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Life Alive

281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3421
+1 978-594-4644
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3421
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite dish is the Green Goddess Bowl, which is usually what I order for dinner. Fresh ingredients, generous serving and just the right combination of rice, veggies and delicious shoyu ginger sauce.

Thank debra_is_now
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am surprised that this eatery is classified under dessert. This is a place for complete healthy meal.. We walked around this town cruising around and after our visit to the witch house, I got really hungry. But because we all got hungry at different...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. After eating pizza and ice cream and other naughties, it felt great to eat healthy at Life Alive. I had the explorer demi ( a moderate bowl) and the hubs had the udon. Taste sensations! My favorite here is the golden...More

Thank Deborah L
Management response:

Thank you Deborah! We are on a mission to feed our guests luscious food that fuels your vitality! Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed lunch here while visiting Salem in April. The food was incredible, fresh and made to order. The flavors that each dish had made my mouth water. We loved the cool and eclectic vibe that the restaurant gave off. I just...More

Thank krazykevy
Management response:

Thank you for visiting us and for your kind comments. Hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We love the veggie bowls. All the veggies are super fresh and tasty, and the dressings and seasonings really burst with flavor. I like that most, if not all ingredients are organic. This is a place with a mission to deliver healthy, high quality food,...More

Management response:

Thank you for your kind feedback and for the opportunity to serve you!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

A Healthy meal that you can feel good about. Nicely prepared, fresh ingredients and all healthy for you with an excellent taste. Life Alive is the new place for your regular weekly feel good meal.

Thank traveler19562015
Management response:

Thank you! I love the "no ho hum" sentiment! Thrilled we had the opportunity to serve you.

Reviewed 28 February 2017

The atmosphere is as the name states, "life Alive" the walls are bright and colourful, with lots of seating and space to move around. The tables are made of, what looks like dead wood, get the feeling that all the place was made with little...More

Thank Greenarrrow
Management response:

Thank you! We really appreciate you for stopping in and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Reviewed 1 January 2017

I am open to all kinds of food and have loved vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Syracuse, Philadlephia and Rochester (NY) but this one did not do it for me. Heavy on the salads but little else. I started with the Green Lentil Soup, and it was...More

1  Thank JoeKupe
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was a great vegan find in Salem Massachusetts. The bathroom situation was a bit confusing initially w/o clear signage. One bathroom door says here, the other says there... What does that mean? Food was good, healthy, and the restaurant had a good atmosphere.

Thank Attila_The_Hutt
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing selection of vegetation/vegan food and really good selection of drinks. Staff were friendly and the place was clean. If you're vegetarian/vegan and in Salem you should definitely visit this place.

Thank Bethyp1982
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
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: 281 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3421
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-594-4644
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