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2021 Vegetarian
Editors’ Choice

Life Alive


Gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian, or straight-up vegan: This café has been serving up delicious and diverse food for nearly a decade. Whether you are looking for a Caesar salad with lemon cashew dressing, packed with kale and romaine, micro greens, hempseed Parmesan, and chickpea croutons, a hearty minestrone soup, or a whole range of wraps, salads, and sandwiches, chef Leah Dubois’s food never fails to please. A meal plan option allows you to pick up a week’s worth of tasty food at once—or have it delivered to your home.

281 Essex St., Salem, 978-594-4644,

Readers’ Choice

Sol Bean Juice Bar & Kitchen


Fans swoon over this spot’s scratch-made healthy food, from bottled juices to a barbequed jackfruit sandwich. At least half the menu is strictly vegetarian, from the paninis to the bowls packed with grains and greens.

221 South Main St., Middleton, 978-777-5900,

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