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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%
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International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 6 days ago 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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 days 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 weeks ago 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 2 days 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!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu had a ton of options that were all vegetarian, mostly gluten free, and many could be made vegan. This is a great option for someone with dietary restrictions. All of the options looked tasty! We got pakoras for our appetizer, that day they...More

Thank kathleen f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laughing Seed has been doing excellent vegetarian food long before it became trendy. They still make incredible, novel dishes that even meat-lovers can enjoy. The jack-fruit bahn mi dishes in particular are worth a stop. Sit outside if you can, though, the front dining area...More

Thank K4166ZJjessicas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is completely vegetarian with many vegan options, the food is more on the healthy side of vegetarian so lots of salads and fresh vegetable options. They have a great open space restaurant with a downstairs bar area, so lots of options for seating...More

Thank Dosaprincess
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank chris G
Reviewed 12 March 2018 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 12 March 2018

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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