765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
- Neighborhood: CAMBRIDGE
- Hours: Mon–Sat 8 am–10 pm, Sun 11 am–7 pm
The mostly vegan menu's naming conventions contain some cringe-inducing moments: try and order the Rebel or the Seductress with a straight face. The superb Adventurer adds cheddar. Each will land you a symphony of crisp vegetables, for example, cubed beets, chopped kale, corn, broccoli, and carrots over brown rice and red quinoa. Other toppings include smoked tofu, crunchy almonds, hijiki, and nutritional yeast, here tasting like flaked chicken soup, and liquid aminos, a briny soy-protein supplement. Add sides of avocado, apple, garlic, sprouts, and more. Staff gleefully cheerlead. Life Alive makes some questionable medical claims: ingredients to aid detox, digestion, immunity, and defy aging, obesity, and cancer. Enjoy whatever placebo effect that may befall you: the fact remains that Life Alive offers consistently tasty, healthful meals in a convenient take-away form.
Published 11/12/2010 by LINDSAY CRUDELE
A tasty turn on the road to Wellville