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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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Today
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, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 410
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Who knew vegetarian could be so good

Stumbled into this place and sat down not knowing it was a vegetarian restaurant. We and our two meat-eating teenage boys thoroughly enjoyed it. The grilled tofu was amazing - it tasted like chicken! Eggplant parmesan was especially outstanding, richly layered with complex flavors, like a party... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
gwwyjjliu
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Detroit, Michigan
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Stumbled into this place and sat down not knowing it was a vegetarian restaurant. We and our two meat-eating teenage boys thoroughly enjoyed it. The grilled tofu was amazing - it tasted like chicken! Eggplant parmesan was especially outstanding, richly layered with complex flavors, like a party in your mouth.

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Knoxville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a tasty lunch today at Laughing Seed. Our first time there! Great service & fresh, delicious food! We 💜 Asheville!

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We are not vegetarians but recently went here with a group of friends. Both my husband and I had salads, plus appetizer of garlic fries and ice cream. All were very good. Our friends all had main entrees and everyone enjoyed he evening immensely. Only one person in our group is vegetarian, and many who are not count this restaurant... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went here for our last night in town and I can't tell you how wonderful the food was. Their non-alcoholic "elixirs" were just perfect for some of us who needed a break from the partying. I can't recommend the raw zucchini manicotti enough. It was one of the best meals I've ever tasted.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was my second trip to Laughing Seed, and it did not disappoint either time. I am not vegetarian, but my BFF is vegan, and Laughing Seed offers plenty of options that we were both excited about. The fried green tomatoes were delicious, and I had the portobello sandwich, which was great. Last time, I had the grilled cheese, which... More 

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Laughing Seed Cafe is located in downtown Asheville upstairs from the Jack of the Wood Brewery or directly off the elevated street behind Patton Avenue. Their menu of strictlly vegetarian (with vegan and gluten free notations) is inventive and attractive -- but it doesn't always work out in practice. I had a Tempeh Ruben that was excellent but my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

First off, I'm not a vegetarian but my girlfriend is. We spent a weekend in Asheville in December and visited the Laughing Seed, TWICE. I love how creative their dishes are. The flavor is so well balanced, and the menu is constantly evolving. We came to Asheville again for my birthday weekend, and I chose this place for my special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Delicious food, large portions, friendly staff. Vegetarian, but guarantee meat lovers will also enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Darn good cooking and drinks to die for! I love that they offer healthy beverages like fresh smoothies and kombucha, but also drinks to feed my wild side! Try the lemon berry basil concoction. So good. Service was impeccable and the atmosphere was nicer than the majority of the many vegetarian places we've been. Kid friendly but good ambiance. We... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Even if you're not, they have lots of options that you will love, and seriously, does it hurt us carnivores to go one meal without flesh? Yummy.

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Additional Information about Laughing Seed Cafe

Address: 40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
Phone Number: 828-252-3445
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?