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

Splie Pea Soup  - Hearty homemade soup with chunks of honey ham!  
Newburyportabella Wrap: Portabella mushrooms sautéed with baby spinach, red peppers, and tamari sauce served over brown rice and melted Monterey Jack cheese all wrapped up in a flour tortilla!
Roast Beef & Cheddar Panini: Thinly sliced roast beef with cheddar cheese, sliced tomatoes, purple onions and our yummy horseradish scallion sauce on Annarosa’s focaccia bread, grilled to perfection! 
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 

Oatmeal:  Hearty oatmeal with various fresh toppings. Ask us for today’s selections 

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 5:00 PM on weekends! For takeout orders please call 978.465.9600