There’s a new burger mobile on the streets of Columbus – Street Thyme. This one’s been in the works for a while and we’re pleased to see that they’re finally open. Street Thyme sells double burgers with premium toppings. Their signature burgers are specially (and coarsely) ground by Carfagna’s Market. The burgers all have Columbus themed names like the 270 triple or the High Street Herbivore. Daily specials will also be available.
I tried the Cbus Sweet Heat with roasted Jalapeno and bell peppers, carmelized onion, pepperjack and sriracha honey aioli. A tasty burger and not as spicy as I expected. The patties are thin and I would ask for mine underdone next time. I found mine a little too salty, but it was their first day so I’ll give them the benfit of the doubt. For the sake of research I also ordered some of the tater tots and a milk shake. I like that the tater tots used BBQ spice rather than sauce as they stayed nice and crispy.
You can add house cured pork belly to any burger to make it Ohio style. But don’t worry vegetarians there is a house made veggie burger made with chick peas and lentils. Also house made are the sweet pickles that come with the burger, the BBQ sauce and aioli. The signature thyme aioli is made with confit garlic and fresh thyme and had a nice garlicky tang. The buns are made by Klosterman’s in Cincinnati (who also supply Graffiti burger). They are more robust than super market buns and are fairly sweet. I like that they were toasted on the grill.
Street Thyme also offers milkshakes and will be rotating seasonal flavors. I tried – and enjoyed the strawberry rhubarb which was sweet and creamy and fairly light in texture. The other flavor today was banana Butterfinger.
The truck is owned a run by Josh Chapman and Steve Zepettela who have worked together at several local restaurants. Steven is a sous chef at Elevator Brewing. Today they were joined by another friend and a former co-worker who’s a CIA graduate. All three worked at The Fish Market which is where they met.
Street Thyme don’t have any set locations yet but they will be at Franklin Imaging (500 Shrock Road) tomorrow lunchtime and they also have a calendar on their website.