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“We love the laughing seed!”
Review of Laughing Seed Cafe

Laughing Seed Cafe
Ranked #55 of 793 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Laughing Seed Cafe is Asheville's original downtown vegetarian restaurant. We've provided the finest organic, local, and farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine with an international flair for twenty years and counting.
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We love the laughing seed!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a must-visit restaurant whenever we visit Asheville. The service is always great and the food is always great. Dinner entrees are sometimes hit-and-miss, and can be on the heavy side, but overall this is a fun, reasonably priced, enjoyable place to eat. Make sure to try and eat outside when the weather is nice! The indian-inspired dishes are always good (though if you are in the mood for true indian food, Mela is probably the better option), and the salads are fresh and delicious (especially the dressings). The soups can be watery, bland, and not so good in our experiences.

  • Visited September 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always Good!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This has been a favorite restaurant of mine for years! Fresh food choices and creative dishes! Lots of Vegetarian and Vegan dishes. The desserts are excellent!

  • Visited February 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Yum!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I especially love the East West Quesadilla, artichoke dip with whole wheat pitas, salads with basil dressing, and black beans (the herb seasonings make these beans so good!). Plus, it is a very cute place on a very cute street.

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“MMM-MMM-MMM”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a gem in Asheville! Even though there are many great restaurants in the area, The Laughing Seed stands out for sure. Their creative take on vegetarian and vegan cuisine is amazing! To top it off, the RAW options are out of this world. Beverage wise, they have local Kombucha and Elixir drinks that will get you going, calm you down, make you feel better and much more through the unique herbal infusions inside each concoction. Vegetarian or not, GO... just go! Staff is friendly and laid back just enough for a good conversation but not so much that your food takes forever. The Laughing Seed is one to plan in to your next trip to Asheville!

  • Visited December 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Reliably good vegetarian food”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Asheville is full of great restaurant and The Laughing Seed is always a treat. I like their veggie barbeque.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank 59NC
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