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Main Squeeze

28 S 9TH St, Columbia, MO 65201-4814
+1 573-817-5616
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Ranked #23 of 321 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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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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46 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A cool lil veggie place downtown Columbia. Bonus points for using organic local ingredients from area farms. Menu has a large selection and all items can be veganized. I had "the works " bowl of black beans, rice, avocado, salsa and jack cheese. Staff was uber friendly and the place is quite cozy. Even if your not vegetarian, this place... More

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It's so hard to find truly health-promoting organic restaurants in Missouri. Here is one of the best. Fresh juices, smoothies, and even near-impossible-to-find fresh-pressed wheat grass juice! Great sandwiches and wraps. Gluten-free options, of course. Creative, appealing salads and soups. A den of Liberal hippies? Maybe. Who cares? I wish I lived in Columbia, because I would dine and drink... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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177 reviews 177 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I decided to try veggie for dinner. The place is downtown Columbia, decor bright colors, which goes the bright colors of the food they serve. Prices are good, everything is under $10 I tried one of their hot dishes, the Buddha, it was a beautiful dish, bright colors (broccoli, carrots, etc.). My only disappointment was it was serve in a... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here a couple of weeks ago. Food was good, service was good. I would eat here again. They local source many ingredients.

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Columbia, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My husband and I ate here last night. This is a great place to go if you enjoy locally sourced, fresh, vegetarian or vegan fare. Amazingly quick service considering the quality of the food and fair prices. Have a freshly squeezed juice while you are there!

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Chicago, IL
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

A large menu of yummy wraps, salads, sandwiches. Very good breakfast options too. Fresh smoothies and juices...most of which are pretty good, though a little pricey.

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Albuqueruqe, NM
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Main Squeeze serves outstanding organic, healthy REAL food. And it is super tasty! Even the non-vegetarian can find something yummy here. My faves are the Buddha Bowl, the sandwiches (especially the tempe rueben), and the soups. Oh! And desserts! The ambience is lovingly local and bright-funky-cool with local artists' work often displayed on the walls. I eat here regularly when... More

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Kansas City
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I love this restaurant - delicious vegetarian and vegan fare. My one problem is that their "Buddha Bowl" (steamed veggies and tofu with a delicious sauce) is so good that that's what I always get! So, I haven't tried much else. Although, I did get a couple of bowls of soup during this trip. Both were fantastic! Also, love the... More

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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I'm not a vegetarian myself but I have to say I enjoyed my meal there a great deal. The food's organic and they have lots of choices. Their chili is very good, although as a foreigner who's not used to spicy meals I must say even the "mild" was not mild for me. Great atmosphere and good price.

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