Enjoy cocoa at area restaurants and cafes during the Takoma Cocoa Crawl! Make one stop or many. Adult versions available too. This year we will continue to forgo the original cocoa crawl reusable Takoma mugs for health reasons and the businesses will provide single use mugs or to-go cups for your safety and enjoyment! Prices and sizes vary by business.

Holiday Shopping
The Takoma Cocoa Crawl is a great time for holiday shopping. For a list of all Takoma businesses, go to EXPLORE plus find specials at participating shops below. Takoma MAP

Participating Businesses:

The Big Bad Woof, 20% off all holiday merchandise and treats

COCOA Busboys and Poets
, 235 Carroll St, NW: $2.50 Delicious hot chocolate (made with milk!), $2.50 Regular or Decaf Coffee, $8 Adult peppermint spiked hot chocolate plus more from Busboys and Poets Bookstore:

  • 10% off on selected bookstore titles, including from local authors and staff recommendations
  • A voucher for 10% off at Takoma Busboys in January-March 2023 if customers make a purchase of over $50 from either the book fair or Busboys (or combined)
  • A free gift bag and tissue paper with every $50 spent
  • Several hidden “Golden Tickets” that can be traded in for $50 gift cards included in our “Blind Date Books”

COCOA Cielo Rojo, 7056 Carroll Avenue: Mexican Hot Chocolate: organic fair trade cocoa, cane sugar, spices & touch chile hot chocolate  made w/almond milk *vegan/organic $6, Mexican Hot Chocolate w/mezcal: $12

COCOA The Girl and the Vine, 7071 Carroll Ave: Hot chocolates with marshmallows for $4 and spiked (with Drambuie & scotch) for $10

COCOA Lost Sock Roasters, 6833 4th St, NW: hot chocolate

COCOA Main Street Pearl, 7050 Carroll Ave: $3 vegan hot chocolate, $6 port toddies, and 10% off with all queer and neurodiversity pride gear, as well as youth-made wares!

Old Takoma Ace Hardware, 7001 Carroll Ave, 30% off all holiday items, excluding live goods – all other holiday related items, including artificial trees, will be 30% off. Plus BOGO knife sharpening special valid through Dec. 18.

Olive Lounge and Grill, 7006 Carroll Avenue: Spiked apple cider, $9

COCOA Spring Mill Bread Co, 7300 Carroll Avenue, Free Hot Chocolate with purchase

The Still Point, 6 Grant Avenue, 15% off our retail boutique

Tabletop, 6927 Laurel Ave, 10% discount on all boxed Christmas and Hanukkah cards (not singles and not New Year’s), all day

COCOA Takoma Beverage Co, 6917 Laurel Ave, 12oz hot chocolates for $3, a boozy one for $10

COCOA Willow Street Yoga, 6930 Carroll Ave: Free cocoa with purchase of Willow Street Mug
15% off Ten Class and Distance Learning Passes, 20% off in-store Boutique purchases!

Plus don’t miss the Takoma Authors Book Fair at Busboys and Poets on Saturday, December 17th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date & Time

Saturday, December 17th, 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Participating Businesses


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