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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
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the kind of restaurant that makes dining out fun and interesting without having to worry about what may be lurking on the plate. The location, the setting, the service, the menu, the prices are all perfect.

Thank ZenHealer7
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great find! I loved everything about our lunch at the Laughing Seed. The atmosphere was lovely, the waitress had a sense of humor, and the food was delicious! I had the best vegetarian Reuben sandwich, and fresh beet/apple juice. SO good! My son, who is not a vegetarian, had the "chorizo" burrito and thought it was great. We... More 

Thank Shelly D
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in a historic building in downtown Asheville. Very clean with friendly attentive staff. I loved their soup and my wife raved about the spinach pesto manicotti, zucchini "noodles" stuffed with cashew ricotta and sunflower seed-spinach pesto! There is a panoply of cocktail, beer and wine choices. They serve lunch, dinner and even a Sunday brunch. Go, you will not... More 

Thank Frank S
Morristown, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A popular place in the heart of Asheville. I visited it with my son who lives in Asheville. He said the locals love this place. As a vegetarian, I love it too. I had the Seed Burger-- A beet, black bean, carrot and onion burger seasoned with roasted garlic and vegan Worcestershire. Delicious! My son ordered the Sour by Southwest... More 

Thank Betsy K
Mississauga, Canada
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, we are not vegetarians, and in fact are very happy meatatarians, however when traveling we crave interesting menus and different foods. We decided to give the Laughing Seed a try during our 3 day visit to Asheville. We were pleasantly surprised. We had the humus starter which was great...never had beet humus before but loved the sweetness. Also had... More 

Thank craigsterToronto
Louisburg, North Carolina
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the chef salad and it was delicious. My husband had the Harmony Bowl and he enjoyed it. Good service and good food.

Thank WB_NC
Royal Oak, Michigan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make a special trip here on our way home from SC to MI. I have not had one bad dish here! The food is fresh and flavorful! The two raw dishes are sooooo tasty! The seed burger is fantastic so is the potato salad! Those are my fav's! Worth the trip. Not to mention service is fast and the... More 

Thank Christl K
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped there on my way home. I was traveling to Florida and somebody told me about this vegan restaurant. I was able to get off the interstate come by the cafe and order the bean burger in the vegan Bowl. Both were absolutely awesome. The burger came with a side pasta dish, which I'm even know what it was,... More 

Thank Chris S
Athens, Ohio
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent, nice outdoor seating for people watching and spacious indoor environment. vegetarian and restaurant with lots of Vegan options. Focus on locally sourced food with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Craft beer selection of also Local brews, some of which only they carry in town. If you are down with the vegetarian thing, this is an awesome place... More 

Thank Horse1988
Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A restaurant's veggie burger is my litmus test and Laughing Seed passed with flying yumminess. My husband enjoyed his stroganoff and it made for yummy leftovers later!

Thank Andrea B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 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?