Imagine stepping into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, ordering up a hearty meal, and topping it off with decadent chocolate desserts and drinks? This is exactly what we felt like we got to feast on everything chocolate at Max Brenner during our mother/daughter trip to New York City! If you visit, you can belly up to the Chocolate Bar and indulge in decadent pastries, creamy chocolate fondue and thick milkshakes.


We sat in the main dining room after we meandered through the elaborate chocolate gift shop complete with Hug Mugs specially made for hot cocoa and First Aid Chocolate Kits for sweet tooth emergencies!

The chocolate pizza features milk and white chocolate chunks and a choice of toppings, including crunchy hazelnut bits, melted peanut butter and roasted marshmallows. And the fondue is divine with fruits and cookie bits that take a warm dip in a chocolate bath. The hot chocolate was met with glee by the girls and the chocolate martini made me smile.

I get it. It’s not the place a dentist would take her own kids to most likely, but if you are looking for a unique and delicious spot in New York City to give in to your chocolate urges, giggle with the kids, and have a great meal (yes, they do also have delicious burgers and fries, plus other traditional American fare)… Max Brenner is a chocolatey dream come true!

“Chocolate is chocolate… you can’t get better than that!” ~ Alyssa

“I love the shot of yummy warm goodness. Chocolate is a kids heaven!” ~ Hannah

Max Brenner is located in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.

Dr. Shellie Hipsky is the CEO of Inspiring Lives International, the President of the non-profit 501(c)(3) the Global Sisterhood, and the Editor-In-Chief of Inspiring Lives Magazine. She was deemed “Inspirational Woman of the Month” in Inspirational Woman Magazine and a “Luminary Author” for Inspire Me Today. She earned "Woman of Achievement," “Entrepreneur of the Year in Inspiration and Empowerment,” and “VIP Woman of the Year” and was also a 2015 National Professional Woman’s Association’s “Woman of the Year” and the "2013 Best Business Woman in Pittsburgh” by the Women’s Small Business Association. A former professor of the Global Perspective at the Ph.D. Level for over a decade, she is a proven expert on what she teaches and keynotes events around the globe. Her internationally best-selling Common Threads trilogy provides Inspiration, Empowerment, and Balance based on 100 amazing interviews from her Empowering Women Radio. Dr. Shellie’s latest book, illustrated by her 10-year-old daughter Alyssa, is Hopping off on a Business Trip: the first in her The World is Ours series for children. She is currently writing her 12th book, Woo Hoo! Brand You! through Morgan James Publishing. Dr. Shellie continues to share quality time with her family while helping to inspire the world!