What to Eat at Life Alive, Bringing Vegetarian Food to Central Square

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After three years of searching for a fitting Boston-area location, Lowell’s Life Alive Organic Cafe is set to open in Central Square in the fall. The restaurant will focus on organic, whole foods and will include a lounge area for live music, storytelling, and workshops. Like the Lowell spot, Life Alive’s menu will focus on rice bowls, wraps, salads, soups, juices, and smoothies, and the Cambridge location will add beer and wine. Salads and rice bowls come in a variety of sizes so you can order just as much as you want, and nothing on the menu tops $10.

Warm Meals
THE GODDESS - A nurturing blend of smoked tofu, short grain brown rice, steamed carrots, beets, broccoli, and dark greens surrounded by our zesty Ginger Nama Shoyu dressing.
THE EMPEROR - Sweet and nutty short grain brown rice, melted cheddar cheese, sundried tomatoes, steamed greens, sweet yellow corn, shredded carrots, tofu and sunflower sprouts crowned by our Satisfying Sesame Miso sauce. A powerfully nutritious and fulfilling feast for you!
THE REBEL - Protein-rich quinoia and satisfying short grain brown rice energized by Braggs Liquid Aminos and high lignan flax oil. We top this must-expereince-it-all-mix off with steamed carrots, beets, dark-leafy greens, broccoli and hijiki, then dress it up again with our fragrantly sweet very low fat Sesame Ginger and Ginger Nama Shoyu sauces.
THE SWAMI - Matty’s Miso Curried Sauce sweetening a masterfully-tasty mix of tamari roasted almonds, flame raisins, pearl onions, dark greens, broccoli flowerrs, and shredded carrots, served over brown rice with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.
THE HEALER - Simply lightly steamed greens and steamed broccoli with raw sunflower sprouts, served over short grain brown rice and made nutritiously delicious and curatively cleansing by Barlean’s high lignan flax oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.
THE ADVENTURER - Our Sensational Tamari roasted almonds, smoked tofu, melted cheddar cheese, broccoli crowns, chopped beets, dark greens, over short grain brown rice and nutty quinoa. Simply delectable.
THE ALCHEMIST - Smoked tofu, steamed greens and sweet corn, served over light and nutty quinoia. Showered with shredded carrots, and sesame seeds, it’s all transformed like magic into a precious experience by our awe-inspiring Ginger Nama Shoyu dressing.
THE INNOCENT - A fusion of delectably nutritious flavorings forming a savory sauce for steamed sweet corn, shredded carrots, broccoli and tamari roasted almonds all served over light and protein rich quinoa and short grain brown rice. For the child at hear (and their kids too!)
THE GREEN GODDESS - Our Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce enhanced by flax oil and garlic, empowering avocado (seasonal), broccoli, dark greens, and tofu. All are served over short-grain brown rice.
THE LOVER - Juicy, messy, and fantastic because of it!
Wild and meaty shitake mushrooms, steamed with dark greens, shredded carrots and beets, and broccoli flowers all smothered in our zesty Ginger Nama Shoyu dressing.
THE FOOL - Thick and comforting Udon Noodles in our sesame ginger marinade…playing with healing shitake mushrooms, tofu, kale, onions, shredded carrots and sesame seeds!
THE MISO MASTERFUL - Dark Barley Miso deepened with toasted sesame and flax oils, a dash of braggs aminos, sesame seeds, broccoli flowers, dark greens, shredded carrots, hijiki seaweed and shitake mushrooms.

Warm Cheesy Wraps
THE HOT & HEALTHY BACHELOR - Melted cheddar, hardboiled egg, broccoli flowers, dark greens, Braggs and nutritional yeast, nestled in a soft whole-wheat tortilla.
THE DREAMER - Melted cheddar, sundried tomatoes, nutrional yeast and Bragg’s all embracd in a soft whole wheat tortilla.
THE ROMANTIC - Hass Avocado (when available), shredded cheddar cheese, broccoli, garlic, nutritional yeast and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos all embraced in a soft whole wheat tortilla.
THE SEDUCTRESS - Soft whole wheat tortilla heated and wrapped around hard boiled egg, broccoli, dark greens, shredded carrots and beets, flax oil, nutritional yeast and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.

