Chocolate Truffles and Italian Ice Cream | Chocolate Necessities Bellingham WA

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Our World-Class Chocolate AVAILABLE NOW:

Online orders filled daily!

And, at Community Food Co-Op.



We are closed for an indefinite period. But portals remain open for Necessities!

Easter Toothy Bunny1. You receive same-day fulfillment of world-class chocolate.

2. And you'll find our Easter items and other products at the Community Food Co-Op.


Chocolate is good for anxiety (READ THIS).


Enjoy your indulgence as you follow national hygienic guidelines at home--chips, bars, boxes of truffles, theme-shaped chocolates, and more--online for quick delivery. We do custom private-label gifts, too.

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Our love brings you exotic tastes from 'round the world. Try Colombia's finest:

CasaLuker Chocolate Chips--known as one of the best on earth
Cocoa Nib Clusters 
Coffee Beans dipped in highest-quality chocolate

Dark Chocolate: 
Santander 85%, San Martin 72%, and/or Palenque 70%

    • Have you tasted this yet? YUZU truffle, our exciting new genache of a delicate fruit from Japan)


READ HERE and take a verbal tour. Then....

When we reopen, schedule a real tour. Come see us at two locations:

Flagship store, 4600 Guide Meridian in Bellingham. 

Downtown specialty dessert & drinks shop, 1408 Commercial Street.

ORDER ONLINE, for either yourself or a gift.

We'll see you when everything returns to normal! You inspire us.

That's why we search literally everywhere, worldwide, for the highest grade of chocolate that becomes available.We find it all across Europe. Sourced in Central and South America, and everywhere around the Equator. Even on a microscopic map-dot island in micro-Polynesia--Vanuatu.

Wherever it’s the best, and ONLY the best.

True chocolatiers create in gradients of quality - the most exclusive chocolate
used by high-end chocolatiers and pastry chefs. From those ingredients we create endless original chocolate delights.

Because you deserve only that, and nothing less. 

Whether you indulge yourself or gift our chocolate, you're showing off consummate taste.

Our original-recipe chocolate truffles, genache flavors, and chocolate bars demonstrate what we represent. Uniquely outstanding. (The Port Wine Chocolate Bar is a prime example.) And, you'll find a menagerie of thematic-shaped chocolate pieces - for hobbies, sports, animals, special occasions (like a chocolate cigar to hand out when baby's born, or a white-chocolate bird to top a wedding cake, or chocolate numbers designating birthays, anniversaries, and graduations. And, of course, all the holiday seasons. 

(Easter and Mother's Day coming soon!).

What to Know About the World's Finest Chocolate

Throughout documented history, royalty has demanded the chocolates that you will enjoy with us! Chocolate makers that reign, like Callebaut in Belgium, Prelus in France, ad infinitum.

What is your reference point for the finest chocolate you can eat? You'll raise that bar once you visit Chocolate Necessities, where you find the fruits of nearly 34 years of excellence under founder and expert chocolatier Kevin G. Buck and culinary-schooled chocolatier Nicole Robillard.

Our top-selling item—delectable truffles—come out daily in dozens of flavors, crafted in-house mostly with one-of-a-kind, hard-to-find ingredients blended into original recipes. You'll taste chocolate ranging from Paris to Peru, Tanzania to Trinidad.

Give the perfect gift - either personal, or for business clients.

World-class Quality drives our passion, and serves you the best with every bite.

Authentic Italian Ice Cream
(Gelato and Sorbetto)

At our Downtown location, take delight in unquestionably the most authentic Italian Ice Cream experience. 
Select from only premium flavors made from authentic Italian ingredients, made with commercial-grade, Italian-designed equipment.
Italian Ice Cream will become a phrase you'll use often, and a dessert you crave. Just one more necessity.

Drop by. Taste. Repeat often….

Load a Gift Card Today! Valid in-store only.
($15 minimum)

Kevin Buck

Chocolatier Kevin Buck, Founder of Chocolate Necessities:
"Customrs want memorable taste with true chocolate texture. That's what we find for you in the absolute highest quality Chocolate and Italian Ice Cream."





Let our 33+ 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