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“Great veggie option for downtown.  Lots of Gluten free options”
Review of Laughing Seed Cafe

Laughing Seed Cafe
Ranked #47 of 809 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

The prices were average.  We tried the Temphe Rubin with Jalapeno onion fries (mostly fries with just a few small pieces of the jalapeño and onion).  It was a very tasty plate, but the sandwich was tiny (probably because if theGF bread).  I think they could have added another 1/2 sandwich and it would have been a normal portion. We also had the Spinach Pesto Manicotti with Zucchini. It was a raw dish and full of flavor...really yummy!!!! The kids has grilled cheese and sloppy joes and they were average. Worth a stop especially if you need a vegetarian or GF option!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stumbled upon the Laughing Seed while cruising for a place with veggie options. Ate on the patio and enjoyed a delicious meal and free entertainment from a street musician.

The Good:
-- Thai Panang Seitan Curry was one of the better vegan meals I have ever had. Good flavor; just enough heat.
-- Wild mushroom risotto
-- Tico Burrito
-- Atmosphere
-- Good service

The not-so-good
-- Too much cheese on the kid's pizza

Overall, a great find with tons of options (obviously) for vegetarians.

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Thank roadtrip38
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I am not a vegetarian but I like fresh, innovative and delicious food. regardless of meat or not. The Laughing Seed Cafe offers outstanding vegetarian meals and you won't miss any animal ingredients. They have a nice selection of salads, appetizers and entrees that will make your mouth water just to read the menu. Try the Asian Fusion salad. Just the right amount of spices in a wonderful noodle salad. We were seated quickly at 6 pm on a Thursday night, waited on quickly and served within minutes. It doesn't get any better than that!

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had the harmony bowl and the BBQ tofu burrito. Got to eat on the patio on a beautiful day. Everything was fresh and yummy. If you didn't know any better, you would not know the burrito was vegetarian. If you feel like good vegetarian while you are in Asheville, this is the place to be.

Thank TandemBikeRider
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Went here based on reviews and it did not disappoint. We were here for Sunday Brunch and it was wonderful. We had the Belgian Waffles with lemon-blueberry-basil compote with cinnamon-vanilla butter, organic walnuts, and 100% maple syrup (WONDERFUL) and the Sooner Sunday with creamy grits, housemade seitan sausage, organic tofu Florentine, sautéed spinach,
rosemary potatoes, and guacamole, with vegan sausage gravy also very good. Our son had the kids pizza and loved it. What a great place and I found it amazing that it was packed. Where we are from (Central FL) a vegan place like this would not be very popular.

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Thank PurpleLady2
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