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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Tasty Vegetarian

True Cambridge: Slightly crowded, very healthy and wholesome food, lots of flavors and options, casual.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

True Cambridge: Slightly crowded, very healthy and wholesome food, lots of flavors and options, casual.

Thank CharlieW338
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Life Alive is a Hipster place in a Hipster town where an earthy but sophisticated public pre-order on their iphones while waiting on line. It is usually packed because of its delicious vegan food cheaply priced at about $10. I could become vegan if I had such a resource near me, but alas, I will have to wait until my... More 

Thank MaryJane D
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love eating here for sit-down food, but the line is always out the door, so if you want to get something to take with you give them a call on your way. You can pick your order up with no wait! The smoothies are especially delicious.

Thank Kelly Teresa R
Cancun, Mexico
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Central Sq this restaurant is just amazing !!! all things me and my friends have tried were delicious, bowls, wraps and smoothies :) prices are fair. Place is just comfy and great. Only thing missing is desserts but the smoothie will do I guess. Staff is friendly.

Thank Tania B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Combination of 60's hippie-throwback and 21st-century food awareness. It's a little different, and it's good. You have to wait in line to order, but the line moves quickly. They are efficient in putting together healthy and delicious (assuming you like things like quinoa and kale) plates of organic vegetarian food. It's crowded, but they bring the food to you and... More 

Thank cguttentag
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There may be other eateries offering healthy vegan food, but there is nothing quite like Life Alive in Cambridge, Mass. The secret is in the sauce, and I haven’t been able to reproduce it at home. I’m not a vegan or vegetarian, but I try to eat healthy, so I’m here at least once a month for dinner. If I... More 

Thank Zippy4O
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This place was well worth the 1.7mi walk from the Hynes Convention Center. If you like vegan food, it's a paradise and you will have many tasty options to choose from. I was here following a conference and was planning on having dinner in the warm setting with my laptop, but ended up making friends online which was lovely...actually exactly... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Tasty vegetarian food - large selection of platters, salads, soups, roll-ups. Some strange combinations of veggies and complex dressings. Kale is ubiquitous - but not unavoidable :-). Had The Explorer roll-up filled with hummus and lots of fresh, sliced/shredded vegetables and a honey wasabi vinaigrette (have not seen/had that one before!) Place your order, try to find a table (lots... More 

Thank BenB230
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I visited at TripAdvisor's recommendation and was not disappointed. The food was healthy, which I expected, however what sealed the 5 star rating for me was how wonderfully tasty it was as well. (I ordered the Adventurer and a love alive smoothie) Bravo Life Alive - very well done.

Thank gtrotter246
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?