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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

Fresh Berry Spinach Salad
Roasted chicken breast, fresh strawberries and blueberries, toasted pecans and goat cheese over baby spinach, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.  
Cuban 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  
French Onion
Sauteed onions in a hearty beef broth, topped with shaved paremsan cheese and our seasoned croutons 
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 til 8 PM! Bring your pup for lunch or dinner on our dog-friendly patio!
For  picnic takeout orders please call 978.465.9600