LifeAlive: Urban Oasis and Organic Cafe in Lowell, MA, USA

These are the pants I used to fit into - will OK it's a t-shirt but you know what I mean

These are the pants I used to fit into - will OK it's a t-shirt but you know what I mean

Life Alive is simply an excellent organic cafe. I was really pleased to find this place in Lowell (MA, USA), and made it my mission to try as much of the menu as I could whilst here. After 2 days I’m on 5 out of 15 smoothies, and 5 main dishes, I still have a day or so to go and hope to cross a few menu items more off the list.

Things I like about Life Alive:

  • The food (and drinks)
  • The staff
  • You can’t visit this place and not feel happy
  • AFAIK as a veggie you can buy blindfold, there are some dishes and smoothies that aren’t vegan – but they are marked as such
  • There are many raw food options
  • They have whey (which is good for and only 50 cents for a boost on a smoothie), they also have some cheese and eggs too
  • There’s plenty of milk, but not from cows – rice (yum), soy (not for me) and almond (great) – I really like these choices, thank you guys!
  • The nutritional information (including the bookcase)
  • The ordering my first name
  • Free wi-fi
  • The wheatgrass shot – I have one day
  • The reuse of old jars for smoothies and wheatgrass shots
  • The notice board
  • The music (portishead and massive attack on my first visit)
  • The décor
  • The t-shirt
  • The web site, particularly their excellent glossary

Things I don’t like about  Life Alive:

  • hhmm, nothing springs to mind, err, tricky this … oh yeah, it’s some 3,000 miles from my home, and if it opened before 10am I would have had breakfast there too!

Pictures of my visits to, and food from Life Alive:

Life Alive exterior 194 Middle Street Lowell MA USA

Life Alive exterior 194 Middle Street Lowell MA USA

Mural as you enter Life Alive in Lowell

Mural as you enter Life Alive in Lowell

LifeAlive Lowell Menu 1

Life Alive Lowell Menu 1

LifeAlive Lowell Menu 2

Life Alive Lowell Menu 2

Interior 1: Order here

Interior 1: Order here

Interior 2: The empties

Interior 2: The empties

Interior 3: The Goddess

Interior 3: The Goddess

Interior 4: Marx to yoga it's all here

Interior 4: Marx to yoga it's all here

The Hot and Healthy Bachelor, Warrior, Single Wheatgrass shot and Almond joy Alive Smoothie for Dessert

The Hot and Healthy Bachelor, Warrior, Single Wheatgrass shot and Almond joy Alive Smoothie for Dessert

LifeAlive to go Island with whey nutri boost and The Emporer with Cashews I drank my Wheatgrass shot at the cafe

Life Alive to go Island with whey nutri boost and The Emperor with Cashews I drank my Wheatgrass shot at the cafe

The Healer, The Rebel, Livin and Vibrance Alive both whey boost

The Healer, The Rebel, Livin and Vibrance Alive both whey boost

wheatgrass shot, already drunk, Vibe alive with whey boost, Demi Alchemist and Adventurer

wheatgrass shot, already drunk, Vibe alive with whey boost, Demi Alchemist and Adventurer

Life Alive say they cater for every type of foodie including omnivores, but I didn’t see any meat/fish dishes (fine by me).

And as I tweeted yesterday, I was surprised to see a group of customers who were all carrying holstered firearms! They were police officers in plain clothes with their badges showing – but it was a reminder that I’m in the States, because I can’t imagine that happening anywhere else. It is also a reminder that stereotypes don’t always apply. I’m in the State were “Dunkin’ Donuts” was born – and my Boston tour joked that they have so many Dunkin’ Donuts store around because it;s the only way to ensure there are enough cops around! Well in Lowell the cops eat healthy!

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