Think Chocolate

1. Dessert Truck

University Pl., nr. 8th St.; 6 p.m. until late; closed Mondays

A former Le Cirque pastry sous-chef and his business-school buddy have taken to the streets in a truck, casually dispensing nearly lethal hot chocolate and exquisitely prepared desserts as if they were chicken gyros.

2. The City Bakery

3 W. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-366-1414

What Katz’s is to pastrami, what Di Fara is to pizza, what Daniel Boulud is to paupiettes of black sea bass, the City Bakery is to hot chocolate. A superrich and tangy four-ounce shot is just enough.

3. OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria

1 Fifth Ave., nr. 8th St.; 212-995-9559

Otto’s superb gianduja calda—a mouth-coatingly rich blend of milk and hazelnut chocolates melted with hazelnut-steeped milk—is available only during the winter.

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