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 Houston, TX. 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 Houston'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!
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:
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 Houston, TX.
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
ReactionsLike1.1KFunny121Interesting22Wow18Fire6Celebrate6Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden did not show up for practice Wednesday, with coach Nick Nurse saying he had no explanation as to why.Harden, who has sought a trade since pickin...
Harden, who has sought a trade since picking up his $35.6 million player option for the 2023-24 season, had been expected to participate in Wednesday's practice. Last week, Harden said he could make his preseason debut at home on Friday -- the team's final preseason game -- against the Atlanta Hawks.
"If he's here, we go; if he's not here, we go," Nurse told reporters Wednesday. "... I'm still going on what he said the last time I talked him, that he was going to ramp up and get ready to play Friday. We'll see how it goes."
Harden, after attending a meeting with the team in New York on Sunday, has been in Houston for the past few days, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. The franchise plans to allow Harden the chance to explain his absence before deciding how to handle any punishment, sources told Shelburne.
Harden has been frustrated for months that his wish to be traded to the LA Clippers has yet to be granted. The two teams have talked in recent days, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday, but that a sizable gap remains between them on a potential Harden deal.
In his only media appearance since arriving at training camp earlier this month, Harden said Friday that he could make his preseason debut this Friday in Philadelphia.
"I'll ramp it up and try to play the last one just to get myself in game situations and get used to the physicality of defenders bumping you and whatnot," Harden said then. "The speed, the tempo, all that good stuff. So I think we've got a good plan in place."
He attended practice Sunday, but then was not at Monday's shootaround or at Monday night's game at the Brooklyn Nets. The 76ers were off Tuesday, setting up Wednesday as the next time he could potentially be on the court with his teammates.
Harden, who has been tied at the hip with 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey since the latter brought him to the Houston Rockets in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder prior to the 2012-13 season, called Morey a "liar" during a shoe event in China in August.
Harden said Friday that there was no chance of that relationship being repaired, and he repeatedly referred to Morey as "the front office" without saying his name.
"No," Harden said flatly, when asked directly if he thought things could get patched up with Morey. "This is not even about this situation -- this is in life. When you lose trust in someone, it's like a marriage ... you lose trust in someone, you know what I mean? It's pretty simple."
Added Harden later: "Me and the front office had a very, very good relationship for a decade. There was constant communication, you know what I mean? There was no communication once we lost [to Boston in the playoffs]."
Both Harden and Joel Embiid have missed the first three preseason games, with Philadelphia's hope being that the two of them would play Friday against Atlanta.
Keytron Jordan, CBS Sports The Rangers won't sweep this round. Texas fell to the defending World Series champion Houston Astros Wednesday night, but still hold a 2-1 ALCS series lead. Max Scherzer struggled mightily in his return from a shoulder injury and two Josh Jung home runs were not enough for the Rangers as the Astros overpowered them.The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, are just two wins away from the 2023 World Series. The Phillies had an emphatic 10-0 victory in NLCS Game 2 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday n...
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The Rangers won't sweep this round. Texas fell to the defending World Series champion Houston Astros Wednesday night, but still hold a 2-1 ALCS series lead. Max Scherzer struggled mightily in his return from a shoulder injury and two Josh Jung home runs were not enough for the Rangers as the Astros overpowered them.
The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, are just two wins away from the 2023 World Series. The Phillies had an emphatic 10-0 victory in NLCS Game 2 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The game was close for five innings, but the Phillies broke it wide open with back-to-back four-run innings.
Three of the four top seeds in these playoffs were knocked out in the LDS round. The 104-win Braves were ousted by the Phillies, the Rangers swept the 101-win Orioles, and the D-backs took out the 100-win Dodgers. The playoff field started with 12 teams, but is now down to its final four. The Marlins, Brewers, Blue Jays and Rays were eliminated in the Wild Card Series.
Below is a look at the complete MLB playoff bracket, and the complete schedule for the playoffs. All games on Fox and FS1 will be streaming on fubo (try for free).
