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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 1 week ago via mobile

We’re not vegetarian but were in the mood for something different; glad we came! I had a black bean, beet, carrot and smoked walnut burger seasoned with roasted garlic. Served on a vegan bun with garlic aioli (delicious), lettuce, tomato and a pickle and their...More

Thank ladybugsmiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here recently and it is so, so yummy. I am not vegetarian or vegan, but still enjoy this place very much! I had the bean burger and carrot ginger soup - both were delicious! I went here at lunch time with a group of...More

Thank PghTravelGirl87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place had great atmosphere and a fantastic selection. The food took a really long time so don't come starving and our waitress was not stellar, but the other people who worked there were really nice.

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first restaurant we visited on our vacation, and it set the tone for a wonderful time! The food was delicious (try their new vegetarian French onion soup!), the atmosphere was lovely, and the service superb....put this on your trip list for sure!

Thank SewManyDolls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Laughing Seed for the last 25 plus years and will keep coming back.The food is consistantly great and the staff are helpful suggesting their favorites.

Thank worldtraveler5229
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to the restaurant less than an hour before closing. The food was terrific and the staff was attentive, without trying to push us out the door as we finished our meal. We try to eat at places like this as we travel, no...More

Thank hotfootin2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a week of over indulgent eating we decided to go vegetarian for the night. Laughing Seed is definitely the place for that. Started with an excellent local brew , Gaelic ale, and a good Pinot Grigio with onion jalapeño fries and triple hummus. From...More

Thank 3Eagles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered from the brunch menu and the food was AMAZING. I wish I lived here because I would be going there at least a couple of times a month. Really good!

Thank HealthCoach G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love love love this place! They have genuine vegan food and easily accommodated many dishes for our party. The best part of the meal was definitely the cake. We ordered the caramel chai cake and it was the best thing we had. I highly...More

Thank Zoe S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were very much looking forward to trying this place, it sounded like vegan heaven, but we were rather disappointed. It was a late lunch, so it was not overcrowded. There were not a lot of options and several of the things...More

Thank zeekgas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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