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.

40 Wall Street

828.252.3445

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 generally seat on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, in order to better accommodate large parties, we will accept reservations for groups of 6 or more. For smaller parties, we recommend taking advantage of our call-ahead seating option. Simply call the restaurant 15-20 minutes prior to your anticipated arrival time. Our host will be happy to add your name to our wait list in advance in order to reduce your wait time,

Our Menu

Lunch

appetizers

HUMMUS TRIO (V, GFI option) $10

Spicy black bean hummus, traditional garlic chickpea hummus, and a roasted vegetable hummus. Served with our freshly baked whole wheat pita and crudité.

PAKORAS (V option, GFI)   $7 / $10

Your choice of two or four of our popular Indian style fritters made with chickpea batter and seasonal vegetables. Served with our delicious Punjabi sauce and yogurt for dipping.

JALAPEÑO ONION FRIES (V, GFI) $5 / $7.50

Hand cut organic russet potatoes fried with jalapeños and onions. Served with organic ketchup. For our insanely good vegan chipotle ranch dressing add .75.

LOCAL CHEESE PLATE market value (GFI option)

Please ask your server for today’s cheese selections from predominantly local producers. Served with chutney, seasonal fruit, nuts, house-baked crackers, and our house made toast.

FRENCH ONION SOUP $9

Caramelized onions in a rich, buttery mushroom broth topped with house made focaccia croutons and melted Swiss cheese.

salads

Dressings (V, GFI) : Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette – Asian Fusion – Chipotle Ranch
Sherry Vinaigrette – Sesame Ginger -Raw Lemon Tahini – Caesar

Additions: Avocado $2 – Hummus $3 -Grilled Tofu $2 -Grilled Tempeh $3 -Kraut $2 -Kimchee $2 -Goat Cheese $2

SIMPLE SALAD (V, GFI) $8

Organic local greens, grated carrots, red cabbage, red bell pepper, red onion, tomato, cucumber, and sprouts.

LAUGHING SEED SALAD   (V, GFI) $13

Organic local spring mix, romaine lettuce, grated carrot, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, cucumber, red onion, blanched broccoli, mung bean, and clover sprouts, topped with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

LOTUS BOWL (V, GFI) $15

A Laughing Seed salad on a bed of brown rice, topped with avocado and our purple sauerkraut.

KALE CAESAR (V option, GFI option) $12

Our spin on the traditional favorite. Local kale tossed with our creamy vegan Caesar dressing and topped with focaccia croutons and shaved parmesan. Add: Crispy Southern Fried Seitan or Grilled Tempeh $3 – Grilled Tofu $2

TOSTADA ENSALADA (V option, GFI) $15

Crispy corn tortillas piled high with local greens, black beans, brown rice, and our house made chorizo-style grilled tofu. Topped with cheddar/jack cheese, salsa, guacamole, grape tomatoes, red onion, corn, and house pickled jalapeños. Served with chipotle ranch.

MEDITERRANEAN (V option, GFI option) $13

Romaine lettuce, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and red bell pepper tossed in champagne-Dijon vinaigrette and topped with feta cheese, house-cured olives, and pepperoncini. Served with freshly baked whole wheat pita.

FIRESIDE SALAD (V option, GFI) $15

Local kale tossed with sherry vinaigrette and topped with smoked onions, cranberry pickled apples, chevre, sage pecans, and shiitake mushroom “bacon.”

ASIAN FUSION (V, GFI option) $14

Udon noodles, bokchoy, mixed greens, mung bean sprouts, daikon, bell peppers, grated carrot, blanched broccoli, red cabbage, cucumber, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds tossed with sweet chili-peanut dressing.

sandwiches

Served with house-made pickle and your choice of hand-cut sweet potato chips, slaw, or our side of the day.

Sub a small salad or jalapeño-onion fries for $2. Our buns are freshly baked in house.

Locally made gluten free bread from Eat More Bakery or Simple Kneads Bakery buns can be substituted for $1.

House-made vegan cheese available for $1.

