Thyme & Seasons Market Place

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 4 ratings

3211 Orchard Dr, Bountiful, UT 84010

(801) 386-0245
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    4 ratingDecember 11, 2014

    I live down in Draper but I was up in Bountiful and decided to get lunch with my husband. We saw Thyme & Season and I pointed out the big sign advertising 'Over 100 gluten free dishes". My husband isn't a very adventurous eater, he's more of a pizza and hot dogs kind of guy so he wasn't super impressed with the facade of the building, the odd hours of operation or the fact that we couldn't get their website to load to check out the menu before going in but I talked him into giving it a shot. We got there a few minutes before it opened so the place was empty. The chef immediately told us to sit at the bar in front of him and started asking us questions like 'seafood or meat?' and 'how did you find us?' . I explained that I have Celiac disease and he went into an entire monologue about the horrors of gluten in American food which I found amusing. He's a chatty guy with some pretty firm beliefs on things like food, nutrition and health. I wouldn't call him rude, more straight forward, so be prepared for an entertaining lecture. We were a little taken aback, there were no menus and no one else working but the chef (unless you count his little boy) but decided to roll with it. My husband chose chicken and asked about the chicken pad thai which the chef immediately went and made. I originally said chicken as well, so my husband could try my dish, but the chef talked me into steak instead. He didn't ask me what dish I wanted, as soon as I said I'd take steak he zoomed off to the kitchen. Five minutes later we had huge plates in front of us. Mine turned out to be curry vegetables with a big steak and a side of purple rice. We were never asked if we wanted a drink so we got our own (turns out that's the way it's supposed to work). Here's the thing, I'm not a huge fan of curry but it was actually the best curry I'd ever had. He cooks seasonally, so everything is in season and fresh, no prepackaged microwaved chain store franken-food. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium and the rice was well steamed and not chewy or sticky. Halfway through the meal he came up behind us and put two little cupcakes next to our plates and walked away. We didn't ask for dessert or even what desserts he had, the chef just decided for us. A lot of people would find his behavior annoying and presumptuous but I'm all about experiences so this was a treat for me. If you have social anxiety or like your food made in a very specific way you should either skip this place or be very vocal about what you want and how you want it. Between the chefs quirkiness and his little boys antics we decided it was less lunch and more dinner and a show. We couldn't finish our food and by that time I'd caught on to how things worked so we grabbed our own to-go boxes. At the register we bought a big bag of purple rice and a chocolate covered pomegranate bite. Both desserts were awesome by the way and he makes several other gluten-free desserts including cheesecake. For two meals, two drinks, two cupcakes, a bag of rice and the chocolate candy (which he gave us for free) plus our tip it was about $50. The cafe is messy. Not dirty, just messy. It's a charming little cafe with some interesting decor. They also do cooking classes and sell some cooking instruments. We will definitely be going back for the food and the experience!

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2014

    This place is AMAZING! It is a must if you are in Salt Lake City! Everything is gluten free, even the desserts!

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    5 ratingOctober 26, 2012

    My new favorite!!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2012

    Ok, this is hands down my favorite place to eat. The gluten free items are almost endless and I can ALWAYS find something to satisfy my hunger or cravings. The chef is a little non-traditional as he makes whatever is fresh and is in season. He will literally make you whatever you want. Just ask him. My absolute favorite is the Thai Stir Fry. You MUST try it. MUST.

Monday
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Saturday
11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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