Life Alive Organic Cafe
This popular café, with locations in the Back Bay, Brookline and Cambridge’s Central Square, specializes in innovative grain bowls, as well as noodles, sandwiches, salads and juices. The Brookline location also offers ramen or udon soups and curry cauliflower. The vibe is a mix of hippy and foodie and attracts students, professors and just about every other social group you might find floating around these college towns. It’s a great place to bring your veg-skeptic friends, too, as there are appealing and delicious options regardless of whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or Ron Swanson.