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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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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Ammaaaazzzing!!!! (the saving grace of our Salem visit)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
cricky66
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Devon
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Devon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

I don't know how they do it, but their veggie bowls are incredibly good and reasonably priced. If I lived closed, I'd eat here every day... and probably be much healthier :)

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West Point, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I read reviews on tripadvisor and yelp about this place eatery so we decided to try it out! Did not disappoint! Loved the flavors! Wish we lived closer so I could eat this food all the time.

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great for lunch. We had a salad bowl and a warm bowl, both were super fresh and delicious. Moderate prices and very casual. The menu is a little more complicated than necessary but the food was very good!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped here for coffee and we were astounded by the choices of tea and coffee alternatives on offer. I can't remember what we had but both were excellent. This is such a cosy place with an eclectic decor and there is free wifi for a limited time. We will return to try some of the sandwiches/wraps on offer here.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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230 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As a local, I've eaten here frequently. Life Alive serves healthy vegetarian fare that actually tastes delicious. Eat in or take out, it's a winner. My favorite is the Swami Bowl, but you'll have to find your own...by staring for many minutes at the menu board to find the exact combination of ingredients that makes you happy. The employees are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have been a regular customer since this place has opened. It's a place where we can explore a variety of flavors of the Vegan way of living. Peaceful atmosphere, unique decoration, friendly employees and amazing food are things you can expect at Life Alive in Salem.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant that I went to with my sister who has been there a number of times. The food is very simple yet it felt even more nourishing that some of the meals I have made at home and I am a health food cook to the nth degree. There are a variety of dishes made up... More 

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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?