While in Israel you will most likely want to try the local cuisine but apart from falafel, shawama and tachina Israel also has delicious chocolate. Perhaps Israel’s leading chocolatier is Max Brenner who has a line of chocolate products sold in most Israeli specialty stores. In addition to the store bought Israeli chocolates you can also indulge in a visit to Max Brenner’s chocolate restaurant where nearly everything is related to chocolate. Not only the usual chocolate drinks and deserts but also some main course chocolate specialties like chocolate pizza! The chocolate pizza is made of a pastry base, dark chocolate sauce and sprinkles of white chocolate.
Not only the menu is unique but the store’s interior design is reminiscent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with chocolate filled pipes running along the walls and ceiling, barrels of cocoa beans and dispensers offering chocolate in all its variations. Coffee aficionados will also enjoy the range of coffee based drinks in the chocolate restaurant.
You can find the Max Brenner restaurants in Tel Aviv, Hertzalia, Rishon Lezion and Natanya. The restaurant is not kosher (because it’s open on Saturday not because of the food) and of course kid friendly!