A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

The Hop Among The Hop’s four Asheville locations, its stall in the S&W Market stands out for ice cream flights that let customers try four flavors at once. Chocolate, vanilla

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The Hop Among The Hop’s four Asheville locations, its stall in the S&W Market stands out for ice cream flights that let customers try four flavors at once. Chocolate, vanilla

First in Flights

The Hop

Among The Hop’s four Asheville locations, its stall in the S&W Market stands out for ice cream flights that let customers try four flavors at once. Chocolate, vanilla bean, and salted caramel stay on the menu all year, while flavors like chocolate-covered strawberry make seasonal appearances.

56 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
hopicecreamnc.com


The Friend’s Table

In the heart of downtown Fayetteville, brunch-goers can order a waffle flight: four mini Belgian waffles in flavors like red velvet, cornbread, and Fruity Pebbles. Other flights include coffee and mimosas.

225 Green Street, Suite 101
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 849-3122
thefriendstable.com


The original Shuckin’ Shack — a 900-square-foot restaurant two blocks from the ocean — opened in Carolina Beach in 2007. A second location (pictured) opened in Wilmington in 2012. Both offer oyster samplers. photograph by Matt Ray Photography

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar

What started as a tiny oyster bar in Carolina Beach has grown into a franchise with restaurants across the Southeast. Visit the original location for its casual atmosphere and oyster sampler, featuring six steamed and six raw oysters.

6 North Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-7380
theshuckinshack.com


Baked Pie Company

Three slices of pie and a scoop of ice cream? This flight is no pie in the sky. Dessert dreams do come true with classics like cherry and chocolate chess alongside inventive flavors like cinnamon roll apple and strawberry lemonade.

4 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 333-4366
bakedpiecompany.com


Alimentari at Left Bank

Inside Raleigh’s Transfer Co. Food Hall, Alimentari’s tigelles — small flatbreads with a northern Italian influence — can be ordered in a combo. Try three, four, or five sandwiches filled with ingredients like mortadella, smoked molasses ham, and tomato jam paired with fresh mozzarella.

500 East Davie Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 316-0468
alimentariatleftbank.com

This story was published on Mar 27, 2023

Elizabeth Riddick

Elizabeth Riddick is a former Our State editorial intern.