Bean Vegan Cuisine

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 41 reviews )
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2145-A Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, 28704

It's 2nd location, opened Apr 2015. Vegan restaurant in South Asheville specializing in southern comfort foods. Open Wed-Fri 11:30am-8:00pm, Sat 10:00am-8:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out

41 Reviews

First Review by geocacher

So Good! - Edit

All vegan menu makes ordering so exciting! You mean, I can have anything??? Lol I got the cheddar bacon burger of course and was so impressed! It was incredible and the fries were great too. I was not as impressed the second time around with their breakfast bowl but I haven't ever gotten used to vegan breakfast replacements so maybe that's just me. I can't wait to go back and try the Buffalo cauliflower!

Pros: Full vegan menu, Great friendly service

Cons: breakfast was not my favorite

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Great Food - Edit

Excellent food. Big portions. Will absolutely be back. Would recommend this place for sure

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Great Food and Service - Edit

Everything on the menu was vegan and the waiter we had was super nice and helpful. The food was delicious and we had a great experience.

Pros: Everything on the menu was vegan , Lots of options to choose from

Cons: A Little Pricy - $50 with an app for 2 ppl

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Yay! - Edit

Tried this one out since we went to the Charlotte location first. This one was better! The employees were super friendly and the food was delicious!

Pros: Food, Nice employees

Cons: Smaller, No store

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Delicious!!!! - Edit

Every dish was perfect. The service was great and gave us first timers insight on our orders. It is too bad we live 10 hours away.

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Amazing Bean Vegan Cuisine - Edit

Eat here!! They have an oil free menu they have terrific desserts, they have wonderful appetizers! Don't pass this by!!

Pros: Oil free menu available. really amazing desserts

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Southern Comfort - Edit

Brought my parents and my kids to Bean, and all three generations enjoyed the excellent, Southern comfort food. Oh, yeah, and it's all vegan! From now on, Bean is a "must" anytime I return back home to visit my parents.

Bean is a little hard to spot off the highway, US 25, so keep you eye out for the sign. The restaurant has a nice, casual atmosphere, and the wait staff is up beat and helpful answering questions about the various menu items.

All of our meals tasted great, and were served in more than ample portions. We started with the fried cauliflower, with ranch and Buffalo sauces. For the main course the kids had fried Tofu Fingers and Cowboy Burgers, while the adults had Crabby Patties, Old Fashioned Meatloaf, and Reuben Sandwiches. We especially liked the side dishes we had: Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Collard Greens, Fried Pickles, and Mac and Cheese. The Raspberry Zinger Cake and the Chocolate Layer Cake desserts were very good, also.

We are definitely looking forward to going back to try the many other dishes on the menu, which look equally awesome.

Pros: Tasty comfort food, Friendly staff, Reasonable prices

Cons: None

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One of my very favorite vegan spots! - Edit

Bean is hands down one of our very favorite nosh out vegan joints! We visit the Asheville area specifically for the food, beer and views, and Bean is always the very first place we go to. The Cowboy Burger is my absolute favorite (and maybe I genuinely shed a happy tear the first time I tried it lol). On more than one occasion, we have eaten multiple meals in a day there and we always day dream about it when we're home! All of the employees are always absolute angels as well. Super sweet and welcoming! They also carry some neat retail packaged vegan items, like mixes and boxed foods, that can be hard to find. Last but not least, the desserts are absolutely AMAZING! They're always changing and always some of the best we've ever had! Thanks for being so amazing, Bean!!!

Pros: Amazing delicious food, Wonderful customer service, Retail vegan goods

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A place where vegan dreams come true! - Edit

I have been vegan for only a short time but am no stranger to the struggles of the life choice. This place not only makes being vegan an actual cake walk but I was able to indulge in the foods everyone told me I'd be missing. Everything tastes amazing and I felt nothing lacking what so ever. Please support this place. Places like this make our community such a better place to exist

Pros: EVERYTHING

Cons: I ONLY HAVE ONE STOMACH

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Great Familiar Flavors! - Edit

I thought Bean had some great options for vegans who want to have a taste of what they used to eat before going vegan. I really enjoyed my food, but the tofu strips sandwich I had wasn't excitingly good. The queso was GREAT. Definitely try that out and maybe even get it as an entree.

