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765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
617-354-5433
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 84
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  • 32
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  • 9
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The long line is worth it for the tasty, fresh vegetarian fare

21st century vegans flock to this Cambridge landmark for kale, tofu & a wide range of veggies forged into bowls, wraps, and salads. Also featured are smoothies, soups, and local beer. A number of tasty sauces serve as spreads & salad dressings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Aaron F
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

21st century vegans flock to this Cambridge landmark for kale, tofu & a wide range of veggies forged into bowls, wraps, and salads. Also featured are smoothies, soups, and local beer. A number of tasty sauces serve as spreads & salad dressings.

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went there thanks to the many recommendations of locals and weren't disappointed! We arrived at 21h30 and the place was packed and a million degrees! Ordered two different rice bowls and shared them both in the park across the street thanks to the heat! Great vegetarian food and pretty good bang for your buck

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was really surprised at how tasty and filling the food was at this place. A very young, urban, college (and maybe hipster?) set crowded this place (as in "line out the door") and with very good reason. As an avowed carnivore (well, omnivore really), I was skeptical about this place, but the food really was excellent. I had miso... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Life Alive doesn't really need a review to tell you how good it is, the line out the door every day should be enough. They have many choices of grains and vegetable combination, but I think their real secret is the sauces they top off each one. There are 2 levels where you can sit and outdoors space in the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The staff were singing 80s hip-hop as they made food and bussed tables. I mean, this place was hopping and every little space was packed. Each time I've been in it was like this, what else does one expect? The smoothie and salad I had were on point - 8 out of 10. Natural, organic, loving, uplifting and cozy. And... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food choices are an interesting collection of mostly vegan options. I am not vegan, but enjoyed my meal. The only knock on the experience was that the service seemed slow and confused, with no one knowing where to line up or stand waiting for the arrival of your food.

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Northridge, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went here for breakfast after we flew the red eye to Boston for graduation. My daughter took us here as my wife is a vegan. I eat a lot of vegetarian and vegan food as a result. The food was good, a little pricey, but lacked consistency as two of the people in the party ordered the same thing... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Get the coconut alive smoothie! It's so good and I get one each time I visit Cambridge. My favorite wrap on the menu is

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

found Life Alive after a college tour with my daughter. lunch time the line was nearly out the door but moved quickly. great totally healthy food accented by several different sauces/dressings. Hot plates (the alchemist and the adventure were great) and cold. Smoothies (coconut was great) and juices. simple but genuine atmosphere. very friendly staff.

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Derwood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We called ahead and picked up to go, which is recommended because of the crowd. The Goddess and the Adventurer bowls were amazing and fresh, and the sauce was addictive. The demi sized bowls were plenty with the creamy banana-y Elvis alive smoothie. Overall would love to go again, but would call ahead to cut the huge lines.

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Additional Information about Life Alive

Address: 765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
Phone Number: 617-354-5433
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-354-5433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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