When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Charlotte, NC. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.
Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Charlotte's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.
If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!
At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Charlotte. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Charlotte, NC. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.
Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:
There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.
Mediterranean countries include:
So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Charlotte,
what are we talking about?
Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.
This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.
If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Charlotte, NC, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!
Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.
This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.
We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Charlotte, NC.
Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.
If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.
Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.
So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?
It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!
Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:
Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.
In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.
First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.
Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.
Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.
Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.
They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.
Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.
Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.
Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.Free Estimate
The Apex Cougars wouldn’t be denied.Winning back-to-back games en route to an NCHSAA 4A state championship on Saturday wasn’t easy, but head coach Adam Renzi knows his group of girls, and he knows they are a resilient bunch.“We’ve been gritty all year,” Renzi said after Apex rallied, twice, to upset Hickory Ridge at Duke University. “We don’t have a lot of superstars but just play really tough. And so today we just said, ‘Don’t let us win one.’”Apex was sh...
The Apex Cougars wouldn’t be denied.
Winning back-to-back games en route to an NCHSAA 4A state championship on Saturday wasn’t easy, but head coach Adam Renzi knows his group of girls, and he knows they are a resilient bunch.
“We’ve been gritty all year,” Renzi said after Apex rallied, twice, to upset Hickory Ridge at Duke University. “We don’t have a lot of superstars but just play really tough. And so today we just said, ‘Don’t let us win one.’”
Apex was shut out in Game 1, 3-0, on Friday night as Hickory Ridge got a brilliant performance from Elon-bound pitcher Anna Dew. To win the title, Apex had to win the final two games of the best-of-3 series Saturday.
In Game 2, the Cougars found themselves in a 4-0 hole, and came back. That was their “one,” thanks to a two-run walk-off homer from Kaleigh Ayscue.
From there, Renzi said, it was all about using the energy off the win.
“We managed to get that one,” Renzi said. “That first one was really hard. It was really hot. I thought we were able to really build off that.”
In Game 3, the Cougars got behind again, and trailed 5-2 in the seventh inning, three outs from disaster. But, aided by three Hickory Ridge errors, Apex scored six runs to win 8-5, securing its first softball state title.
“That’s been the story all year,” Renzi said. “We are just gritty and find ways to manufacture runs.”
Renzi said a few years ago, winning double digit games at Apex was a big deal. Now, the Cougars will get fitted for rings.
“I’ve been around softball for so long, travel ball, college and high school,” Renzi said. “The resiliency of the female athlete (is special). They just do not surrender. What you saw today is why I’m involved in this game. Whether we win or lose is irrelevant because of the way they fought back.”
Hickory Ridge head coach Justin Davies said all his team could do is look ahead.
“We don’t have any choice but to move forward,” Davies said. “We try to tell the girls to not worry about the next step and the next pitch, but this hurts. We had four errors (in Game 3) and a bunch of errors in (Game 2) and we just didn’t do the job.”
This story was originally published June 3, 2023, 7:37 PM.
The district said its bus drivers are given safety training every year in order to be prepared for multiple situations such as emergency evacuations.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — All students were safely evacuated after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus driver noticed smoke on the bus, the district confirmed to WCNC Charlotte.It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in the area of ...
The district said its bus drivers are given safety training every year in order to be prepared for multiple situations such as emergency evacuations.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — All students were safely evacuated after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus driver noticed smoke on the bus, the district confirmed to WCNC Charlotte.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in the area of Old Ardrey Kell Road and Providence Road West, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.
Bus 32 was on a route from Charles Parker Elementary School when the bus driver noticed smoke and pulled the bus over. After the driver evacuated students off the bus, CMS said parents picked up their students to take them home.
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Charlotte Fire said when it arrived on the scene, the Carolina Volunteer Fire Department had also arrived, and both agencies extinguished the fire together. The students and bus driver had already gotten off the bus by this time.
The district said its bus drivers are given safety training every year in order to be prepared for multiple situations such as emergency evacuations.
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Bus 32 did not have any safety concerns from its last inspection, according to the district. The district did not say when the last inspection took place.
The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. Charlotte Fire said there was fire damage to the engine compartment, driver's seat, and first row of seats on the bus -- but no reported injuries.
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This list is curated by Charlotte on the Cheap, where you’ll find even more free and cheap things to do every day.Carolina Show Ski Team showLocation: Windjammer Park, 8999 Windjammer Drive, Tega Cay, SC 29708Time: 7 p.m.Cost: Fr...
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Location: Windjammer Park, 8999 Windjammer Drive, Tega Cay, SC 29708
Time: 7 p.m.
Every Friday from June 2 to Aug. 4, the Carolina Show Ski Team puts on a free show. Bring a blanket or chair, and relax and enjoy the flips, trio acts and human pyramids. A food vendor will generally be available.
