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Life Alive

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Sooo Fu*king Good! - Arik Katzenberg

This place has the most bomb smoothies north of NYC. Great building, terrific decor and most importantly, really really good food. Fresh and flavorful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the most bomb smoothies north of NYC. Great building, terrific decor and most importantly, really really good food. Fresh and flavorful.

Thank arikkatzenberg2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The minute you walk in the door your olfactory organs are hit with a wall of fresh scents--herbs, roots, greens, fruits, veggies. You actually feel healthier just breathing it in. The menu is silly--very confusing the first time you walk in--but the food is delicious. Never had a bad meal here.

1 Thank KMS52
Asker, Norway
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Life Alive has got it all: great healthy food and drink, friendly staff, good service and a nice place. This is a go-to for everyone healthy.

2 Thank MarcusGC
Boston, MA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like veggie food you MUST try this place. You might be put off by the hippie vibe, but they're friendly even to non-tattoed oldsters like me. Quinoa and kale abound. Sauces are great. The smoothies are superb. And the painted basement dining room is perfect for planning the next revolution (or your next startup).

2 Thank JimCS
Boca Raton
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The veggies are farm to table and so fresh. The wrap was full of healthy veggies and served warm with quinoa and or rice. The smoothies were as healthy as you can get!

1 Thank karen B
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Fresh smoothing and excellent warm vegetarian bowls keep me coming back time after time. I am generally not a fan of vegetarian food, but this place makes it taste good.

Thank xxtupikxx
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Had 'the Lover' demi bowl. Wich is more than enough for a lunch. The flavours are great. The ginger drink was not the best. And the server was a bit snobbish. Took away of enjoying the food.

Thank fiona v
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The appeal of Life Alive's food is its simplicity and how it energizes you- this is not fancy, complex, or complicated food, but it is delicious if you appreciate a good-tasting healthy meal once in a while. The ambiance you will either love or hate, and the line is generally very long, so be prepared for a wait.

1 Thank Akira650
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Loved this place. Casual atmosphere and lots of healthy choices (almost too many - as it made it tough to decide). The two items we tried were both great. There was a bit of a line as reviews warned - but it went fast enough and the service was very friendly (after you order, you can go find a seat... More 

2 Thank Raymond R
Somers, New York
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218 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Went here for lunch recently, and really enjoyed the food. We all had the bowls, which were quite large, probably more than I needed for a lunch. You might consider a demi, especially if you want to order a juice/smoothie as well. The juices or smoothies have exactly the ingredients listed, no added sugars or sweeteners! Some of the ingredients... More 

1 Thank James W

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Restaurant Details

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
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?