If you ever find yourself in Kew Gardens, NY and need an organic grocery, look no further. Make your way over to Thyme Natural Market & Cafe. I found this cute organic market nestled between Dani's Pizza and Kew Gardens Fish Market right off of Lefferts Blvd.
Most of this stuff you can find at Whole Foods or any other organic market, but I was excited to find one so close to me! Here is a list of the items above:
-Earth Balance P.B. Popps
-Leapin' Lemurs Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cereal
-Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar
-Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Bars
-Annie's Rice Pasta & Cheddar
-Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie
-Udi's Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza
-The Earth Balance P.B. Popps are amazing! They are a perfect blend of the lightness of popcorn with the sweetness of peanut butter.
-The Peanut Butter & Chocolate cereal is good, not great. One of my all time favorite cereals is Reese's Puffs and unfortunately Leapin' Lemurs didn't fare as well in comparison. It's still a good gluten free alternative though.
-I first tried the Pirate's Booty brand during flight attendant training. A friend brought me some gluten free snacks since I could never eat what the rest of the class was having and this was one of the things she brought me. I'm obsessed. I can literally eat an entire bag in a day. I need some serious practice in self control when it comes to this treat.
-The Snapea Crisps are fantastic! I found them on sale a week or so ago at Whole Foods and loved them! When I saw them again at Thyme, I had to snatch them up!
-The PB&J Granola Bars are pretty good. They weren't spectacular and I don't know that I would repurchase them, but they were ok for what I needed them for—travel snacking.
-I have tried a few different types of gluten free macaroni and cheese but none of them have compared to my favorite, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. I have enjoyed other Annie's products so I figured I'd give the Rice Pasta & Cheddar a try and I was pleasantly surprised! It was great! You have to follow the cooking instructions to a T but if you do that, you're golden.
-I enjoyed the chocolate chip cookie although I'll say I have had better. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, especially for the price.
-Finally, there is Udi's Pepperoni Pizza. Those of you who are gluten free probably already know that Udi's brand
Overall, my trip to Thyme was a huge success. I will say that it is a bit pricey, probably more so than Whole Foods. But in all fairness, it's a small, organic market in New York. I expect it to be pricey.
Additionally, I am super excited to try some of their juices and smoothies! I have been really wanting to jump on the juicing trend to see what the hype is all about. I'll let you know when I check it out. My guess is that once I try it, I'll never turn back.
Let me know if you've been to Thyme or if you know of other gluten free places in Kew Gardens!