It’s All About Healthy And Tasty Choices At Life Alive
By Chuck Christiansen
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This weekend we stopped in at Life Alive in Salem for lunch which features vegetarian dishes in the form of bowls, wraps, salads and soups. They also have a selection of smoothies and fresh made juices.
My lunch companion is a vegan and I am a meat eater but both us were satisfied with our choices. We both opted for demi-bowls which are smaller than the full bowls but very satisfying for lunch. My companion chose the Green Goddess Bowl (pictured in both bowl and wrap) which has brown rice, avocado, kale, broccoli, your choice of tofu or sprouted legumes and a delicious Ginger Nama Shoyu sauce. I opted for The Swami (not pictured) which also has brown rice with broccoli, kale, carrots, almonds, raisins and normally sweet onions which I swapped them out for tofu. It’s covered with a sweet curry miso sauce.
We ordered at the counter and received a number to put on our table. The wait staff will come by with your food as it is ready, which sometimes means you may get your food before your companion, but in most cases the food comes pretty quickly.
This visit we did not opt for smoothies but when we do, my go-to order is the Elvis Alive which has peanut butter and banana (of course), blended together with cocoa and ice cream. A great treat in the summer!
My only critique is that the water they offer is room temperature which you pour yourself and I’m a big fan of iced water, which they don’t serve. However, you can purchase cold bottled drinks if you’re not in the mood for a smoothie or juice blend.
Overall, Life Alive is a tasty and satisfying experience!