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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
828-252-3445
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Ranked #35 of 633 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Other than the long wait for our food -- let me get that out of the way first; it was a busy lunch hour -- this place is great! (Maybe the answer is to go at less crowded times.) Generous servings of wonderfully complementary flavors across a huge variety of vegetarian meals. The sandwiches are delicious as are all of... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the food here, they are a bit pricey but healthy and tasty! Definitely try the lentil sloppy joe, so good! and their kale smoothies are awesome as well!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Even if you are not vegetarian or vegan - you will love this restaurant! I had my trepidations at first; fearing I'd have some weird and tasteless meal, but decided to give it a try and trust me, if I had had the time I would have eaten there again and again. The food was outstanding. I had the BEST... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I really enjoyed the food here, a lot of Indian flavors. The waiter was also very nice and the ambience is a delight. It's a little expensive, but most exclusively vegetarian restaurants are.

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sonoma county, ca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's been around for years, and with good reason! It's a restaurant where vegetarians and vegans can have interesting tasty food from a broad menu. Even if you're a carnivore, give it a try--you may veer off your present eating course. Hint: Fries with a ranch sauce are especially good.

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Indian Shores, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Extensive menu offers interesting options for those seeking vegetarian dining. Located in a trendy, downtown Asheville area, diners can sit out-doors, watching the locals pass by, or enjoy the comforts of in-door seating. Either way, the food is innovative and enjoyable, if a bit pricey. We shared a tasty enchillada and reuben sandwich, accompanied by salad, black beans, and chips.Service... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stopped in Asheville en route to Knoxville from Charleston, SC because we are vegetarian and found this restaurant on happycow.com. Given the poor quality of food and almost no vegetarian options along the U.S. interstate system, vegetarian restaurants are of great importance to us. Not only were we taken with the beauty of Asheville but we could not believe... More

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