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Newburyport? Soup, salad, sandwich type place? Veggie friendly? {Not a requiement}

i will be in Newburyport the beginning of next week some time around lunch time, and would be interested in some recs for a decent sand wich, maybe soup, type of LOCAL place, no chains, Also if it were veggie friendly, that would be a plus, iam not a vegetarian but enjoy trying creative vegetarian dishes.. the place doesnt have to be fancy, iam more interested in a good lunch!Thnaks in advance

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  1. The Purple Onion on Inn Street

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    Purple Onion
    44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950

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    1. re: redbird

      I also recommend the Purple Onion.

      If you're up by the rotary/courthouse area, try the Carry Out Cafe. Despite their name, they do have some seating.
      http://www.carryoutcafe.com/

    2. Purple Onion is probably the best bet for lunch.

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      Purple Onion
      44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950

      1. Sounds like it will be "The Purple Onion!" Thanks for taking the time to respond..iam looking forward to trying it out..

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        Purple Onion
        44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950

        1. Here's what my newbport foodie friend has to say:

          The not your average joes' unit in the firehouse is actually pretty hard to beat. Park Lunch for local color and fried clams. Black Cow is where everyone seems to wind up, reliable but pricey and right on the water, or Michaels, same kind of deal but more rustic. Downtown there is a new comfort-food sort of place called Loretta's that I've heard good things about.

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          Black Cow
          54 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950

          Park Lunch
          181 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950

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          1. re: opinionatedchef

            The Park lunch is not what it used to be. But I still like to go there! I just don't like when they cut corners like cutting the scallops in half like a coin...very disturbing trend.

          2. I actually find the Purple Onion to be fairly expensive for what it is: a small, sandwich shop with seating. The food is okay, but generally underseasoned and sort of boring.

            If you're looking for interesting for something more interesting, try Andaman Thai at the Tannery (on Water st.), or cross the bridge toward Salisbury (Rt 1 bridge) and go to MaPow for great Thai and pretty good sushi.

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            Purple Onion
            44 Inn St, Newburyport, MA 01950

            Andaman Thai Restaurants
            75 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950