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.
Thursday Specials
Tortellini Soup  - Cheese tortellini lounging in a savory tomato-ey broth, topped with fresh shaved parmesan.
Buffalo Chicken Salad

Roast Beef & Cheddar Panini:  
Veggie Chili- made with eggplant!
World Famous Lean Beef Chili
Tomato Soup

Daily Quiche
Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Brownies

Breakfast Specials

Scrambled Egg Wraps and Bowls: Wraps are served in a flour or whole wheat tortilla.  Bowls are served with a side of multigrain  toast or over roasted sweet potatoes.  Check out the tasty options below!

·       Breakfast Burrito Eggs, bacon, black beans, tomato salsa, sour cream, Monterey Jack,  and guacamole

Jack & Yolk - eggs and melted Monterey Jack cheese. 

·       The Mile High Eggs, red pepper, onion, ham & Monterey Jack 

·       My Big Fat Greek Egging   Eggs, spinach, feta cheese, tomato, red onion and Monterey Jack 

·       Magic Mushroom  Eggs, sautéed portabella & Swiss 

·       Sweet Heat (Spicy Ham & Cheese)   Eggs, honey ham, Monterey Jack & sriracha hot sauce 

·       Pico Suave Eggs,  pico de gallo  salsa, and Monterey Jack 

·       Uber Veggie Eggs, red pepper, onion, spinach, broccoli, tomato & Monterey Jack 

Yogurt Parfait Creamy yogurt with fresh berries and granola 

Quiche: made with fresh local eggs, sweet cream and oodles of cheese. 


See Our Daily Specials Page for more.

Open til 7:00 PM! For takeout orders please call 978.465.9600