Sunday, Oct. 15ALCS Game 1: Rangers 2, Astros 0
Monday, Oct. 16ALCS Game 2: Rangers 5, Astros 4 (Texas leads 2-0)NLCS Game 1: Phillies 5, Diamondbacks 3
Tuesday, Oct. 17NLCS Game 2: Phillies 10, Diamondbacks 0 (Philadelphia leads 2-0)
Wednesday, Oct. 18ALCS Game 3: Astros 8, Rangers 5 (Texas leads 2-1)
Thursday, Oct. 19NLCS Game 3: Diamondbacks vs. Phillies, 5:07 p.m. ET (TBS)ALCS Game 4: Rangers vs. Astros, 8:03 p.m. (FS1)
Friday, Oct. 20ALCS Game 5*: Rangers vs. Astros, 5:07 p.m. ET (FS1)NLCS Game 4: Diamondbacks vs. Phillies, 8:07 p.m. ET (TBS)
Saturday, Oct. 21NLCS Game 5*: Diamondbacks vs. Phillies, 8:07 p.m. ET (TBS)
Sunday, Oct. 22ALCS Game 6*: Astros vs. Rangers, 8:07 p.m. ET (FS1)
Monday, Oct. 23NLCS Game 6*: Phillies vs. Diamondbacks, 5:07 p.m. ET (TBS)ALCS Game 7*: Astros vs. Rangers, 8:03 p.m. ET (Fox/FS1)
Tuesday, Oct. 24NLCS Game 7*: Phillies vs. Diamondbacks, 8:07 p.m. ET (TBS)
Friday, Oct. 27World Series Game 1: TBD vs. TBD (Fox)
Saturday, Oct. 28World Series Game 2: TBD vs. TBD (Fox)
Monday, Oct. 30World Series Game 3: TBD vs. TBD (Fox)
Tuesday, Oct. 31World Series Game 4: TBD vs. TBD (Fox)
Wednesday, Nov. 1World Series Game 5*: TBD vs. TBD (Fox)
Friday, Nov. 3World Series Game 6*: TBD vs. TBD (Fox)
Saturday, Nov. 4World Series Game 7*: TBD vs. TBD (Fox)
Saturday, Oct. 7ALDS Game 1: Rangers 3, Orioles 2 ALDS Game 1: Astros 6, Twins 4NLDS Game 1: Phillies 3, Braves 0NLDS Game 1: Diamondbacks 11, Dodgers
Sunday, Oct. 8ALDS Game 2: Rangers 11, Orioles 8ALDS Game 2: Twins 6, Astros 2
Monday, Oct. 9NLDS Game 2: Braves 5, Phillies 4 NLDS Game 2: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2
Tuesday, Oct. 10ALDS Game 3: Astros 9, Twins 1ALDS Game 3: Rangers 7, Orioles 1 (Texas wins 3-0)
Wednesday, Oct. 11NLDS Game 3: Phillies 10, Braves 2ALDS Game 4: Astros 3, Twins 2 (Houston wins 3-1)NLDS Game 3: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2 (Arizona wins 3-0)
Thursday, Oct. 12NLDS Game 4: Phillies 3, Braves 1 (Philadelphia wins 3-1)
Wednesday, Oct. 4Game 2: Rangers 7, Rays 1 (Rangers win 2-0)Game 2: Twins 2, Blue Jays 0 (Twins win 2-0)Game 2: Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 2 (D-backs win 2-0)Game 2: Phillies 7, Marlins 1 (Phillies win 2-0)
Tuesday, Oct. 3Game 1: No. 5 Rangers 4, No. 4 Rays 0 (Rangers lead 1-0)Game 1: No. 3 Twins 3, No. 6 Blue Jays 1 (Twins lead 1-0)Game 1: No. 6 Diamondbacks 6, No. 3 Brewers 3 (D-backs lead 1-0)Game 1: No. 4 Phillies 4, No. 5 Marlins 1 (Phillies lead 1-0)
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- You still might want a jacket the next few mornings, but a huge warm-up is on the way for the afternoons. By Friday high temperatures will be back near 90 degrees, and a surge of moisture brings back warmer mornings and chances for widespread rain next week.Temperatures Thursday morning will briefly flirt with the upper 50s. Afternoon high temperatures Thursday will be in the mid-to-upper 80s under a partly cloudy sky. West of Houston highs could even touch 90 degrees.Ragweed and elm tree pollen remain ...
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- You still might want a jacket the next few mornings, but a huge warm-up is on the way for the afternoons. By Friday high temperatures will be back near 90 degrees, and a surge of moisture brings back warmer mornings and chances for widespread rain next week.
Temperatures Thursday morning will briefly flirt with the upper 50s. Afternoon high temperatures Thursday will be in the mid-to-upper 80s under a partly cloudy sky. West of Houston highs could even touch 90 degrees.
Ragweed and elm tree pollen remain high, so keep that in mind if you have allergies to those pollens..
What is in store for the weekend?
It'll be another nice weekend, but it won't have that fall feel of the last two weekends. High temperatures will flirt with record highs in the 90s both Saturday and Sunday, and the humidity will creep up a notch by Sunday, too.
