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Laughing Seed Cafe

€€ - €€€International, , Healthy
40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Glozelle
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We had lunch, drinks and dessert. Plate presentation was beautiful. We split the spinach pesto manicotti and the harmony bowl. The first was raw and to die for...2=nice sized zucchini noodles rolled around cashew “ricotta,” with pesto, sundried tomato sauce, olives, etc. The bowl was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Losthorizonlisa
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This place has the only tempeh I can eat. Delicious Reuben! I like this place & feel like I'm putting clean food in my body. I always leave feeling satisfied. The service is not the best.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank TreeLover16
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I’m not vegetarian or a vegan, but this place makes me want to try. The menu was super diverse and everything was delicious! I will definitely go back next time I’m in Asheville.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Melissa_W_TN
Reviewed 10 October 2018

My friends are vegan, but I am not, but I had Thai Panang Curry, that is both gluten free and Vegetarian. It was filling and had great flavor. We sat outdoors and could watch all the people walking up and down the very busy downtown...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 278DaveH
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Amazing pizza - and not a bit of grain to be found. And you would not know it (I did not know initially). Do not forget the tasty fragrant various appetizers. Service is knowledgeable. And the Ginger “Cider” (not cider but not sure what else...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stephrab
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Although I’m not a tofu or tempeh fan, I had a delicious spinach and berry salad today. My lunch mates had a generous serving of fried tofu on their salads which they said was delicious. The Laughing Seed is located on a quiet street in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mtncrk
Reviewed 2 October 2018

one of ashevilles all time best resturants, maybe vegatarian but has amazing food and i love the family that owns them and jack of the wood in the downstairs of laughingseed it is also a great place to eat and get drinks at the bar,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Sarah R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 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 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.
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