Local, organic, and/or sustainably sourced ingredients for gluten-free, Paleo, and/or vegan diets from a cafe built on a co-op–inspired business model. On paper, it’s all so virtuous you could puke (not, by the way, a viable weight-loss method). But in practice, Fresh Thymes is a refreshingly good... time. Think of it as an old-fashioned farm stand crossed with a sleek modern deli, where you can do the grab-and-go thing or dine in with a beer or glass of wine. You can customize a plate from an ever-changing selection of proteins and sides at the counter or opt for surprisingly hearty à la carte fare, like the creamed kale-mushroom dip with flatbread, mac & cashew "cheese," or pot pie on Tuesdays. And you can appreciate the fact that, lifestyle politics aside, this place is all about comfort food, plain and simple.