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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Nashville

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 Nashville, TN. 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 Nashville'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 Nashville. 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 Nashville, TN. 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
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Nashville,
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 Nashville, TN, 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 Nashville, TN.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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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Five Things Going Right, Five Things Going Wrong for the Titans at the Bye Week

NASHVILLE – The Titans are 2-4 after six games at the bye week.The team has been good enough to win games against the Chargers and Bengals, but they've come up short against the Saints, Browns, Colts and Ravens.So, do these Titans have what it takes to right the ship?Here's a look at five things going well, and five things that need to improve after the bye:FIVE UPKicker: Nick Folk is a perfect 16-of-16 on his field goal attempts, and 8-of-8 on his PA...

NASHVILLE – The Titans are 2-4 after six games at the bye week.

The team has been good enough to win games against the Chargers and Bengals, but they've come up short against the Saints, Browns, Colts and Ravens.

So, do these Titans have what it takes to right the ship?

Here's a look at five things going well, and five things that need to improve after the bye:

FIVE UP

Kicker: Nick Folk is a perfect 16-of-16 on his field goal attempts, and 8-of-8 on his PATs. When he strolls onto the field, there's no need to worry. One problem: He's been strolling onto the field to kick too many field goals.

Red zone defense: The Titans held the Ravens to just 1-of-6 in the red zone on Sunday, and opponents have scored just seven touchdowns in 23 red zone trips this season (30.4 percent). That's third-best in the NFL.

Rushing average: The Titans are ranked 6th in the NFL in rushing average (4.6). Running back Derrick Henry has 425 yards (with a 4.3-yard average), while Tyjae Spears has 171 yards (with a 5.5-yard average). The backs have proven they can make things happen when they have room to run. The Titans are still having trouble with consistency here, however.

Play at home: Both of Tennessee's wins this season have come at Nissan Stadium, where they've looked like a different team, outscoring their two opponents by combined score of 54-27. The next game is a home game against the Falcons, and five of the team's last seven games this season are home games. The Titans, of course, better figure out a way to play better on the road to make those games in December and January mean something.

Punting: Punter Ryan Stonehouse is averaging 51.6 yards per punt on the season, with a 41.2-yard net. Stonehouse's gross punting average is 1st in the AFC, and 2nd in the NFL, but his net took a hit with his one-yard punt in New Orleans (on blocked punt) and the 70-yard return by the Ravens.

FIVE DOWN

Red zone offense: The Titans are 2-of-8 scoring touchdowns in the red zone in their past two losses, and they're scoring TDs just 33.3 percent in the red zone on the year. Only three teams have a lower percentage.

Creating turnovers: Sean Murphy-Bunting and Amani Hooker have the team's only two interceptions on the season, and the Titans have caused just five turnovers (three fumble recoveries) on the year. The team needs to make more plays on defense.

Third down offense: The entire offense needs to step it up, but the biggest issues center on continuing drives. The Titans are converting just 33.8% of their third downs so far, which is 28th in the league. Too many sacks allowed (23) and not enough big plays are killing the effort. Overall, the Titans are ranked 26th in the NFL in total offense.

Pass protection: Ryan Tannehill has been sacked 19 times on the season, and counting the four sacks on Malik Willis on Sunday, the Titans have allowed 23 on the year. It's no surprise the team now has an injured starting quarterback.

Winning: It all boils down to this. And, so far, the Titans haven't been able to find ways to win several weeks when they had chances. Other than the Browns game, when the Titans lost 27-3, wins were there for the taking and they let them slip away. The Titans better find a way to change this, or it's going to be a long season.

Nashville area under a tornado watch; tornado warning issued north of Clarksville

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for areas in north middle Tennessee, and a tornado watch for most of middle Tennessee, including the Nashville area, effective through 7 p.m. CT on Saturday.Areas are under a tornado warning until 3:00 p.m. CT are Huntingdon, Bruceton, and Hollow Rock, TN, all west of Nashville.A tornado watch means that conditions are such that tornado formations are possible. A to...

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for areas in north middle Tennessee, and a tornado watch for most of middle Tennessee, including the Nashville area, effective through 7 p.m. CT on Saturday.

