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Laughing Seed Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Laughing Seed Cafe is Asheville's original downtown international vegetarian restaurant. We've provided the finest organic, local, and farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine with an international flair for twenty years and counting.
US$8 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
International, Contemporary, Healthy
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a place to let your unwashed children run around while you eat paste and hippy-stoner food, you've found it! Nice enough staff, casual setting, no big deal. Tastes like the kitchen is co-shared by a hungover frat-boy, a wild-eyed-anti-vaxer, and an...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bona Fide B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat there at least once every trip to Asheville. The all vegetarian menu is outstanding, great ambiance and service. It is one of our all time favorite vegetarian restaurants anywhere.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank thenightowl21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met some out of town family here for a Friday night. Our service was impeccable. We're vegan and our guests are omni, and everyone had many delightful choices. The Faux-cuterie platter was perfect for appetizers for four. Everyone's food was fantastic with generous portions...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ranger-Doctor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to Laughing Seed. This time we were traveling to SC and planned our journey around dinner at this restaurant. I'm definitely not a vegetarian, but the food here is awesome and there is plenty to choose from, from black bean...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ccline38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Laughing Seed 3-4 times within the past year and a half with all experiences being amazing. The food is top notch and the service is excellent. The waitresses always know all the details about each menu item. The location is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chaniacrete2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is it. If ever I would try to take my not-vegetarian husband somewhere vegetarian is sold, this is it. I ordered 2 entrees just to be able to take home enough leftovers for another meal (it turned out to be for 2 more), since...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 828pattij
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

We had dinner and everything we ordered was amazing! It was all vegan and it was yummy. The vibe was calming and fun!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lila N
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here for lunch while visiting Asheville. It was so delicious. It was the first time we've eaten in a vegetarian restaurant. I had the 'TBT' special, Tempecado. It was a sandwich with fried tempeh, a carrot, sprout, and red cabbage...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank X9922PYpaulal
Reviewed 29 December 2018

We had dinner here after we had waited for an hour in the cold for another restaurant. We were welcomed warmly and put in a quiet place where we could enjoy our incredibly delicious and interesting dinner. The service was excellent and I can't wait...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank imtanner
Reviewed 28 December 2018

We have been going to The Laughing Seed Cafe since 2002, and it's been a staple of Asheville's vegetarian scene longer than that. The food is always good-to-great, the service is reliably good, the prices are competitive. It's most fun on a warm, sunny day...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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