Laughing Seed Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 10 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dairy-Free + 4 more
83% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(828) 252-3445
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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    This restaurant does NOT have truly gluten-free food. They serve food that was once naturally 'gluten free,' until they placed it onto surfaces that are absolutely, consistently exposed to gluten. Lots of it! Forgive me, for I'm rating this poorly based strictly upon my dissatisfaction over the fact that I was misinformed by staff when I called ahead to inquire as to whether or not their 'gluten free' food is safe for celiacs. I didn't want to waste the gas and time to drive out there if it wasn't. The woman on the phone told me it is. It is NOT, as I was fortunately informed by the kind and knowledgeable waitress as well as the apologetic chef. This cost me a great amount of quality time spent with some vegan friends who were visiting from many hours away. WHY OFFER 'GLUTEN FREE' FOOD THAT YOU TURN AROUND AND EXPOSE TO GLUTEN, THEREBY RENDERING IT INEDIBLE BY THOSE OF US (with Celiac or NCGS) WHOSE DISEASE IS THE VERY REASON "EATING GLUTEN-FREE" IS EVEN A CURRENT TREND? (Insert huge slap in the face) Note: I used to frequent this restaurant prior to receiving my celiac diagnosis. I won't take away from the friendliness of the staff or the quality of their food. They are bit too pricey, but good. JUST DO NOT EAT HERE IF YOU HAVE CELIAC... Remember: it only takes about 1/75th to 1/100th of a slice of bread to cause 6-18 months of intestinal damage. Is one meal worth the risk?

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Loved it when I visited laat year. Didnt get sick.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Amazing GF bread and a fairly clean fryer, I always enjoy eating here and as a very sensitive Celiac I only have very mild after effects, if any.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Yum!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great raw GF options. Enjoyed. No after effects.

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    3 rating
    4 years ago

    I had heard rave reviews about this place, but found the food to be a bit ho-hum. Probably won't be back with all your other options in Asheville.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    The hummus is fantastic but changes nightly. I also had the artichoke dip which is wonderful!! My server was very attentive and offered wonderful suggestions to accommodate. Will come back!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Loved the zucchini manicotti!

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Fresh amazing selections gf, cf and vegan. Love it!

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    1 rating
    6 years ago

    Very few GF options. No separate fryer for "gluten-free" fries. Very good vegetarian food, but I wouldn't go back if you have celiac disease.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm

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