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194 Middle St, Ste 3, Lowell, MA 01852-1944
978-453-1311
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Ranked #1 of 242 Restaurants in Lowell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On a cold Friday night, my wife and I walked into this warm, friendly, funky vegetarian restaurant that seats about 50. It was nearly full, but we found a table near the acoustic band. You order at the counter, pay and take a number; someone from the kitchen delivers it to your table. I ordered The Emporer in a large... More 

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Americas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went there in three. We each had different dishes and drinks. All of them excellent. Two of us ordered the smaller, "demi" size portions. The one who ordered a wrap had to take a doggie bag home - so I unless you're VERY hungry, think small. But, whatever you do, DON'T miss this place.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I live in Lowell and Life Alive has a great concept, with tasty vegan wraps and meals. The main issue is, I get what I actually ordered about 75% of the time. Either there are missing ingredients, wrong ingredients, or the rice was cooked to mush. So, it's a crapshoot. The staff is super-friendly but not everyone seems to be... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I found Life Alive on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. She had a salad and I a wrap- both were delicious! We look for vegan restaurants or those that serve vegan and were delighted to find this gem in downtown Lowell. We'll be back. Oh, yes- I heard the bathroom is worth visiting!

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was absolutely delighted to be acquainted with Life Alive while passing through the unassuming city of Lowell on a day trip from Boston. I've been to a few cafes in the past that attempt the bohemian / vegetarian / love your life theme but this one takes the [vegan] cake over them all. Upon walking in, you quickly become... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've eaten here several times. It will appeal mostly to vegetarians and the health conscious. There are few restaurants like this in Massachusetts. The cuisine, decor and people there make me feel like I've stepped back to New Mexico for a moment when I go there.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the Life Alive in Cambridge, MA and that's why decided to try the one in Lowell since its a little closer to home. The downtown Lowell area around the restaurant is pretty with historic New England vibe, cobblestoned streets & red brick old mill type buildings. With the restaurant itself, What a wonderful experience I must... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If I was reviewing this place on food alone, it would get an excellent. Unfortunately, I have to dock the place a few stars for the the lack of seating and the ordering/food delivery system. One person in our party of four didn't receive their order (a pb & j!!!) because it came from the juice station, which was backed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been living in Lowell for a few months now and this place is my regular haunt. So far I have had the Innocent, Adventurer, Swarmi and Goddess and have loved every one. The swami or adventurer are probably my favourites and I am intent on working my way down the menu. Tonight I tried one of their smoothies... More 

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Groton, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My first visit to Life Alive. I had the Alchemist bowl and plan to work my way down the menu. I sampled dining companions' dishes and all were equally fresh and delicious. The Carrot Cake smoothie makes a great dessert. Love the "green theme." Don't hog the bathroom looking at all the cool stuff.

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Additional Information about Life Alive

Address: 194 Middle St, Ste 3, Lowell, MA 01852-1944
Phone Number: 978-453-1311
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic

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