The Purple Onion

800 Smith St., Charleston, WV 25301

What We Specialize In

The Purple Onion is a super hip, locally owned grocery store inside Capitol Market. We carry everything from fresh, WV grown produce to bulk Amish foods. We also have many unique specialty items that you won’t find at other chain grocery stores. We also make fresh salads, soups and lunches daily! So feel free to stop in and see what our daily special is, we know you won’t be disappointed! If you’re looking for a special gift we can also make custom gift baskets and we ship anywhere in the world!

What You Will Experience

At The Purple Onion you will experience friendly, helpful staff and a wide variety of foods to enjoy!! Our lunch specials will hit the spot and you’re sure to find a nice place to sit inside the market or on our front porch that spans the entire length of the market. We’re here to help you find exactly what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to ask us for help!

Who We Are

The staff at The Purple Onion is here to serve you. Most of the time Allan Hathaway (that’s me – fearless leader in a ball cap) is available and helping customers. I have always worked in the food industry in one job or another and we opened The Purple Onion 2003. We love to talk about our products and we’re confident we can find something new for you to try as well as your old favorites. We’re proud to offer so many local products, along with unique finds you’re not going to see anywhere else.