THE SEED BURGER (V, GFI option) $13

A black bean, beet, carrot, tofu, and onion burger, seasoned with roasted garlic and chipotle barbecue sauce. Served on a vegan bun with shiitake bacon aioli, lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Add: Swiss, Cheddar/Jack, Goat Cheese or Feta $1 – Vegan Daiya cheese $2 – Avocado $2 Smoked Onions $1

SEED CLASSIC SMASH BURGER (V option, GFI option) $15

Two Seed burger patties smashed and griddled on our house made bun with melted cheddar Jack, shredded lettuce, diced onion, dill pickles, tomato, and our signature secret sauce.

REUBEN (V option, GFI option) $14

Grilled and marinated “pastrami” style dry rubbed tempeh, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, house made purple kraut, and Thousand Island dressing on Annie’s grilled marble rye.

BUFFALO FRIED SEITAN (V) $12

Our tender house made seitan cutlet is Southern fried and tossed in Buffalo sauce, then served on a house made sesame bun topped with smoked onions, lettuce, and pickles. Add: Swiss or Cheddar/Jack $1 – Vegan Daiya cheese $2

CRAB CAKE PO’ BOY $13

Jackfruit “crab” cakes with shredded lettuce, tomato, diced onion, and remoulade sauce on a house baked French roll.

HARVEST GRILLED CHEESE (V option, GFI option) $12

House made apple butter, Swiss cheese, smoked onions, and Portobello mushroom “ham” on Annie’s sourdough bread reduction on Annie’s sourdough bread.

entrées

DAILY DAL BOWL (V, GFI option) $13

Our Indian combination bowl includes our currently featured dal, brown basmati rice, onions, Punjabi sauce, a papadam, and house made garlic naan.

TERIYAKI TOFU TACOS (V, GFI) $12

Crispy fried tofu tossed in our house made teriyaki sauce with slaw, crushed peanuts, and fresh cilantro in soft corn tortillas. Served with choice of side. Add: Avocado $2

HARMONY BOWL (V, GFI) small $12/ large $15

Layers of organic brown rice, black beans, marinated and grilled organic tofu or tempeh, steamed seasonal veggies, and our addictive sesame ginger sauce. Add: Avocado $2 – Kimchee $2 – Purple Kraut $2

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST BURRITO (V option) $15

A whole wheat tortilla filled with our “chorizo” style tofu, grilled peppers and onions, spinach, corn, black beans, and rice, tossed in chipotle barbecue sauce. Topped with salsa, cheddar/jack cheese, and vegan lime crema. Served with a small salad.

raw entrées

SPINACH PESTO MANICOTTI (V, GFI) $15

Zucchini “noodles” stuffed with cashew ricotta and sunflower seed-spinach pesto. Served over sundried tomato marinara with house-marinated olives and a drizzle of lemon basil olive oil.

DRAGON BOWL (V, GFI) $15

Layers of arugula, cauliflower “rice,” seasonal raw veggies, house made purple kraut and kimchee, avocado, and cashew-beet pâté, topped with pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Served with raw lemon tahini dressing.

desserts

Ask your server about our delicious selection of creative desserts baked in house by our pastry chef.

 

A FEW OF OUR LOCAL PURVEYORS:

Annie’s Bakery, Buchi Kombucha, Smiling Hara Tempeh, Simple Kneads Bakery, Eat More Bakery, Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery, Asheville Brewer’s Alliance, Midnight Mushrooms, Mountain Foods, Myco-Gardens, Toska’s Truffles, Sleight Family Farm, Cli­ngman Ave Farmers Market

Dinner

appetizers

HUMMUS TRIO (V, GFI option) $10

Spicy black bean hummus, traditional garlic chickpea hummus, and a roasted vegetable hummus. Served with freshly baked whole wheat pita and crudité.

PAKORAS (V option, GFI)   $7 / $10

Your choice of two or four of our popular Indian style fritters made with chickpea batter and seasonal vegetables. Served with our delicious Punjabi sauce and yogurt for dipping.