When could we get more rain?
Next week we're eying moisture from two tropical systems in the Pacific that could send heavy showers and thunderstorms our way. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible as early as Monday, but the highest rain chances will peak on or around Thursday next week. It's too soon to say how much rain we could get, but history teaches us that these Pacific systems can bring high accumulations if a front gets into the mix. By the way, that big influx of moisture will push our low temperatures into the 70s by next Tuesday.
What is happening in the tropics?
We are now in that time of year when we have to pay closer attention to what's happening in the Pacific since those storms can recurve into Mexico and send heavy rains to Texas. Currently, we are monitoring two systems in the Pacific. A storm named Norma and a system just east of Norma that may bring rains to Texas next week. For the latest tropical update, head here: Tropical Update page.
usatsi If James Harden has a signature move, other than falling down after a 3-point attempt in hopes of luring a phony foul call, it's quitting on his team(s) once he's decided he doesn't want to play for them anymore.He did it in Houston. He did it in Brooklyn. And now he's doing it in Philadelphia, as according to Sham...
If James Harden has a signature move, other than falling down after a 3-point attempt in hopes of luring a phony foul call, it's quitting on his team(s) once he's decided he doesn't want to play for them anymore.
He did it in Houston. He did it in Brooklyn. And now he's doing it in Philadelphia, as according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Harden was a no-show at Sixers practice on Tuesday and has not been with the team since Sunday.
Further reporting from Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports indicates that Harden has gone back to his home in Houston, just as he did when he skipped Sixers media day on Oct. 2. This was the same move Harden pulled during the self-fulfilled end of his tenure in Brooklyn when it was put out that he was injured but later was reported that he was, in fact, back in Houston.
ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports that Harden was expected at practice on Wednesday and that the 76ers plan to give him the opportunity to explain his "unexcused absence" before deciding on a proper punishment. Shelburne added that Harden "remains frustrated at the lack of progress towards a trade to the Clippers."
Indeed, Fischer reported Tuesday night that it is "increasingly likely" Harden will start the season on the 76ers' roster, as the Clippers have not been willing to bend to Daryl Morey's desired return in a potential trade package.
Following that up, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that while the Sixers and Clippers have talked, a "sizable gap" remains in their negotiations.
Teams have talked in recent days but a sizable gap remains in 76ers and Clippers negotiations on a James Harden trade, sources tell ESPN. There’s been little movement for months on a deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 18, 2023
In case you're wondering how much money Harden could be costing himself by going Ferris Bueller on the Sixers, it could start to add up pretty quickly, even for a guy as wealthy as Harden.
James Harden could be subjected to a $389,082 fine for every preseason and regular season game he misses without the consent of the team. The fine would fall under “failure to render services”.There’s also a minimal fine (starting at $2500)for missing practice.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) October 18, 2023
The Sixers open their season at Milwaukee next Thursday. Stay tuned.
ReactionsLike89Fire7Interesting1HOUSTON -- Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud had a handshake with everyone on the team when he was at Ohio State.When Stroud got the NFL, he wanted to keep that trend going. He now has "25-30" handshakes with his Texans teammates to build ...
When Stroud got the NFL, he wanted to keep that trend going. He now has "25-30" handshakes with his Texans teammates to build chemistry.
The No. 2 pick is fourth in passing yards (1,660), and is ninth in touchdowns (nine), but when he's connected with fellow rookie receiver Tank Dell for scores, their most notable handshake is on centerstage.
Dell and Stroud's handshake revolves around a viral TikTok California dance called the "Squabble." Many NFL players do the squabble dance when they score a touchdown or make a significant defensive play.
The duo developed it during a team bonding trip in L.A. over the offseason.
"When they came out to LA. I brought a couple of my cousins over to our house, and we were all dancing, having a good time," Stroud told ESPN. "Tank was like, 'What's that dance? Bruh, that's hard.'" That was gonna be our handshake. So maybe we just kind of dapped it up and then started doing it."
"Man, it's crazy because me and C.J. would just be doing anything and just like lock eyes with each other, do the handshake, and just start hitting it out of nowhere," Dell told ESPN. "And this was before the touchdowns came. But we for sure had conversations like when we score our first touchdown, we're going to be turnt. We ain't harp on it because we already knew, you throw a touchdown, we gone meet up and do what we do."
One of Stroud's first handshakes was with third-year wide receiver Nico Collins, who's eighth in receiving yards (547).
"It was kind of one of those QB receiver love," Collins told ESPN. "You gotta have a handshake. CJ is dropping dimes to me. We had to come up with something."