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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Amazing Vegan fare!

Great selection, great food! Hummus is amazing!! Atmosphere is awesome, staff is friendly and service is fast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Susanne B
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Olathe, Kansas
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Salem, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The restaurant has a nice welcoming atmosphere and it is clean. The food is very expensive, even for using organic produce. It was over $10.00 for a simple wrap with broccoli, cheese and not much else. That is just the wrap, nothing else, no sides and I didn't order a beverage. The service is sort of slow, even when it's... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great selection, great food! Hummus is amazing!! Atmosphere is awesome, staff is friendly and service is fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent coffe and smoothies. All organic. Nice people, affordable prices, nice ambiente. If you like coffe and smoothies, it is the place to go

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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Ambiance, staff and food are awesome! Wish we have this in Manila. Im going back for sure! Ten thumbs up! Love Life Alive!

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Curacao
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107 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The food choices are great. Very nice staff. Food is super healthy and great flavors. Prices are reasonable.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They have a great range of delicious foods here. For the traditional eater, it may be a bit strange, but the food combinations are spot-on. They also serve kombucha and other interesting drinks. But the don't serve coffee--be forewarned.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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31 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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