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Life Alive

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281 Essex Street, Salem, MA
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great vegetarian food! Super healthy!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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243 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

Thank Danuza
Lynn, Massachusetts
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267 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago

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

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

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!

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 

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

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 :)

Thank Kathleen S
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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.

Thank HolidayJunkieNYC
amherst, ma
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Good food for those who like vegan. But the atmosphere is awful: loud drumming "music," uncomfortable seating, and an awkward way of ordering, waiting, and having to ask for basics, like water. (Also awful.)

Thank skeptictraveler
Northampton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Healthy, delicious food. Perfect when you want to feel good about what you eat in an enjoyable quiet atmosphere. We stop here whenever we are in Salem and wish we had one in our town.

Thank Starlightllama
Fairport, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's a great place for vegans, vegetarians and everyone else. Great selection both warm and cold and awesome smoothies and juices. I can't say enough about how good the food was. Even the 8-year old who had the Fiesty Child loved it!

Thank rmanard1

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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
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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?