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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Long Beach

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 Long Beach, CA. 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 Long Beach'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!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Long Beach. 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 Long Beach, CA. 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:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

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:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
Mediterranean Grocery Long Beach, CA

So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Long Beach,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

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.

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Baba Ganoush

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.

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Baklava

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 Long Beach, CA, 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!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

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.

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Tabbouleh

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.

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Shawarma

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 Long Beach, CA.

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Hummus

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.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

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:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

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.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

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.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

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.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

4.

They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

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.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

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.

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PREVIEW: Lakewood vs. Wilson, Football

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Playoff hopes hang in the balance tonight as Lakewood hosts Wilson in Moore League football action. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Lakewood (3-5, 2-2) is coming off a bye week and can take a stranglehold on third place in league with a win, while Wilson (3-5, 2-3) needs a victory in its league finale to keep its postseason hopes alive.

“We’re feeling re-energized coming off of a much needed bye week.” Lakewood coach Justin Utupo said. “(Wilson coach Scott Meyer) is doing a great job at Wilson. They have two great running backs, so our Red Swarm defense is up for the challenge.”

Wilson running backs Laighton Scott V and Christian Chapman are both averaging over 100 yards rushing per game while scoring a combined 17 touchdowns. The two sharing carries is new for the Bruins after Scott V sat out because of transferring and Chapman sat out because of injury. Scott V is averaging 8.6 yards per carry in six games, and Chapman is averaging 9.6 yards per carry in five games, according to MaxPreps.

The Bruins are coming off a heartbreaking loss to Jordan at home last week when a spirited comeback attempt fell short. Wilson is trying to make its first playoff appearance since 2019.

Lakewood has had a lot of time to stew about its lopsided loss to rival Millikan two weeks ago. Utupo and his team feel like a more specific offensive game plan would’ve helped them in that game, and will be key to success this week.

“Offensively we’re still trying to find our identity and this week we focused on fine tuning the things that have worked best for us all season,” said Utupo, who started coordinating the offense a few weeks ago.

Sophomore quarterback Kade Casillas is averaging 186.6 yards passing per game with a 106.1 quarterback rating, according to MaxPreps. JT Dacoud has been his go-to target with 40 receptions, 617 yards and seven of Casillas’ 13 touchdown passes.

This game also has a special wrinkle because Meyer teaches at Lakewood.

“I have a few of the current Lakewood players in my classes this year, and had several last year that are still on the team,” Meyer said. “It is always a strange week in that sense, but they are great kids and good players so it will be a lot of fun.”

Last year, Lakewood beat Wilson 41-0 and the Bruins haven’t beaten the Lancers during a full season since 2019.

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Long Beach Poly girls volleyball sweeps Notre Dame in Division 3 playoffs

LONG BEACH — Long Beach Poly girls volleyball first-year coach Gerald Aquiningoc wants his team to understand that it’s fine being boring at times.After Poly finished off a 25-15, 25-18, 25-20 sweep Thursday against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs, the example he used with his team was the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.“They just dominate, but it’s boring and they stick to their system,” Aquiningoc said. “That’s what we got...

LONG BEACH — Long Beach Poly girls volleyball first-year coach Gerald Aquiningoc wants his team to understand that it’s fine being boring at times.

After Poly finished off a 25-15, 25-18, 25-20 sweep Thursday against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs, the example he used with his team was the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.

“They just dominate, but it’s boring and they stick to their system,” Aquiningoc said. “That’s what we gotta do.”

Long Beach Poly’s Cynthia Hinojosa celebrates after a big play as the Jackrabbits lead Notre Dame High in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs in Long Beach, CA, on Thursday, October 19, 2023. (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer)

Poly (25-9) started slow, picked it up through the second set and the start of the third, then hit a lull twice en route to the victory.

The Jackrabbits, co-champions of the Moore League, will host Crean Lutheran (17-5) in Saturday’s second round. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m.

“I think it was more mental, just a little bit of mental fatigue,” Jackrabbits middle blocker Kristen Dear said after notching a match-high 12 kills. “It’s like, OK, we’re so close to the finish line and we can see it. But we still need to focus on what we’re doing and do our job all the way to the end.”

Poly jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the third set before Notre Dame (12-15) immediately responded with a 9-3 spurt to tie the frame.

