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Life Alive

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281 Essex Street, Salem, MA
978-594-4644
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 54
    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
Very fresh!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 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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308 reviews 308 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Somerville, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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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?