Laughing Seed Cafe

4.7
133 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian

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Laughing Seed Cafe is located in Asheville, North Carolina and provides a vegetarian menu with an international flair. The food at Laughing Seed Cafe is organic, local and farm-to-table in order to ensure the freshest and healthiest food comes out of the kitchen. The dining area is bright and vibrant and includes an outdoor patio to enjoy your meal in the open air.
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Clyde
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is wizardry in the recipes, and only the highest quality ingredients are used. One has to be ready for the price, however, and balance it all out. Outstanding food experience, but beyond my comfort price-wise. $17 for the best sandwich in the world is...out of this world.

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NICOLEY
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely place....also on the cusp of this Pandemic I found it very clean and I felt very comfortable being there. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite of food was delicious — some of the best vegan food we have ever eaten. This spot will be on our ‘must’ list every time we visit Asheville.

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beelady
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a creative cocktail, wonderful entrees, and slice of apple cake for dessert that was more than enough for two. Wonderful surprise flavors were provided by muddled red peppers in the cocktail and tofu chorizo in the enchiladas. We wish that Laughing Seed would publish a cookbook!

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LAURAG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is DELICIOUS! I've been here several times and still have many items I'm anxious to try. They offer eclectic combinations and innovative plant based dishes. The raw manicotti is amazing, the brussel sprouts appetizer with shitake bacon...not to mention the jalapeno fries with the vegan ranch...I highly recommend this restaurant!

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VeganCrazy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! It was so hard to choose only one dish. Excellent experiences :)

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ColeR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible curry dish. Place is so clean and comfortable and inviting. Homemade cookies are AMAZING! Totally impressed with the food and almost can’t believe it was all vegetarian. Will absolutely be back!!

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TracyF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great cocktail menu and a great menu. All vegetarian or vegan but that does not mean it was lacking in taste. The staff was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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RogerG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good value, nice location, friendlky people

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The entrees were cleverly presented and delicious. Unfortunately the onion jalapeño fries were overdone and hard.

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joy1
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laughing Seed is one of our favorite restaurants in town! We have never been disappointed with the menu. It’s a great place to take family and friends.

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HeatherT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Can’t believe how good the “crab” cakes and Reuben were! Service could be a little better but it was crowded. The one thing I would change is the cramped feel. Very close tables

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TajH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in Asheville. That says a lot since there are many great spots to eat.

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GregG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have long felt that the Laughing Seed Café is probably the best vegetarian restaurant in the South. Always pleased, every time. Since moving my office out of downtown (as a result of the sale of the Flat Iron Building), going to Laughing Seed is a real treat. My wife and I chose the café to go to on Valentines Day 2020.

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MagsK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious vegan meal for two people who don’t maintain a vegan diet. Great flavors!

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aimeelou
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food delicious and creative as always!

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. This is my new favorite restaurant in Asheville!

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DennyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 10 had a fantastic experience! The food came out fast too. My favorite part of the meal was my drink! I had the Serendipity, and it blew my mind.

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LianneB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually when I come to town Laughing Seed has a wait so this time I made a reservation for Sunday brunch thru Open Table- super easy & I was able to be seated as soon as I arrived. Personally I love the atmosphere- open, airy, clean, great ambience with an eclectic & friendly staff. I asked my waitress & the hostess their fave dish & both said the Chimichanga so I ordered that and it was delicious. Crispy on the outside but not too crunchy or greasy, the cashew queso was so creamy with just a touch of ‘heat/spice’ and the tofu chopped fine enough you would never guess it was vegan, which might be a weird thing to say but sometimes omnivores hear ‘vegan’ and think bland or lacking but Laughing Seed seems to have taken vegan to a new level of taste explosion. I am excited to try something new the next time I visit Asheville.

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vipboojill13
Charleston
58 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Everything was fabulous.

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91208
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food reasonable price.

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MaryM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch and will definitely return. Enjoyed the ambiance and diversity of the menu.

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LisaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious food and drink! Located in a cute area to walk around.

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vipIVU7
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was the third time I had the Cauliflower Crust pizza with pesto and it was by far the best prepared. It was carefully made (not overcooked). The twists on ethnic foods is interesting and makes for non-ordinary meals.

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AbigailG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was so well and thoughtfully prepared. Delicious flavors. So many great choices. Even the non-vegetarian will not miss the meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and service! We will definitely return!

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NeilD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place. Great selection and the food was terrific. This is a great place to chill with friends or a date. We have the Brussels Sprouts as an appetizer and then the Mac-N-Cheese. We'll back next time we're in town to try more stuff on the menu.

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suzanneK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Perhaps but was not overly impressed with my food the Thai Green Curry

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JayM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the plant-based food selections, and I can have dairy-free dessert! Thank you for doing what you do.

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JoeA
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone went the extra step to make our evening fabulous

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JenL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been here in a few years, and it's so much better than we remembered. The food was delicious, the children's menu was great (lots of healthy options), and the server was so patient with our many questions and requests. We will be going back soon!

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LibSk
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always consistent food and good service. The menu choices are plenty for a vegan diet and so many good drinks to choose from. The new chairs are without padding so not conducive to long lunches and comfort but it's a constant lunch spot for me and friends.

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BethP
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Laughing seed was with our adult children and they really loved the variety and taste of all the food. They were surprised we liked a vegetarian restaurant but to us, the creative dishes are the best downtown vegetarian or not. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Highly recommend.

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ValarieB
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We’ve eaten at The Laughing Seed for years. Always a favorite place to eat!

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aimeelou
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always amazing food and service!

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thomaso
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

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Plantbasedyogi
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is our 2nd time in Asheville and our 2nd time at Laughing Seed and it was very disappointing. The food was very under seasoned. Mac and Cheese was over cooked to the point it was gummy. The service was okay but the food did not live up to the hype or the price we paid.

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terly
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine in this longstanding Asheville favorite. The menu never fails to surprise with creative vegetarian & vegan fare, packed with flavor & spice. Clean, bright, open, mix of tall and standard tables. Service personal and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed vegan brunch while visiting a friend who lives in town. Service was prompt. Food was pretty tasty. Atmosphere was lovely. We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Laughing Seed Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 252-3445.

Laughing Seed Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.