The set was tied three more times, the last occasion at 16-16, before the Jackrabbits found separation. Kalia Teofilo had three of Poly’s 11 service aces during the key 8-0 stretch to get to match point.

The Knights battled back once more to pull within 24-20 before a serve sailed long to end the contest.

FINAL : Long Beach Poly moves on to the 2nd round of the @CIFSS girls volleyball Division 3 playoffs.

Jackrabbits swept Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks 25-15, 25-18, 25-20 @BeachVarsity @johnwdavis @haleymsawyer pic.twitter.com/TUl1DoAEpP

— Tracy McDannald (@Tracy_McDannald) October 20, 2023

“When they try to get fancy and cute and make the spectacular play, bad things are happening,” Aquiningoc said of the finish. “We get a lot of errors, they’re playing outside of themselves, they’re trying to do too many things, and we just need to make the right play, not the extravagant play.

“We were really, really, really high on energy and it was sometimes not to our benefit just because the heartbeat is too fast and they’re just trying to do too many things. … That’s what happened at the end there. They were feeding off the crowd — “L-B-C!” — and swinging to the wall.”

Outside hitter Mahlia Priestley paced the Knights with eight kills and a block.

Notre Dame coach Jon Dazé, in his first year with the program, said the effort was consistent with what he’s seen from a team that battled injuries throughout the season while trying to establish a culture for the future foundation.

“That’s been our character all year,” Dazé said of a program that finished third in the Angelus League. “We’re not the type of team that’s going to quit.

“We just couldn’t quite find our stride. On top of a new head coach and new regime, we had to make adjustments and so by the time playoffs came, at least we had that to fall back on, the fight.”

To open the contest, Poly battled through a 9-9 tie in a start marred by a violation or attack error on all but two of Notre Dame’s points.

That’s when Dear and fellow middle blocker Layla Moore got the Jackrabbits into a flow. Moore finished with seven kills and three blocks, with all but four kills coming in the opening frame.

“Our first touch, serving was really strong to the areas we were supposed to serve to,” Dear said. “A lot of our first passes were good…which made it easier on everyone else.”

SET 1: LB Poly out to the early lead after Kristen Dear’s fifth kill closes the set, 25-15, against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks @johnwdavis @BeachVarsity @haleymsawyer pic.twitter.com/sqHJBZPnmy

— Tracy McDannald (@Tracy_McDannald) October 20, 2023

Poly opposite hitter Saniya Kimbrough then added balance, collecting eight of her nine kills over the final two sets, to help keep Notre Dame from loading up at the middle of the net.

“She’s got a really live arm and she’s just able to power through blocks,” Aquiningoc said. “She played a really big role to keeping their block split and keeping us in 1-on-1 situations.

“We were able to do what we wanted. I knew this game was going to kind of be an ugly one just because there’s unsaid pressure — this program hasn’t won a first-round playoff game in a very long time. … But we talk about learning how to win in any kind of way and we got a good win (Thursday night).”

The role of the property management company in Long Beach

If you're a property owner seeking peace of mind and efficiency in managing your real estate investments, a property management company can be your trusted partner. These experts specialize in taking the hassle out of property ownership, ensuring your assets are well-maintained and profitable.When you engage a property management company, you benefit from their extensive knowledge of the rental market. They can help you set the right rental rates, screen tenants, and handle all aspects of property maintenance and repairs. From collect...

If you're a property owner seeking peace of mind and efficiency in managing your real estate investments, a property management company can be your trusted partner. These experts specialize in taking the hassle out of property ownership, ensuring your assets are well-maintained and profitable.

When you engage a property management company, you benefit from their extensive knowledge of the rental market. They can help you set the right rental rates, screen tenants, and handle all aspects of property maintenance and repairs. From collecting rent to addressing tenant concerns, they've got you covered.

Perhaps the most significant advantage is time savings. You won't have to deal with the day-to-day headaches of Long Beach property management, freeing you to focus on other pursuits or acquire more properties. Moreover, a property management company can help you avoid legal issues by staying updated on landlord-tenant laws.

Benefits of a professional property management company in Long Beach

Maximizing rental income

Hiring a professional Long Beach property management company can significantly boost your rental income. Property managers have the expertise to set the right rental rates, attracting quality tenants who are willing to pay a premium for well-maintained properties. Their in-depth knowledge of the market ensures that your investment generates optimal returns.