Areas are under a tornado warning until 3:00 p.m. CT are Huntingdon, Bruceton, and Hollow Rock, TN, all west of Nashville.

A tornado watch means that conditions are such that tornado formations are possible. A tornado warning means that a tornado is happening or imminent.

Tornadoes are likely within the watch area, with isolated hail up to quarter size possible, and gusts of up to 70 miles per hour, NWS said.

NWS has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 3:00 p.m. CT for:

Severe storms are possible Saturday afternoon and evening across Middle Tennessee and in the Nashville area, bringing large hail and damaging winds, according to NWS.

Nashville Electric Service crews are stocking trucks with equipment to prepare for anticipated outages caused by strong winds, the agency shared in a social media post Saturday afternoon.

Weather today is expected to be mostly cloudy through the morning, with showers and a chance of thunderstorms beginning at noon and moving into the evening. The high is 67 degrees, with a low of 38 degrees.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across Middle Tennessee between 1 p.m. and 11 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, bringing strong to damaging winds and a possibility of large hail. Storms have the potential of becoming "prolific damaging wind producers," causing tree damage and power outages, according to NWS. Large hail could cause minor roof damage and car damage.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is expected. Storms are expected to bring between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall in Middle Tennessee.

There is a very low chance of tornado formation, primarily south of the I-40 corridor.

Storms to hit Tennessee this weekend. Here's what to know

Severe weather is expected in Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford Counties between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to NWS.

Weather officials advise to keep multiple ways to receive warnings, and have a plan in place for where to go in case severe weather develops.

Vivian Jones covers state government and politics for The Tennessean. Reach her at [email protected].

Free toy store in Nashville gives families the dignity of choice while shopping for holiday gifts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country music star Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, helped create a free grocery store in Nashville, Tennessee, their goal was to give families in need the ability to choose their own food in a place that felt like a normal store.This year, ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country music star Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, helped create a free grocery store in Nashville, Tennessee, their goal was to give families in need the ability to choose their own food in a place that felt like a normal store.

This year, The Store is offering that same dignity of choice to parents looking for gifts for the holiday season. During a two-day event starting Friday, selected families will shop at a free toy store, stocked with brand new toys, video games, stuffed animals, scooters, clothes, makeup and musical instruments.

“The emotional aspect of being able to give your child something your child wanted versus just something to sort of get you through the holidays, that’s such a load off the minds of somebody who maybe didn’t think they were going to be able to do that,” Paisley said.

The Paisleys got a sneak peak on Thursday before the free toy store opened, marveling over the stacks of gifts, wrapping station, Christmas trees and holiday decorations. Volunteers and staff from Belmont University and The Store spent hours unpacking and organizing all the donated toys into sections and decorating while listening to Christmas music.

The celebrity couple brought the idea of a free grocery store to Nashville after seeing the concept years ago at the Unity Shoppe in Santa Barbara, California. When The Store launched in early 2020, it was just weeks after a tornado hit the city and before the global pandemic made food access an immediate problem.

The Store and its staff adapted, turning into a food delivery service for older people and delivering a million meals in the first year of operation. In addition to the free groceries, Belmont University, where Paisley graduated, now offers additional services to low-income families, including financial literacy events, music therapy and medicine management.

“People come on hard times and we want this to be a safe, welcoming place for everybody, whether you’re volunteering or whether you’re needing the services,” Williams-Paisley said. “It’s just a community and we’re all in it together.”

The Store received about 2,000 donated items, about half of which came from the Nashville area, and raised $20,000. Parents will be able to drop off their kids at a church next door, where they can play and drink hot chocolate while the adults shop and get gifts wrapped.

There are plans for the toy store to become a recurring event, but Williams-Paisley noted The Store would need year-round donations to keep people fed.

“We’re still not serving everybody that we want to serve. Food insecurity is on the rise. The USDA just released its report saying 17 million households in this country are facing food insecurity and that’s on the rise from 2021,” Williams-Paisley said. “There’s so much we want to do. And really like the toy store has shown us that we can keep going and we can keep expanding and growing.”

Paisley admits this is his favorite season of the year, even suggesting he might show up at the toy store in a Santa costume.

