Sweet spot: the 3 best chocolate shops in Bellevue

Looking for the finest artisanal chocolate around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top chocolatiers in Bellevue, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're looking for a gift for a special occasion or someone.

1. Fran's Chocolates

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Topping the list is Fran's Chocolates. Located at 10036 Main St. downtown, this outpost of the Seattle-based candy store and chocolatier is the highest rated spot of its kind in Bellevue, boasting 4.5 stars out of 56 reviews on Yelp.

2. Lolli And Pops

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Next up is downtown's Lolli and Pops, situated at 165 Bellevue Square (between Second and Third streets). With four stars out of 48 reviews on Yelp, the chocolate shop and candy store has proven to be a local favorite.

3. See's Candies

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Downtown's See's Candies, located at 10212 N.E. Eighth St. (between North Bellevue Way and South 102nd Avenue), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the candy store, chocolatier and gift shop four stars out of 30 reviews.