Fran's Chocolates

Chocolate Shop, Candy Store, and Dessert Shop · Seattle Central Business District
1325 1st Ave (at Union St), Seattle, WA 98101, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 9:30 AM–7:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

From the tantalizing ganache in her luscious truffles, to the bold, and slightly addictive gray and smoked salt caramels, take a moment to note the textures and flavors that layer themselves, one on top of the other. It is the magic of this experience that compels Fran’s to seek th... (See all)


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    Johanna E.
    "Smoked salt caramel chocolates are fantastic."(2 Tips)
    Jessica S.
    "Coconut Gold Bars were on The Best Thing I Ever Ate"(2 Tips)
    Mariko L.
    "Coconut gold bars+salted caramels,obv."(2 Tips)
    Erika B.
    "get the dark chocolate covered caramels in grey sea salt."(2 Tips)
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  • smoked salt
  • chocolate
  • single malt scotches
  • coffee
  • salted caramel
  • wine
  • handmade
  • truffles
  • sea salt
  • confections
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  • Mary S.

    Delicious salted caramel

    Mary S · May 5
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Fran's Chocolates as it was featured on Unique Sweets for pioneered European-style handmade confections when it opened in 1982 and is now a beloved Seattle institution Read more

    TV Food Maps · February 23
  • Alexa Jane D.

    Hazelnut wafer and raspberry dark chocolate. Grab them to go, gift em, or grab a latte/coffee/hot chocolate and perch yourself while passerby's gaze with chocolate envy.

    Alexa Jane Denner · December 30, 2014
  • Gregg T.

    Nice variety of chocolate and wine and coffee drinks here, but a little expensive.

    Gregg T · November 16, 2014
  • Jia-Ying X.

    Awesome staff and of course, the chocolate. The salted caramel is saltier than I thought, but interesting.

    Jia-Ying Xu · October 12, 2014
  • Alex R.

    Awesome selection of chocolates but they're not cheap. Single malt bourbon pieces are my favorites.

    Alex Randow · October 9, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    Indulge in one of their classic gold-foil-wrapped chocolate ingots, or savor their grey salt and smoked salt caramels—they're rich, intense, and deeply flavorful. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
  • D.A. A.

    Hot chocolate--no matter what the weather. And say yes to the whipped cream they offer with it.

    D.A. Arneson · May 17, 2014
  • Trav

    Both salted caramels are delicious. The Gold Bar is hearty and flavorful.

    Trav · February 24, 2014
  • Arnold V.

    Just get the caramels and thank me in the morning.

    Arnold Valentino · September 6, 2013
  • N L.

    It is less expensive to buy from Fran's than other retail places.

    N L · August 21, 2013
  • Ayako I.

    LOVE Fran's Chocolates. I appreciate that everything from their chocolates to boxes with ribbons are hand made/done. Try out their port + chocolate samplings!

    Ayako Igari · July 18, 2013
  • Marc E.

    Tom Douglas choice for Best Chocolate: For truffles, Fran's Chocolates.

    Marc E · May 7, 2013
  • Mariko L.

    Coconut gold bars+salted caramels,obv. But also strike up a conversation with the knowledgeable staff! They hand picked me a box of chocolates and explained why they selected ea. pc. Delicious.

    Mariko L. · April 14, 2013
  • Ricardo A.

    Never leave Seattle without taste the hot chocolate. One of the best in the world, for sure!

    Ricardo Alem · April 7, 2013
  • Peter

    Best hot chocolate in Seattle. Perfect balance of rich and sweet.

    Peter · April 6, 2013
  • Jessica S.

    Coconut Gold Bars were on The Best Thing I Ever Ate

    Jessica Shim · April 6, 2012
  • My Tam N.

    Salted caramels have a special place in my heart and the correct way to eat them is upside down with the salt side on your tongue. Enjoy!

    My Tam Nguyen · October 28, 2011
  • ドーラ

    One of Seattle's oldest chocolatier...Try the milk chocolate salted caramel!

    ドーラ · September 30, 2011
  • CorriSue

    Salted Carmel's. Nuf said.

    CorriSue · September 24, 2011
  • Johanna E.

    Smoked salt caramel chocolates are fantastic. A must try!

    Johanna Evans · March 9, 2011
  • Erika B.

    get the dark chocolate covered caramels in grey sea salt. amazing.

    Erika Bitzer · November 22, 2010
  • Kyoko M.

    Go on the Chocolate Indulgence Tour with Savor Seattle Food Tours. Frans will be the last stop and it's absolutely amazing!

    Kyoko M. · June 26, 2010
  • Hilary C.

    The "Obama Chocolates" aka the salted chocolate caramels are a must as is the oolong tea chocolate

    Hilary C. · May 24, 2010
  • Matthew K.

    Second the salted caramel tip - wonderful, nuanced, delicious.

    Matthew Keller · March 27, 2010
  • Weslie M.

    Get a salted caramel. Don't question it, just do it. Read more

    Weslie M. · October 18, 2009

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