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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-3445
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801
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11 - 20 of 881 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A delightful tasty meal. Unusually uncrowded at lunch! Attentive service. Good recommendations by waitstaff made for a relaxing mid-week lunch rendezvous for two couples from 1000 miles apart.

Thank GPS2008
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I love their salads and their lemon tahini dresing. Everytime I go to Asheville, I eat here. The atmosphere here is very nice, very mellow.

Thank Skip D
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much, although my paella was the least tasty of the choices made by our group. My friend loved her curry and my daughter her veggie burger. The smoothie and cocktail choices are extensive. The downside was our fabulously ditzy server.

Thank DadaCabaret
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Got here at 11:34, right after it opened. We were seated immediately. Service was very fast and very friendly. Food was fresh and came out quickly. All the food was phenomenal. Drinks were good too. I always have something to complain about, but the Laughing...More

Thank Eitan N
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Excellent restaurant for vegetarians and vegans. They have a diverse menu and everything is delicious. Conveniently located down town near all the fun things to do and see.

Thank namaste1995
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our party of four had different items for lunch. Each of us loved our selection. The service was excellent and the decor is very nice and clean.

Thank joelajoela
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you are vegan or vegetarian this place is for you. Not only are all the dishes meatless, but the creativity and presentation of the food is really special. They also had exceptionally good non-alcoholic drinks that we all enjoyed. The only downside for us...More

Thank wendy L
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We thought we had a restaurant picked out for dinner in Asheville but when we arrived it appeared that many before us had picked the same place. So, we took to the not-to-unpleasant task of wondering around this town gazing at menu items available for...More

Thank UwchlanJohn
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The first time we visited Asheville, we wanted a vegetarian/vegan option and tried this place and enjoyed it. This time, we waited about 30 minutes for a table. Once seated waited some time for a server. We heard the Jalapeno/Onion fries were great, so ordered...More

Thank OldMarSix
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is the first time I have ever eaten at a vegetarian/vegan only establishment. Wanted to give it a try to see if it was something to add to our restaurant excursions. It was well worth it. The hummus is outstanding along with the bread...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801
  • 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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