Established in June of 2005
Making Thyme Kitchen is an independent company
owned and operated by Karen and Ken Bryan.
14 years ago we decided to start a business that would solve a problem we had – figuring out what to have for dinner that was good, and quick, and not the same old thing.
We had to learn alot, and we have. With the help of our friends and families, our customers, our staff, our community of small business owners and many more, we figured out how to make Making Thyme Kitchen work.
Today we are firmly established in our own building, in the Alger Heights business district, and couldn’t be happier. Our customers come from all over the greater Grand Rapids area. Some shop the store, some pickup orders, and for others we deliver. Stop in and see for yourself.
We have been asked what our “food philosophy” is. Our answer “Food should be tasty, healthy, fresh, clean, and easy.”
We are not trained chef’s, we are enthusiastic cooks who have built a small business serving customers who want to know who makes their food and where their food comes from. It’s pretty simple – we work hard, listen to our customers and don’t make anything we won’t enjoy eating for dinner.
When we started Making Thyme Kitchen we only delivered pre-ordered packages. Over time our offer grew to include retail sales, a deli case of fresh sides and salads, and baked goods.
Now we deliver every Wednesday within a 20 mile radius of our kitchen. Our retail store is open six days a week. And our deli case and baked goods selection has grown. We also prepare quantities of foods for groups by special request.
We are still learning and growing, trying new recipes, learning new skills like baking bread. Some days it is deep dish Apple Pies for two, or Bolognese Sauce to-go. Check out our Facebook page for our daily adventures. See you soon.
I order food from Making Thyme once per month to be delivered to my family in Grand Rapids (I live out of state). Wonderful customer service, amazing food-- we are so blessed to have Making Thyme as a resource in G.R.!!
In my quest for healthy, easy, and yummy meals, this is the one so far. I tried 3 different food delivery places like Purple Carrot and blue Apron. Had to throw a lot away...and clean up the mess. Also tried starter pack from pure plant nation.....had to buy the food ingredients separately. This is really the way to go. Healthy homemade meals can go in the fridge and then pop them in the oven for your meal. Or have the salads. Plans change? Freeze the whole meal and cook it later. Or buy frozen. No food is wasted. No need to have tons of ingredients and spices on hand. Hubby is picky and likes everything so far...not so with the other services....and they were work. Cooking should be a choice.
I’m obsessed with this business! Everything from the phenomenal flavors to the rotating menu and convenience factor is brilliant. Most of their dishes are even gluten free so I had so many awesome options. I elected to use their delivery service and had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Ken. He was incredibly kind and I can definitely tell why they are celebrating 13 years in business! I will certainly be a regular customer and can’t wait to try more great dishes.
"Tonight is another example of why I am such a happy customer of Making Thyme Kitchen. It's been a long workday, my wife is away on travel, and I haven't been able to get into proper food preparation. It occurred to me that I had a meal sitting in my freezer, made by you. OK, so I got to it a little bit late...but, it was terrific. I feel like I did my body some good...No, I know I did my body a lot of good. Thank you very much for being there and for making such high-quality, trustworthy meals. P.S. I rarely walk away from a restaurant feeling as good as I do eating your food."
Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Making Thyme Kitchen with an article from Women’s Lifestyle Magazine.
A new customer stopped in and ordered dinner, the next day he called and said he was going to review Making Thyme Kitchen. Read what Troy Reimink has to say about us in the GRPress.