30 Places to Get Allergy-Friendly Hot Chocolate

Cheers to our favorite holiday bevvy, hot chocolate! We whipped up a guide of the 30 best places to order a safe hot chocolate, covering 5 countries including the chocolate capital of the world, Belgium! We’re coming in hot with options for nut, dairy and soy allergies plus celiac.

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Snooze an A.M. Eatery

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

“Have dined here a few times and they have been consistently great with allergies, even letting us check labels ourselves on a chocolate mix being used for the hot chocolate our daughter would be drinking.”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


French Corner Bakery

Location: Cambria, California

“My son had a delicious cinnamon roll and a croissant. Both were safe for him and were very good. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and a clear designation of the pastries that had nuts or not. They did not use peanuts at all, only almonds and walnuts on a few. They were aware of cross-contamination issues as well. Good coffee and hot chocolate.”

@jjones7who manages peanut, fruit, and vegetable allergies

Heavenly Donuts

Location: Redding, California

“Best little donut shop around, they have a great variety. Plus you can’t go wrong with a nice cup of hot chocolate.”

@jaded-elatedwho manages a walnut allergy

Honey Hi

Location: Los Angeles, California

“Whenever I’m in Silver Lake, I always make it a point to visit Honey Hi. Honey Hi is another dedicated gluten-free, refined sugar-free restaurant. Their menu is full of healthier options and a few not as healthy ones. If you’re looking for one of the healthier options, opt for the grain or miso bowl and add a smoothie made with almond and pumpkin seed milk. I usually grab a stack of the hazelnut and brown rice pancakes and mushroom hot chocolate to wash it down. Grab a cassava flour chocolate chip cookie on your way out to munch on while you explore this side of town.”

@andglutenfree, who manages celiac and an oyster allergy


The Remedy Bar

Location: Vail, Colorado

“Went here for the world famous Haut Chocolate and it was divine! I usually do not enjoy hot chocolate but this one was so silky and high quality — it tasted like a truffle more than the typical powder from a box. The marshmallow on top was also gluten-free and melted so nicely into the drink which the waiter pours in front of you — so fun! Also recommend the classic espresso martini.”

@gluttenouswho manages celiac and egg, wheat, and grain allergies


Cozy Corner Restaurant and Pancake House

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“We went here after seeing a review on Spokin! My daughter ate the blueberry pancake combo meal with two eggs and ham. She also tried my hash browns. She drank coffee and hot chocolate with whipped cream. Super casual and big breakfast spot.”

@susiewho manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Hollywood Grill

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“My daughter ate here with her friends, felt comfortable and ordered banana pancakes, sausage and hot chocolate. She did note that the hot chocolate had Cool Whip and the bananas were on the pancakes not in them. She said she saw Nutella and pecans on the menu.”

@susiewho manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Lincoln Park Zoo

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Lincoln Park Zoo serves holiday-themed food during their zoo lights exhibit. My sister and I purchased hot chocolate and they were very clear that it was made with water and Swiss Miss powder and optional add ins. Highly recommend!”

@lgoldsmith26, who manages tree nut and milk allergies

XO Marshmallow

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“They are 100% peanut-free and gluten-free (also cashew-free) — the only nut we saw was pistachio, and they are kept separate. My daughter had a lavender white hot chocolate, and we had the seasonal s’more was a snickerdoodle with salted caramel. We did feel very safe, and the spot is very Instagram-friendly!”

@susiewho manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Abigail’s Tea Room

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

“This is just a tea room with some basic baked items. I didn’t even ask about the cookies since I saw peanut butter and M&M cookies sitting in the case, but my peanut and tree nut allergic daughter wanted hot cocoa. The waitstaff bent over backwards, going downstairs and taking considerable time to find the label to make sure it was safe. So, plenty of tea and cocoa to enjoy!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Dandelion Chocolate

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

“This isn’t a restaurant, but rather a coffee, hot cocoa, and chocolatier. The chocolate bars are all safe only, containing a few ingredients. My daughter was over the moon selecting from several dark chocolate bars with as many notes as wine! So much fun, and they were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Clinton St. Baking Company

Location: New York, New York

“Just went back and had an amazing waitress who guaranteed my pancakes be made on a separate clean grill!! It really does depend on your waitress sometimes. The food was great though and amazing hot chocolate for the winter!”

@izzytri12, who manages tree nut, salmon, and sesame allergies

Handcraft Coffee

Location: New York, New York

“They brought out and showed the chocolate they used for their hot chocolate to make sure it’d be safe for me! Incredible friendly staff and a wide selection of teas as well as coffee.”

@foodallergy63, who manages peanut, tree nut, mustard, poppy, sesame, and vegetable allergies

The Donut Pub

Location: New York, New York

“More than just donuts here! Perfect place to get a safe NYC bagel. Entire place is nut-Free, and there are vegan options (just look out for soy flour in vegan options). Even nice to stop in for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate! In this location, their staff was clear and educated on the ingredients and allergen information for everything, let me read their binder showing the ingredients for their different offerings, and were very helpful, understanding, and accommodating about my needs.”

