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Plant Vegan Restaurant

165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
+1 828-258-7500
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seitan” (84 reviews)
“blackout pie” (18 reviews)
“vegan cuisine” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Plant was recommended to us by our B&B hosts and was close by. We enjoyed the items we selected (grilled roasted beets, smoked hummus plate and smoked portabello steak. The menu is limited to about 8 items of which half are appetizer/share plates and half...More

Thank Frisco M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recommended and not just for vegetarians/vegans. The appetizers are especially good - we loved the plantains and the Brussel sprouts. Among the mains, the Bibimbap was decent, the uttapam was good but the seitan was the winner - really excellent. Loved the ice creams -...More

Thank 2trvel
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we are not vegetarian or vegan per se, we've been seeking out more places with vegetarian options lately. While in Asheville we decided to try this place out after reading decent reviews. The exterior and interior are pretty plain but the food and service...More

Thank TarHeel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place with exceptionally friendly waitress. The menu is not very big, but if you're like me, you can find something to eat anywhere. Appetizer was the grilled broccolini with some sort of cheesy sauce. Very good. The house-made cola was also delicious, very...More

Thank MinnieCastavet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plant is such an amazing vegetarian/vegan experience! I was amazed that they prepared shitake mushrooms in such a way that they genuinely tasted like bacon. I am not vegetarian but I had read such interesting reviews of Plant , I gave it a try! I...More

Thank Wayne F
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We loved Plant. It was a wonderful experience. The menu was full of amazing choices. The food was outstanding. Once we had the first entrée we wanted more and more. We can't wait to go back.

Thank Melinda T
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The food was good and amazing for Vegan entrees. It was extremely busy and somewhat pricey, compared to non Vegan restaurants with similar menus.

Thank MLS-21
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Having lived in Asheville for four years, and dining at Planta number of times, we recently had the best meal we've ever had there. We dined with another couple and between us ordered three appetizers and three main dishes and shared them. We found it...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

One word...EXCELLENT ! We live several hours away in VA and make the trip at least monthly to have dinner at this small vegan restaurant. We actually met the owner once and honestly can say that it is no wonder this place is successful. The...More

Thank Ricky C
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Plant for the first time and loved it. We became vegan just a few months ago and this restaurant is paradise for vegan diners. We started with the fried plantains and for mains, my wife had the raw...More

Thank iamstoked22
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Rita W
25 July 2015|
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Response from mas4444 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of gluten-free options on the menu. The items that are or can be made gluten-free are marked on the menu with an asterisk.
31 January 2015|
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Response from Vittoria M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Risotto is usually a safe bet. I'm a vegetarian who absolutely hates tempeh but the walnut crusted dish is delicious. Your wife is lucky to be married to a vegetolerant guy like you!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-258-7500
Plant serves innovative, organic plant-based cuisine, local brews, craft cocktails, and biodynamic wines in a modern inviting setting.
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