New Restaurant Spotlight: The Purple Onion in Rainbow City

The Purple Onion in Rainbow City

It’s OK to shed a tear or two. The Purple Onion in Rainbow City has had its soft opening and is serving delicious and authentic Mediterranean food to our town!

The Purple Onion

The Birmingham-based deli and grill announced in June 2020 that it would be expanding its reach with four new locations, including the one in Rainbow City.

The Purple Onion in Rainbow City can now be found in what was once a Bojangles fast-food restaurant. This includes the convenience of a drive-thru window, something The Purple Onion is excited about!

More about The Purple Onion

Established in 1991, The Purple Onion is all about dishing up flavorful Mediterranean cuisine and American comfort food with a twist.

Originally, there were three locations: Hoover, Inverness and Hueytown. Locations have now expanded into Rainbow City and Moody, as well as two new locations in the Birmingham area.

The menu

While no specifics have been given online for the Rainbow City menu, it should be similar to the original Purple Onion menu.

Guests can choose from a variety of gyros, wraps, salads, kabobs, burgers, sandwiches, a breakfast menu and more. Check out the Hoover menu to get a general idea of what’s served before your visit!


The Purple Onion in Rainbow City is located at 3318 Rainbow Drive. Did you know that it’s less than five miles from Summer Waters?

That means you can be enjoying a fresh Mediterranean meal after about a 10-minute drive! Don’t forget to find the Rainbow City location on Facebook to keep up with the location’s latest news, specials and more.

Questions? Give the deli a call at (205) 749-1991 or email [email protected].


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