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Broad Ripple Fresh Thyme has Grand Opening March 31, 2017

Posted by Kenny Norman in news, north.
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I found out a few weeks back that the Broad Ripple Fresh Thyme would be opening March 30. Eve works there, so she kept me in the loop and told me I should go there to check it out. Parking was easier than expected, as the whole first floor of the garage is exclusive to Fresh Thyme customers. The layout was somewhat reversed of every other Fresh Thyme I’d been to, so I got lost at first. Luckily, the staff is very cheerful, friendly, and helpful, so I had them point me in the direction of what I needed. Unlike other Fresh Thyme stores, this one had a smoothie bar, hot bar, and chippery. Naturally, I had to check out all those features! First, I checked out the hot bar. The food was $8 per pound, so I may not do the hot bar a lot. One day I may treat myself to it. It had corn, mashed potatoes, chicken, broccoli, and all sorts of other delicious comfort food! It smelled really good, too. Next was the smoothie bar, which is also part of a coffee station that also serves Hubbard & Cravens coffee. I don’t do coffee, so that particular feature won’t do me good, but I know other people will like it! I got two smoothies while I was there at their new smoothie bar! One was good! The other…not so much! The “Blondie” smoothie had apple juice, banana, and strawberry. It was good. The “Da Blues” smoothie had apple juice, banana, and blueberry. It wasn’t quite as good. Next stop was the chippery. The staff there were so helpful. If I wanted to sample a chip that they didn’t have out, then they’d open a bag for me to taste one! Their sweet potato chips were a bit bland and not very sweet, but their sweet barbecue and their sour cream and onion chips were great, so I got both of those. Also, because it was Grand Opening day, I got a free reusable bag and a whole bunch of samples- bread, cheese, salami, sushi, even a hot dog! I wish the samples were an everyday thing, but I know it was just for the grand opening. The hot dog was especially good. The lady running the booth was very interactive and energetic. I donated $1 to the art center, as she was asking for donations in exchange for hot dogs. I also got $5 rotisserie chickens and a bunch of strawberries! I also checked out the patio, which was open because the Grand Opening day was warm and sunny. The sales may vary from week to week, although not as much on Thursday, which is their “double ad day,” when the previous and the next week’s ads are both valid. The Broad Ripple Fresh Thyme has enough interesting things to warrant a return visit, I’d go back there again just for the smoothies!


Tonight at Fresh Thyme October 29, 2015

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Fresh Thyme (1) So tonight, October 28, I totally made out like a bandit at the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on 82nd Street! I got 88 cent blackberries, $1.99 eggs (20 cents cheaper than Aldi and Wal-Mart this week!), and 88 cent blueberries that were normally $4.99 thanks to a rain check from last July that never expires! Sweet! The blueberries were the best. Instead of $35, I spent $6.16. I got seven packs, which is all the store had left. I really like the rain check policy. That way, the sale goes on forever and the rain check, which, as I said earlier, can be used anytime after the sale ends and items can be bought for the sale price! Blueberries were in season in the summer, and they’re not now, so I’m glad I used that! I also really like Fresh Thyme’s eggs. I once was cooking hard-boiled eggs and I dropped two eggs in an empty pot. I got disgruntled because I thought I just wasted two eggs, but those eggs didn’t even have a scratch! Fresh Thyme also has a “double ad day” every Thursday, where both the previous and upcoming week’s ads are valid. I like this because, in addition to double sales, it eliminates confusion about whether the ad begins or ends on Thursday. I don’t shop at Fresh Thyme too often, but when they have sales, it was totally worth it! Now hopefully I won’t need eggs, blackberries, or blueberries for a while…