Laughing

Seed

Café

Vegetarian with an International Flair

 Voted #1 Vegetarian Restaurant in Asheville

Welcome to The Laughing Seed Cafe, 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.

Located on historic Wall Street in Downtown Asheville

Hours

Monday
11:30am - 9pm

Tuesday
Closed on Tuesdays

Wednesday
11:30am - 9pm

Thursday
11:30am - 9pm

Friday & Saturday
11:30am - 10pm

Sunday
10am - 9pm 
*Sunday Brunch served until 3pm as available.

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Reservations

We are now taking table reservations every day! Simply call the restaurant at 828-252-3445 to reserve your table, or set up your reservation through Open Table below. We'll see you soon!

The Legend of the Laughing Seed

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On the Indonesian island of Bouton there is the legend of the Laughing Seed. This plant was sacred to the people of the Spice Islands for centuries. When the seeds of this plant were consumed, the people were intoxicated with laughter and able to communicate with the gods. It is said that this wondrous food satisfied the appetite and created a sense of fullness and well-being which lasted for many days… read more