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“Awesome vegetarian restaurant”
Review of Laughing Seed Cafe

Laughing Seed Cafe
Ranked #40 of 828 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Laughing Seed Cafe is Asheville's original downtown international 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 April 10, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our last day in Asheville and had a fabulous meal, starting with the artichoke dip with pitas and the pakoras. Yum! My teenage daughter had a strawberry banana smoothie and the Harmony Bowl. My other teenage daughter also had the Harmony Bowl. I had the Taco Tico salad with blue corn ships, and my husband had the East West Enchilada. Fantastic, flavorful, filling! We will come here again, and I suggest you do too!

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1  Thank MrsJAtlanta
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Warm ambience...popular spot! Loved the Artichoke Dip with Pitas that were warm and soft. Really flavorful food. Also have a bar and outside seating. Will return on our next visit to Asheville!

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Thank Sunshine5533
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Had the tempeh reuben - would seriously eat it everyday! Subbed the fries and fried jalapeños for the tortilla chips - great decision. Large portions and reasonable prices plus very friendly server & good beer :)

Thank Rebeccah D
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a very nice lunch in this retro-60's feeling restaurant. The staff was friendly and efficient and the prices were fair. Some of their takes on traditional foods were quite interesting and very flavorful. They label foods as vegan, lactose free and gluten free which is quite helpful....but be very careful to ask detailed questions if you need to be truly gluten free. For example they offered a "GF" potato soup that contained regular non-gluten free beer, and they offered "G-F"pakoras that were fried with wheat & gluten-containing foods. The staff person seemed to understand this, so presumably they are playing to people that do not need to be strictly gluten free (e.g., celiac disease of serious gluten sensitivity). Perhaps this will change the way they mark the menu items when the new FDA "G-F" standards take effect

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Thank joel r
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

My family has eaten here in the past and we couldn't wait to eat here again while in Asheville. The vibe was just different from the last time though. We were seated and waited a long time on a week night for the server to appear. She finally came and we ended up giving her our drinks and dinner order together in case she forgot us again. The food was average, didn't have the wow factor I remember. The bread was slightly hard on the Cuban. The beans tasted canned. There are friendlier places in Asheville with plenty of vegan selections.

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1  Thank Francesginger
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