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Laughing Seed Cafe

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40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
828-252-3445
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 455
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  • 198
    Very good
  • 59
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  • 18
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian Delight

All Vegetarian and taste sensations. They have a nice varied selection of vegetarian foods that will please everyone

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jimmcma
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All Vegetarian and taste sensations. They have a nice varied selection of vegetarian foods that will please everyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been changing my diet and try a vegetarian restaurant has been interesting! I try the quesadilla and was amazing ! The sweet potato pure and the cheese was like heaven ! The dressings really good! The only thing the dessert menu is really poor. Even do the patio has and ambience comfortable for lunch ! Great place

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Thank Karla C
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great spot for vegans -- so many choices! It's exciting when you can eat almost everything on the menu. There are many different types of food (as opposed to only veggie burgers). Their greens are very fresh & dishes are creative and unique. I got the special -- open-faced sandwich with eggplant on a bed of collard greens and it... More 

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Thank saritaskr
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I have been back to the Laughing Seed at least 4 or 5 times. The food is served in a causal atmosphere and the food is very good. The only problem I have ever had there is that the kitchen closes even while people are eating their dinners. So, if you want to change your order, if your order is... More 

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Thank JimboNorth
Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Coming from a place where vegetarian restaurants are rare it is so amazing to walk into a place and want to order everything on the menu:)

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1 Thank sueestes
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Fine for true vegans, but not my favorite. Atmosphere and service is fine but would rather eat at other downtown restaurants.

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1 Thank jgteacher
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Of my choices for Vegan food in Asheville that is; Clean; Pristine and Delicious. Eating dense packed nutritious food is satisfying Not feeling too full afterwards. 1st time for brunch. Salads, tempeh eggs at our table were all Yummi! Usually always eat dinner or lunch in the past.

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1 Thank Dahvid
Hickory, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have been coming to Laughing Seed for many years and the quality is consistently excellent. The menu has not changed significantly over the years, although they run specials each day, which are typically very good. Some of our favorites have been the lemonades such as basil/strawberry, blackberry/mint and a recent special Avocado Tacos what to-die-for! The Low-Country Rollups have... More 

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1 Thank wburnsnc
North Carolina
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We'd skipped the Laughing Seed during our first visit to Asheville but thought we'd give it a try this visit. The menu doesn't JUMP OUT AT YOU but we tried it anyway. The patio was uncrowded and pleasant. Our waitress was was a bit slow and not very friendly. The food arrived and was ok but nothing remarkable. We'd ordered... More 

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Thank MoJoJane
Norcross, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I'm not a huge fan of Vegetarian dining, but we heard great things about this restaurant and were vacationing with someone who doesn't eat meat. The unique drinks they make in-house were really great and all the dishes we had were obviously made with fresh ingredients and a love for cooking and serving great food. I would highly recommend giving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-252-3445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?