Highest-rated dessert shops in Asheville, according to Tripadvisor

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December 24, 2021
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Highest-rated dessert shops in Asheville, according to Tripadvisor

Research—and plenty of anecdotal evidence—shows that people tend to eat more calories and crave more sweet foods in the winter months. We may never reach the glories of fat bears preparing for hibernation, but the impulse could be the same—a vestigial drive to store up calories in preparation for bitter winter. Or maybe it’s just that we’re stuck inside on cold and snowy days, surrounded by hearty soups and Christmas cookies.

One thing is certain: You don’t need a reason to indulge. Life presents more challenges than ever, and stress eating is a perfectly valid way to cope. So whether it’s part of soothing COVID-19 anxieties or dealing with the usual decrease in sunlight and outdoors time, consider a trip to your local patisserie, doughnut shop, or bakery to enjoy one of life’s greatest pleasures: eating sugary, doughy, beautiful desserts. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated dessert shops in Asheville on Tripadvisor.

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#30. Round Earth Roasters

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 518 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-2826
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#29. Frostbite Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1475 Patton Ave Next to Sky Lanes Bowling Alley, Asheville, NC 28806-1746
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#28. Marble Slab Creamery

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 14 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3604
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#27. Geraldine's Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $
- Address: 840 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2405
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#26. Odd's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $
- Address: 800 Haywood Rd Suite A, Asheville, NC 28806-3114
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#25. The Hop West

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 721 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3111
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#24. OWL Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 295 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4545
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#23. Ultimate Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (109 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: 1070 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-2014
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#22. Ultimate Ice Cream Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 195 Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801-1938
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#21. City Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 88 Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801-2434
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#20. Vortex Doughnuts

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (325 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $
- Address: 32 Banks Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-4018
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#19. Filo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (98 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1155 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-2019
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#18. Baked Pie Company - Woodfin

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 50 N Merrimon Ave Suite 103, Asheville, NC 28804-1383
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#17. The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (266 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103, Asheville, NC 28804-3456
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#16. The Soda Fountain at Woolworth Walk

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (193 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 25 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2835
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#15. Asheville Chocolate

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 25 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
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#14. Sunshine Sammies

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (102 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 99 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3309
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#13. The Creamery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (236 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: Biltmore estate, Asheville, NC
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#12. Whit's Frozen Custard

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (129 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 565 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3421
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#11. Biltmore Estate Ice Cream Parlor

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (316 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
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#10. French Broad Chocolate Lounge

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,493 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10 S Pack Sq, Asheville, NC 28801-3521
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#9. Twisted Crepe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (226 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 62 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2832
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#8. City Bakery Downtown Asheville

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (453 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 60 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3643
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#7. Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (241 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 26 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2715
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#6. Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (763 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6 Boston Way Suite 20, Asheville, NC 28803-2629
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#5. Double D's Coffee & Desserts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (470 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 41 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3626
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#4. Old Europe Pastries

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (584 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801-2903
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#3. Hole Doughnuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (304 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 168 Haywood Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-4524
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#2. Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (262 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, International
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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#1. The Chocolate Fetish

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,299 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 36 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2832
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