Win a $50 Fresh Thyme Gift Card + Get a Look Inside the New Store

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners, Veronica and Kristin!


Robin & Liz were treated to a sneak peek of the new Fresh Thyme store in Portage today.

Wow, are they glad they went.

Fresh Thyme is Bigger than Expected

You’ll likely be surprised at the size of Fresh Thyme. With a meat counter, bakery, deli, and bulk food sections, there are more options here than Aldi offers. You could do all of your grocery shopping here if you felt like it.

What to Expect

One thing that jumped out right away was the huge selection of dairy and gluten-free items.

If you are gluten or dairy-free you have a new friend in town! Fresh Thyme has more (yummy options) than I have ever seen before. Look in the cooler case to find oodles and oodles of delicious looking baked goods. Plus they carry a multitude of dairy-free yogurts and cheeses that actually look tasty (made from coconuts and peas).

Really, there is something for everyone here. And I’ll add that the prices for the items in this store are very competitive with other local sources and even online.

Mark Your Calendar For Kids Day at Fresh Thyme in Portage

Visit Fresh Thyme with the kids for KIDS DAY on Saturday August 24th from 12pm-4pm. Here’s the exciting day lined up for local families:

Fresh Thyme Trivia

  • The Portage store is located in Southland Mall, 6212 S Westnedge Ave, Portage MI 49002
  • Fresh Thyme ads run Wednesday through Wednesday with double sales on Wednesday.
  • Kids that find the hidden tractor in the store tell the cashier and earn a prize.
  • Fresh Thyme is not owned by Meijer, but Meijer is an investor in Fresh Thyme (meaning that if Fresh Thyme does well, Meijer benefits.)
  • Fresh Thyme is headquartered in Downer’s Grove, IL.

Here’s What’s in the Store:


Freshly baked artisan breads, cupcakes, muffins, danish, and more…


Salads, deli meat and cheese, plus pizza and sandwiches ready to go.


Grass-fed beef, organic poultry, bison, and homemade stuffed pork chops are ready and waiting.


Cage-free eggs, dairy-free yogurt, organic milk, and a wall of yogurt options will leave you staring for hours. Good luck finding your favorite!


This is more than a candy and nut fest (although you will find those items here.) The bulk food section amazed me with bulk OILS, bulk almond meal, coconut flour, and gluten-free baking mix. Items that once meant driving all over KZOO or ordering from a catalog are now just one easy stop away!


Yep, they have beer and wine. And quite a variety of it, too.


Soap, makeup, hair color, shampoo, vitamins, essential oils… these are all in stock at Fresh Thyme. And I’ll say there is quite a selection to choose from!


I’m in love with the produce section, if for no other reason than it makes me WANT TO EAT MY VEGETABLES, ha!

They have a great selection of organic and traditional produce.

The frozen food section was also excellent.

Prices are comparable to other area sources.


“I’ve been fortunate to go to a Fresh Thyme in the Chicago area a number of times. One of the things I have always loved about Fresh Thyme, besides the awesome food, is the fantastic staff. I always go with my youngest son in tow and the staff at Fresh Thyme have always treated him like a customer, not a child. My son loves going to Fresh Thyme because he feels valued as a customer at this store.”

Another thing I enjoyed: checking out.

The checkout aisles are not filled with candy, so your kids won’t be begging at the end. Well done, Fresh Thyme crew! Your store is amazing and I can’t wait to shop with you again soon!

Enter to WIN a Fresh Thyme Gift Card

We’re excited to give two lucky winners a $50 Fresh Thyme Gift Card.

To enter, fill out the Doctor/Care Provider Voting Form Below

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