@alliw, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame, sunflower, avocado, fruit, and legume allergies


Fera’wyn’s Chocolate Cafe

Location: Holly Springs, North Carolina

“Fera’wyn’s Artisan Chocolates is a local hidden gem! We are so fortunate to have such an awesome dedicated gluten-free bakery and chocolatier nearby! They have a variety of dairy-free and vegan treats as well. They make custom cakes for birthdays and events that look as great as they taste! Added bonus: great lattes, coffee, hot chocolate, and other coffee drinks!”

@kedbachwho manages celiac and milk and wheat allergies


Awesome Sweets

Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island

“The entire bakery is peanut and tree nut-free! I have had many of their items: cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, hot chocolate bombs, and chocolates. Everything has been DELICIOUS! They make “cupcakes bouquets” which are cupcakes with frosting made to look like flowers. I ordered several of them for a bridal shower. They were so gorgeous and a huge hit! They do also have gluten-free options, but I haven’t tried them!”

@graceflah, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Café Intermezzo – Nashville

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

“This place was my heaven! Adorable little cafe with the most delicious hot chocolate ever. They also had super yummy desserts. They were attentive and knowledgeable about my allergies and willing to accommodate as well. Reminds me of a Parisian cafe!”

@awissink, who manages peanut, shellfish, sesame, and fruit allergies


Summit House

Location: Park City, Utah

“The 9250 Summit House at the top of Silverlode lift (Park City Mtn) has gluten-free buns for burgers and bread for sandwiches. They were delish – and they changed gloves to handle the gluten-free buns too. The hot chocolate is also gluten-free.”

@thedyercrew, who manages celiac and tree nut and egg allergies


Greenberry’s Coffee Co.

Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia

“Good beverages. Wouldn’t trust the food for nuts but the hot chocolate is excellent. They do have an almond milk option, but I have never had a problem with cross-contamination.”

@toboldlygo, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Sheboygan’s Family Restaurant

Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

“Update: came back here and all was great. My daughter had a breakfast called the 2 by 2 by 2 with eggs, sausage and pancakes and a hot chocolate. This spot is VERY casual, located in a strip mall and definitely a don’t judge the book by it’s cover kind of place (haha). The food is fast, good and they were great with nuts. I personally got the vegetarian skillet which is sooooo good and my daughter had a bite! Great breakfast spot! Pancakes, waffles, eggs, etc. Great with our nut allergies!”

@susiewho manages peanut and tree nut allergies



Location: Antwerpen, Belgium

“I have a severe allergy to nuts and on the online website of Leonidas I found that there were these chocolates cubes for making hot chocolate that didn’t contain allergens! The only thing that they indicate is that the product could contain traces of milk and soy and that in the same factory they handle nuts. If you are allergic to cocoa or to sunflower lecithin (I am allergic to sunflower oil but I can tolerate the lecithin) or vanilla this product is not for you! The personnel of the shop is really kind and will help you in any way they can: just tell them your allergies and they’ll help you find something that’s is good!”

@lottie99, who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, seed, fruit, and vegetable allergies


Angelina Paris

Location: Paris, France

“The experience at Angelina was delightful. We went here twice during our week vacation. I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to have anything here, especially anything with chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was able to have the Angelina Famous Hot Chocolate! It was absolutely delicious. When I mentioned my allergies, the waitress handed me an allergen menu so I could see what contained peanuts and nuts. I didn’t feel comfortable with any of the pastries, breads or desserts due to cross-contamination, but I did enjoy a truffle ravioli dish that was outstanding. The staff was knowledgeable about allergies and I felt very safe eating there, despite the amount of baked goods there.”

@graceflah, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Café de Flore

Location: Paris, France

“The hot chocolate here is heaven on earth. Staff is well educated. SO good.”

@gfreebasicb, who manages a celiac allergy


Chocolatería San Ginés

Location: Madrid, Spain

“Ladies and gentlemen, behold the gem of Madrid! Churros and hot chocolate is never an option for me on a typical trip abroad, but San Ginés made it possible. They don’t have nuts (aside from hazelnuts in 1 ice cream option-which isn’t even in the same building as the churros) or sesame in-house and have a very detailed allergen menu in various languages. The experience was truly liberating and I went back for a second time the same day I discovered them! They also have packs of their hot chocolate mix that you can purchase and take home. This helped me feel more calm so I could verify the ingredients myself. I felt incredibly safe here and the employees were very supportive. You MUST try San Ginés!”

@alexandrabrist, who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, seed, and kiwi allergies


Mirror Room

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

“We took our 4 and 7 year old girls here for Afternoon Art Tea while staying at the Rosewood. The entire staff was extremely accommodating and considerate with our allergies. They reproduced the entire menu with safe ingredients for our girls… finger sandwiches and the fanciest plate of pastries they’ve ever seen. The pastry course came with frosting “paint” and sprinkles (all safe) for the girls to decorate the pastries. They also made the girls dairy-free hot chocolate in lieu of tea. This experience exceeded my expectations.”

@cbuckley, who manages tree nut, milk, egg, and avocado allergies

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