The Purple Onion, Toronto

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    The Purple Onion: Amazing food

    by chewysocky Written Feb 17, 2006

    The food is amazing at the purple onion I have been there countless of times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food comes pretty quick, and the place is filled with old novelty items such as old soda bottles, and plenty of pictures lining the walls.

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    The Purple Onion: How about a Pickled Onion?

    by kymbanm Written Sep 27, 2005

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    I never went to this restaurant ..... BUT I did meet the infamous Pickled Onion for a few hours while here in TO! Martin is a lovely, talented, humorous, intelligent man ... self described as "a working class bloke from London". If you wander over to his pages, you'll see what I mean. After talking to him I can see that his pages barely skim the surface .....

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    The Purple Onion: Out of the way greasy spoon

    by Bela_LUng Written May 2, 2004

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    The Purple Onion is one of those places you pass by everyday and say you should stop in and see what's up with that place ... but never do, and then some friend tells you how the place kicks ass and you feel foolish for never checking it out all this time. Wow, I think my english teacher in high school would call that a run on sentence! WOOT!

    The Purple Onion is owned by some of the people who used to work at the Tulip (down in the Beaches near Coxwell and Queen) who left to start their own place. The location of the Purple Onion is...well, kind of off the beaten path, but us locals who live nearby *love* the place.

    They offer great all day breakfasts, steaks, porkchops, souvlaki, you name it they usually have it.

    The atmosphere is plain jane and you could easily think you are back home at your own local dinner for some good food.

    If you are in the area and looking for some good food, then the Purple Onion is the place to go.

    Favorite Dish: The all day breakfast! Of course!

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