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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
828-252-3445
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Ranked #40 of 628 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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
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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
Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was incredibly excited to dine at Laughing Seed for lunch with our children on our recent trip to Asheville. As a vegetarian, I have grown to expect most restaurants typically leave out the meat for vegetarian dishes, but do not do anything special in turn. Laughing Seed offers entrees and sandwiches that showcase vegetables and plant-based food! The children's... More

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West Palm Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We ate lunch and dinner at Laughing Seed Cafe and highly recommend it. Delicious, healthy, creative, cruelty-free food in a wonderful location with friendly staff and reasonable prices! Dinner was amazing! We enjoyed the pasta special which my husband said was possibly the best pasta he has ever had (and we have ordered pasta at some of Chicago and New... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great vegan burger and jalapeño fries. Try the local draft brew. Kid an pet friendly so one can relax. Indoor and outdoor spots to eat. Great bar too.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We go to a lot of vegan and vegetarian restaurants, but this one really set itself apart. The service is excellent, and the location is really cool, on a pedestrian friendly street downtown Asheville. You have to try some of their great drinks, my husbands raspberry jalapeno lemonade was excellent and my son's vegan Ruben was excellent. I wish there... More

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Raleigh,NC
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So for full disclosure… I, nor anyone with me, were vegetarians. We just wanted a Brunch place. Food on tables looked good walking past outdoor seating. Menu looked good, though not knowing until we sat down and fully investigated menu did we realize vegetarian (had “sausage” and “bacon” on menu so unless in the know… can see how confusing when... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you're looking for something different than 'average fare', check out Laughing Seed! My husband and I are both vegans so were searching for restaurants that catered to our food preferences. The Laughing Seed had SEVERAL vegan options and they were delicious! The atmosphere is nice and it's located in a cool little shopping area. I highly recommend for a... More

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Pinehurst
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This is the best vegan food in Asheville. We had dinner on July 3rd. My wife had the vegan corned beef sandwich and I had the Cuban. Both were excellent but the corned beef was outstanding. We had a side order of their onion and potato fries that came with two different sauces on the side. They were served hot... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great organic, vegetarian food, but service was not so great. Staff I encountered did not have a welcoming attitude or Southern hospitality. You might have to be assertive in getting your needs met. The food alone does not always make a memorable dining experience.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was my first time eating vegetarian food and it was amazing! Had the Tico Burrito and it was amazing! Will definitely stop here again,

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was really looking forward to dinner at this restaurant and it was likely the worst part of our vacation. Like one other reviewer said it was as though we were invisible. In our case there were only a handful of other folks dining so it couldn't have been blamed on being busy. Our waitress (I will save the embarrassment... More

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