CSRF stands for cross-site request forgery. CSRF token is basically used for security purpose in Laravel forms. To understand how it works read here: https://laravel.com/docs/5.4/csrf
How to disable it if required?
CSRF protection is enabled by default in all routes of Laravel 5. We can disable it for specific routes by modifying app>Http>Middleware>VerifyCsrfToken.php file of your application or you can disable it as a whole.
1. Open your app>Http>Kernel.php file and scroll downward to MiddlewareGroups. This is something look like this in Laravel 5:
2. Then what you have to do is just comment or remove:
Commenting would be better because it may be needed in future:
Now you can execute your form without adding:
<input type = "hidden" name = "_token" value = "<?php echo csrf_token() ?>">