HOUSE “FAUX”CUTERIE PLATE (V, GFI option) $12

A seasonal charcuterie board with house-cured, pickled, or smoked vegetables. Served with our delicious hot sauce, savory condiments, house-baked crackers, and crostini.

JALAPEÑO ONION FRIES (V, GFI) $5 / $7.5

Hand cut organic russet potatoes fried with jalapeños and onions. Served with organic ketchup. For our insanely good vegan chipotle ranch dressing add $.75.

LOCAL CHEESE PLATE (GFI option) market value

Please ask your server about today’s cheese selection from predominantly regional sources. Served with chutney, seasonal fruit, nuts, house-baked crackers, and our freshly baked seeded sourdough toast.

FRENCH ONION SOUP $9

Caramelized onions in a rich, buttery mushroom broth topped with house made focaccia croutons and melted Swiss cheese.

small plates

SWEET AND SAVORY CAULIFLOWER (V, GFI) $9

Roasted cauliflower florets with fresh orange, rehydrated cranberries, toasted walnuts, greens, and balsamic reduction.

SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI $10

House made gnocchi sautéed with garlic, shallots, and local kale tossed with a sage-brown butter sauce and sprinkled with toasted walnuts.

CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA (GFI) $14

A soft crust pizza made of cauliflower and parmesan cheese with the chef’s choice of toppings.

salads

Dressings (V, GFI): Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette – Asian Fusion – Chipotle Ranch –Raw Lemon Tahini – Sesame Ginger – Sherry Vinaigrette – Caesar

Additions: Kraut $2 – Avocado $2 – Hummus $3 – Grilled Tofu $2 – Grilled Tempeh $3 – Kimchee $2 – Goat cheese $

SIMPLE SALAD (V, GFI) $8

Organic mixed greens, romaine lettuce, grated carrots, red cabbage, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, and clover sprouts.

LAUGHING SEED SALAD   (V, GFI) $13

Organic mixed greens, romaine lettuce, grated carrot, red cabbage, grape tomatoes, red bell peppers, cucumber, red onion, blanched broccoli, mung bean, and clover sprouts, sprinkled with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

LOTUS BOWL (V, GFI) $15

A Laughing Seed salad on a bed of brown rice, topped with avocado and our purple sauerkraut.

KALE CAESAR (V option, GFI option) $12

Our spin on the traditional favorite. Local kale tossed with our creamy vegan Caesar dressing and topped with house made focaccia croutons, and shaved Parmesan. Add: Crispy Southern Fried Seitan or Marinated Tempeh $3 – Grilled Tofu $2.

TOSTADA ENSALADA (V option, GFI) $15

Crispy corn tortillas layered with local greens, black beans, brown rice, and house made “chorizo” style grilled tofu. Topped with salsa, guacamole, cheddar/jack cheese, grape tomatoes, red onion, corn, and house pickled jalapeños. Served with chipotle ranch.

MEDITERRANEAN (V option, GFI option) $13

Romaine lettuce, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and red bell pepper tossed in champagne-Dijon vinaigrette and topped with feta cheese, house-cured olives and pepperoncini. Served with freshly baked whole wheat pita.

FIRESIDE SALAD (V option, GFI) $15

Local kale tossed with sherry vinaigrette and topped with smoked onions, cranberry pickled apples, chevre, sage pecans, and shiitake mushroom “bacon.”

ASIAN FUSION (V, GFI option) $14

Ramen noodles, nappa cabbage, mixed greens, daikon, mung bean sprouts, bell peppers, grated carrot and red cabbage, blanched broccoli, cucumber, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro, tossed with sweet chili-peanut dressing.

sandwiches

Served with house-made pickle and your choice of hand-cut sweet potato chips, slaw, or our side of the day.

Sub a small salad or jalapeño-onion fries for $2. Our buns are freshly baked in house.

Locally made gluten free bread from Eat More Bakery or Simple Kneads Bakery buns can be substituted for $1.

House-made vegan cheese available for $1.

