Chocolate Truffles and Italian Ice Cream | Chocolate Necessities Bellingham WA

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Artisanal Chocolate & Authentic Italian Ice Cream (Gelato)

Spring into Spring with World-Class Chocolate!

Downtown: Taste the Finest Quality
Authentic Italian Ice Cream
(Gelato) Available

You deserve the best. Your good taste is why we search the world over for the highest grade of chocolate available, and present to you at both of our locations in Bellingham, Washington. We find your chocolate in Europe. On the Equator. Wherever it’s the best. Chocolatiers create in gradients of quality. We work only with the most exclusive chocolate that artisan chocolatiers and pastry chefs use.

When you indulge yourself or gift our chocolate either way you'll demonstrate consummate taste.

Our original-recipe chocolate truffles, genache flavors, and chocolate bars lead the way. And, we have a menagerie of thematic shaped chocolate pieces for almost any activity and hobby and animal and all the holiday seasons.

ORDER TODAY ONLINE, or stop by soon to our flagship Bellingham store, 4600 Guide Meridian,

or our destination Downtown specialty dessert & drinks shop, 1408 Commercial Street.

A Word about the World's Finest Quality Chocolate

Kings and Queens deserve the chocolates that you will enjoy with us! Names that reign, like Callebaut in Belgium and Prelus in France.

What is your reference point for the finest chocolate you can eat? We raise that bar for you with Chocolate Necessities' 30+ years of excellence under the founder and owner, chocolatier Kevin G. Buck.

Our top-selling item—delectable truffles—come to you in dozens of flavors, crafted daily in-house with unique, hard-to-find ingredients and original recipes.

They make the perfect gift, either personal or for business clients. World-class Quality drives our passion, and serves you best with every bite.

Authentic Italian Ice Cream (Gelato and Sorbetto)

At our Downtown location, you will delight in the absolute finest and most authentic Italian Ice Cream available in our region. Here’s why:
We carefully select premium Italian ingredients, and create the gelato with only commercial-grade, Italian-designed equipment. You’ll find Italian Ice Cream is a phrase you use often, and a dessert you crave. A necessity, if you will.

Drop by. Taste. Repeat often….

Now offering Gift Cards for use in-store-only.

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Artisanal Chocolatier Kevin Buck, Founder of Chocolate Necessities:
"Great texture and great taste. That's what people want, and that's what we find for them in the highest quality chocolate and Italian ice cream available."





Let our 32 years of experience bring you a new appreciation for the best selections of world-class chocolate!

You'll experience a chocolate moment you'll always remember.




 Our Happy Customers


 "This is as good as it gets; you won't find better tasting/quality chocolate anywhere else. I lived in Europe for a few years, and I'd rate this place above the chocolatiers I frequented over there. Seriously, this place is amazing. We are lucky to have them in Bellingham!! Also, they serve the BEST hot chocolate in town (probably the state, if not the country!). If you haven't tried it yet, you are missing out." -Laura R. review from Yelp


"YUMMY! Best Gelato in town. Their drinking chocolate is spectacular (several kinds). Fancy gift chocolates. Our go-to dessert place. If you want ice cream, get their gelato! Nice tables to sit at for you to enjoy the yummies!" -Caroline K. review from Yelp