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Laughing Seed Cafe

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40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been dining at Laughing Seed for years. It is one of 3 restaurants that we eat at in Asheville, and our favorite. They have a creative, plant based menu that showcases how delicious vegan meals can be. Nice selection of juices and drinks also. No cooked critters on the menu, just cooked veggies. Well worth... More 

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Thank Kerry T
Candler, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to this restaurant. The service was excellent, the menu had a good selection, and the dessert was excellent, however, I'm not much of a vegetarian, I guess. I chose a dish I thought I would like, a zucchini manicotti, but I just didn't care for it. It was cold, which should have come as no... More 

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Thank Karen D
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went Saturday for dinner. I had the raw manicotti. It was very good. My husband had the tofu roll ups and did not care for his much. We both had cocktails which were very pretty and yummy. We dined outside and had a great time people watching the busy street.

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Thank MaryV2011
Asheville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, this used to be one of our very favorite places in Asheville, a place we would take our out of town guests to because it was always good. But our last few visits have been nothing but disappointing. Things just aren't as good as they used to be, which is probably why it's just not as crowded as it... More 

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1 Thank rebecca287
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. It's really important to us. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience and will pass this on to be sure that the owners see your review. More 

Brevard, North Carolina
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305 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like eating here for their consistency. They make meat eaters ask how did you do that. The flavors will be dancing in your mouth when you walk out the door. Enjoy!

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Thank BOBandBECKY
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We love the way you describe your experience. More 

Rock Hill, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere alone is absolutely beautiful, the food is outstanding and the staff are super friendly! Super awesome and would totally go again!

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Thank morganjoy247
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Thoughtfully sourced and prepared are the best way to describe the food at this local favorite stop!

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Thank Wunder3
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

At last night before the snow. Have never been to a vegetarian restaurant that I know of and did not know what to expect. It was pretty empty, but the whole city was empty due to the snow storm that was forecast. The place was clean and neat. I ordered the Seed Burger and loved it. The side special was... More 

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Thank John W
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great descriptions and kind review. We hope to see you again soon. When it gets warm, you'll love the patio! More 

Greenville, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is one of my favorite vegan spots in Asheville. This past week I was in Asheville for the day and stopped in for lunch. We started by devouring an order of Pakoras (Indian style vegetable fritters - vegan option). For my entrée, I had the Raw Spinach Pesto Manicotti which is both pretty and delicious - probably the best... More 

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Thank Jen B
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We love that you found something for you and your son! More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I brought the family here for lunch after hearing good things. My little one has a love for pasta at the moment and when we arrived, we immediately inquired about the availability of pasta for children and were told yes. This turned out to be untrue which set us up for a less-than-pleasant meal. Two of us had the Sloppy... More 

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Thank charlieg71
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. I apologize for the delay in responding to your review. It's important for us to understand how we can do things better and hearing from our customers is very important. I will be sure that the owners of the restaurant see your feedback! We love kids want to make them (and their families)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?