THE SEED BURGER (V, GFI option) $13

A beet, black bean, carrot, onion and tofu burger, seasoned with roasted garlic and chipotle barbecue sauce. Served on our house made bun with shiitake bacon aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickles. Add: Swiss, cheddar/jack, goat cheese, or feta $1 – Vegan Daiya Cheese $2 – Avocado $2 – Smoked Onions $1

SEED CLASSIC SMASH BURGER (V option, GFI option) $15

Two Seed burger patties smashed and griddled on a house made bun and topped with cheddar/jack cheese, shredded lettuce, diced onions, dill pickles, tomato, and our signature secret sauce.

REUBEN (V option, GFI option) $14

Grilled and marinated “pastrami-style” rubbed organic tempeh, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, house made purple kraut, and Thousand Island dressing on Annie’s grilled marble rye.

entrées

MIDNIGHT MUSHROOM RAMEN (V) $17

Organic ramen noodles in a fragrant ginger, lemongrass, and mushroom broth, topped with house made kimchee, a Midnight Mushroom medley, fresh basil, shaved jalapeño, mung bean sprouts, and scallions.

DAILY DAL BOWL (V, GFI option) $13

Our Indian combination bowl includes brown basmati rice, our currently featured dal, a papadam, Punjabi sauce, and house made garlic naan.

HARMONY BOWL (V, GFI) small $12/ large $15

Layers of organic brown rice, black beans, marinated and grilled organic tofu or tempeh, steamed seasonal veggies, and our addictive sesame ginger sauce. Add: Avocado $2 – Kimchee $2 – Purple Kraut $2

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST BURRITO (V option) $15

A whole wheat flour tortilla filled with our “chorizo” style tofu, grilled peppers and onions, spinach, corn, black beans, and brown rice, tossed with our chipotle barbecue sauce. Topped with salsa, cheddar/jack cheese, and vegan lime crema. Served with a salad.

FARMER’S PIE (V, GFI)   $15

Our version of a classic shepherd’s pie. A rich mushroom ragout layered with creamed peas and carrots, topped with a delicious parsnip-potato mash and crispy fried parsnips. Served with a salad.

THAI PANANG CURRY (V, GFI option) $17

Sautéed seasonal vegetables with local mushrooms in a mild coconut milk based curry sauce.

Served over coconut basmati rice with crispy fried house made seitan, and a lentil papadam. Sub organic crispy fried tofu $1

PASTA PUTTANESCA (V) $15

Cavatappi noodles tossed with sautéed bell peppers, onion, garlic, eggplant, and olives in a spicy marinara sauce, topped with crispy fried capers. Add shaved Parmesan $1

raw entrées

SPINACH PESTO MANICOTTI (V, GFI) $15

Zucchini “noodles” stuffed with cashew ricotta and sunflower seed-spinach pesto. Served over sundried tomato marinara with house-marinated olives, and lemon basil oil.

DRAGON BOWL (V, GFI) $15

Layers of arugula, cauliflower “rice,” seasonal veggies, house made kraut and kimchi, avocado, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and cashew-beet pâté. Served with raw lemon tahini dressing.

desserts

Ask your server about our delicious selection of creative desserts baked in house by our pastry chef.

 

A FEW OF OUR LOCAL PURVEYORS:

Annie’s Bakery, Buchi Kombucha, Smiling Hara Tempeh, Simple Kneads Bakery, Eat More Bakery, Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery, Asheville Brewer’s Alliance, Midnight Mushrooms, Mountain Foods, Myco-Gardens, Toska’s Truffles, Sleight Family Farm, Cli­ngman Ave Farmers Market

Drink Menu

Fresh Live Juices – $6

Sunrise – Beet, Apple, Strawberry, Carrot

Bright Eyes – Carrot, Apple, Ginger

Greener Warrior – Kale, Celery, Parsley, Cucumber,    Apple

Carrot Combo – Add any combo of the following: Parsley, Beet, Ginger, Celery, Cucumber, Apple, Kale

 

