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Life Alive

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281 Essex Street, Salem, MA
978-594-4644
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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent healthy food with a smile!

I work in downtown Salem and eat here regularly. You can't find a burger in this place, in fact I think they would break out in sweats if you ordered one. Many vegetables in this place I have never heard if however they are tasty a find know they are good for me. I highly recommend if you want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Rob L
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Salem, Massachusetts
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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I work in downtown Salem and eat here regularly. You can't find a burger in this place, in fact I think they would break out in sweats if you ordered one. Many vegetables in this place I have never heard if however they are tasty a find know they are good for me. I highly recommend if you want a... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had lunch here on a day touring Salem. We both got "salads" which had hummus on them. The food had tons of flavor. My daughter also had a smoothie that she said was delicious. The bowls were very large and plenty filling.

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Boxford, MA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Finally we have a cozy eatery that specializes in fresh, organic, vegetarian food that is both tasty and reasonably priced. It is not a place to conduct a business lunch with carnivorous participants seeking martinis. This is inviting to those seeking healthy and good-tasting vegetarian choices in a friendly environment. The meals invoke smiles and "finally's." We've gone several times,... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

the first time can be overwhelming because the menu is so varied. i got the shakti alive smoothie which was amazing except it took forevahhhh to get. there was only one guy making smoothies it seemed like and so it took forever. there must be a more efficient way to make smoothies. at least 10 min to get the drink.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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111 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This restaurant located off the main drag of Salem is a delicious place to experience non meat dishes. It's counter service so grab a menu, place your order (it's busy so asking questions about the dishes is a bit of a challenge) then head to a table. Since the food is prepared to order the wait can be 10 minutes.... More 

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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59 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by on a hot day in May to grab a bite for lunch. I gave my husband the choice of a restaurant and he picked Life Alive maybe because I'm a vegetarian and he's not and I usually don't get to subject him to such a place. I ordered the "Romantic" wrap with avocado, broccoli, garlic, nutritional flakes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My husband and I are in the process of moving to Salem, so I took a quick visit up there from Texas to check out the city. Being a vegetarian and healthy eater, of course one of the first things I looked up was vegetarian restaurants. This one caught my eye so we decided to try it for lunch. SO... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What DIDN'T I like about this place? Maybe that they didn't offer puddings - I could've eaten and eaten and eaten it was SOOOO good. I wish they did a recipe book I would've bought it in a flash! I had a lovely green smoothie followed by 'The Swarmi' an indian inspired dish, following recommendation from the staff, who were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stumbled across this place by accident but thank goodness we did, hands down it was some of the best food I've ever eaten. So healthy, so delicious, if I could only eat food from Life Alive for the rest of my life I would die a happy girl. The staff were really friendly, really attentive without being invasive, and... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a great place to stop off for a salad or sandwich! We were traveling from Boston to Marblehead and stopped in for a late lunch. My salad was amazing. I wish I lived closer!

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Additional Information about Life Alive

Address: 281 Essex Street, Salem, MA
Phone Number: 978-594-4644
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
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: Healthy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 281 Essex Street, Salem, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-594-4644

Price and Cuisine

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