1. LIFE ALIVE
This organic, vegetarian cafe with locations in Salem, Lowell, and Boston is known for its bowls and wraps. Each starts with a base of whole grains (choose brown rice or quinoa) and adds a colorful tumble of freshly steamed vegetables and legumes and then a flavor-filled sauce. Among the best combinations: The Green Goddess (pictured), with garlic, avocado, and a ginger nama shoyu.
> 281 Essex Street, Salem; 978-594-4644; and other locations; lifealive.com