Juice bar

Casual cafe offering healthy vegetarian food, smoothies and fresh juices for eat-in or takeaway. Order at the counter from a menu of warm bowls, salad bowls, and grilled wraps plus the day's soup and some small snacks. Egg or dairy may be removed or replaced - ask. Sells a small selection of health products to take home. One of several outlets. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.

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61 Reviews

First Review by abbydoo


Points +1112

22 Oct 2023

Great cozy little spot

Mostly vegan. Had the Elvis smoothie & chili bowl and both hit the spot. Great location too!



Points +91

01 Oct 2023


Beautiful restaurant with so many options. Juice, smoothie, smoothie bowls, salads, warm bowls. I got the adventurer and swapped the cheddar rice for brown rice. It was SO GOOD! The perfect amount of sauce which is hard to come by I feel. The tamari almonds made such a yummy crunch.

Pros: Yummy food , Beautiful Space, Great prices

Cons: Non


Points +417

16 Sep 2023

Delicious, good portions and price

Surprised to find well priced organic food! Clearly labelled and very tasty. Highly recommend!

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-16

Pros: Very tasty food, Plenty of options , Affordable for the size


Points +492

14 Aug 2023

great vegan options!

I’ve lived in Salem my whole life and can’t believe I hadn’t been to life alive before this year! There are tons of vegan options and all the food and drinks taste so fresh.

Pros: good vegan options


Points +408

23 Jul 2023

Many options that….

Take into account other dietary needs- gluten free, nut free, soy free…..
Lots of salads and wraps and drinks!
No desserts though!


Points +498

09 Jul 2023


such good raspberry ginger iced tea
so many vegan options!!

Pros: many vegan options, cool vibe, great staff


Points +363

29 May 2023

Used to like it more

It’s good but when they added more locations the quality went down. I still go regularly though, but I almost always get the green goddess bowl.


Points +288

17 May 2023

Pricey but good!

We stopped here for a smoothie & latte & they were both good.

Pros: Fresh ingredients , Nice atmosphere , Fully vegetarian & lots of vegan options

Cons: Expensive


Points +46

22 Apr 2023

Good drinks

Good drinks but the quesadilla leaves something to be desired. I hate when people skimp on ingredients.


Points +40

21 Apr 2023

Great experience!

This place has plenty of vegan options! The hummus plate is a great appetizer, and the teriyaki menu is a must try! The noodles and the wrap were both superb! The ginger crush and lavender lemonade were also worth a try! Overall a great experience and very tasty.

Pros: Healthy but delicious , Cozy , Affordable


Points +26

13 Mar 2023

Disturbingly Disgusting Quesadilla

I had a very lovely açaí bowl, but my boyfriend had a haunting quesadilla. It was seriously the saddest thing to look at, with barely any cheese, too much nutritional yeast, and soggy onions. Way too floppy and sad for $8… I would say be careful of what you order here!!!!

Pros: Good açai bowl

Cons: Terrible quesadilla


Points +167

28 Dec 2022

Great health food options

We had a Thai bowl, which was outstanding. A butternut squash soup, which was not my favorite, but still warming. Golden milk and peanut butter smoothie 'Elvis' were both delicious. They made the smoothie sweeter for my kid, who finished the whole thing. Would be good to have one or two sweet options for picky eater kiddos.

Pros: Mostly vegan. Also have cheese and egg. No meat, Super friendly, lovely hippie environment , Great health food options

Cons: No dessert options , No kids menu/options


Points +503

27 Oct 2022

Cosy restaurant

Nicely decorated place with a host of different healthy options. I had the "thai peanut sultra bowl" and it was really tasty, I especially liked the pineapple - nice surprising touch.


Points +180

10 Oct 2022

Filling bowls & delicious juice!

I got the blonde miso noodle bowl & added tofu and the spicy green juice and both were delicious!! I’d highly recommend this spot!


Points +248

08 Oct 2022

Fantastic vegan options

Loved this place. Plenty of vegan options and delicious food.


Points +58

03 Oct 2022


Visiting the New England area and hoping to find places where I can eat a plant based meal is a challenge until finding Live Alive! I enjoyed their butternut squash soup, quesadillas and the grain bowl-yum! People are friendly and establishment is very welcoming. Great menu! Thank you Live Alive!!!

