The Green Light Cafe

Asheville, North Carolina

Closed as of Sep 8 12

18 N. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC


4.3 / 5 votes

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Vegetarian cafe in downtown Asheville

Restaurant, Food Court or Street Vendor, Caterer

Most of the menu here can be made vegan upon request. It features salads, wraps, soups, smoothies and more.

They have salads, wraps, quesadillas, nachos, smoothies, and a great kids menu. The Citrus BBQ Bowl is made with soy nuggets and can be put into a wrap. Great food, family friendly, and cheap prices around $5-7 a plate.

They are very Eco-freindly by using 100% compostable paper bowls and plates, corn starch cups, corn starch straws, potato starch plasticware, and bio-degradable dish soaps.

Their location is shared with Bobo's Gallery and carry a late night menu. Dining is also available in the gallery and they feature a local artist monthly.

They also have a mobile catering unit that sets up at festivals.

Added by conde.kedar on Jun 15 10 (last updated Feb 25 13)

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This place is good, but not great. My favorite part of the meal was the appetizers. I shared spring rolls and vegan nachos with a group of people, and both of these were quite good. The nachos could've used a little more salsa, but they were quite tasty. The spring rolls were excellent.

The entrees were a little less exciting. I ordered Enchilada with Mole. The mole sauce was really tasty, but there wasn't enough of it. The description said "saucy beans and greens" but there really wasn't any sauce in the enchilada, and the beans were a bit undercooked for my tastes. Also, the enchilada really needed some salt. My wife ordered the crepe, which I liked better, but it also needed salt.

Overall, the food here seems to lean towards the health food side of veg food, which isn't my favorite thing.

I'd be willing to back again, but I feel like Asheville has better vegan options elsewhere.

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Delightful kitchen, art gallery, brick bar, and friendly staff. So many choices of veg and vegan dishes. I will definitely keep going back to try more of them!

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11:30am - 10pm
11:30am - 1am
11:30am - 10pm

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