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Laughing Seed Cafe

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40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to visit Laughing Seed Café again after not having been there for approximately 10 years. (this time frame is a guesstimate, not sure exactly when). We had high anticipation as we had enjoyed our several visits in years passed. We were terribly disappointed, however, when our experience today that did not come close to our... More 

Thank C N
Summerville, South Carolina
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161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying i'm a meat eater and my wife is a vegetarian. Now, let me tell you that this is one of my favorite places to eat when i'm in Asheville. The Sloppy Joe is second to none and the SW burrito is my personal favorite. There's no shortage of fillings and flavor. You will not leave... More 

Thank mark_kerr
Atlanta, GA
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807 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the kids to Laughing Seed for lunch and enjoyed the visit. We sat outside on the attractive patio and watched the world go by. The kids had kid's pizzas (one with soysauge). The adults had a "veggieburger" and "The Local." All were tasty and reasonably priced. Service was friendly, albeit a little slow.

Thank GPBurdell67
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good and the mocktails were delicious. Service was good and waiter was helpful. The place is close to all the shops.

Thank Diana F
Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful restaurant for vegan/vegetarian. They have creative options on the menu to choose from. We brought our dog with us so we had to sit outside. It was sort of windy that evening. Other than that, I am very happy with the food served.

Thank Watermoon1212
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting from out of town and met an elderly relative who uses a walker. She had an easy time getting in and out and we all enjoyed out meal, especially the freshly prepared juices. Great location too.

Thank heiones1
McMinnville, Tennessee
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181 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have eaten here twice when in the area. It is a bit eclectic and perhaps just a bit pricey. We needed to get our meals as take-out, and they were very accommodating! The many great reviews speak for themselves. The very few who give this place terrible reviews need to be less demanding, less self-centered and more understanding.

Thank Ann M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My family took me here for Mother's Day lunch last May and we were pleasantly surprised by the mocktails we indulged in while waiting at the bar. Yes, the food was good too, but the creativity in these mock cocktail concoctions were creative and delicious.

Thank Susanne B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Laughing Seed Café is a haven for vegetarians. It is located in a prime downtown spot with skylights and trailing philodendron vines. The all-vegetarian menu is extensive and creative. I had the small Harmony Bowl tofu and it was a very generous portion of steamed veggies over brown rice and nicely seasoned black beans. The iced tea service includes... More 

Thank Virginia N
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a treat to find this place! Super excited to know this vegetarian restaurant exists! Even if you are not vegetarian you will definitely love and appreciate this place. Everything we ordered was amazing. We started off with the sweet potato fries, which are dangerous because you cannot stop eating them to save room for your lunch. I ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?