Approximately 70% of the ingredients used at Laughing Seed Cafe are organic. Much of the produce is sourced locally as well. Vegetarian fare is served while most of the entrees are vegan and many are Gluten-free.
Laughing seed cafe serves International Vegetarian fare with Mediterranean dishes holding a strong presence. The large menu offers everything from Kimchi Ramen, to Muffuletta, to Buffalo Tacos, Eggplant Parmesan, to Mac & Cheese. It also serves beer, wine, live juices, smoothies, family-style sized entrees, and desserts.
What I Ordered
As an appetizer, I ordered the vegan and Gluten-free Indian favorite, Pakoras with Punjabi Sauce. Made with chickpea batter and fresh veggies, then fried to a fritter like perfection, these dunkables made for a yummy and rare fried treat. I also ordered the vegan and Gluten-Free Massaman Curry made with lightly spiced coconut milk and fresh veggies over coconut jasmine rice with crispy fried tofu. What a savory and comforting dish this was, ensuring every tastebud was a happy camper. The star of the dish was the warm and fragrant curry that quite honestly was good enough to pour over anything, but worked extremely well with the tender fresh veggies and delectable rice.
I visited during Covid and dining was restricted to the lovely outside patio area where umbrella equipped tables awaited. However, pops of color, a bar, lots of tables, and an eclectic character were gathered with a few peeks through the windows.
A vegetarian restaurant favorite in Asheville for many years, Laughing Seed Cafe conjures up vibrant and flavorful dishes made with many local and organic ingredients. There’s delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes from around the world and something for everyone at Laughing Seed Cafe.