Main Squeeze Natural Foods ...

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 16 Reviews
Causal cafe offering a large menu with a variety of dishes, from burrito, veggie burgers, and Buddha bowl to tofu sandwiches and bakery treats. Fresh juices and smoothies. Uses mostly local and organic ingredients. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, American
28 S 9th St
Columbia, Missouri 65201
573-817-5616
Closed now

Mon-Sat 10:00am-8:00pm, Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

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Reviews

First Review by veggiequeen
swhyte2020
swhyte2020
  • vegan
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+27

Really nice veg restaurant

4
Posted on 03 / 26 / 2014

It's got decent food and a pretty cool atmosphere. There's usually art on the walls from local artists. The food is mostly organic, and there are lots of vegan options.

Super hard to find parking! And it can be hard to find seating since they can get pretty busy in their small space.

The smoothies are excellent. I really like their brown rice and Buddha bowl. The tofu isn't the best, but it's ok. I enjoy eating here from time to time.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Cool art, Great smoothies
Cons: parking, crowded
VeganTiger
VeganTiger
  • vegan
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+18

Best VegRestaurant in CoMo

5
Posted on 09 / 27 / 2013

Currently the only restaurant in Columbia, MO completely dedicated to vegetarian cuisine... juices, smoothies, soups, wraps, sandwiches, etc.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere
Cons: none
josiezim
josiezim
  • vegetarian
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+17

great food, but not speedy

4
Posted on 04 / 16 / 2013

Delicious veg food with a TON of options. Parking is difficult and the line can sometimes go out the door. Because the food is made to order with care the service can feel slow. But it's absolutely worth the wait. Can also be considered pricey but again the ingredients seem worthy of the cost.

Pros: variety, ingredients
Cons: parking, speed

gingerr
gingerr
  • raw
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+14

Will eat here every time I travel I70 between KC a

5
Posted on 07 / 03 / 2012

Delicious! My thanks to Happy Cow for finding this place for us. We will definitely be back. Great food, great service, cheerful atmosphere.


bixo
bixo
  • vegan
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+22

Always a pleasure

5
Posted on 06 / 05 / 2012

Haven't been here in a while but I always love coming back - this is my favorite stop when heading cross state. I love the staff and the community feel inside. Today was a veggie juice and the Petrushka and it was solid.

Pros: friendly staff, local, organic
KarlL.Kieser
KarlL.Kieser
  • vegan
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+18

Coolest place in Columbia.

5
Posted on 04 / 26 / 2012

Whether you live here or you're just swinging through town, Main Squeeze has got to be on the menu. The portions are awesome, the food is excellent, the service is beyond belief, and the atmosphere is cozy.


maulydaft
maulydaft
  • vegan
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+159

love it

5
Posted on 04 / 20 / 2012

I spent some time in Columbia and was so happy to keep going back to the Main Squeeze. I can still taste some of their food even though it's been about four years since I last had it. Really really love this place.


CindyHayes
CindyHayes
  • vegetarian
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+12

Disappointing 1st Impression

2
Posted on 07 / 12 / 2011

Overall I will return to give it another chance just because they are really doing good work with attempting the local, organic, veg/vegan food experience. They are, however, missing something that makes it appealing and memorable, in a good way.

I had the tempeh burrito and it was OK. The toasted sprouted wheat tortilla was delicious. The excessive brown rice was a bit too much, it was stingy on the flavor elements (lemon tahini, feta, raw spinach), and the tempeh wasn't jazzed up much. The food was all prepared very well, with lots of care, it just was bland and definitely did not live up to the price.

The server was borderline rude, or tired, or something. She acted like we were a pain in her backside. We were not aware of the "bus your own table policy". There was no "thank you", "thanks for coming", "come again", none of those boring but inviting customer service comments that can make the difference between returning and never coming back again.

I wish the food had been amazing to overcome the uncomfortable atmosphere, but the crowded tables (that had not been cleaned), and almost exclusive (like either you are the "in crowd" or you are an intruder) vibe were a turn off.