Efficient tenant management

One of the primary benefits of a property management company is its ability to handle tenant-related tasks. From screening and selecting reliable tenants to handling maintenance requests and resolving disputes, property managers take the hassle out of rental property ownership. Their experience ensures that your property remains occupied and well-maintained.

Legal compliance and peace of mind

Rental property management companies stay updated on local, state, and federal laws, ensuring that your property complies with all regulations. This knowledge protects you from potential legal issues and liabilities. Moreover, the peace of mind that comes from knowing experts are managing your investment is invaluable, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your life.

How to hire a professional property management company in Long Beach

When hiring a property management company, research local options, check reviews, and compare services offered by different property management companies.

Carefully review contracts, terms, and services provided by the chosen property management services. Clarify responsibilities, fees, and expectations to avoid misunderstandings.

Conduct interviews with property managers to assess their qualifications, experience, communication skills, and fees. Ensure they align with your property management needs.

Select a property management company that excels in tenant management, maintenance, and property care. Regularly communicate to maintain a successful rental property partnership.

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Long Beach hotel fined $4.8 million for failing to rehire workers laid off during COVID-19 shutdown

California’s labor commissioner on Tuesday ordered the Hyatt Regency Long Beach to pay nearly $4.8 million in fines for failing to offer jobs to workers who had been laid off during COVID-19 shutdowns.The hotel did not offer job positions in a timely manner to 25 employees, including restaurant servers, bartenders, housekeepers, cashiers and stewards, according to a Tuesday news release by the office of Lilia García-Brower, the ...

California’s labor commissioner on Tuesday ordered the Hyatt Regency Long Beach to pay nearly $4.8 million in fines for failing to offer jobs to workers who had been laid off during COVID-19 shutdowns.

The hotel did not offer job positions in a timely manner to 25 employees, including restaurant servers, bartenders, housekeepers, cashiers and stewards, according to a Tuesday news release by the office of Lilia García-Brower, the state labor commissioner. The fine will be paid to the affected employees.

The citation comes under California’s “right to recall” law, which mandates that employers in hospitality and building services industries, as their business operations come back online and return to pre-pandemic levels, offer available job openings first to those who had been laid off during the pandemic.

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The law, Senate Bill 93, went into effect in spring 2021 but was intended to end on Dec. 31, 2024. On Oct. 10, Gov. Newsom signed SB 723, which extends the right of recall for employees in the hospitality and building services industries until Dec. 31, 2025. Building services jobs include janitorial, building maintenance and security services.

“Some of these employees had as much as 24 years of experience, and were suddenly out of work due to a public health emergency,” García-Brower said in the Tuesday release. “The employer failed to offer them their old jobs back in compliance with the law.”

A general manager overseeing the Hyatt’s Long Beach properties did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Unite Here Local 11, the union representing workers at the Hyatt Regency location, said the fine is the largest issued under the right to recall law to date. The union has said the law, which requires jobs be offered in order of seniority, prevents businesses from using the pandemic shutdown to replace older workers — including many women and people of color — with younger, lower-paid staff.

The labor commissioner’s office said its investigation — which began in September 2022 after receiving complaints from Hyatt Regency Long Beach workers — included subpoenaing the hotel, interviewing workers, and conducting depositions of human resources managers.

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The law allows damages of $500 per worker for each day the employer does not follow recall rights afforded to employees by the law. In the Hyatt Regency case, the state determined there had been 8,983 total days of violations.

The state issued its first right to recall citation in March 2022, to the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, ordering $3.3 million in fines. Terranea appealed the fines, saying the law was vaguely worded. Several months later, in July, the upscale hotel reached a settlement with the state, agreeing to pay $1.52 million without admitting wrongdoing.

Tuesday’s citation represents just the latest dispute between the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and its workers. In February, two housekeepers filed what is intended to be a class-action lawsuit against the hotel, claiming they weren’t paid double-time in accordance with a local ordinance and often missed their legally required 10-minute breaks because of heavy workloads.

It was the first lawsuit to be brought under such local ordinances in Long Beach and other California cities backed by Unite Here Local 11 and other unions that seek to regulate hotel working conditions — requiring housekeeper access to panic buttons and more compensation for heavier workloads. The litigation is pending.

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