NEW YORK — The Squeeze is opening its fourth brick-and-mortar juice bar at 108 MacDougal Street in the West Village of Manhattan. Juice-maven Karliin Brooks, founder of The Squeeze and dedicated lifetime vegan, is pressing more than just fruits and vegetables at her new West Village eatery. She is now pressing vegan burger patties and serving up hearty bowls.
“The Squeeze was built from an authentic passion and connection to a greater purpose of wellness for all who inhabit the planet. Raw foods and juicing remain an integral part of The Squeeze but the extension into vegan fast food broadens the appeal to a wider array of palettes,” says Brooks. “Kids, dogs, carnivores, Trump supporters are all into it. This is grass fed. For real.”
This unique vegan burger bar retains the trusted namesake of The Squeeze and its beloved menu of cold-pressed juices, but offers customers all new vegan choices such as Prima Juan’s Mexicana Burger – stacked with black beans and coconut “bacon”, avocados, beefsteak tomatoes, caramelized onion, and chipotle aioli. The Hello Portobello Burger is a mushroom burger with roasted beets, caramelized onion, and mushroom gravy.
Not into buns? The Squeeze West Village also serves vegetarian bowls. Hungry guests can choose You’re Welcome Liver, a bowl packed with kale salad, hazelnut pesto, roasted beets, marinated cucumber crunch, avocados, beefsteak tomatoes, and brussels sprouts all topped with “buttermilk” dressing. There’s also the super cheeky Everything But The Bitchin’ Sink, a tri-color quinoa bowl with roasted beets, coconut “bacon”, crockpot chili, caramelized onion, cauliflower risotto, sweet potato fries and chipotle aioli. Free-range diners can also build their own burgers and bowls.
The Squeeze is open from 7:30am to midnight during the week and from 8:30am to midnight on weekends.