Smoothies – $5.5

Nuts and Berries – Strawberry, Banana, Peanut Butter, Almond Milk

Mountain Medley – Blueberry, Strawberry, Mint, Apple

Mango Lassi – Mango, Coconut Milk, Yogurt, Apple, Rosewater, Cardamom, Clove

 

Soda – Iced Tea – Juice – $3

San Pellegrino – Oskar Blue’s Root Beer – Blenheim Ginger Beer *extra spicy* – Blue Sky Natural Cola or Lemon/Lime

Pineapple Juice – Orange Juice – Cranberry Juice – Apple Juice – Pomegranate Juice – Grapefruit Juice

Black Iced Tea – Grandma’s Garden Herbal Iced Tea (rose hips, hibiscus, berry)

 

Hot Tea – $2.50

Chamomile – Ginger – Peppermint   – White – Green – Darjeeling   – Jasmine – Earl Grey – Yerba Mate

 

Mocktails – $6

Strawberry-Basil Lemonade – Raspberry-Jalapeño Lemonade – Blackberry-Ginger-Mint Lemonade – Citrus-Ginger Limeade

Vanilla-Almond Dream – Oasis (Pineapple, Vanilla, Almond, Lime) – Piña Colada – Grapefruit-Ginger Mojito – Cucumber Margarita

Orange Creamsicle – Zen Garden (Celery, Rosemary, Lemon, Green Tea)

 

Enhancements – $3

Transform any beverage into a healing tonic by adding a locally sourced herbal glycerite tincture, or booze it up with a shot of well liquor for the same price!

Calming/Aphrodisiac – Kava Kava, Damiana

Mood/Hormonal balance – Dandelion, Burdock,  Yellow Dock

Digestion/Stress/Hangover Relief – Kudzu, Milk Thistle, Slippery Elm

Immunity Boost – Echinacea, Elderberry, Lemon Balm, Queen of the Meadow

Energy/Focus – Panax Ginseng, Gingko Biloba, Schizandra Berry, Spikenard Root

 

Buchi Kombucha – $5.5

Fire (On tap) – Cayenne and Ginger

Water – Watermelon, Coconut water, Blueberry

Unlimited – Apple and Lime

 

Specialty Cocktails

East of Eden – $10 – Organic Vodka, Apple, Domaine du Canton Ginger Liqueur, Lime

Daiquiri Clásico – $10 – Plantation 3 Stars Silver Rum, Agave, Lime

Fireflower Margarita – $11 – Rosangel Hibiscus Reposado, Cointreau, Lime, Buchi Fire float

Revolver – $11 – Espalon Reposado Tequila, Drambuie, Lillet Blanc, Lemon, Smoked Paprika, Chili

Jessica Rabbit – $10 – Covington Sweet Potato Vodka, Sweet Vermouth,   Citrus Ginger Agave, Fresh Carrot, Lime

Ampersand – $11 – Cardinal Barrel-Aged Gin, Fresh Red Bell Pepper, Cracked Black Pepper Syrup, Lime

Interstellar Aviation – $10 – Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, Crème de Violette, Iced Earl Grey, Lemon

Serendipity – $11 – Pineapple, Elderflower Liqueur, Silver Sake, Basil

Calliope – $12 – Turning Point Rye, Brandy, Elderflower, Mint, Lemon, Absinthe Rinse

 

Classic Cocktails – $9

French 75 – Manhattan – Pimm’s Cup – Margarita – Negroni – Dark & Stormy – Gimlet – Cosmopolitan

Mojito – Hot Toddy – Moscow Mule – Kir Royale

 

On Tap

Olde Hickory Piedmont Pilsner – 4.5%   –  $6

Mother Earth IPA – 6.9%  – $6

Green Man Porter – 6%   – $6

Ginger’s Revenge Seasonal – 4.5%  – $6

HiWire Gose – 5.6%  – $6

 

Bottles/Cans

Zebulon Artisan Ales (selection varies) .750 ml

Burial Beer – (selection varies)