Location: Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28206
Time: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free admission (pay for food and drink)
Empanada Fest has been rescheduled (due to the weather) and will be taking place today. Taste your way around Latin America and the Queen City at Empanada Fest, where you’ll be able to choose from a diverse selection of empanadas. The event will also feature live music, dancing, a DJ and drink specials. Stick around Camp North End afterward for even more music and dancing because Havana Night will be the same evening.
Location: Atherton, 2104 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28023
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shop from 70+ small businesses, while enjoying food, fun and photo opportunities.
Free Scoops at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Location: 9828 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Location: 4203 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
Location: 1920 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC 28203
Location: 416 E. 36th St., #400, Charlotte, NC 28205
Time: 7 to 10 p.m.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is hosting a Hello Summer Party. Rewards members will get a free scoop. In addition, the first 25 people in line at each location will get a free swag bag.
All summer, several movie theaters will be offering low-cost kids’ movies on weekdays. Two of the theaters that are hosting kids’ movies today are Regal Entertainment Group (participating locations only) and Cinergy Dine-In Cinemas, 5336 Docia Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28269.
Location: Hi-Wire Brewing, 340 West Tremont Avenue, Charlotte, NC
Time: 6 to 10 p.m.
Free outdoor skating on Hi-Wire’s taproom patio. Food will be available for purchase from a food truck. A DJ will be providing the groove.
Location: Metropolitan, 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Music at the Met takes place every Thursday through Oct. 5, next to Dressler’s. Performing tonight is Natural Fiasco.
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Memorial Day weekend is almost here and there are several businesses and local services that will either be closed or unavailable for the holiday.While many Charlotte offices and stores will be limited in observance of the federal holiday, on Monday, there are some that will still be open with varying hours.Here’s a list of what will be open and closed in Charlotte on Memorial Day:The Charlotte Area T...
Memorial Day weekend is almost here and there are several businesses and local services that will either be closed or unavailable for the holiday.
While many Charlotte offices and stores will be limited in observance of the federal holiday, on Monday, there are some that will still be open with varying hours.
Here’s a list of what will be open and closed in Charlotte on Memorial Day:
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) call center, lost and found, pass sales and information offices will be closed Monday. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday. All CATS bus routes, LYNX Blue Line and CityLYNX Gold Line, will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day and switch back to normal operating schedule on Tuesday.
There will be no school on Monday for CMS schools, in observance of Memorial Day, according to the 2022-2023 academic calendar.
Some grocery and retail stores will be closed on Memorial Day, but several will be open for the holiday. RetailMeNot rounded up a list of chains that you can still shop at on Monday:
Local grocery stores such as Harris Teeter, Food Lion and Whole Foods will be open but may have adjusted holiday hours.
Carolina Place: Open Monday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Individual store and restaurant hours may vary.
Charlotte Premium Outlets: Open Monday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Concord Mills: Open Monday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Northlake Mall: Open Monday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
SouthPark Mall: Open Monday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
In observance of the holiday, The United States Postal Service offices will be closed on Memorial Day.
According to the Mecklenburg County website, most offices and services will be closed on Memorial Day including all units of the Department of Social Services, Public Health, Tax Office, Elections Office, Register of Deeds Office, Land Use and Environmental Services Agency Offices and Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Centers.
All Recreation and senior centers, indoor aquatic facilities and nature centers will be closed but parks, seasonal pools and spraygrounds will be open.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A law enforcement investigation in Davidson County into drugs in the county led to a Baptist church on Sunday, deputies said.Deputies from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office arrived at South Side Baptist Church in Lexington after receiving reports that a man staying at the church was manufacturing marijuana, a news release stated.“I really hope they burn in Hell,” one neighbor said. &ldqu...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A law enforcement investigation in Davidson County into drugs in the county led to a Baptist church on Sunday, deputies said.
Deputies from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office arrived at South Side Baptist Church in Lexington after receiving reports that a man staying at the church was manufacturing marijuana, a news release stated.
“I really hope they burn in Hell,” one neighbor said. “I’m a Christian; that is so so wrong. It’s wrong. It’s wrong anywhere but especially in God’s house.”
The pastor had told deputies that the church had not been in operation and had been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but former members say the pastor closed the church prior to the pandemic.
“That church has been shut down way prior to that,” the neighbor said.
“Upon further investigation, deputies searched the property and seized about 12 pounds of marijuana, about 32 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 41 THC vape pens, 20 marijuana plants, and about 2 pounds of tetrahydrocannabinol wax (THC wax),” according to the DCSO.
The church pastor, identified by members as Josh Price, 50, and his son, Matthew Price, 28, were arrested for their alleged role in the drug operation.
They were charged with manufacturing marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver THC wax, three counts of felony maintaining a dwelling, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and conspiracy to traffic marijuana.
Both suspects have a court date of July 25, 2023, in Davidson County District Court, according to the DCSO.
Former church member Mike Lambeth said he had tried to warn the church about Price when Price first came to the church approximately three years ago.
“This guy, I met him one time and our spirits didn’t bear witness at all and I did not think he was a pastor and I told a lot of the members there, ‘y’all better watch out for him,’” Lambeth said.
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