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Laughing Seed Cafe

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40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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McMinnville, Tennessee
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182 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have eaten here twice when in the area. It is a bit eclectic and perhaps just a bit pricey. We needed to get our meals as take-out, and they were very accommodating! The many great reviews speak for themselves. The very few who give this place terrible reviews need to be less demanding, less self-centered and more understanding.

Thank Ann M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family took me here for Mother's Day lunch last May and we were pleasantly surprised by the mocktails we indulged in while waiting at the bar. Yes, the food was good too, but the creativity in these mock cocktail concoctions were creative and delicious.

Thank Susanne B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Laughing Seed Café is a haven for vegetarians. It is located in a prime downtown spot with skylights and trailing philodendron vines. The all-vegetarian menu is extensive and creative. I had the small Harmony Bowl tofu and it was a very generous portion of steamed veggies over brown rice and nicely seasoned black beans. The iced tea service includes... More 

Thank Virginia N
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat to find this place! Super excited to know this vegetarian restaurant exists! Even if you are not vegetarian you will definitely love and appreciate this place. Everything we ordered was amazing. We started off with the sweet potato fries, which are dangerous because you cannot stop eating them to save room for your lunch. I ordered the... More 

Thank Jamie K
Asheville, North Carolina
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been going to Laughing Seed for years (as tourists and now residents, it's always been one of our favorite AVL restaurants), but this was our first brunch experience. And it was amazing, living up to the already delicious regular menu. Jalapeño waffles and "chicken" was a big hit, which we enjoyed with mimosas. Always sit outside to get a... More 

Thank Cheri H
Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food Great service We are vegetarian and this place has such great options that we won't to come again Loved all the appetizer Loved their mustard and we wanted to buy it but they don't sell it

Thank jaxdoc123
Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we travel with our vegan daughter and son-in-law we check out the best local places. Laughing seed offers really good vegan food in a quiet, lovely atmosphere. Mocktails were quite delicious, appetizers great and main courses also very nice.

Thank raizen
Kitty Hawk
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had lunch here. All in all, it was pretty darn good. They have a very wide selection of vegan and vegetarian foods, which was great, I almost had a hard time choosing what to order. I had a cocktail with lunch as well, which was delicious and crafted with care. I would definitely recommend this place regardless of... More 

Thank Jalapeno6
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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365 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looked like a fun place. We had to sit inside because the tables outside were full. I believe the staff were in an arguement right when the first part of out group arrived.....there was some confusion so we chose to sit at the bar. I only heard about this as I arrived about 10 minutes later. But I found... More 

Thank Lisa S
Delray Beach, Florida
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849 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having spent several days eating fried/unhealthy food in Charleston SC, we were looking to eat something light and healthy. Laughing Seed fit the bill. We ordered several apps - Pakoras, Oasis Quinoa and the Faux Charcuterie. Each dish was delicious, contained fresh ingredients and was flavorful. There is an extensive beverage list. We had wine and local craft beer.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-252-3445

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?