Birdsong Jalapeño Pale Ale – 5.5% – $6

Anderson Valley Rose Gose – 4.2% – $5

New Belgium Citradelic IPA – 6%  – $5

Highland Gaelic Ale – 5.6%  – $5

Hi-Wire Bed of Nails Brown – 6.1% – $5

Green Man ESB – 5.5% – $5

Founders Porter – 6.5%  – $5

Samuel Smith Organic Lager – 5%  – $6

Samuel Smith Organic Perry Cider – 5% – $5

Duck Rabbit Milk Stout – 5.7% – $5

Uinta Hop Nosh IPA – 7.3% – $5

Chimay Blue Label – 9% – $9

Erdinger Non-Alcoholic – 0.5%  – $5

Glutenberg Pale Ale (GF) – 5.5%  – $6

Bells Oarsman Wheat Ale – 4% – $5

 

Red Wine

Malbec – Cuma – Argentina ’17  – $9/32

Cabernet Sauvignon – Ringbolt – Aus ’16 – $10/36

Pinot Noir – Errazuriz – Chile ’15 – $9/32

Rioja – Rio Madre – Spain ‘16 – $8/28

Zinfandel – Marietta – Geyserville, CA Lot 67 – $9/32

Beaujolais – Dom. du Prubende – France – ’17 – $10/36

 

Bottles (Red)

Pacific Redwood Natural Red – Mendocino, CA  – $20

Cabernet Sauvignon – Earthworks – Barossa Valley, Australia ’13 – $30

Tempranillo – Mischief – Addison Farms, NC ’13 – $32

 

Half Bottles (Red)

Rioja – El Coto – Spain ’14  – $16

Pinot Noir – King Estate – Eugene, OR ’16 – $24

 

Mead

Ginger-Apricot – FoxHill Meadery – Marshall, NC – $9/32

Balckberry – FoxHill Meadery – Marshall, NC  – $9/32

Prosperity – Alchemy Herbal Wines – Leicester, NC  – $30

 

White Wine

Pinot Grigio – Lagaria – Venezie, Italy ’16 – $8/28

Chardonnay – Errazuriz – Chile ’16 – $10/36

Gentil – Hugel – Alsace, France – ’16 – $9/34

Sauvignon Blanc – Mayu – Chile – ’17 – $9/34

Cava Brut – Proa – Penedés, Spain – $7/24

Riesling – Pewsey – Eden Valley, Aus -‘16  – $9/32

 

Bottles (White) 

Chardonnay – Monticello – Napa Valley, CA ’14 – $36

Viognier – Yalumba – South Australia ’16 – $30

Frey Natural White – Mendocino, CA – $20

 

Half Bottles (White)

Pinot Gris – King Estate – Oregon ’16  – $18

Chardonnay – Steele – Carneros, CA ’15 – $22

Sauvignon Blanc – Honig – Napa, CA ’17 – $20

 

Sake

Momokawa Pearl Nigori   or   Silver – $9/32

Momokawa Organic Junmai Ginjo .375ml – $16

Snow Maiden – Junmai Ginjo Nigori .300ml – $16

Sunday Brunch Menu

 Sunday Brunch

11:00am – 3:00pm  while brunch lasts

APPETIZERS

Cinnamon Buns (V) $5
Whole wheat sweet buns rolled with cinnamon filling and touch of orange zest, served over salted caramel and topped with vanilla-orange glaze. Hummus Trio (V, GFI option) $10
Traditional roasted garlic, spicy black bean, and a seasonal vegetable hummus.
Served with house-made whole wheat pita and Crudité. Carrot “Lox” Bagel (V) $11
House cured carrot “lox” served on a homemade everything bagel with vegan shallot, dill cream cheese topped with capers and fresh dill. Add: Side of smoky potatoes $2 – Avocado $2

Soup of the Day – cup $4/bowl $5

SALADS

Dressings (V, GFI): Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette – Chipotle Ranch – Sherry Vinaigrette – Sesame-Ginger – Caesar – Asian Fusion (Chili-Peanut) – Raw Lemon Tahini

