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“My favorite vegetarian restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Life Alive

Life Alive
765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
617-354-5433
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Ranked #4 of 503 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“My favorite vegetarian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Life alive serves vegetarian and vegan food the way I love it - with great quality veg. ingredients that aren't pretending to be something they're not.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Awesome (almost) vegan, (almost) raw food place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best healthy food place in town! Yummy dishes for very reasonable prices. Only downside: long lines during rush hours. But don't let that scare you! If you don't deal with crowds well, go between lunch and dinner; at that time place is usually empty. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2013
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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's not the food, it's not the vibe, it's not the sheer kindness of the smile who's taking your order. It's ALL of it and then some: Life Alive is disarmingly authentic and disarmingly good - every time.

As a side note I must add that as much as I love rice, I thought I did not like brown rice. Wholefoods brown rice falls short in taste and texture, so many upscale restaurant brown rice dishes. Then I tried what Life Alive offers in its dishes and I realized: I DO like REAL authentic brown rice! That's how good this place is: they can take any ingredient and make it a delicious destination for your taste buds!

Visited October 2013
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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“Tasty, and apparently healthy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am not a vegetarian, and usually keep away from vegetarian places - but this is an exception. It is tasty, unusual, and worth the wait in line. It is a good idea to call and order by phone, and then pick it up - the line can be long.

Visited October 2013
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“Healthy delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On a recent visit to my daughter's college, she and her friends introduced me to one of their favorite restaurants, Life Alive, a vegan-vegetarian restaurant in Cambridge. Take the Central T stop and walk about five bloods north to the restaurant. You order at the counter and they serve you soon thereafter. I tried "the Goddess" bowl size ($8.95) which is a sumptious mound of kale, beets, broccoli and other vegetables on brown rice with a mild tasty dressing. All bowls come in mini-sizes (about $5.00). In addition to bowls, they have wraps and salads. You leave feeling very full and satisfied but virtuous because all ingredients are organic, healthy and non-fat.
Life Alive also offers a variety of smoothies, something to try on my next visit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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