Laughing Seed Cafe

I ended up at the Laughing Seed Café somewhat haphazardly as I wandered around downtown Asheville, North Carolina. It was one of the best mistakes I’ve ever had. The service was friendly and quick, and the ambiance was cozy and romantic.

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The beverage pictured above is their Freaky Tiki smoothie: a delightful concoction composed of strawberries, coconut milk, pineapple juice, mango, and lime. I downed it in no time, it was so good!

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For the main course, I had the Low Country Rollups — tofu BBQ wrapped in whole wheat tortillas and drizzled with house-made tahini-mustard sauce. On the side you can see the brown rice and “southern slaw” that come with this amazing dish. I couldn’t finish the entire thing, but I sure tried! It was sooooo good, and I’m glad I got to experience “Carolina barbecue” while I was in the area. When in Rome….

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To wrap things up, my husband and I split this dark cherry and chocolate chip cookie. It was a hearty cookie, and went perfectly with the Earl Grey tea I ordered. I can’t emphasize enough what an amazing dining experience the Laughing Seed was. At the end of a very long, tiring day, this little restaurant was a haven of warmth and great food. If you’re ever in Asheville, you have got to go to this place!
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More Than Just Beer…

The Bier Garden is a little restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina that boasts an enormous selection of beer. Even though this is how they bill themselves, their food is quite delicious. I ordered the Hummus Sampler (pictured below), which came with Jalapeño hummus and Black Walnut & Herb hummus, along with a side of salsa. My only complaint, if you could call it that, is that it was a bit filling for an appetizer.

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For the main course, I had the Southwestern Burger with a vegetarian patty. The fresh corn and jalapeños sprinkled on top of the patty gave it a nice Southwestern flavor and kept the overall tone of the burger nice and light. It was an unexpectedly scrumptious lunch, at a very reasonable price.

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