Laughing Seed Salad (V, GFI) $13
Organic spring mix, romaine lettuce, grated carrot, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, red onions, blanched broccoli, mung bean and clover sprouts.Topped with sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Grilled Breakfast Salad (GFI) 13
A warm salad with grilled romaine, portabella “ham”, smoky potatoes, a local sunny-up egg* and drizzled with house-made honey mustard. Lotus Bowl (V, GFI) $15
A Laughing Seed salad on a layer of brown rice, topped with our red cabbage kraut and avocado. Choice of dressing served on side. Fireside Salad (GFI) $14
A fall and winter favorite. Kale and frisée, smoked onions, and cranberry-pickled apples, tossed with sherry vinaigrette and topped with goat cheese and shiitake mushroom bacon.

OMELETS

House Omelet $13 (GFI option)
Classic three egg omelet with sautéed broccoli, smoked onions, Portobello “ham”, and Swiss cheese. Served with a biscuit and smoky potatoes. Market Omelet $12 (GFI option, usually)
Ask your server what we picked up at the market this week!

RAW ENTREES

Spinach Pesto Manicotti (V, GFI, Raw) $15
Zucchini “noodles” stuffed with cashew “ricotta” and sunflower seed-spinach pesto. Served over sundried tomato marinara with house-marinated olives and lemon-basil oil.

Dragon Bowl (V, GFI) small $10/large $15                                                                                                   A bed of fresh arugula topped with cauliflower rice, fresh seasonal veggies, avocado,house-made kraut, kimchee, and our cashew-beet paté.

 

ENTREES

Sweet potato Pancakes (V) $12
Homemade sweet potato pancakes topped with bourbon glazed local apples and smoked pecans Breakfast Bowl (V option, GFI) $12
Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, blanched kale, smoked onions, carrot “bacon”, and two eggs your way or scrambled tofu. Add: avocado $2 – Add Chevre $2 Blue Plate (V option) $13
Choice of scrambled eggs or organic scrambled tofu, with vegan biscuits and gravy, smoky potatoes, seitan “sausage”, and a kale pickled onion salad. Shakshuka (GFI option) $13
A fiery tomato sauce with onions and peppers baked with local eggs* on a hot cast iron skillet topped with feta cheese and drizzled with chili oil. Served with our grilled house-made french bread. Huevos Rancheros (V option, GFI) $12
Fried corn tortillas layered with house “chorizo” tofu, organic black beans, brown rice, grilled peppers and onions with your choice of scrambled tofu or eggs your way. Topped with chipotle-ranchero sauce, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro. Breakfast Burrito (V option) $12
A whole wheat tortilla stuffed with brown rice, black beans, our “chorizo” style tofu, grilled peppers and onions, spinach, scrambled egg or organic tofu scramble, cheddar/jack cheese and house pickled jalapeños. Served with house-made salsa and a side of smoky potatoes.

Personal frittata (GFI option) $14                                                                                                            Scrambled eggs baked in a cast iron skillet with potato, onion, red peppers, garlic, parmesan cheese, and topped with shiitake “bacon”. Served with our grilled house-made french bread.

“Crab”cake Benedict $15
English muffin topped with jackfruit “crab” cakes and local sunny-side up eggs*, smothered with Old Bay hollandaise and served with smoky potatoes. “Chicken” and waffle sandwich (V option)$13
Housemade scallion waffles stuffed with crispy fried seitan, shiitake “bacon” maple aioli, and your choice of tofu scramble or eggs your way. Served with smoky potatoes. Harmony Bowl (V, GFI) small $12/large $15
Our house favorite: layers of organic brown rice, organic black beans, seasonal steamed vegetables, and our addictive sesame-ginger sauce on the side. Topped with a choice of marinated and grilled organic tofu or tempeh. Add: egg $2 – Add kraut $2 – Add kimchee $2 – Add avocado $2

*PLEASE, NO SUBSTITUTIONS OR SPECIAL ORDERS ON BRUNCH MENU

(V) = items that contain no animal products  (GFI) = Gluten-free ingredients •  All water at Laughing Seed Café is triple-filtered.  *Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Please notify your server of any food allergies and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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

 

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