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Fran's Chocolates, Seattle

(4.6/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to preserving the pure, clean flavor of chocolate, Fran Bigelow is renowned for creating intense chocolate notes with a seductive texture. Her mastery of chocolate allows her to bring out its depth and complexity by building layers of flavor that heighten the experience.

In 1982, Fran introduced the artisan chocolate experience to consumers when she opened her European-style chocolate shop in Seattle, Washington. Created as a place to showcase her sublimely rich desserts, Fran also offered caramels and truffles, which quickly captured the favor of her customers and became her signature confections.

Fran maintains the flavor and quality of her chocolates through small batch production and by selecting the finest, and when possible, local and organic ingredients. For her couverture she selects the highest quality cacao available from regions such as Venezuela, Madagascar, and Ecuador.

Retail Locations

Georgetown

5900 Airport Way S

206.322.0233

Monday-Saturday| 10am-6pm

Sunday | Closed

Downtown

1st Ave & Union St

206.682.0168

Monday-Saturday | 9:30am-7:30pm

Sunday | 11am-6pm

University Village

2626 NE University Village St

206.528.9969

Monday-Saturday | 9:30am-9pm

Sunday | 11am-6pm

Bellevue

10036 Main St

425.453.1698

Monday-Saturday | 10am-6:30pm

Sunday | 11am-6pm
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Simply delicious, delicate and of the best possible quality. Located on the first floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, a block from the market, there are several options of truffles, candies, chocolates, and you can make combinations to your liking. If you like chocolate, this site is the best choice.
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  • Fran's Chocolates - especially the Macadamia Gold Bars - are really delicious (and pricey). But there's no need to visit the store in person; it's not all that welcoming. My family and I order online,...  more »
  • There is no doubt--their chocolates are excellent, but I found the atmosphere intimidating. It reminded me of a high-price jewelry store, and the customer service was not particularly friendly. I woul...  more »
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  • The chocolate here is definitely worth the visit. Sure it may seem a little pricey, but ask any employee where the ingredients are sourced and you'll find that Fran's only uses the best ingredients in their chocolate. I love grabbing a latte and a few pieces to sit down with and enjoy, or getting a small box to take into a late night show downtown. They also sell a great selection of port if you're trying to make a good impression at a social gathering or date night. P.S. If you have 10 minutes to spare ask an employee to share the Fran's Story with you.
  • A bit on the pricey side, but delicious chocolate. We got the dark truffles and caramels for Valentine's Day and my wife loved it.
  • Gorgeous space, good chocolate quality. Still outrageous prices! They say its because of the French chocolate. I say, "so I'll fly to France" with my money. And I do! I limit my spending here to 1 or 2 pieces.
  • Venezuelan Sipping Chocolate is the most amazing thing ever! Their chocolates are inventive and awesome.
  • Yummy Selections for Chocolate Therapy! Decadent chocolates are to be found here. My recommendation is the $40 assorted chocolate box. Best part: You get the choose the pieces!