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Making Thyme Kitchen | About
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Established in June of 2005

Making Thyme Kitchen is an independent company owned and operated

by Karen and Ken Bryan.



16 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.

Lasagna Rolls


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 five 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.

What They Said

In the News

Women’s Lifestyle Magazine

Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Making Thyme Kitchen with an article from Women’s Lifestyle Magazine.

Milkeez Cookies: A New Product for Nursing Moms

Read about our new product designed specifically for nursing moms in the GRPress.

Making Thyme Kitchen Prepares Top-notch Entrées To Go

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.

Making Thyme Combines Fast with Food—but Real Food, not Foodlike Substances

Read about Making Thyme Kitchen in the Ethicurean blog.