst waxing poetic on juicers and sharing funny stories of non-veg boys gone by, (now THAT's a topic I could start an entire blog about... hmm...) we indulged in Cocoa V's specialty- vegan hot chocolate spiced with palate-pleasers like cinnamon, cardamom, and my favorite, cayenne. It's a delicately spicy treat, for those who might be intimidated by the sound of cayenne, that maintains the richness of a quality hot cocoa. I'd go as far as to say Cocoa V's cup rivals my non-vegan fave hot chocolate from Vosges. Score!

I didn't get to sample Cocoa V's tempting signature vegan truffles or bon bons, but as I always say, it's just that much more incentive to return to the welcoming little shop. And to Blossom, it's sister restaurant, located on the next block up. This could be dangerous :)

Cocoa V, 174 Ninth Avenue, NYC, 212-242-3339

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