Eats: Ice cream

  • Slurping down an ice cream at The Hop will take you back to 1957 when Danny and the Juniors were singing the glories of “record hop” dances, and polysorbate and sodium benzoate were just a bunch of chemistry mumbo-jumbo that had nothing to do with ice cream. But The Hop is better than 1957 because Greg and Ashley Garrison bring us to the present with beer ice cream, goat milk ice cream and frozen treats for vegans , all without any mumbo-jumbo. — E.P.

    The Hop Ice Cream Café

    640 Merrimon Ave. #103, Asheville NC
    721 Haywood Road, Asheville NC

    254-2224 and 252-5155
    thehopicecreamcafe.com
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  • Ultimate Ice Cream

    1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC

    296-1234
    ultimateicecreamasheville.com
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  • Marble Slab Creamery

    14 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC

    225-5579
    marbleslab.com
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