Pros: Healthy Food, Variety, Good Intentions
Cons: Expensive, Unfriendly Staff, Uncomfortable Atmosphere
harumi
harumi
  • vegan
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+27

omg yum

5
Posted on 02 / 05 / 2011

I LOVE Main Squeeze. Before I went veg I used to go there for their Rice, Beans, Salsa, and Quesadilla if I wanted to be super full all day long. Now I'm vegan and I absolutely adore their Buddha Bowl. I like that you can get it in a smaller size for less cash. MS is a bit pricey compared to your average restaurant...but then I don't mind a couple extra dollars when I know I'm buying fresh, organic, and often locally made food from a homegrown business.

Because of the price tag (average entree is about $7-8--if you get a smoothie it's an extra $5 on top of that but so worth it) I only go there once every 1-2 weeks but I wish I could go more!

Pros: delicious, filling, friendly folks
Cons: price tag
fondducoeur
fondducoeur
  • vegan
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+193

Love, Love Main Squeeze

5
Posted on 12 / 05 / 2010

I have been to Main Squeeze twice now, and plan to eat there every time I go through Columbia. They have a varied menu (all vegetarian, most items can be made vegan), everything my husband and I have had has been great, they have plenty of vegan desserts, and the fresh juices are delicious.
I recommend the Lotus Bowl...which is tofu, spinach, and broccoli with a tahini lemon sauce over brown rice. Yum!
It has a nice atmosphere and is not terribly overpriced.

Pros: Vegan desserts, Excellent Food, Great fresh juices
tracyhide
tracyhide
  • vegetarian
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+16

Best vegetarian restaurant in Columbia

3
Posted on 08 / 02 / 2010

however, it is the ONLY vegetarian restaurant in Columbia.

Most of the food tastes good, but seems a bit overpriced. We go there on the rare occasion, but mostly just fix food at home because it's WAY more affordable.

Pros: all vegetarian
Cons: pricey
MO_vegan
MO_vegan
  • vegan
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+32

Main Squeeze Rocks

5
Posted on 04 / 22 / 2009

I LOVE Main Squeeze and eat there EVERY time I go to Columbia.

Pros: Great daily specials, lots of vegan options, Super tasty desserts
vegantraveler
vegantraveler
  • vegan
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+102

I wish I was in School again:(

5
Posted on 01 / 26 / 2008

I'm so sad I got old and don't have a reason to go to Columbia anymore. But to be honest with you the Main Squeeze is reason enough!! They have wonderful sandwiches and always have great interesting daily special. I'm such a crazy vegan that I subscribe to their daily newsletter just to salivate about what they are severing everyday. The haystacks are in a league of their own. Their fresh juices and smoothies are great for a hangover too!


gr8vegan
gr8vegan
  • vegan
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+1641

Please stop and pick me up some haystacks!

5
Posted on 12 / 05 / 2007

If you are driving from Columbia to St.louis grab me a few coconut vegan haystacks. I will gladly pay your weight in gold! They are so good! I make it a point to stop here every time I am in Columbia or passing by. The vegan philly cheese steak is mouth watering. Their burger buns sometimes have honey in them so be sure to ask because their veggie burger is home made and worth getting, too. Don't miss the abundant desserts at the counter (vegan ones clearly marked)

Pros: haystacks
SynthVegan
SynthVegan
  • vegan
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+2502

Great Restaurant!

5
Posted on 11 / 27 / 2007

To sum this place up: EXCELLENT! Both the food and juices were incredible! The decor is both pleasant and artistic, and the employees are very friendly. It was so good, I made sure to stop here a second time before I left Columbia [I was there only a day].


veggiequeen
veggiequeen
  • vegan
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+29

YUMMY!

4
Posted on 03 / 08 / 2007

This place is great! My daughter had a swim meet in Columbia and we ate there twice that weekend for breakfast. The food was great, the selection was good and the staff was pleasant. The atmosphere is fun - lots of artwork and a wall of hand and foot prints. Parking is a problem, though, but it's worth the walk.



 

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