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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

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640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Aurora, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Be sure to stop here! All the ice creams are homemade and so good. They have lactose free and vegan choices. Love the building as well- very kid friendly. We will be back when in Asheville.

Thank medvorak
Asheville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ice cream great, however I personally do not like tacky furnishings with worn out couches full of holes. I guess that is the look they want.

Thank richard32655657
Jacksonville, Florida
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's all homemade here and delicious no matter whether Dairy or Vegan Ice Cream or sorbet. Also offered are coffees and specialty deserts. I love their Vegan Ice Cream selections that use whatever you want as long as it contains Butterscotch, Homemade Hot Fudge, Caramel, Homemade Chocolate Syrup, Peanuts, Oreo, Banana, Coconut, Cherries, Pecans, Pineapple, Reese’s, Butterfinger, Marshmallows, Wet Walnuts,... More 

Thank Cowboybuckaroo
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the Hop on several food TV shows and on an episode of "Ride" and drove up from Knoxville to check it out. The rave reviews were well founded! The shop is super cute, with an amazing wall mural and local art. We sampled the ice cream and a smoothie, both of which were top notch. Well worth the... More 

Thank Brent F
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great icecream and loads of wild varieties of flavors. The hop i beleive is rated one of the top in the country. I have been many times with my wife. I like going to the new tasting room in a different location. But this location is so cool as there is lots of space to hang out and there is... More 

Thank AshevilleArtTours
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We were in Asheville a month ago and had to choose between The Hop and another highly-rated ice cream shop in town. Unfortunately, we chose the other shop and were very disappointed in their ice cream. This time, we made sure to stop at The Hop and were SO glad we did. I tried the sea salt olive oil and... More 

Thank Andria K
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited The Hop on a Sunday night and it was completely empty. There were about 10-12 flavors and the gentleman at the counter even let us know about a few flavors they had in the back. I got a brownie (he even let me choose corner piece or center piece) with a scoop of salted caramel, a scoop of... More 

Thank Ashley32905
Bluffton, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I met these folks at an arts festival and decided to try several flavors. I just can't believe how delicious this healthy alternative can be. I had the salted caramel. My boys had a berry flavored scoop. It's just delicious!

Thank mcmahonjodie
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you like unusual ice cream flavors, this is the place for you. Myself, I am not the biggest ice cream fan, but I went with a large group. The staff was very helpful and gave us samples of everything we wanted to try. I ended up with a almond milk ice cream, They had multiple vegan varieties! That was... More 

Thank Trish K
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Every time my husband and I visit Asheville, The Hop is a "must visit." Their vegan ice cream is amazing ... You never know what new flavors await! Last time it was pistachio almond milk, and the time before Biscoff. Very reasonable prices and lots of choices. Do yourself a favor and stop in when you're in town; you won't... More 

Thank skr167

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $6
American, Gluten Free Options
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 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: 828-254-2224
Homemade Ice Cream and Vegan Ice Cream. Organic Coffee & Espresso. Birthday Cakes and Parties. Locally owned.

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