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Life Alive

765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wraps” (17 reviews)
“green goddess” (11 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious food. Good vibe. Friendly staff. Order at counter. Grab a seat inside or outside. Great selection. Good location.

Thank LabsRock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just finished the most amazing meal from Life Alive. Simple yet delicious and incredibly healthy food. I will definitely be back. The descriptions of the food don't quite capture it. Friendly service and warm atmosphere.

1  Thank firemulleinvt
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you like great tasting and nutritious food you must try this place. We always eat once or twice a trip when in Boston. No problems with substitutions. It is counter service with delivery to your table in the basement or take out. It is...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I'm not vegetarian but I was open to trying this out with friends who love this place. It ended up being way too earthy, raw, and super raw garlicky for my daughter and I. Odd combinations of food. If you are into super healthy, vegetarian,...More

Thank WinHe
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Friendly, low key, genuine care for food and relaxed eating experience. Not fine dining! Just really good food in a comfortable environment.

Thank HTJ4
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I usually end up eating here once a week. Great ambience! The smoothies are a bit pricey but good for an indulgence. The food is great- it is nice to have a healthy fast food option that won't break the bank. Sometimes lines get really...More

Thank Lauren E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place is wildly popular with the granola set, and is great if you like uncooked vegetarian food. We found the food to be hard to digest and reflux-inducing. The heavy raw garlic seasoning left a long-lasting metallic aftertaste. Won't be coming back.More

Thank Bostonridr
Management response:Responded 14 April 2017

Oh no! I'm so sorry that Life Alive food did not appeal to you. We take pride in customizing food to each individual's taste which means we can reduce/swap garlic, ginger, or any other ingredients in our meals. If you are in the area and...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting, good food. Our family loves the goddess salad. Be prepared for long lines at lunch

Thank Lois F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The place was brimming with customers when we went. I was not surprised after eating. The staff was excellent and courteous. Very good food - gives a variety of choices. Reasonable price.

Thank banj2015
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

Thank Amy19705
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Questions & Answers
Yuan G
25 June 2016|
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Response from jurgencm2016 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't order those, sorry
4 June 2015|
Response from Lori528 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have several gluten-free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 6178945797
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