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Plant Vegan Restaurant

165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
+1 828-258-7500
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seitan” (85 reviews)
“blackout pie” (18 reviews)
“vegan cuisine” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Vegan food as it should always be served. Presentation alone it was wonderful, but the our tastebuds were presented with a gourmet experience. Grilled beets followed by applewood portabello on seared south carolina white polenta cake, a fennel salad with grape tomato, while my wife...More

Thank ltcrmike
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best vegan meals in the country, and one of the best meals of any type of restaurant period. The hummus is light, the plantains are tasty, the chocolate cake is decadent, the portobello is like steak - every dish was flawless. I...More

Thank JamesBeswick
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had just about sworn off Plant after our last experience here. The food was great last time, but the service was horrible and ruined my meal. But DH loved it and so, in the name of marital harmony, we went back. This time, the...More

Thank Scarletleaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get reservations as this is a small place with a huge capacity to serve the most appetizing and delicious vegan meals! Service was excellent and the food was not only creative, it was delicious. It was hard to save room for dessert after appetizers and...More

Thank SherylBensonP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot remember when we were this impressed with a meal! There are not enough words to express the level of satisfaction we had when leaving this restaurant! Every bite was as beautiful as it was tasty. Top notch service. It's now one of our favorites!

Thank April K
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I was joining dinner to be w friends but I loved all the food we tried. My favorites were the cheese and the portabella. We plan to go back soon so I can try more.

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Plant was recommended to us by our B&B hosts and was close by. We enjoyed the items we selected (grilled roasted beets, smoked hummus plate and smoked portabello steak. The menu is limited to about 8 items of which half are appetizer/share plates and half...More

Thank Frisco M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Recommended and not just for vegetarians/vegans. The appetizers are especially good - we loved the plantains and the Brussel sprouts. Among the mains, the Bibimbap was decent, the uttapam was good but the seitan was the winner - really excellent. Loved the ice creams -...More

Thank 2trvel
Reviewed 11 October 2017

While we are not vegetarian or vegan per se, we've been seeking out more places with vegetarian options lately. While in Asheville we decided to try this place out after reading decent reviews. The exterior and interior are pretty plain but the food and service...More

Thank TarHeel
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Very cool place with exceptionally friendly waitress. The menu is not very big, but if you're like me, you can find something to eat anywhere. Appetizer was the grilled broccolini with some sort of cheesy sauce. Very good. The house-made cola was also delicious, very...More

1  Thank MinnieCastavet
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Rita W
25 July 2015|
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Response from mas4444 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of gluten-free options on the menu. The items that are or can be made gluten-free are marked on the menu with an asterisk.
31 January 2015|
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Response from Vittoria M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Risotto is usually a safe bet. I'm a vegetarian who absolutely hates tempeh but the walnut crusted dish is delicious. Your wife is lucky to be married to a vegetolerant guy like you!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-258-7500
Plant serves innovative, organic plant-based cuisine, local brews, craft cocktails, and biodynamic wines in a modern inviting setting.
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