“I live for this time of year,” Paisley said. “Ever since we’ve had children and possibly even before, I kind of go all out.”

Texans' C.J. Stroud still in protocol, Case Keenum to start

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HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have ruled rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud out for Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans as Stroud is still in the concussion protocol.

Case Keenum, 35, will start in place of Stroud. Throughout the week Keenum and Davis Mills split reps, but coach DeMeco Ryans will roll with the 11-year veteran over Mills.

The Texans will also likely be without wide receiver Nico Collins, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Collins, who is enjoying a breakout year in his third NFL season, is officially listed as questionable with a calf injury.

The last time Keenum started a game was in 2021, when he replaced Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for two games. Keenum threw three touchdowns with one interception and the Browns were 2-0 in those matchups.

Keenum hasn't been active in any game this season, as he has been in the emergency quarterback role. Mills has replaced Stroud whenever the rookie has left the game this season for a few snaps, and Mills finished the game against the Jets.

Stroud didn't practice all week, which indicated that the 2023 No. 2 pick didn't clear the five phrases of the protocol required to play against the Titans.

On Friday, Texans coach DeMeco Ryans said Stroud was "feeling better," but Stroud didn't recover enough to play this weekend.

It will be the first game Stroud misses in his career.

Stroud suffered a concussion when New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams delivered a blow in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-6 loss that knocked him out of the game in Week 14.

Texans likely will have wide receiver Noah Brown for Sunday, a source said. He is questionable with a knee injury.

Texans' C.J. Stroud doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Titans

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HOUSTON -- The Texans said Friday that rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

Coach DeMeco Ryans said Stroud is "feeling better but still is in the concussion protocol" as he hasn't practiced with the team this week.

Stroud suffered a concussion when New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams delivered a blow in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-6 loss that knocked him out of the game.

Quarterbacks Davis Mills or Case Keenum could start in place of Stroud, who has started all 13 games for the Texans this year. Keenum hasn't dressed in any game this season, as he's been the emergency quarterback. In situations where Stroud briefly left the game this year, Mills stepped in.

But throughout this practice week, the Texans have split reps with Mills and Keenum, sources told ESPN.

When Ryans was asked if Mills would start, he didn't directly answer.

"Both guys have prepared this all week, just like every position, everybody's prepared," Ryans said on Friday. "I told everybody on Wednesday everybody needs to prepare as a starter, that's how we approach it...Both guys have done a great job with everything that we've asked the guys to do. They've done a great job running the show. We had a really good week of practice."

Mills went 5-20-1 as a starter in his first two seasons in Houston, throwing for 5,802 yards with 33 touchdowns and 25 interceptions.

"With time come reps and experience," Mills said on Thursday. "I think just the amount of opportunity I've had and the experience I've been able to build over these past couple of years has made me a better player. I'm looking forward to it."

Keenum, 35, hasn't started since 2021 when he replaced Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for two games. Keenum went 2-0 in that stretch and threw three touchdowns with one interception.

For Keenum's career, he's 29-35 as a starter and has thrown 78 touchdowns and 48 interceptions. He has played for seven different franchises -- the Texans, Rams, Vikings, Broncos, Commanders, Browns and Bills.

Whoever starts will receive some help in the skill player department as tight end Dalton Schultz, who's third on the team in receiving yards (455), will play against the Titans after missing the last two games (hamstring). However, Nico Collins, the team's leading receiver and 11th in receiving yards (1,004), is questionable with a calf injury as Collins hasn't practiced all week.

The potential loss of Stroud could disrupt a potential record-breaking season.

Stroud is second in the NFL in passing yards (3,631) and is 743 yards short of tying the NFL record for passing yards for a rookie held by former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (4,374). If he returns in Week 16, he would have to average 248 yards per game for the next three games to eclipse Luck's record.

The injury to Stroud comes with the Texans one game behind the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-5) in the AFC South and tied with five other teams at 7-6 at No. 6 in the conference, with only three wild-card spots up for grabs if they can't catch the Jags. ESPN's Football Power Index gives the Texans a 45% chance to make the playoffs coming into Week 14.

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