Squoze | Dorchester County EDA

Another New Business Opens in Cambridge the Month

Inspired to provide a healthier alternative to Dorchester’s “fast food highway,” and meet the growing needs of people facing chronic dietary conditions, Chef Patrick Fanning will open Squoze at 312 Gay Street in Cambridge this month. The new juice bar, café and store will be open seven days a week from 8 am-8 pm.

“I wanted to have a healthy place in Dorchester for people with a vegetarian lifestyle or dietary restrictions such as celiac disease or gluten intolerance,” Fanning said. “There wasn’t a place to fill this market’s needs in our community, and we saw an opportunity to address an important quality-of-life condition.”

Fanning’s growing epicurean empire includes the popular The High Spot, which opened in 2011 with Brett and Jamie Summers, and Stoked, their most recent venture, opened its doors in March of this year. He is confident his newest operation will provide area residents and employees with more healthful options to dine in, take away, or prepare at home.

Stocked with both organic and specialty grocery items and year-round vegetables supplied by both MR Green, a hydroponic farm in Salisbury, and seasonal harvests from Emily’s Produce, the health-food store is located in the back of Squoze.

Located in the front, the café and take-out menu features wraps, soups and sandwiches. Cambridge’s newest dining destination and business is also a jobs creator, employing six to seven full-time people.