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Main Squeeze

28 S 9TH St, Columbia, MO 65201-4814
+1 573-817-5616
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Ranked #14 of 334 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $0 - $10
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Main Squeeze Natural Foods Cafe is what happened when a love of food and a passion for sustainability met a community filled with hungry, loving people. At Main Squeeze we are celebrating a decade of serving healthy and delicious all-natural foods. Super fresh and tasty food and drinks are central to our success, but we think it's our mission that keeps folks coming back.
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Columbia, Missouri
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not a vegetarian, but I am a regular at the Main Squeeze for their tasty hummus wraps and juices. A bright, friendly place, great for grabbing a healthy lunch.

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Top Contributor
330 reviews 330 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our daughter is a vegetarian, so Main Squeeze was a "Must Try". The Greek salad was probably one of the freshest salads I have ever had. The grilled cheese was good, although a bit different to have tomatoes on the sandwich. The griller and smoothies were excellent! We came at a time that was not very busy yet the service... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

So glad we stopped in. Best in Vegetarian and Vegan options. I had the tempeh bacon, lettuce and tomato, super good. Staff is friendly and place is decorated so cool. My son had grilled cheese and Buddha's bowl and they were excellent. Healthy, fresh, organic ingredients. The chocolate chip cookies were amazing.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is hard to find new things our young son enjoys eating and a smoothie from main squeeze is now on that list. We each got one and I can see why he loves it. Fresh ingredients, great taste. A bit expensive but worth it.

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naturalfoodie2013, Owner at Main Squeeze, responded to this review

Well that makes us soooo happy. We LOVE kids at Main Squeeze; they are one of the biggest reasons we buy ORGANIC FOOD. Don't know how old your son is but we wanted to mention some of the ways we hope to accommodate families. Breast feeding moms are always welcome to pop in for a free cup of tea (we... More 

Columbia, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you like vegetarian, organic, fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced, try the Main Squeeze Restaurant in Columbia, MO when you are there visiting the university or attending a cultural event. The proprieter is an involved, committed, citizen of our fair city and serves up the best vegetarian food this side of Boulder, CO! You won't be disappointed. Smoothies, fresh juices... More 

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naturalfoodie2013, Owner at Main Squeeze, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for your kind words Beoutdoors0723. We feel really, really blessed and grateful to our great community for supporting us for nearly 18 years! Wonderful customers and an active citizenry that cares about sustainability, local agriculture and good food is why we CHOSE to plant Main Squeeze in Columbia. It's absolutely our pleasure to be here. More 

West Plains, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We met friends here for a Sunday brunch. It's rare to find food in a restaurant that is totally made from scratch. That's what they do here. It's so obvious. I had "The Works" - beans and rice plus salsa and cheese and avocado, etc. Very tasty and quite satisfying. My main squeeze had a wrap that was similar and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were driving through Columbia and stopped here for lunch. What an awesome place! Everything on the menu sounded delicious but we has to pick something. The Rubin sandwich and veggie quesadilla were both incredible and healthy. I loved my fresh squeezed juice too. They also made PB&J with a side of fruit for the kids. It was the best... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Whenever I'm in Columbia I have a couple of meals at the Main Squeeze in downtown Columbia on 9th St. It sources its ingredients for all its meal from local sources. All their smoothies are great. My favorite is the Berry, Berry smoothie. My other favorite is Jim's Salad (spinach, shaved beets, walnuts and a light cheese). Get the Green... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Love the healthy, vegetarian, and whole food options. Everything is worth the price and very very filling. The outdoor seating is a little limited but when you can snag a table it's an awesome place to eat and people watch. Love the lavender lemonade!

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Columbia, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Their smoothies are high quality and tasty. The same can not be said for the rest of the menu. I'm not a vegan or vegetarian for that matter but I don't mind vegetarian cuisine at all. Unfortunately, this place is near the bottom of the list of vegetarian/vegan joints I have visited. Main Squeeze also falls victim to a usual... More 

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Additional Information about Main Squeeze

Address: 28 S 9TH St, Columbia, MO 65201-4814
Phone Number: +1 573-817-5616
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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