Pros: Delicious options, Friendly staff

Cons: Need more of these places!!!


Points +184

14 Sep 2022

A find!

Really creative options and very tasty. Prices are reasonable too. After trying to find anyplace veg or vegan friendly on Cape Ann this was a welcome find (and worth the drive)!


Points +2268

09 Jul 2022

Healthiest options in Salem

Life Alive is awesome as always but with fewer healthy vegan options in the area, it really shines in comparison


Points +383

28 May 2022

Very healthy and unique

They have delicious bowls and salads as well as açaí bowls. Their drink menu also contains unique options such as spicy hot chocolate and watermelon juice. One of the pasta dishes I got left me very hungry but the burrito bowl is almost enough for 3 people which makes picking what to order confusing. As the options are very fresh, the food is on the pricier side.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Organic ingredients , Unique options

Cons: Expensive , Portion sizes vary vastly per option


Points +179

17 Mar 2022

Hope to be back soon

Fantastic menu and food! Great interior!

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-17


Points +757

22 Feb 2022

Okay and Would Go Again But Wouldn't Be First Choice

Had a peanut bowl and was decent with food flavored. Though the veggies were a bit undercooked.
Enjoyed cauliflower cashew soup and would get that again.

Pros: Big portion


Points +1786

22 Feb 2022

Underwhelming bowl

Maybe I just had a one off bowl, but mine was not good at all. I had the curry Buddha bowl and the roasted cauliflower soup.

The soup was tasty and I enjoyed it. The bowl was not good at all. The veggies were all undercooked and starchy. There were random stems in the bowl which were very strange too.

I would give it a second try based on all the other rave reviews but I was not impressed.


Points +236

29 Nov 2021

Wildcard, extremely inconsistent

Update nov 2021: my review below from 2020 is still accurate. Have given this place several more tries this year and it seems to be even worse regarding hit-or-miss QC. Got some things that were okay and some things that were totally inedible. There are so many better vegan options in Salem who actually care about their customers and their staff.

Original review, June 2020: Used to be a weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) regular here for many years between 2015 and 2018 but since the Panera takeover has gone into full swing, there is basically no consistency in terms of the food and quality has definitely gone downhill. Past several times I've been in, orders have been wrong or preparation has been wack and has ranged from being "just okay" to being borderline not edible because of bad preparation. Vegetables can be undercooked, proportions are all over the place (e.g.: too many onions, way too much sauce, too little sauce), portion sizes have gotten smaller while prices have gone up. Seems like staff turnaround is really fast — used to have regulars I knew and now it seems to be new people every time I go in. Recently talked to some old employees about how working there ended up being a disaster after the corporate takeover and all of them left as a result.

The juices and smoothies are still solid. It seems as the chain is rapidly expanding into Boston, the quality control at this location has suffered. Apparently the one in Cambridge is still good.

Updated from previous review on 2021-11-29

Pros: healthy, great juices and smoothies

Cons: super inconsistent nowadays , Expensive , Small portions


15 Feb 2022

Fully agree! I live one building away from here and used to go all the time! Now I steer clear away because of the inconsistency and the uncooked veggies. It really is a sad, sad thing!


Points +157

06 Nov 2021

Healthy vegan options

The Acai bowl was soo delicious and their chili was yum!! We went here twice it was so good


Points +134

26 Oct 2021

dream come true

this place is literally the restaurant of my dreams. the atmosphere is amazing, the food is amazing-er. i would eat this every day if i could. so flavorful and colorful, creates a warming sensation from the inside out. i will tell everyone about this place. many blessings to this place.

Pros: amazing flavorful food, whole, unprocessed food, super reasonable pricing


Points +4082

18 Sep 2021

Good healthy options

This is a great place for a delicious salad or wrap. Although their menu is large, all options are just slight alterations of each other. But it is still worth it and delicious.
The goddess is a classic and my favorite. Their garlicky dressing is delicious.
They do have some new seasonal options, like a ceasar salad.
They also have a large variety of smoothies and the ocasiona dessert.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-19


Points +82

08 Sep 2021

So good!

We very much enjoyed our meals here. Great service, menu, and food! Can’t wait to return!

Pros: Lots of vegan options

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