Editors' pick

Max's Best Ice Cream

Ice cream
$$$$ ($14 and under)
Max's Best Ice Cream photo
Lois Raimondo/The Post

Editorial Review

Amanda Abrams wrote about Max's Best as part of a longer piece about ice cream shops on July 3, 2009.

If there's a stereotypical image of a neighborhood ice cream joint, it might resemble Max's in Glover Park. The long, narrow store is papered with photos of kids and famous Washingtonians eating ice cream, signs for flavors are hand-drawn, and husband-and-wife owners Max and Marsha Keshani -- the only employees -- know almost everyone who comes in.

And then there's the ice cream itself. Offering almost 30 options daily, the couple rotate through 200 different flavors that include old favorites (English walnut and peppermint stick), upstarts (cookies and cream, cookie dough) and a wide swath of fruit, coffee and chocolate varieties (lemon, peach, mochachino, coffee chip). Asked if he's a perfectionist, Max replies, "Of course," and it shows: The flavors are fresh and strong, the taste is rich and the whipped cream atop a sundae is house-made.