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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (38 reviews)
“harmony bowl” (49 reviews)
“manicotti” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Atmosphere is chic, casual. Food is excellent. We had a fun, relaxing experience and plan to return.

Thank niaminiami
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner with our daughter here as it accommodated our variety of dietary requirements. Boy did they deliver. The chicken burrito, and the harmony bowl were fantastic. The sleeper surprise was the vegan zucchini manicotti which was both fabulous and filling. Will definitely return!

Thank Virginia20171
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were shopping in Downtown Asheville and decided to grab a drink on the patio at the Laughing Seed. Service was excellent - very friendly and helpful. The drink list was interesting and creative and both of us enjoyed a cocktail while...More

Thank sunflower35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the patio. There were 4 of us and we had a great dinner. The server was very concerned if we had any dietary restrictions, but did it in a way that was friendly and non abrasive. I had the mushroom ramen with...More

Thank Rudy_Wewa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after a long hike. We were not horribly hungry but wanted to give this place a try. Wife and I just went with the appetizers and she had a mixed drink. We grabbed the pakoras and a small order of fries....More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another vegan gluten free find in asheville. There seems to be a lot of these places in this area. So this place is nice and clean and looks great. The food is vegan and gluten free and good tasting at a midrange price point. I...More

Thank mthuber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife is vegetarian; I'm a reduce-atarian. We had the best lunch, out on the patio in perfect weather. My wife had the Lotus Bowl. I had the Pakoras. And we shared a large order of Jalapeno Fries. They were all outstanding--more accurately, they were perfection...More

Thank JoeyNostrils
Jon C, Guest Relations Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic review Joey! We're so glad you enjoyed our lunch and service, and even more happy the weather cooperated so you could enjoy our patio. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here for the first time recently. It will be a regular stop when we visit Asheville again. We had the The Seed Burger and the Buffalo Fried Seitan. The burger was a little messy but the food, ambiance, service...More

Thank Renee J
Jon C, Guest Relations Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Renee! We appreciate your 5-bubble review and appreciate you stopping into the cafe! We'll see you on your next visit through Asheville.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Delicious vegeterian options in a quiet atmosphere. Great location for walking to other activities. Service was excellent and helpful. They handed an allergy concern with detail. Will be coming back again when we are in Asheville.

Thank BigDukefans
Jon C, Guest Relations Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the cafe BigDukefans. Stop on by next time you're in town. Thanks again for the fabulous review!

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Family of 4 + 2 dogs had a great meal outside in April. Highlights were the hummus trio and the seed burger, along with the accommodations for our dogs. But everything we ate was excellent. Even our 8-year old loved it (grilled cheese and fries).

1  Thank matthew d
Jon C, Guest Relations Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your title says it all! Thanks for stopping by with your whole family Matthew, and we're happy to hear everyone enjoyed their food. Hi-five for the great review - Cheers!

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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 28801-2710
  • 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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