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Life Alive

281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3421
+1 978-594-4644
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“green goddess” (10 reviews)
“wraps” (13 reviews)
“brown rice” (7 reviews)
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Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3421
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Reviewed yesterday

I love that this place exists - because all restaurants should be appealing to healthy, organic and sustainable options. But... This place gives the impression of being incredibly healthy, locally sourced, sustainably grown, and nothing but good for you. The dishes are filled with unnecessary...More

Thank Jaslyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a good vegetarian meal at a more then fair price. Got the vegetarian soup and one of the specialty bowls. Both where great and very tasty. The service is what I expect at a cafe like this just average but the pricing is spot...More

Thank sVT_traveler
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Delicious. I feel healthier just reading the menu. I ordered online for the first time, and my meal was ready within minutes, all set for me to pick up.

Thank charna54
Reviewed July 25, 2018

There are not that many options in this tiny village, let's be clear, so I think that is why this place gets such high reviews because beggars can't really be choosers. They have all very fine & fresh ingredients and after about 12 dishes they...More

Thank MDGypsy
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

My hotel was an hour away and I was looking for some grub on my way back from sight seeing. I decided to get the green goddess bowl but decided to get take out and wait to eat when I got back to my room....More

Thank Gina O
Reviewed July 16, 2018

My wife and I had just arrived in downtown Salem and needed a great dinner to start our vacation. Life Alive did not disappoint, with a nice selection of salads, bowls, and smoothies. I have a lot of food allergies, and Life Alive accommodates every...More

Thank HoosierWanderer1
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Ate here with my veggie brother and sister in law, the food was all a variation on a theme but it was very good. I appreciate they are trying to be as vegan as possible but a little halloumi would have made my meal 100%...More

Thank BusinessTravelMonkey
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We enjoyed our meals. Fresh and healthy!! Wish the portions were a little bigger for the price. Over all a great place!

Thank tina123_12
Reviewed April 20, 2018

SO, this place is very everything that makes you happy and healthy. If I were to not write a review than I'd be certainly "forgot something" verbally expressing later on and driving me nuts for a feeling. Life alive has helped me with many things...More

Thank clarktammy1992
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Great café environment, with inspiring wall quotes, beautiful natural wood tables, and a selection of games to play if you plan to stay for a while. The food is fresh and vegetarian, although the options are mostly limited to bowls and wraps, some of which...More

Thank Chenmama
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April 20, 2018|
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Response from travelmomnh | Reviewed this property |
It is counter service only, with seat yourself dining - but worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 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: 281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3421
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-594-4644
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