Cool Meals (Salads)
THE SEEKER - Spring mesculin greens, garlic-lemon hummus, granny apple slices, cashews, cucumber, shredded carrots, sunflower sprouts and a dollop of our Ginger Nama. The seeker is best all rolled into a whole wheat tortilla.
THE MYSTIC MOUNTAIN - A seriously sensational salad of mesculin greens, sweet corn, celery, shredded carrots and beets, cucumber, sunflower seeds and sprouts made even more special with our Nama Shoyu…then we add the most delicious roasted garlic lemon parsley hummus you’ll ever have (we’re not bragging it’s just the truth) along with granny apple slices and cashews, and you get the mountain on the mystic.
THE EXPLORER - Our scrumdelyishus homemade lowfat Red Lentil Hummus, paired with sesame crunches, sundried tomatoes, cucumber, corn, spring mix and a sprinkle of shredded carrots and beets all traveling together with our fantastic honey wasabi vinaigrette.
THE WARRIOR - An Invincible, iron-rich protein powerhouse of red lentil-garlic hummus, topped with tofu, peppitas, carrots and spring greens, all vigorously rewarded by our sensational sweet Sesame Miso Sauce.
THE MAGICIAN - The best smoked garlic lemon tofu you’ll ever taste, with fresh mesculin greens, shredded carrots, and sunflower sprouts, magnified magnificently by our sensational Sesame Miso sauce.
THE CHILD - Simply organic peanut butter and natural strawberry jelly (with no sugar). Wrapped in a deeply satisfying whole grain tortilla.
THE CRUNCHY HIPPIE - Maple Almond Granola, raisins, dried mango, pineapple, and granny smith swimming in our freshly made almond milk and a splash of maple syrup!

Soups - varying daily
Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Zuccini Garlic (non-vegan)
Rustic Veggie
Sweet Summer Veggie
Black Bean Corn Sweetness
Vegan Corn Chowdah
Shitake Ginger Sesame Soy Sensation
Portobello Barley Thyme
Herbed Mushroom
Apple Butternut Bisque
Gingered Butternut Bellisimo
Butternut Portobello Infusion
Red Lentil Stew
Morrocan Red Lentil
Lemon Red Lentil
Black Bean Bounty
White Bean & Dark Green Delight
Udon Miso Masterful (Available Daily)
Simple Barley Miso (Available Daily All Year Round)

THRIVE ALIVE - Carrot, Apple, and Ginger. A tangy, stimulating, immune building blend that detoxifies your lungs and aids digestion.
BE ALIVE - Apple, Beet, Carrot, and Parsley. Filled with Vitamin C & A…a deliciously sweet mix that cleans your blood and nutrifies your entire body.
JIVE ALIVE - Cucumber, Celery, Greens,Parsley, Lemon, and Ginger. This green mixture is a power source of energy. It boosts immunity, fights cancer, balances appetite, & gets you moving!
LIFE ALIVE - Apple, Beet, Celery, Carrot, Parsley, and Wheatgrass. Drink Vitality. A powerful living-multi vitamin, It boost immunity, detoxifies your body and gives you sustainable energy.
GINGER CRUSH - Ginger, lemon, maple syrup, ice, and water…deeeelicious! A lemonade with a healthy zing! Refreshing digestive aid that stimulates circulation, counteracts inflammation…and balances your body in all weather!
HIVE ALIVE - Lemon, apple, honey, ice and water. A tarty sweet lemonade. This immune - building blend is filled with vitamin C and puts a smile on your face! Not only for the taste and immune boost but the anti-aging antioxidants!
SUPERHERO ALIVE - Apple, carrot, ginger, spirulina, cayenne, garlic, apple cider vinegar, honey and pure water. An intense powerhouse of immune boosting ingredients that will kick out your cold and keep you running strong!
SIMPLY ALIVE - Lemon, spirulina, agave nectar, water. A simple and delicious refresher with nourishment that cleanses and feeds your body.

LIVIN ALIVE - Banana, Vanilla Rice Dream, Rice Milk
CHAI ALIVE - Chai, Banana, Vanilla Rice Dream and Almond Milk
ELVIS ALIVE - Peanut Butter, Cocoa, Banana, and Rice Milk
LOVE ALIVE- Blueberry, Strawberry, Banana, and Almond Milk
VIBRANCE ALIVE - Ginger, Date, Strawberry, Banana, Lemon, Maple Syrup, and Pure Water
SPRING ALIVE - Blueberry, Strawberry, Pineapple, Mango, Spirulina, Rice Dream & Almond Milk
VIVE ALIVE - Blueberry, Banana, Vanilla Rice Dream, Rice Milk
EROS ALIVE - Strawberry, Banana, Date, & Almond Milk
ISLAND ALIVE - Pineapple, Banana, Coconut Oil, Vanilla Rice Dream, & Almond Milk
COCONUT ALIVE - Therapeutic Coconut Oil, Banana, Vanilla Rice Dream, & Rice Milk
What to Eat at Life Alive, Bringing Vegetarian Food to Central Square