Healthy Thyme serves restaurant quality food

Meal preparation requires a level of planning that can be difficult to execute with everything else on your to-do list. Fortunately, local food delivery service Healthy Thyme Dishes does all the work for you. Bonus: It’s healthy, too.

Healthy Thyme is a weekly food delivery business with a 23-item menu, 12 of which are changed regularly. Owner and chef Landen Ganstrom is known for his mac and cheese, a dish that has won six separate awards at the Charleston Mac Off. Ganstrom also opened Crave Kitchen and Cocktails in Mount Pleasant in 2008 and Mac Daddy food truck in 2015.

But when the pandemic hit, Ganstrom said he realized he was no longer enjoying life outside of work. “There was Crave, Woodward Tavern, Mill Street Tavern [and] Mac Daddy food truck [at the time]. There was a lot to manage and I wasn’t spending a lot of time with my family.”

The chef/fitness enthusiast was cooking for a few of his friends next door, so he decided to take his side job and turn it into one, as many do at the start of the pandemic.

“I started eating Healthy Thyme in the second week of Covid and I told my friends about it and put it on Facebook,” Ganstrom said. “I received 75 orders in the first week. I got 125 orders in the second week and six months later I’ve already reached 300 orders.”