Pros: All vegan!, old fashioned southern food

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A little disappointing - Edit

We took a group of our non-vegan friends hoping to show off how tasty Vegan food could be. The menu is quite large which I initially was very excited about. The staff were nice and friendly. Sadly, when the food arrived it wasn't as tasty as we had hoped. It wasn't terrible, but I don't think we will go back.

Pros: Wide selection, friendly staff

Cons: Not very tasty

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Genuinely terrible - Edit

I was so excited to go to Bean Vegan Cuisine, as I was craving fried, southern food and the reviews were good. We were starving and ordered the fried pickle appetizer, the fried tofu plate and the cowboy burger. We also had 3 sides: mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and collard greens. Not only was all the food bland (poorly seasoned, poorly fried, unappealing textures), but some of it was genuinely distasteful to the point that I wouldn't eat it (mashed potatoes, fried tofu, mac and cheese). The pickles tasted alright but weren't fried properly and the burger was totally fine, so I give it a star for the burger and another star for being all vegan. I think they should just serve their burgers and have that be it.

Also, keep in mind that this is a fast-food chain atmosphere.

Pros: Quick service

Cons: Terrible food (flavors and textures)

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Our Favorite - Edit

We first stumbled into the original location in Charolette and fell in love. Anytime we are close
To either location we make a point to get to it!
They serve amazing vegan comfort food. The bacon cheeseburger, meatloaf and pimento cheese dip is perfect!!

Pros: quality of food, prices, friendly staff

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The best - Edit

The fried pickles. Seriously.
Everything here is amazing. The crabby patty burger is probably my favorite lunch/dinner entree, and it's everything you want it to be.
Staff is super friendly, and there's a little section of stuff you can bring home. This is where I got the follow your heart vegan egg before my friends in Atlanta could, and it was probably the first and only new vegan product I could ever try before they did. They also have those Joker faux-snickers bars that I love.
So I feel like I have to address the pictures they have on their website. They really need new ones. I looked at those pictures, toggled back to the menu, and then back to the pictures for the longest time before I felt like I could give this place a shot. I did not regret it. You will not regret going here.

Pros: Best vegan junk food omg, Seriously their fried pickles, Their staff is amazing but they work here so duh

Cons: Those pictures on their website really need to go

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You are going to love it - Edit

I was traveling on business and I was looking for a local place that offered healthy food. I am working on being a vegetarian but my wife does not believe that you can have dinner without meat – it’s going to take a while.
Bean Vegan is the first vegan restaurant that I have been that I would feel comfortable taking non-vegan friends and family to, to show them that no one has to die for you to eat a great meal. I didn’t know what to order so I asked what the server would recommend. She was very friendly and made several suggestions which I followed. I had a great quinoa burger that was spicy and delicious. I will go back to Bean Vegan anytime that I am in the area.

Pros: Great selection of comfort food options, Food options for everyone, Friendly and helpful staff

Cons: Drive entrance is a little steep.

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LOVE YOU BEAN CUISINE! - Edit

Almost the only thing I miss about Asheville is Bean. The food, the staff, the endless coffee, THE DESSERTS! The reuben remains one of the best I've ever tried. And I'm talking nationwide. It's good, y'all!

Pros: BREAKFAST, STAFF, EVERYTHING ELSE

Cons: NOT 24/7!!

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Absolutely delicious - Edit

I found this restaurant while visiting Asheville and I am so glad I did. Bean Cuisine is the first all vegan restaurant I've ever been to and it was so refreshing being able to order anything I wanted without worrying about what was really in it. :D
I ordered the Tofu finger platter which came with two sides, so I chose the mac & cheese and the mashed potatoes & gravy and for dessert I tried the Kitty Kat Cake. It was all incredible and I cant wait to visit again and try something different.

