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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.
Thursday Specials

Butternut Squash Soup
Hearty, home-made cold-weather favorite!
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! 
Cuban Style Ham Wrap
Our own version of this Latin classic made with hot Hearthstone honey ham, melted Swiss cheese, sweet roasted red peppers, pickles, Romaine lettuce and garlic Mayonnaise all rolled up in a flour tortilla. Fantastico! 
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 7:00 PM tonight!   For takeout orders please call 978.465.9600

News Flash! The Purple Onion is serving breakfast on weekends! We open at 8:00 AM Sat & Sun with a fun line-up of breakfast wraps, breakfast bowls, oatmeal, yogurt, quiche, etc.  The perfect post-workout stop!