Life Alive Organic Cafe

9 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
765 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Celiac

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Pretty much everything is gluten free except for wraps. Tasty bowls.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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What happened to this place? We typically stop here when visiting Boston and it was just such a let down. Guy ringing us up had a difficult time understanding me when asking about gluten free options which made me feel super uncomfortable. He kept suggesting things that were made with bread…. Ended up getting two steamed eggs and a glass of coffee. Won’t be coming back next trip.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Organic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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My daughter with Celiac and I had a wonderful lunch here. The staff was very knowledgeable and there were many choices for her on the menu. They actually mark the items that contain gluten rather than the items that don't, which I like because it made us feel like they were really paying attention. Food was super yummy - she had the green goddess bowl and a smoothie -- and super healthy.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Life alive has great food! The GF waffles are the best waffles I’ve ever had and they are like $5! Most of the menu is gluten free and it appears to be a tidy kitchen

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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GF items clearly marked. Have been her a few times, never got sick. My favorite is the green goddess bowl. So tasty!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten there many time with no issues.

Great!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Eaten here many times without becoming ill. They do a fantastic job!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredible grain bowls and smoothies. Very safe for celiacs, pretty much the whole menu can be adapted to be GF or is already. They always ask if you have an allergy or a preference, so they take extra precautions if you’re sensitive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free food! My go-to gf place in Cambridge. Use separate equipment, never got sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in Brookline, Boston and Cambridge. Great vegetarian and gluten free food. Always tell them when you order that you are celiac or gluten intolerant

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They say they can make anything gluten free but I got really sick after eating the rebel bowl. I'm also allergic to garlic, so it could have been that? Regardless- I was very clear on my allergies and got sick.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cashier assured me they could do anything GF. I ordered Swami Bowl and I think it had grains of some sort in it. Started cramping near the end. They were very busy when I went. Was delicious but recommend not going during a rush.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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A few times I've eaten here successfully and a few times I've gotten ill. I don't know for sure but I suspect it may have been due to carelessness during busy hours. I'm celiac and so I can't mess around. I wish I could say it was 100% safe bc it's damn good food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is my absolute favorite place to eat! They are very knowledgeable and best of all, I have never been sick after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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We have celiac disease and eat here very often. We have never gotten sick. They use their special gluten-free sauce on any of the dishes and it is delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Delicious food I could eat for every meal. Knowledgable staff

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They keep a list by the register of what sauces are/can be made Gluten free. Most menu items are doable!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Really delicious! Smoothies are great and so is the food. They list all of the ingredients and are really careful about letting you know what is in sauces! Definitely going back again!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great options, delicious, fresh food. Sensitive celiac, did not get sick.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just a couple of gluten free sauces but their salads are inventive, fresh, and delicious

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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This is a vegetarian restaurant and a few of their dishes are gluten free. Very healthy and delicious!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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