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The Hop West

721 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3111
+1 828-252-5155
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good38%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“waffle cone” (2 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:00 Hours
721 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3111
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I can quite honestly say since discovering The Hop's two locations nearly 6 years ago, I've been there at least 300 times. The selection of flavors available as GF and vegan options is always exceptional and I find the fact that they don't have the...More

Thank Zuzu_Welsh
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We are locals, and stopped in for the first time today. Very helpful and friendly service, interesting ice cream flavors. Tasted several and decided on Mango Basil, which was very good and refreshing on a hot day. Others in the group got the Chocolate Caramel...More

Thank RosieJC
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Walking around Haywood can get tiring. The Hop is there to help make it a great mid-point or end destination. The ice cream is great.

Thank bhabenicht
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Went with wife and two kids under 7. Everyone liked what we got and was reasonably priced. Would definitely go back if we come back to Asheville.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Best ice cream shop in Asheville. Fun place and dog friendly with outdoor seating. They have a whole case of vegan ice creams. YUM

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Great soy milkshakes. Sometimes the experimental mixture of flavors is more than I can take on, but I always appreciate the challenge.

Thank PatriquaPatriqua
Reviewed 7 November 2017

If this is what the locals consider as ice cream, that too the best, it truly reflects their ignorance. I come from India (best ice cream in the world) and Boston (best ice cream in the USA), so this is really the pits. I tried...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This place is literally the Bee's Knees!!! Asheville had disappointed us with all the food on the trip thus far, and we stumbled upon Hop's which was literally the highlight of the trip! The Bee's Knees flavored icecream was SO unique ( honey, bee pollen,...More

Thank Boo D
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great ice cream in a casual, fun atmosphere. The Hop is an Asheville staple and we love it. Never seen this place empty.

Thank Irene R
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The ice cream here is really, really good. And the shop sits in the middle of West Asheville, the most fun (and least touristy) part of Asheville. The other Hop is in a strip mall, and somehow that makes a difference in how the ice...More

Thank westinbrevard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3111
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-5155
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The Hop Ice Cream Cafe has been proudly serving Asheville, NC since 1978 with an imaginative yet classy array of homemade 16% butterfat Dairy Ice Cream, completely from-scratch Vegan Ice Cream and Sorbet, fair-trade/organic Coffee and Espresso, unique specialty desserts and more. In addition The Hop(s) host a variety of Birthday Parties, weekly Free Family Friendly Entertainment, and whimsical special events at each of its three Asheville locations. Ashley and Greg Garrison, owners and joy makers, began working at The Hop in 2003 as UNC Asheville students, then took the reins in 2008, and have since happily worked to create a genuinely positive community-minded business around delicous hand-crafted Ice Cream.
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