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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the vegan options that brought us here. Two out of our party of five are vegan and both were satisfied with their selections. There were a lot of weird flavors available. Free sample are available in case you aren't sure. The Hop was...More

Thank K S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweet goodies from my childhood are listed on this menu. Ice cream Sunday - yummy! Milkshakes - yummy! No guilt trip here because it was well worth the calories.

Thank Kathie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hop is an institution, well loved by locals and visitors alike. They make good ice cream and do a great job of making children feel welcome. Their specialty is creative seasonal flavors and an amazing selection of genuinely delicious dairy-free options that can accommodate...More

Thank K4166ZJjessicas
Reviewed June 9, 2018

We came after dinner at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. because Ruth wanted ice cream. You can have tastes of the different flavors to decide - double ended spoon for two at once. My rum raisin barely won out over salted caramel--creamy, cold and sweet....More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Read the reviews and was hoping for a great treat. Unfortunately that was not the case. We expected the place to be busy based on the reviews, and it was. Servers were friendly and attentive. 2 people in my party enjoyed their ice cream. I...More

Thank cmedina2113
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We love the ice cream here. So many great flavors to choose from. We have no issue recommending the Hop.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed March 15, 2018

The ice cream is creamy. It has a good selection of different ice cream flavors. It also has ice cream for dogs.

Thank TheColony150
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a hot fudge cake with apple crisp, salted caramel and chocolate ice cream. We were really pleased with the decision the staff was very pleasant location was clean and very Asheville. Worth taking time to enjoy a sweet treat!

Thank Manwiththeplan86
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We came here on fall break with our kids to try something new. There were many vegan options, even one with chocolate and charcoal. But, there were also several non-vegan 'usuals' too like salted caramel and chocolate with candies in it. I chose the maple...More

Thank ashleymbs
Reviewed October 16, 2017

So with all of the mom and pop creameries going by the way side this was IS NOT! This establishment has been around since the 70's . You can have your big ice cream stores I'll take this small crowed one in a heart beat....More

Thank Mark T
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Laura W
March 7, 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
$2 - $6
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.
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