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Fran's Chocolates

1325 1st Ave, Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-682-0168
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffles” (28 reviews)
“marzipan” (3 reviews)
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1325 1st Ave, Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Died and went to heaven. yes, I am a chocoholic and I couldn't leave Seattle without finding this place as it came highly recommended. It was my birthday and the nice gentleman gave me a few free sample of ginger covered in dark chocolate. It's...More

Thank sammied3000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frans' is located next to the Four Seasons in downtown, it is quite large for a chocolate shop and has an incredible selection. I highly recommend buying a box, or just stopping in for a quick treat

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The factory has no parking and street parking was difficult even at 3:30pm on a weekday. We parked in a residential area a few blocks away. Upon entering the factory, we see a huge lobby with candy counter. Each of us was given a sample....More

Thank Harold H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing chocolate truffles, express , orange, dark, semisweet, caramel all are super- do try- some of the best fresh chocolates you will find in USA- even the coffee is superlative and well served in proper cups , much better than so many speciality coffee shops...More

Thank Jiten H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is the starting point for Salted Caramel. Fran's chocolate was exceptional, as good as Swiss Chocolate.

Thank Luxetravelmom
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Soooo good. The salted caramel chocolate was total high quality and delicious. A little expensive, but worth it.

Thank karen w
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It is such a great place to pick up a little candy. The dark chocolate is amazing and then add a little sea salt and you are in heaven.

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The hot chocolate must be made with cream and chocolate shavings or granules. It's so rich that I recommend the 3 ounce cup... any more would be too much. But do get the whipped cream -- it provides a cool, fluffy contrast to the warm...More

Thank Martha F
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Definitively top of the chocolate food chain. Presentation its pricey. But if you like chocolate. This is the place

Thank uchype
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
09:30 - 19:30
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09:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 1st Ave, Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-0168
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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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