Where to find the best Ice Cream in Asheville

Where to find the best Ice Cream in AshevilleIce Cream. It’s a late evening secret indulgence or an afternoon treat. Who doesn’t love a good scoop of it in the summer? Ice cream is refreshing on a hot summer day, and better than a summer anthem song! So where can you find the best ice cream in Asheville? We’ve got the scoop on top 3 favorites below…




1- The Hop – Serving ice cream to Ashevillians since 1978, this ice cream is homemade, yummy goodness. Serving Dairy, Vegan, and Sorbet options, The Hop has something for everyone, and it is the Asheville local favorite. You may see their street stand at a festival or event, or visit one of their three locations –

The Hop West – West Asheville

Open Daily 12-11pm.

721 Haywood Rd. 828.252.5155.

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe – North Asheville

Open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 12-10pm.

640 Merrimon Ave. 828.254.2224.

The Hop Ice Creamery

Open Daily 12-11pm.

721 Haywood Rd. 828.252.5155.


2- Kilwins – It’s one of those places in that you can’t help walking into. The smell of the chocolate fudge draws you in, and when you get inside, you can’t help but want some ice cream. Located in downtown Asheville, Kilwin’s is a great stop to beat the heat when walking around downtown. The Wall Street Parking garage is located ½ block from Kilwins to help with parking!

Kilwin’s – Downtown

26 Battery Park Avenue

Sunday through Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Friday and Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm

3- The Creamery @ BiltmoreAmerica’s largest home serves up a smile in Antler Village. A perfect afternoon delight or evening indulgence while listening to an outdoor concert. What we love about The Creamery? If you don’t love ice cream, they have pastries! And if you are not into sweets, Cedric’s Tavern is conveniently located across the way!

The Creamery – Biltmore

225 Winery Rd 800.411.3812

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.)

11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Fri.)

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Sat.)

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Sun.)


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