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Laughing Seed Cafe

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40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to choose from, vegan- gluten free. All was tasty and filling. Wait staff attentive. Was nice to sit outside and listen to street music. Pleasant meal.

Thank Armina H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Asheville for a week and loved this place so much, we ate dinner there nearly every night! Lots of vegetarian options, all exceptional and yummy. The combination of flavors was creative and a total treat for the taste buds. Loved the lemonades and desserts, too. A casual, comfy, clean atmosphere with friendly, welcoming folks working there.

Thank Anne K
Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming to Asheville with a vegan friend, this was high on her list of places for us to try. I am not vegan but gluten free so a lot of the menu was suitable for my dietary restrictions. I had a salad, she ordered the raw stuffed manicotti. We also had an appetizer (trio of dips but subbed raw veggies... More 

Thank LeslieinTN
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, incredible service and lovely patio seating. My Mom (vegan) and I (vegetarian) loved the variety. We split the samosas and she had an Indian (Mumbai) entree while I loved my hearty Mexican salad. I also loved the cucumber martini mocktail. We were too full to try the decadent vegan desserts. Next time for sure! BTW - I'm allergic... More 

Thank cleanairgal
Bristol, Virginia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family was excited to try this place due to TA reviews. Service was good. I had the seed burger which was good but not the best veggie burger I've had. My son got the grilled cheese and liked it. Daughter had the bowl. Fries were good but greasy and crunchy. Cookies were blah but suppose that's the "natural". $51... More 

Thank robinebow
New Orleans, LA
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there on a Sunday night close to closing (I am ashamed to say). The staff was obviously breaking down around us while we ate. That said, the food was great and the cocktails were the best we had in Asheville. Our server was a little less than friendly but accommodated us well enough. We had veggie sushi, perogies, a... More 

Thank travels_on_belly
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the past 15 years I have visited a few times and never had an issue and always enjoyed my meals. I stopped in to have a quick, lite bite and was very happy to find there were many available tables on a Sunday afternoon. The hostess said there would be a wait as I looked over her shoulder to... More 

Thank Suzanne H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner while visiting Asheville & it couldn't be better! Although we couldn't eat outside, I'm so happy we got the table we did, Laura was fantastic! She was so sweet & really made great recommendations & even gave some trivia about the area. We were all pretty hungry after a long day so we had a... More 

Thank dpgesq97
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our all time favorite restaurants. We've been going for years, maybe four time a year, and it is consistent delicious and comfortable. For a vegetarian, it's a wonderful choice. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Thank Dana B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our stay in Asheville. My vegetarian daughters were thrilled to find a restaurant where they could order anything on the menu! One dish that stands out (and we ordered it twice) is the cauliflower picadillo - delicious and flavorful. There were interesting drinks (alcoholic and non) and everything that we tasted was delicious. This would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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?