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Fran's Chocolates - Downtown Seattle

1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
+1 800-422-3726
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Fran Bigelow's passion for chocolates began with her first taste of French confections in 1969. The rich and delicate flavors captivated her senses unlike anything she had experienced. In 1982, she opened Fran's Patisserie and Chocolate Specialties in Seattle, finding special satisfaction in sharing the pure joy of chocolates with her customers. Her pursuit of perfection led to intense, exquisite confections and earned Fran's a following that has never stopped frowning and has expanded to international recognition. Devotion to furthering the art of chocolate is reflected in every recipe and method, and each confection is made in small batches with meticulous care and skill. Dedicated to partnering with producers who have strong ethical, social, and environmental standards, Fran's proudly creates handcrafted, artisan confections using Fairtrade and Organic ingredients.
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  • Average2%
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1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
+1 800-422-3726
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Folks, the chocolate is out of this world! Highly recommend you stop in here. It was the last stop on a foodie tour we did. Great way to finish the tour! Not to mention, you get to taste the chocolate that served the former president.

Thank t c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends in Seattle gave our Mom's Fran's salted caramels a few years back. My Mom has been trying to find the same flavor in other caramels since--But nothing compares to Frans. So, had to pick some up for Mom this trip! The sweet salty goodness...More

Thank CCnDoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best chocolate and incredibly friendly staff. Love that it is located in the 4 Seasons, our favorite hotel when visiting Seattle.

Thank DianneTahoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff - helped me ship some chocolates to a family member. Just tried a couple items (dark chocolate salted caramel and dark chocolate ginger, and something with almonds), all delicious, definitely high-end, spendy chocolate. So if you have the right expectations, they'll be met.

Thank MonaB1980
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Frans chocolates is one of my favorite chocolate shops in Seattle. Their downtown location is in a beautiful spot and the staff is incredible attentive & helpful. Even when it's busy the line moves quickly. Great selection of chocolates and espresso. A must if you're...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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, and it's the only way to go.

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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 would not return, but if you enjoy high priced, high quality chocolates, this is the...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A nice spot to stop over to buy a gift for someone or yourself. Always have yummy samples, but its a nice treat!

Thank RedHotRita
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Have been here many times over the past five or six years and it's always a destination for a bit of indulgence! It's a beautifully laid out store and you nearly always get a sample. We've enjoyed hot chocolate here in the past. As always...More

Thank JHarris_9
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We found madagascar chocolate with 100% cacao for our daughter who cannot handle chocolate with sugar.

Thank honeysuckle60
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