The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
Ice Cream

Online Store

The Hop(s) Online Store is live! Curbside pickup for all orders placed via our Online Store is at The Hop Ice Creamery, 167 Haywood Rd! For questions call 828.774.5058. Click here to Purchase Online Gift Cards.

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Special Occasion Ice Cream Related Celebrations!

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Ice Cream Cakes

The Hop has size and decoration options for varying budgets and ages. Perfect for the special people in your life, Baby Showers, Graduation Celebrations or any Private Gathering. For ordering visit our Online Store or contact Ashley Garrison

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Elegant custom Ice Cream Cakes, fun and exciting Sundae Bars or hand-crafted Scoops of your favorite flavors - all perfect for Weddings, Rehersal Dinners and Welcome Parties. To set up an appointment contact Ashley Garrison.

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Events and Catering

Due to COVID we have hit pause on the in-person catering/events. But we can drop off a freezer with pre-packaged dairy and vegan Ice Cream for what you might have going on! For details or questions contact Ashley Garrison.

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

Open Su-Th 1-6pm, F-Sa 1-9pm.
640 Merrimon Ave. 828.254.2224.
Handcrafted Dairy & Vegan Ice Cream and Sorbet, Specialty Desserts, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Free WiFi in uptown Asheville.

The Hop West

Open Su-Th 1-6pm, F-Sa 1-9pm.
721 Haywood Rd. 828.252.5155.
Handcrafted Dairy & Vegan Ice Cream and Sorbet, Specialty Desserts, Milkshakes, Sundaes in West Asheville.

The Hop Black Mountain

Open Su-Th 1-6pm, F-Sa 1-9pm.
114 Cherry St. 828.357.5461.
Handcrafted Dariy & Vegan Ice Cream in Downtown Black Mountain! Cups, Cones, Milkshakes, and Sundaes!

About The Hop!


Hello, friends and fans of The Hop(s)! All retail Asheville locations of The Hop Ice Cream are open 1-9pm Daily. The Hop in Black Mountain is open Su-Th 1-6pm, F-Sa 1-9pm! An additional oportunity to purchase Ice Cream is through our Online Store, where we sell pints and half pints and treats that go well with them. Pick up for any orders placed through the Online Store is Tuesdays 2-8pm, Fridays 11am-3pm and Saturdays 12-6pm at The Creamery (167 Haywood Rd).

Much Love,
Greg & Ashley


The Hop Ice Cream Cafe has been proudly serving Asheville, NC since 1978 with an imaginative yet classy array of Handcrafted 16% butterfat, hormone and antibiotic-free 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, 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 endeavored to create a genuinely positive community-minded business around delicious Handcrafted Ice Cream.

Asheville Grown and Unchained

Ashley and Greg Garrison

Owners Ashley and Greg Garrison.
Photos by Micah Mackenzie and Inspired Life Photography.


Voted to the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Hall of Fame for Best Asheville Ice Cream. Named by Huffington Post and Domino Magazine as one of the 12 Best Ice Cream Shops in America. Featured on the Cooking Channel show Unique Sweets about Awesome Asheville Sweets . VegNews gave The Hop a Vegan Ice Cream Shout in 8 Outrageous Vegan Scoops at Ice Cream Shops Nationwide. The ever-fresh and truly delightful Blueberry Kale Ice Cream made Saveur Magazine’s 5 Great American Ice Creams and was North Carolina’s featured flavor in “Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States”, by Lindsay Clendaniel.


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