Purple Mint Bistro Avoids Closure With Impending Relocation

November 2, 2023

After nearly a decade in business, The Purple Mint Vegan Bistro announced last month that it would likely soon end its run in San Diego, but the Asian fusion restaurant is now relocating to a new space.

"We are very sad to announce that Purple Mint may be closing on October 31," read an email from The Purple Mint Bistro in late September. "The center where we are is being converted to condominiums. As of today we do not see options, including the possibility of relocating. We are grateful for all our loyal friends & 'regulars' we have served. Please come in through the next few weeks."

The Purple Mint Vegan Restaurant was founded in the Allied Gardens neighborhood of San Diego's Grantville in 2015. The bistro serves a menu of vegan Vietnamese dishes and Asian-fusion cuisine. The Purple Mint also once had a short-lived location in Linda Vista that operated from 2019 until the pandemic hit in March 2020.

The restaurant has closed its location at 6171 Mission Gorge Road, Unit 118, within Mission Square Center in San Diego's Grantville neighborhood. It will soon reopen in the small plaza that also houses A Chau and Minh Ky Chinese restaurant in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood. 

The Purple Mint will reopen on November 7 at 4616 El Cajon Boulevard in San Diego's City Heights. For more information, visit thepurplemint.com.