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The Purple Onion offers exciting home-cooked food in a downtown Newburyport setting. Our casual, eclectic space has both café feel and modern appeal. Charmingly quaint and comfortable, the Purple Onion is a different type of food establishment whose ethos is to provide our customers with a healthy, fresh alternative to take out food. Our open-style, sauté-based cooking line demystifies the mystique of the kitchen allowing you to watch as your meal is prepared right before your eyes. Family friendly and moderately priced, the Purple Onion is the destination of choice in a town with dining options aplenty.
Saturday Specials

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Panini
Fresh Mozzarella cheese layered with basil leaves, sliced tomatoes & garlicky olive oil on Annarosa’s focaccia grilled to perfection! 
Cuban Style Panini: Our own version of this Latin classic made with hot Hearthstone honey ham, Swiss cheese, sweet roasted red peppers, pickles, garlicky mayonnaise and Honey-Dijon mustard grilled on delicious bread 
Cheesy Potato Broccoli Soup 
A hearty mix of broccoli & creamy potatoes topped with
 Montterey Jack cheese and scallions. 
Gazpacho - Our homemade chilled tomato soup with cucumbers, onion, garlic, honey, tarragon and spices topped with a dollop of sour cream and scallions - this cool, tasty treat packs a spicy punch!
World Famous Lean Beef Chili
Tomato Soup

Daily Quiche
Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Brownies

See Our Daily Specials Page for more.

Open 11:00 AM til 5:00 PM all Memorial Day weekend!  Bring your pup for lunch or dinner on our dog-friendly patio!