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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place! Lovely seating inside or out and you will be met by friendly service for sure. We were just having a drink but have decided after looking at the menu to come back for lunch. Great place to watch the people or...More

Thank chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here because we have a vegan in the group, a pescatarian and a gluten free-er and the rest- (beef loving guys) not too keen on “health food.” Haha. All 6 of us enjoyed every single item! The server accommodated our vegan friend’s needs...More

Thank Alicia239
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little plce. every one iwll find something to eat. Their raw vegan selection is small but delicious. Lots of salads. Sandwiches are good too. Nice wine and juice selection. Open on Sunday. Sidewalk seating is great for warm afternoons.

Thank healthworkshi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Searching for restaurants with vegan food is not always easy. When you find them, they don't always have as many options as one would hope for. Not so in the case of Laughing Seed Cafe. We loved the meal we had there. The only regret...More

Thank sabsong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The laughing seed cafe is a must visit while visiting Asheville North Carolina. It has an abundant selection of vegan and vegetarian options to choose from. Our evening meal was great from start to finish. We started with the hummus trio which was fresh and...More

Thank TKeys13
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The restaurant interior is quite nice, I liked it a lot. the cinnamon bun was great, with a hint of orange. but the seating chicken and waffles was very disappointing. The seating was flat and over-fried, hard to cut, chewy to eat, and overall lacking....More

Thank HempaWing
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We ate here again this past weekend & weren't disappointed. I had the buffalo seitan sandwich, which was awesome. I could have had two of them. Always look forward to coming here when we're in Asheville!

Thank saibot
Reviewed 23 January 2018

First place we ate in Asheville for dinner and it didn't disappoint. The cafe is in a nice location and the food was great. There're bars and a nice street to stroll down after eating.

Thank VeganVacation
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Take your non-vegetarian friends here and watch their horizons widen. Beautiful, delicious dishes with lots of flavor and texture.

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 3 January 2018

One of the best places in Asheville to get a vegan meal. Consistently really good. The staff is excellent too.

Thank Brian D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-3445
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.
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