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3040 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT 06518

About Us

Thyme & Season prides itself on being more than just a health food store! For over 25 years we have provided one of the largest selections of natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free & vegan foods in the market. We go one step further by sourcing local produce, free-range meats and poultry, artisan cheeses, sustainable fish, quality pet food/remedies, safe cleaning & paper products, fair trade chocolate & coffee, and more. In an effort to support our customers and communities’ wellness we carry a vast stock of vitamins, minerals, herbs, whole food supplements, and homeopathic remedies with a certified Nutrition Counselor to help you find what you need! Hot entrees & soups, salads, sandwiches, sushi, and wraps are an everyday staple here, with something new to try every day! Our staff dedicate their time and energy to making sure we are providing our customers with the services they need and the wellness that all of us deserve!

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Our Mission

Here at Thyme & Season our staff is dedicated and focused on customer value. We promise to always go above and beyond for you our customer; by selecting the highest quality products for our shelves, products that are good for people & our planet, sourcing local products that meet our standards, cultivating a space for learning through the exchange of information in our aisles and at our public wellness lectures.


We celebrate that the battle for racial equality has come a long way and acknowledge that there is still much work to be done. We are dedicating ourselves to doing the work of anti-racism by nurturing inclusion, equity, health, and safety through continued education, introspection, and improvement.


No matter your race, gender orientation, religious affiliation, or age we welcome all to shop at our stores. We hope you will join us in treating each other with dignity and respect.


It is our hope that the stores can be a place of healing for mind, body, and spirit.


We wish you continued health and wellness from Thyme & Season!

What We Value And Work Towards


Giving back to
the community

The Hamden-area community is very important to us. That’s why we give back – donating to community events and projects like our Tokens for Charity Program, our food drive partnership with Step By Step Foundation and our partnership with Haven’s Harvest food recovery organization. Plus, we work with women- and BIPOC owned businesses whenever possible. We believe that wellness and social responsibility go hand-in-hand.

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We’re committed to using more sustainable packaging and supporting vendors who are too. Here’s how we’re working to reduce our footprint:

  • Stocking paper straws and containers at the hot bar, plus compostable utensils.
  • Offering compostable Bio Bags for fresh produce
  • Selling reusable cloth grocery bags – or good old paper bags. No plastic!
  • Reducing food waste. We’ve partnered with Haven’s Harvest – an organization that picks up out-of-date products and left over food and distributes it to folks in need in the surrounding community.

There are always more ways to improve upon sustainability, but we’re working at it. Let us know if you see areas where we can do better.


Love Local

We proudly support local farmers and makers from Connecticut and New England. We love local! We’re partnering with small businesses that meet our standards of high-quality, clean-label ingredients. Look around our store – you’ll find locally made products in every aisle! And don’t miss our “Locally Made” section spotlighting the new additions to our collection of local brands. Look for “Made in Connecticut” and “Made in New England” signs on these items.

Our Delicious Products

Fresher than Fresh

Our dedicated produce team brings a wide selection of organic, locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. You’ll find your essentials plus new surprises every time.

Healthy Options for All

Our kitchen team creates tasty, unique foods that cater to most allergies and preferences. Visit our hot bar, the grab-and-go cooler and “Thursday Dinner Thyme” take out.

Buy Bulk
Reduce Waste

Bulk foods are cheaper than packaged foods. (And we use BioBag compostable bags!) Pick up flour, beans, lentils, nuts, trail mixes, granola, herbs and more!

Wellness Is Our Business

Our supplements expert, Linda is a Certified Nutrition Counselor. She and her team will help you find the best supplements for wellness and health benefits.

Staples and Unique Items

We offer a huge selection of natural, organic, non-gmo and allergen-free products for all dietary needs including gluten-free & vegan. Quality and quantity on every shelf.