Life Alive Will Bring Healthy Eats to the Boston University Area

The vegetarian restaurant will open its fourth location in January.

Life Alive

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The Boston University area will soon enjoy a much-needed infusion of healthy eats.

The popular vegetarian restaurant Life Alive, which already has locations in Cambridge, Salem, and Lowell, plans to open its doors in January at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, the space until recently filled by Panera Bread. The news was first reported by the Daily Free Press, Boston University’s student newspaper.

General manager Max Pelham says the chainlet’s fourth location will be a student-friendly hangout spot, and will incorporate desserts into the café’s plant-forward menu of salads, grain bowls, smoothies, soups, juices, and coffee and tea beverages.

“We definitely see plenty of BU shirts in our crowd, so we know there’s a good amount of students who want to eat their vegetables,” Pelham told the Free Press.

Even if you left your undergrad years behind long ago, raise your fork to the latest addition to Boston’s ever-expanding healthy fast casual roster.

Life Alive, coming soon to 888 Commonwealth Ave., Brookline,