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Main Squeeze

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28 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4814
+1 573-817-5616
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gander, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared the TLT (tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo on sourdough) and the Catalpa (rice, beans, cheese, onion, tomato, enchilada sauce, sour cream, sprouts & sunflower seeds) - both were excellent! There are a couple of outdoor tables so we sat outside. It was nice and the food was awesome. If I lived in Columbia, this would be my go-to... More 

Thank Carmel P
naturalfoodie2013, Owner at Main Squeeze, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your meal at the squeeze and for taking the time to write such a nice review! Hope you'll stop by when you're in Columbia again. We are launching a new more veganized menu this fall and look forward to your trying it. Thanks again and have a great day! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Always great and consistent food with a mind to buying the food where you eat it. Enjoyed the Ruby, Sunshine burger, lavender iced tea and curious George smoothy. Staff friendly and service fast for food made especially for you. ***. A true Columbia staple.

Thank Kay U
naturalfoodie2013, Owner at Main Squeeze, responded to this review

OMG Kay! Thank you soooo much for taking the time to write that glowing review. It really, truly, MADE MY DAY. More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

One of the few vegetarian/vegan options in this area. Great variety of items. Good quality. Wish I was staying longer so I could stop by again!

Thank Silverbeast3
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the kind of food Olympic Athletes eat. Fresh, nutritious, the kind of food that heals disease. The Nell salad was perfect. The Wrap was filling and satisfying( hard to do with vegetarian food) besides tasting oh so good!The Regenerator juice was almost identical to a green juice I was making for myself to heal from cancer.

Thank Don G
Columbia, Missouri
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We go here a lot after church and you can get brunch as well as sandwiches. They use locally grown products when they can. Wraps, eggs, sandwiches and bowls are all good. They have different soups depending on what they can get fresh.

Thank Karen S
naturalfoodie2013, Owner at Main Squeeze, responded to this review

Hey Karen, thank you so much for taking the time to review Main Squeeze! Your kind words made my day. I also really appreciate your mentioning of the local products we use. Hope to see you soon! --Leigh Lockhart, owner More 

Columbia, Missouri
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156 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

It's a smallish place in a college town and can get quite busy.But it's worth a wait in line for any of their wonderful salads or sandwiches. Love their lavender lemonade!

1 Thank J F
naturalfoodie2013, Owner at Main Squeeze, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write that very lovely review. It always feels awesome to get such positive feedback. Hope you get a chance to try our summer basil lemonade! More 

Columbia, Missouri
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I am neither a vegan nor a vegetarian BUT dropped in to see what was on the wall menu. Given the large number of choices, I figured "Why Not?". I started with a large carrot juice to go along with my 'hail kale' and the 'Buddha'. To my steak-n-potato brethren, the food was excellent and the staff very comfortable in... More 

1 Thank Kieran1515
naturalfoodie2013, Owner at Main Squeeze, responded to this review

Hey Kieran! What an open-minded eater you are! Thank you for taking the time to write that awesome review! It really made my day! Hope you'll stop in again! More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were traveling on Business from Savannah Georgia and this was the only vegan restaurant that we could find from Columbia all the way to Macon! I got to enjoy the Buddha, the Apple & Date dessert along with the Thunder Kiss 65 smoothie. Everything was absolutely delicious and it would be nice to have one of... More 

Thank Benjamin M
naturalfoodie2013, Owner at Main Squeeze, responded to this review

Hey Benjamin! Thank you so much for that awesome review of Main Squeeze. It really means a lot when someone takes the time to give any sort of feedback, but of course rave reviews like yours are our favorite! I think you ordered the 3 most popular things we serve! Hope you can make it back sometime...thanks again! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I've enjoyed visits to Main Squeeze for years, as the fresh fruits and veggie dishes taste delicious and make me feel great. Love the bakery as well (Elizabeth Warren Balls - great name for the sesame round pastires!) The only downside is that the staff often seems stretched too thin - answering phones, preparing drinks, waiting on customers - making... More 

Thank Suzanne L
Columbia, Missouri
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Do yourself a favor and eat at Main Squeeze. Not only do they serve delicious food, but they do it responsibly....with organic and local ingredients!! I moved from Seattle (vegetarian heaven) about a year ago and was SO thankful to find 'the squeeze' in Como. Whenever someone comes to visit, Main Squeeze is always the first place we stop to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4814
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-817-5616
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?