whats an alternative for thyme
Really depends on what you are using it in. But most likely, rosemary or oregano.
Or maybe savory? Or an herbes de Provence mix. But I don't get it--you're at Whole Foods, and they don't have thyme?
I used basil in a pinch once and it turned out beautifully.
Another blend with thyme is Italian Seasoning -- but maybe you don't like the taste of thyme?
Depends on the use, but oregano or marjoram are probably the closest.
I'm not a huge fan of thyme for most applications, so often use marjoram where thyme is called for.