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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“harmony bowl” (52 reviews)
“manicotti” (38 reviews)
Open Now
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 November 2, 2018

We had lunch, drinks and dessert. Plate presentation was beautiful. We split the spinach pesto manicotti and the harmony bowl. The first was raw and to die for...2=nice sized zucchini noodles rolled around cashew “ricotta,” with pesto, sundried tomato sauce, olives, etc. The bowl was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Losthorizonlisa
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This place has the only tempeh I can eat. Delicious Reuben! I like this place & feel like I'm putting clean food in my body. I always leave feeling satisfied. The service is not the best.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank TreeLover16
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I’m not vegetarian or a vegan, but this place makes me want to try. The menu was super diverse and everything was delicious! I will definitely go back next time I’m in Asheville.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Melissa_W_TN
Reviewed October 10, 2018

My friends are vegan, but I am not, but I had Thai Panang Curry, that is both gluten free and Vegetarian. It was filling and had great flavor. We sat outdoors and could watch all the people walking up and down the very busy downtown...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 278DaveH
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Amazing pizza - and not a bit of grain to be found. And you would not know it (I did not know initially). Do not forget the tasty fragrant various appetizers. Service is knowledgeable. And the Ginger “Cider” (not cider but not sure what else...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stephrab
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Although I’m not a tofu or tempeh fan, I had a delicious spinach and berry salad today. My lunch mates had a generous serving of fried tofu on their salads which they said was delicious. The Laughing Seed is located on a quiet street in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mtncrk
Reviewed October 2, 2018

one of ashevilles all time best resturants, maybe vegatarian but has amazing food and i love the family that owns them and jack of the wood in the downstairs of laughingseed it is also a great place to eat and get drinks at the bar,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Sarah R
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The Laughing Seed was a perfect place for a healthy lunch. Everything was seasoned just right. We had been indulging in rich food for a few days and this meal brought us back to healthy eating with wonderful flavors and eye-pleasing plates of fresh food....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bookscout27
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

The spinach pesto manticotti raw dish was one of the best vegetarian dishes I’ve had. So many great plant based options as well as juices and vegetarian appetizers and desserts.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kristen S
Reviewed September 19, 2018

I've honestly never had a bad meal here. I like everything they serve (and I'm not vegan or vegetarian). I think the food here is much better than other much more expensive places in town. Service is very nice and I like the vibe. Patio...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank abigailgriffinavl
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 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 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.
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