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Laughing Seed Cafe

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40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank Wunder3
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank John W
Greenville, SC
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jen B
Lexington, South Carolina
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank charlieg71
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting from out of town and looking for some local organic restaurants. This one did not disappoint. I got the seed burger which was excellent and my husband got the Bahn Mi Jackfruit Tacos which were spicy but he loved it. Would come back again if visiting Asheville.

Thank Joy G
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laughing Seed is one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants and my husband and I return every time we're in Asheville - in fact, we ate here two nights in a row. The veg sloppy joe is a favorite and the salads and dressings are fantastic. There are so many interesting choices. Highly recommended!

Thank JJVegTraveler
Bluffton, South Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My masseuse recommended I visit while in Asheville. So glad I took her advice! As a vegetarian I swoon when I find a veggie restaurant. Sooooo many options to choose from! I chose the Reuben which could also be prepared Vegan and/or gluten free. It was relish and there was a lot of it. I boxed half to eat on... More 

Thank Judy N
Lewisville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Laughing seed was wonderful. My boyfriend is a vegetarian and I wanted to make sure he had great dining options for our recent trip to Asheville. Other reviews said this was a great place and they were correct. Inventive and fun drink menu! The meal was wonderful and the atmosphere and service were top notch. I had portobello rolls and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review and recommendation. We hope to see you again the next time you're in town. Happy New Year! More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
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270 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My prior not-so-nice review was for dinner last time we were in Asheville, but we decided to eat lunch here yesterday after trying Early Girl & being told it would be a 45 minute wait. Glad we went to Laughing Seed, as everything was really good. The lunch selection was pretty diverse, including some old favorites, and all the dishes... More 

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

Thank you so much for giving us another try. We really appreciate the opportunity to do things right. Happy New Year! More 

Knoxville, TN
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a great place to sit and relax while having a wonderful meal. Their menu has a variety of dishes that are very tasty.

Thank TNVOL1985
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you and Happy New Year! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

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