Pros: all vegan options, gluten free options

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Love, love, love - Edit

Oh my god! I love this place. I ordered the BBQ Tofu Bowl and loved every perfect bite! I can't wait to go back. I'd like to think that I might try something else, but that bowl was perfection! I also got some goodies and a t-shirt while I was there.
The service was pretty slow, but once I got my food all was forgiven!
I'm even using a picture of myself in front of Bean as my avatar.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-28

Pros: They know how to make tofu!, Sells a small selection of vegan merchandise, Good value

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Vegan Junk Food Done Right - Edit

We loved this place so much we ate there twice in one day. My favorite out of everything we tried was the fishless sandwich. It was perfect. The flavor, the texture, the bun, loved it! Also really enjoyed my BBQ sandwich. They have an extensive all vegan menu and the staff was all great. I also like their little grocery selection in the front. We bought vegan candy bars to take to a movie later that day.
Highly recommend! We'll be back next time we're in town for sure.

Pros: great food, easy to park, nice staff

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Bean - Edit

I don't normally write reviews but after four days of travel with 9 meat eaters, this place was a God send. The meatloaf, mashed potatoes and side salad were delicious!! I plan to go back each time I visit Asheville. It's better than Laughing Seed.

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Great! - Edit

Our group tried so many items, all were fantastic. Great service, as well.

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Very good - Edit

Liked what we got. Both the vegans and the omnivores in our group were satisfied. Will be back on our next visit.

Pros: Vegan comfort food, Appealing to both vegans and non-vegans

Cons: Service was a little slow

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Yummy comfort food - Edit

We went several times while we were in Asheville. Bean has a great menu for any time of day. They have a lot of options, even for people with gluten sensitivities. Our favorite things were the queso dip, the fried pickles, the sides, and the desserts. I tried their cheesecake and their carrot cake cupcakes (both gluten free) - absolutely delicious. If you're in the area, at the very least go for dessert!

Another plus is the pet friendly outdoor patio. Our pup even got her own water while we ate.

Pros: All vegan!, Clearly labeled gluten free items , Great staff

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yummm! - Edit

Food: 9/10. Generally loved it, so much so my husband and I went two days in a row.

Price: 7/10. Pricey, but at the same time it's pretty big portions.

Atmosphere: 7/10. Cozy enough but not super decorated or particularly unique.

Staff: 9/10. Friendly.

Pros: all vegan, big portions, easy parking

Cons: not too cheap

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Exactly what I was looking for. - Edit

I could eat here every day. My husband and I were visiting for a few days and we kept coming back here -- it was so good! They have all the comfort food I've missed and it was delicious and cheap. The breakfast menu is amazing. Our server was really lovely as well! We can't wait to come back :)

Pros: Great service, Cheap, large portions, So yummy

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Vegan fast food! Lovely staff. :-) - Edit

I went for lunch with my daughter. I was a quiet time of day and we were in a hurry.The waiter was very helpful and had our food quickly and made small talk after. She was so nice to us that I wish I could remember her name to give her a shout out on this forum.

The food was great. This is not a raw vegan restaurant, it is comfort food at its finest! You will not leave hungry.

Pros: Great staff, good location, Good value

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one word: AMAZING! - Edit

The food is made in site by a wonderful,friendly,and knowledgeable staff. THEY offer both breakfast and lunch/dinner menus. In addition to their great food, they also have a limited(but growing) number of grocery items that you can purchase to go.Among them are Charlie's homem bean jerky and three pepper cheese.Additionally Charlie is one of the only authorized sellers of follow your hearts vegan eggs. if you live a plant based life and have not tried these,wait no more.These are amazing! Long Nd short of it Bean offers great comfort food at reasonable prices in a warm ,cozy atmosphere.Drop by and see them.PS they are currently closed on Tuesdays.BON APPETITE.

Pros: ALL VEGAN MENU REASONABLE PRICES GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Cons: CLOSED TUESDAY

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