In downtown Columbia, Missouri, an organic oasis beckons. Since 1997, Main Squeeze has attracted students, residents and visitors alike with its fresh and healthy bites.

Totally vegetarian, the menu focuses on flavorful, sustainable dishes such as the hearty Buddha bowl with rice, tofu, broccoli, carrots and sesame-ginger sauce and Blue Zone, a Greek-inspired wrap packed with cucumber, bell pepper, olives, lettuce, tomato, onion, Feta, hummus and lemon tahini. Quench your thirst with one of the colorful fruit smoothies: Braveheart boasts banana, kale, pineapple, flaxseed and coconut milk, while Purple Rain mixes apple, lemon and elderberry.

Main Squeeze, 28 S. 9th St., Columbia, Missouri,