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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
828-252-3445
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Ranked #33 of 635 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Schaumburg, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A friend and I had dinner here on a recent trip to Asheville. This was my second visit here. The drinks were very good. My friend had a non-alcoholic strawberry basil spritzer which had a strong but pleasant taste of basil. I had the fireflower margarita which I liked, although I can't really say it had a distinctive flavor of... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

No children's menu available for Sunday brunch. Despite that, both children found something that pleased them, and one is a fairly picky eater. Service was attentive and the food was quite good. Only one vegetarian in our family, but the meat eaters enjoyed the meal too. The restaurant is located in a nice area for strolling afterwards.

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Tilghman, Maryland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We found the Laughing Seed so exceptional, I had to look at the poor ratings for this place, because I could not see how anyone would think it was terrible. So please disregard bad experiences...everything is good. Our service was terrific. We sat inside and our server was Holly, who made the experience more enjoyable with her light, jokey personality.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After driving in from near Lexington, KY, we were exhausted and ready for something good to eat. The concierge at our hotel recommended three restaurants to us. We decided on vegetarian and walked over to the Laughing Seed Cafe from our hotel and were happy to get a table without a wait. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu... More

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TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food ! Great service! Benjamin was our server and he was awesome! Everything on the menu was delicious! I highly recommend the chocolate cake for dessert... It is the best I have ever had ! You won't be disappointed.

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Tamarac, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wall Street, Asheville North Carolina seems to be an elite street to eat. So we found at the Laughing Seed. A little crowded but pleasant atmosphere. Very nice menu with delicious selections prepared quickly and left us very satisfied. This is a place that we'd eat at the place regularly if we lived nearer Asheville

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Austin, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Laughing Seed is hands down one of the best vegetarian restaurants out there. Most of the veggie restaurants I've been to make no effort to make really delicious food AND provide a quality dining experience. The Laughing Seed does both. The food is impeccable and the atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not a vegetarian but a fan of good vegetable meals. A interesting and tasty spin on veggies that I really enjoyed and have been back since.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The atmosphere is typical Asheville West-end, eclectic, homey and comfortable. anything BUT pretentious. Service is excellent, they really care about the restaurant, the food, and their customers, not in that order. Enjoy strolling outside through their garden where most if not all their produce is grown for your food. Then enjoy a wide variety fare of delicious food that is... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This was the first restaurant I visited on my initial visit to AVL 21 years ago, and it's mostly aged well. I do think that it does not live up to its reputation, though. I went back today after a couple year absence and had a Reuben. Table service was perfectly fine although the kitchen was rather slow in performance... More

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