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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.
Breakfast avaliable all day! Even if you sleep late today, you can still get your breakfast fix at the Onion. We open at 8:00 AM Sat & Sun with a fun line-up of breakfast wraps, breakfast bowls, oatmeal, yogurt, quiche, etc.  Come check it out before kickoff today!

Sunday Specials

Split Pea and Ham Soup
Hearty, home-made soup chock full of protein! 
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! 
Fresh Mozzarella Tomato Basil Panini
Fresh Mozzarella cheese layered with basil leaves, sliced tomatoes & garlicky olive oil on Annarosa’s focaccia grilled to perfection! 
Veggie Chili- it's back!
World Famous Lean Beef Chili
Tomato Soup

Daily Quiche
Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Brownies

See Our Daily Specials Page for more.

Open til 5:00 PM tonight!   For takeout orders please call 978.465.9600