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Fran's Chocolates - Downtown, Seattle

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 55+ 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


5900 Airport Way S


Monday-Saturday| 10am-6pm

Sunday | Closed


1st Ave & Union St


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

Sunday | 11am-6pm

University Village

2626 NE University Village St


Monday-Saturday | 9:30am-9pm

Sunday | 11am-6pm


10036 Main St


Monday-Saturday | 10am-6:30pm

Sunday | 11am-6pm
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  • I was in a hurry to catch the ferry, but wanted to get some chocolate for my wife. I rush into the store and talk to the gentleman behind the counter. I say, "I have a budget of $20.00 and am in a hur...  read more »
  • They have delicious chocolate! Definitely try the single malt whiskey. A 5-piece box only runs around $12 so it's totally worth it! 
  • The only way to describe this place is, "Oh My God" this chocolate is incredible!!! We sampled three and purchased several and this chocolate will make your eyes roll back in your head!!! 
  • Definitely worth it. The Macchiato espresso drink I got was tremendously good. A real Macchiato and not the BS type you get at Starbucks. It is an espresso shot with a little bit of foam. It also comes with a 60% or so dark chocolate to enjoy with your drink. As for the chocolates, we were greeted with a free sample and it was amazing. We bought a fee other pieces at $2 a piece and they were tremendous. We also bought bought a pack of the mint chocolate for our friend who we were staying with as a gift and she confirmed it was really good since that is her favorite type of chocolate. My wife is the chocolate connoisseur in the household and I the coffee connoisseur, and I would recommend this store to all. Make sure you take a picture of the portrait made out of chocolates.
  • Just go! The chocolates are great and not too expensive. You've probably heard that the salted caramels are the First Lady's favorite chocolates and after you taste one, you'll know why. They do offer a free truffle tasting if you ask. I bought a box of chocolates to go and they were devoured by family and friends. Worth the stop!
  • They are FABULOUS. And only 50 cents: AWESOME! Don't let the look of this place fool you. Its all about the chocolate and all about my wallet so I'm all about Four Star.
  • This place is attached to the Four Seasons hotel on First Ave., look for the hotel and you'll find Fran's. Ok, the First Lady gets her chocolate from here, so we have to try it too🤑. My family think it's one of the best chocolate they had, I think it a little above average, you be the judge. They offer a sample piece when you walk in 😀. The place looks like it should be selling expensive jewelries.
  • Great! I can see why old President O likes them so. The raspberry ones are immense.
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