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281 Essex Street, Salem, MA
978-594-4644
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Ranked #8 of 213 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Healthy
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place would be my go to restaurant if I only considered food. It is healthy, fresh, tasty, and reasonably priced. But it wasn't the greatest restaurant experience. While everyone who works there is nice, the reality is that you need to wait in a long line to put in your order, hope you can find a table, and wait... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you're okay with veg lightly steamed yummy cuisine, you'll worship the food & presentation at Life Alive! I only wish it was closer to Beverly Farms.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went there for a shake. It tasted too healthy to have and actual taste. It's 100% vegetarian, so if you need your daily dose of animal-origin food, just don't get in there. Yes, sorry, real cow-milk and I go way back.

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long island, ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had not intended on eating here. We aren't vegans and I didn't think I'd find anything I'd really enjoy. However, the few eateries we wanted to check out had lines out the door, I was too hungry to wait so we ducked into the first less-crowded spot we could find and found ourselves at Life Alive. So very glad... More 

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NJ
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Excellent selection of tasty healthy foods. Staff friendly, knowledgeable and seem happy to be here. Drink selection, alcoholic as well as non, smoothies, blended juices an lattes is vast!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a wonderful place! Tons of vegan and vegetarian meals, wraps and smoothies. Local beers and kambucha too.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Not only did eating here give me a break from my poor food choices on vacation, but it tasted better then anything I ever expected. I ate here multiple times too. I wish I could cook at home like this. It was a bit pricey though.

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Fort Mill, SC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

The people who worked at the Life Alive were so friendly and helpful. So nice to have genuine nice people to take care of you. Food was very good and plentiful and the menu had a lot to choose from. Very healthy!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love this place and I never feel guilty about treating myself. Staff is very friendly and food is so so tasty.

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

this was the best place I ate at-loved it! place was very trendy, hip, cool, down to earth. people were real, food was downright organic and earthy.

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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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