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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    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
Healthy yummy food

One of my favorite places to eat in Salem/Boston! The service, the people, the environment, the place is just great. I have enjoyed all the food, but if I had to chose only one, my favorite is The Rebel wrap, together with the Love Alive Smoothie!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
mwu1
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my favorite places to eat in Salem/Boston! The service, the people, the environment, the place is just great. I have enjoyed all the food, but if I had to chose only one, my favorite is The Rebel wrap, together with the Love Alive Smoothie!

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Thank mwu1
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was hands-down one of the best vegan restaurants I've ever been to! Their bowls, smoothies, and desserts are amazing. Just a tip, though: Google/Yelp says it closes at 10 PM, when in fact, the restaurant closes at 8.

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Thank cliebstok
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is vegan and follows the yogic teachings in this place. One feels alive, positive and energized in the restaurant with its vibrant interiors. It feels homey and safe, like being at home. The food is heavenly! I wish they could branch out to other countries like the Philippines where I live. I will return for sure!

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Thank jerseyjean25
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This is heaven! Great and healthy food for a fair price! Service is good and drinks are superb! It is wonderful for vegans and vegetarians!

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Thank Danuza
Lynn, Massachusetts
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287 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

If you want healthy raw and organic this is the place to be. They have amazing smoothies incredible fresh juices and dinners that will wake up your insides. The only major downside is the price, but as the saying goes you get what you pay for. Sometimes there can be a long line but as long as you don't go... More 

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Thank criticalchef
Souris, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Super Friendly, Environmentally Friendly, Super Atmosphere. Healthy choices, so much to choose from on the menu. Loved the Mason Jar glasses

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Thank Charlene S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Great place for lunch or a healthy meal. The food is veggie based mixed with hummus to provide a filling yet light feeling. Highly recommend if you enjoy organic food, smoothies or vegan!

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Thank Roger M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

It was super hot out the day my friend and I went to the city, and we wanted something light. This place fit the bill. Very nice selection of salads, wraps and bowls. The menu is vegetarian (you can get real cheese or egg), but very easy to have your meal made vegan if you want. My friend got some... More 

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Thank Jenell B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

As a vegetarian it is so wonderful to find a place like this on our travels. Fresh and flavourful food. Clean and delightful establishment. Thank you for the lovely meal :)

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Thank Kathleen S
NYC
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This place is EXCELLENT! If you want a healthy meal, you cannot go wrong. I live in NY and know my way around health food restaurants and this one is very good. Super friendly staff. Reasonable prices. I wish I lived closer I would be a regular.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?