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Life Alive

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765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
+1 617-354-5433
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed lunch here at a really busy time of day and it was delish. We ordered The Seeker and The Mystic Mountain bowls - almost identical salads. They have different dressings (I preferred the ginger dressing to the lemon) and one is supposed to have corn and beets but it did not. No big deal though. It was crowded... More 

Thank Amy19705
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Healthy options with no compromise on taste.One place where I can eat almost everyday. Their Demi portions are enough for lunch.

Thank kavita k
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food hear is delicious and well priced for what it is. It gets very crowded and can take a long time and isn't the most comfortable place to wait for your food. Order ahead and plan to pick it up

Thank ZachyBaum
Boston, MA
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Life Alive has earned the reputation as THE PLACE for vegetarian-leaning persons to visit in Boston-Cambridge

Thank Maynard C
Medford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Lovely pots of tea and vegan / vegetarian food options that are delicious. The atmosphere with plants and small nooks is cozy. It's hard to find a spot sometimes since it's so busy, and the menus are all up on the boards so it can feel hard to read them while you wait in the amorphous line. Delicious and cozy... More 

Thank Karen W
Deerfield, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Life Alive is funky, authentic and sparking with a wonderful energy. Busy without being frantic, the staff are all friendly and helpful; the service is casually excellent, and the food, in a bright, bustling space, is fresh and delicious. As a vegan who gets tired of sifting through menus for something to eat, this place was a wonderful find, and... More 

Thank lbloom616
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

A very smart way to eat your grains and vegetables. Fine for lunch since the flavor is mild and I like a light lunch. The fancy description of the dishes is smart and catchy although I didn't get much of the flavor in my bowl. Overall a great place to try some fun vegetarian dishes. The hot sauce is very... More 

Thank coboston
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Despite the crazy lines and expense - a bowl and smoothly can runs about $20! - I love to treat myself occasionally when I'm in Central Square.

Thank Farmie63
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

relax, sit back and enjoy fine vegetarian cuisine custom prepped and served by truly a positive energy staff

Thank DarthWoz
Lyon, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

I discovered Life Alive three years ago and although I've tried many many other vegetarian restaurants since then, this is still my favorite by a long shot! I almost always get the "Goddess" (and add avocado and egg to it) its absolutely delicious. The sauce they put on it is the key, it's amazing. Their smoothies and juices are also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-5433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?