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Life Alive

#1 of 17 Dessert in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3421
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2016

My friend was so excited to bring me here, as it is one of her favorite places to eat. I am a newbie so I was unsure what to order, but figured it out by the time it was my turn. I have been in the hospitality business for over thirty years and know when someone is having a bad... More 

Thank nitpicky3
Island of Malta, Malta
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016

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!

Thank mwu1
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2016

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.

Thank cliebstok
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77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016 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!

Thank jerseyjean25
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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633 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
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!

Thank Danuza
Lynn, Massachusetts
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312 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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 

Thank criticalchef
Souris, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank Charlene S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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!

Thank Roger M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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 :)

Thank Kathleen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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: 978-594-4644

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