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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant interior is quite nice, I liked it a lot. the cinnamon bun was great, with a hint of orange. but the seating chicken and waffles was very disappointing. The seating was flat and over-fried, hard to cut, chewy to eat, and overall lacking....More

Thank HempaWing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here again this past weekend & weren't disappointed. I had the buffalo seitan sandwich, which was awesome. I could have had two of them. Always look forward to coming here when we're in Asheville!

Thank saibot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First place we ate in Asheville for dinner and it didn't disappoint. The cafe is in a nice location and the food was great. There're bars and a nice street to stroll down after eating.

Thank VeganVacation
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Take your non-vegetarian friends here and watch their horizons widen. Beautiful, delicious dishes with lots of flavor and texture.

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 4 January 2018

One of the best places in Asheville to get a vegan meal. Consistently really good. The staff is excellent too.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Sat at bar and enjoyed ASIAN FANTASIAN salad. Dressing was really tasty! Also cookie (bakie) selection. Lots of fresh made-to-order juice options also.

Thank KatrinaOrson
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Every time we are in a new place we look for vegetarian options. Normally there are very few and they are not too good. That is not the case in Asheville. There are several vegetarian options but the Laughing Seed menu looked the best, it...More

Thank colonialgal
Reviewed 6 December 2017

My husband and I are both vegetarian with vegan tendencies. We absolutely loved everything we had at Laughing Seed Cafe! I got the Thali plate: packed with East Indian goodness, perfect mild to medium spice. My husband got the Cauliflower Steak and Frites: oh my...More

Thank therealjenn
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Recently went with my daughter to Laughing Seed.She is a vegetarian but I am not. I chose the seed burger and it was absolutely delicious,Amazing that those ingredients could create such flavor. This restaurant will certainly be on my short lists of places to return.

Thank cherie51
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Glad we gave this place another try. Service was quite good this time, and we visited twice in our short visit to Asheville. The have vegetarian french onion soup. Yes, you read that right - VEGETARIAN french onion. Leave off the cheese and make it...More

Thank Scarletleaf
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-3445
The Laughing Seed Cafe is Asheville's original downtown vegetarian restaurant. We've provided the finest organic, local, and farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine with an international flair for twenty years and counting.
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