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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
+1 828-254-2224
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (141 reviews)
“sundae” (9 reviews)
“oreos” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Some of the craziest ice cream flavors you will have heard off. Hard to choose. They are all so good. But experiment.... Don't take your usual flavor. Let them surprise you.

Thank MIAmamamia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hop is an Asheville institution, known for its delicious homemade ice cream. I think they can go overboard with “healthy choices,” but the flavors they make incorporating such ingredients as kale or beets are primarily experiments, and few of those make it into the...More

Thank KenCookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading an article about The Hop in the Huffington Post I was expecting more. Big shop...but not busy. We shared two scoops of salted caramel crafted on site. It was good...l mean how many scoops of ice cream are bad. The attendant was very...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun little ice cream shop. This wasn't our original choice but after circling for parking in bad weather we wandered to the outskirts of town and gave The Hop a try. It did not disappoint as we were happily surprised by the fun...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Today our big ol' family visited The Hop on our way to church. It was DELICIOUS!!! The two people working were excellent--great with helping us make our choices. There are flavors for everyone--regular ice cream, vegan options, gluten-fee cones, coffees, desserts, shakes. We had the...More

Thank Amber N
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Eight people from age 4 to 67 enjoyed a variety of flavors in different serving formats--cones, cups and sundaes. No one was disappointed. My favorite was brown sugar/bourbon

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Maybe there aren't 39 flavors in this shop, but they do have a good variety of basic and interesting flavors. Our choices were very enjoyable. The owner was extremely friendly, and tried to be helpful with local information since we were from out of town....More

Thank oregoncoasters
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We heard about this UNC-A Alumni-owned business at the admitted-student day at UNC-A when the owner spoke there. We had to try it out. The ice cream is amazing, and we highly-recommend a visit.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Anyone with allergies knows that it is hard to go out for ice cream without being stuck with slushies as your only choice. Not only did my daughter get A choice, but she had about fifteen! And, gluten free cones, waffle or regular, were available!...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Good variety of flavors for the complete family, for those who have no dietary restrictions as well a great vegan selection of flavors. Their home made hot fudge and whipped cream should not be missed. The Vortex Donut ice cream sandwich is a unique, enjoyable...More

Thank Bruce S
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Laura W
8 March 2017|
Response from AshevilleArtTours | Reviewed this property |
Last i heard they did and it was at the tasting rooms across the street from hole doughnuts. If you call their phone they should be able to give you an answer with more clarity though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-2224
Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.
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