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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 15
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  • 8
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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
Great vegan restaurant

Even if you're not a vegetarian, the Laughing Seed café is still definitely worth a visit--the menu has just about anything anyone could want--pizza, pasta, "burgers," sandwiches, salads, and innovative entrees. Everything is very FRESH, and the restaurant uses locally grown produce. The food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Even if you're not a vegetarian, the Laughing Seed café is still definitely worth a visit--the menu has just about anything anyone could want--pizza, pasta, "burgers," sandwiches, salads, and innovative entrees. Everything is very FRESH, and the restaurant uses locally grown produce. The food is terrific and the service is good, too.

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Madison MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We eat at Laughing Seed nearly every day we are here and we come to Asheville yearly. It's a great treat for a vegan, the food is awesome and consistent year after year. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, Laughing See is a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had a Laughing Seed Salad which was huge. It was fresh and crunchy. I couldn't finish it. My husband had a portobello sandwich. The service was good, though a little bit slower than we might have wished.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great food and great patio. The drinks are incredible and I had some sort of basil lemon drink that tasted like drinking basil itself. VERY nice!

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice this month and we were not disappointed. This is a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. We had salads and sandwiches on both visits. Be sure to order the jalapeño fries. Tasty but not spicy. Prices are a little pricey for lunch but the food combinations are so well thought out and delicious it is worth the cost.

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a vegan cafe with a good menu and OK food. I found the food to be filling but not particularly tasty. The server was terrific in her knowledge of the food and friendly service. It seems to be popular with the trendy crowd.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had the Laughing Seed Salad, which was one of the best salads I have ever had. We had a late evening dinner, and dined outdoors, enjoying the downtown vibe on a Friday summer night. The menu is varied with lots of Vegan and Vegetarian choices. A fun spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great service, amazing choices, beautiful freshness, dog friendly, awesome patio in the middle of town, and priced right! Dragon Bowl and non-alcoholic ginger citrus drink...crazy amazing! A true food gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Ate lunch here with my son. We came with the dog and sat outside. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer--brought a bowl of water for the pooch immediately. We shared a draft IPA and an amazing Kombucha (spicy). I had one of the best veggie (hempnut) burgers I've ever tasted. My son got the avocado tacos, which were good, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Silly name for a seriously good restaurant. The melted cheese sandwich consisted of 3 different cheeses, tomato, sautéed onion, and greens. My simple salad was fresh and the balsamic vinegarette dressing was so good, I bought some to go. Ask for the gluten free bun if you get a sandwich. Really 10x better than Udi's. There is outside dining and... 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 Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-252-3445

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?