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Laughing Seed Cafe

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40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
+1 828-252-3445
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11:30 - 21:00
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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first experience with Hummus, not you can't keep me away from the stuff. We sat outside with our dog on a sunny afternoon. Just another thing to love about Asheville

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was good but not memorable. The hummus plate tasted store-bought. Atmosphere was nice and the service was good.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have wanted to check out Asheville in general and had a reason to stop on our way to Georgia, but with no plans in advance and no idea where to go. This was thrown out as an idea for vegan and it was a great choice. Everything was delicious, and the menu was creative and interesting. It was a... More 

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Thank NYCAngels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been dining at Laughing Seed for years. It is one of 3 restaurants that we eat at in Asheville, and our favorite. They have a creative, plant based menu that showcases how delicious vegan meals can be. Nice selection of juices and drinks also. No cooked critters on the menu, just cooked veggies. Well worth... More 

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Candler, North Carolina, United States
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to this restaurant. The service was excellent, the menu had a good selection, and the dessert was excellent, however, I'm not much of a vegetarian, I guess. I chose a dish I thought I would like, a zucchini manicotti, but I just didn't care for it. It was cold, which should have come as no... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went Saturday for dinner. I had the raw manicotti. It was very good. My husband had the tofu roll ups and did not care for his much. We both had cocktails which were very pretty and yummy. We dined outside and had a great time people watching the busy street.

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Thank MaryV2011
Asheville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, this used to be one of our very favorite places in Asheville, a place we would take our out of town guests to because it was always good. But our last few visits have been nothing but disappointing. Things just aren't as good as they used to be, which is probably why it's just not as crowded as it... More 

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Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. It's really important to us. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience and will pass this on to be sure that the owners see your review. More 

Brevard, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like eating here for their consistency. They make meat eaters ask how did you do that. The flavors will be dancing in your mouth when you walk out the door. Enjoy!

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Thank BOBandBECKY
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We love the way you describe your experience. More 

Rock Hill, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere alone is absolutely beautiful, the food is outstanding and the staff are super friendly! Super awesome and would totally go again!

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Thank morganjoy247
Lynne C, Manager at Laughing Seed Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Thoughtfully sourced and prepared are the best way to describe the food at this local favorite stop!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Cuisine
International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?