CoreLife Eatery (Ithaca, NY)

Healthy Never Tasted So Good

Featuring green bowls, grain bowls, broth bowls, and made-from-scratch beverages. These hearty salads leave you energized and full. Menu is perfect for those eating vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and more.

Location:

740 South Meadow Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
In South Meadow Marketplace
Phone: (607) 288-2146

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Hours:

Open Daily: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Features:

Dine-in, take-out, free WiFi, on-site parking, outdoor patio seating, online ordering, deliverymobile app ordering

 

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Healthy food and nice, open and well lit atmosphere. Definitely do yourself a favor and sign up for their rewards program using the app as you get $5 off your first purchase that way.
Gabe Shakour
Gabe Shakour
04:33 08 Mar 18
Delicious, fresh salads, and broth soups. Everything is made to order, and they have a huge wall of fresh veggies behind the counter. I highly recommend the spicy chicken ancient grains bowl, although I have had several others that are just as good. There is also a bank of different lemonades and teas. My personal favorite is the beet lemonade, but again, so many other delicious options! It is well worth checking out, definitely full of tasty options, and likely something that will appeal to everyone. read more
Ana Ottoson
Ana Ottoson
12:26 13 Jun 17
A truly different restaurant/store. It is very small and informal. The food is natural and can easily be made vegan if it is not already
Jamie Wirick
Jamie Wirick
01:17 15 Jul 17
Very healthy food, clean eatery and bathroom too. Reasonably priced considering how fresh things are.
Yadong Wang
Yadong Wang
20:29 02 Dec 17
Though a bit on the pricier side, CoreLife has a great range of salad, soup, noodle and rice/quinoa bowls with fresh, healthy ingredients and some really unique flavors. This location has been incredibly good at working around my raw onion/scallion/shallot allergy (which tends to turn up unannounced in many dressings, sauces and preparations). Clean, plenty of options for seating in booths, smaller and larger tables; the central bench long tables can even accommodate larger groups.read more
John Chapman
John Chapman
19:28 25 Mar 18
I love the bone broth bowls because they make their own bone broth every day. My husband loves the chicken plate. The chicken is fantastic and is spiced perfectly so it's tasty and is juicy yet not wet.
Cynthia Todd
Cynthia Todd
23:07 22 Dec 17
This place is simply amazing. They put an extreme focus on serving fresh, high quality ingredients. The green and grain bowls are so tasty and also filling. The bone broth bowls have so much flavor. My favorites are: steak bacon and blue, chicken tortilla, and the spicy thai. The lemonades are unbelievable too. So refreshing. Sometimes it gets busy but the staff gets you through the line quickly!
Thomas J. Armitage
Thomas J. Armitage
17:48 02 Jan 18
Very tasty and very healthy. Vegan and vegetarian options as well. Everything is fresh including their drinks
Stephanie Fivie
Stephanie Fivie
19:10 02 Aug 18
Everytime I go in, corelife staff are always friendly and helpful. The food is always amazing and so fresh. #livelaugheathealthy
Amanda Romero
Amanda Romero
18:51 16 Jan 18
First time here and I loved it! Got the shiitake and tofu soup with rice noodles. Their juices and tea infusions are great, too!
Yuji Yin
Yuji Yin
07:34 17 Jan 18
I had lunch at CoreLife Eatery...again. I’ve normally gotten the salad bowls when I’ve gone, but the other options look amazing as well. But you know what my two most favorite things about CoreLife Eatery are? 1. The salad toss. Once they’ve added the greens, fixings and dressing, they give the salad a most excellent toss in a mixing bowl. I’m a man who really appreciates my fixings and dressing to be distributed equally.2. The beverage options. So...many...interesting...options. Today I had the Cucumber Basil Lemonade and then the the Cranberry Cayenne Lemonade. Wonderful!!read more
Sunshine Chris
Sunshine Chris
23:49 03 May 18
The food here is very yummy. Quite the selection of healthy items that you can get in a bowl of salad or soup. They have good vegen options here as well. I had the Sriracha Ginger Roasted Tofu Green Bowl with the Carrot Chili dressing and it was really good!! And a great price at $7.95. Thank you Ithaca for providing this healthy place to get a quick bite to eat!
Andrew Stoffel
Andrew Stoffel
21:19 12 Feb 18
This place is amazing!! Select from the menu or make your own. A very quick healthy option to eating out!
