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.
Summer Hours Are Here!  Open til 8:00PM!
Friday 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  
Vegetarian Chili
The same flavor and spice profile as our famous beef chili, but made with eggplant!  The veggie chili for peopl who don't think they'll like veggie chili. 
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
Chocolate Chip Cookies

See Our Daily Specials Page for more.

Don't heat up your kitchen tonight - come grab lunch or dinner dinner at the Onion!
For  takeout orders please call 978.465.9600