Jennifer Edelman
Jennifer Edelman
12:58 12 Sep 18
So good! Healthy yet delicious options and everything is so fresh. Soup and drinks were delicious too!
colleen klopfer
colleen klopfer
20:39 22 Sep 18
Good healthy food. A lot of choices if you want to customize your own bowl. The drink choices are fun. The beet lemonade is great. The restaurant is big and has plenty of seating. I don't know if it's the layout or the night that I visited (Friday night a week after opening) but it was really loud. The staff is friendly and willing to help with ordering if you've never been to a CoreLife restaurant. read more
Fred Coon
Fred Coon
00:30 29 Apr 17
I have eaten here almost every day in the last week, trying a different menu item and drink each day. On the whole I really like it (which is why I keep returning!) However, there needs to be a bit more consistency between staff members. Today I ordered a broth Bowl, I always get a small size because normally it is plenty of food, and the girl was very skimpy with everything. She was clearly in training, because other people kept asking her if she needed help, but she was giving me overall half of the normal portion for a small, so you can imagine it was very little food. I paid $9 for a very small portion, which I don't think is standard, based on the small portions I've gotten every other day this week. I didn't want to be discouraging, but I did at least ask for a little bit more chicken, because she gave me not even half a scoop, which was maybe four pieces of chicken. I really do like this place, but I really do wish that they had a little bit more oversight over new employees and consistency in Portion sizes.read more
Beau Fleurs
Beau Fleurs
19:28 16 Jun 17
I had broth bowl. The vegetables were fresh and good, the chicken tasted amazing but the chicken broth need more flavour. I recommend it
emilie dauzon
emilie dauzon
20:41 22 Nov 17
Fresh, super-healthy food that is very reasonably priced considering the quality and quantity. I took a "small" bowl home and it surprisingly covered two plates when I dished it out. They also have a fairly large and inviting seating area at the restaurant, inside and out. I found the prospect of selecting all the ingredients for my meal really daunting and confusing, so I just went with one of the suggested combos. If you're a compulsive optimizer, navigating the food-ordering process here may be quite stressful. If you're a regular and know what you want, though, I imagine it could be quite nice.read more
Jeff Werner
Jeff Werner
02:10 14 Mar 18
It's different. The food was good. The down side is soup is the only food that's hot.
Sabrina Swartz
Sabrina Swartz
23:31 16 Dec 17
Went with a friend and ordered a main plate (pad Thai bowl) and a soup with a drink (each of us got a similar combination!) and they're on the more expensive side. They did have live music which was a great addition to the evening!
Sambhavi Vempati
Sambhavi Vempati
13:58 12 Apr 18
Generally great. A few times though, there were missing ingredients and when I took time to contact the manager, he was stand-offish and unapologetic. Best the ask if they have all the ingredients before ordering.
James Perkins
James Perkins
01:11 01 Jan 18
Tasty, healthy food options, great special offers. I like that they have unsweetened as well as naturally sweetened drinks. Their portions are a good size.
Hiroko Takashima
Hiroko Takashima
00:11 21 Jan 18
Good food, reasonable prices considering it is healthier than a lot of other places you could eat. A bit of a learning curve if your not used to eating at a place like this. I still get a little confused when ordering and occasionally end up with the wrong order. But since I have only been there a few times, this allowed me to try something new, and have never been disappointed with what I have got.read more
Alan Swick
Alan Swick
08:39 08 May 18
Great food. Definitely a large selection of greens. This is a great place to go to eat great healthy food. My only complaint are the wait times. Every i come in during the day it takes at least 30 minutes to order my food. This is not a problem when I come at night however.
Erick Vargas
Erick Vargas
19:50 03 Feb 18
Really impressed with the array of options. Servers were really nice and hospitable, and the price is very reasonable. I really enjoyed my salad bowl; I would have given it five stars but I have to eat here more to make sure I actually love it, and I wasn't crazy about the quality of bread they served, it was half a slice of regular grocery bread instead of a nice thick artisan looking bun, which is what I expected.read more
Janelle Odionu
Janelle Odionu
17:34 09 Feb 18