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 Raleigh, 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 Raleigh'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 Raleigh, 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
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- N.C. State lost 24-45 to No.10 Notre Dame Saturday after weather delayed the game by almost two hours.Audric Estime ran for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play after an extended weather delay and Sam Hartman threw for four scores to help No. 10 Notre Dame beat North Carolina State 45-24 on Saturday.Estime ran for 134 yards and two scores, including a 7-yard run through traffic with 10:42 left that put the Fighting Irish (3-0) in firm control. Notre Dame has now won 29 straight regular-season matchups ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- N.C. State lost 24-45 to No.10 Notre Dame Saturday after weather delayed the game by almost two hours.
Audric Estime ran for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play after an extended weather delay and Sam Hartman threw for four scores to help No. 10 Notre Dame beat North Carolina State 45-24 on Saturday.
Estime ran for 134 yards and two scores, including a 7-yard run through traffic with 10:42 left that put the Fighting Irish (3-0) in firm control. Notre Dame has now won 29 straight regular-season matchups against Atlantic Coast Conference teams in its scheduling partnership with the conference as a football independent but a member in all other league sports.
For Hartman, the sixth-year passer who transferred from Wake Forest, it was a familiar foe, too. The Demon Deacons were every-year in-state opponents for the Wolfpack in the ACC's former divisional format, and Hartman was 0-2 in Raleigh - including last November while taking four sacks.
This time, Hartman's team played from in front the entire way, and he threw for three scores after halftime as the Fighting Irish finally began to pull away. The last was a 35-yard score to tight end Holden Staes with 4:35 left that pushed the margin to 45-17.
Staes also had a 40-yard scoring catch in the third quarter, finishing with 115 yards on four catches.
Brennan Armstrong ran for a score and threw for two more for N.C. State (1-1), but he threw three interceptions and the Wolfpack got no rushing production beyond 26 yards. His 9-yard pass to Bradley Rozner with 1:16 left before halftime marked the first touchdown Notre Dame had given up this year after allowing just a field goal in romps against Navy and Tennessee State.
The game included a 1-hour, 45-minute weather and lightning delay with Notre Dame leading 3-0 at the 14:45 mark of the second quarter.
NC State asked fans to exit the stadium and return to their vehicles until the all-clear is given. The game resumed after about a 90-minute delay. But when the teams returned, Estime burst through a big hole on the right side and pulled away from defenders for the 80-yard score that was a quick jolt of energy for the Irish after the long wait to return.
Wild speculation on social media that a lightning strike knocked out Carter-Finley Stadium's massive new video board, were unfounded.
The scoreboard remained black during the weather delay but fired back up as the resumption of the game approached.
The Fighting Irish led 3-0 with 14:45 left in the quarter when officials informed fans that the game would be suspended.
Heavy storms hit the Raleigh area in the morning, and ominous clouds lingered about two hours before kickoff. Those appeared to break in the first quarter before returning and leading to the game's pause shortly before 1 p.m.
The last time Notre Dame visited Raleigh was in 2016 when the game was played in monsoon conditions in the remnants of Hurricane Matthew. In a game that featured 10 fumbles, the Wolfpack won 10-3 with the only touchdown coming on a blocked punt return.
Farther west in Winston-Salem, Wake Forest's home game against Vanderbilt was delayed for more than two hours from the scheduled 11 a.m. kickoff.
Other ACC teams were also affected, Virginia Tech's home game against Purdue was delayed and Georgia Tech's home game vs. South Carolina State has yet to get underway.
The Associated Press contributed.
What NASA calls one of the more thrilling meteor showers of the year peaks this weekend, and conditions should be relatively good for skywatchers hoping to see it.The Orionids — so called because they appear to originate from the area of the night sky around the constellation Orion — are visible every October into November. That’s when the Earth moves through the debris field left by Halley’s Comet, which was last visible from our planet in 1986.As the Earth travels through the dust,...
What NASA calls one of the more thrilling meteor showers of the year peaks this weekend, and conditions should be relatively good for skywatchers hoping to see it.
The Orionids — so called because they appear to originate from the area of the night sky around the constellation Orion — are visible every October into November. That’s when the Earth moves through the debris field left by Halley’s Comet, which was last visible from our planet in 1986.
As the Earth travels through the dust, which is stationary in space until the planet passes through it, the particles compress the air in front of themselves and create white-hot shock waves, says Dr. Amy Sayle, a science education specialist at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill.
The shock wave is what creates the gasp-inducing streak across the sky we see from here.
Though the meteor shower can be seen for weeks, on Friday and Saturday nights after midnight it will generate more visible meteors per hour than any other time during this year’s appearance.
NASA says the Orionids are some of the fastest-moving meteors we see because the Earth is hitting the particles nearly head-on. Think how it looks through the windshield when you drive through falling snow.
NASA says the meteors — pronounced o-RYAN-ids — are traveling at about 41 miles per second.
? To best view the Orionids or any meteor shower, it’s best to go outside away from light sources such as street lamps and brightly lit housing developments.
? Take a reclining beach chair, blankets or sleeping bag to a place where you have the widest view possible of the sky.
? Put away your phone. If you must use a flashlight to set up your spot, put a red filter over it.
? Lie back and look up. While it may appear that the Orionids originate from the area around Orion, the meteors will be visible all over the night sky.
? After 20 to 30 minutes, your eyes should adjust to the dark, and you should be able to see up to 20 meteors per hour.
Cloudy skies during the recent solar eclipse made that event a bust in the Raleigh area. We should have better luck this time.
? Friday night: The National Weather Service forecast calls for thunderstorms Friday evening and cloudy conditions until around midnight. Partial clearing is expected after midnight and by 3 a.m. Saturday, skies should be mostly clear.
? Saturday night looks even better, with mostly clear skies expected.
Low temperatures each night should dip to about 50 degrees, so wrap up. Fill a Thermos with hot chocolate.
According to NASA, a waxing crescent moon might obscure some of the meteors but will leave enough of the sky dark that the Orionids should be easy to spot.
A beloved bar is in trouble.The owner of Linda’s Bar & Grill, a staple of the UNC community for nearly five decades, launched a six-figure GoFundMe campaign last month aimed at ensuring the Franklin Street icon will remain open for another generation.Owner Chris Carini set a goal of $135,000, which he said is needed to catch the restaurant ...
A beloved bar is in trouble.
The owner of Linda’s Bar & Grill, a staple of the UNC community for nearly five decades, launched a six-figure GoFundMe campaign last month aimed at ensuring the Franklin Street icon will remain open for another generation.
Owner Chris Carini set a goal of $135,000, which he said is needed to catch the restaurant up after years of more than a million dollars in losses during the COVID pandemic. In that time, Carini said the restaurant took on more than $100,000 worth of debt to remain open during the past few years. With school in session and UNC teams winning games, Carini said Linda’s is doing well at the moment, but a tide of debt could upend its future.
“Operationally as a restaurant, we’re basically back to pre-COVID numbers, but everything is 20 percent more expensive now,” Carini said. “Over the last two years there wasn’t a lot of business in town, and the amount of empty storefronts echo that.”
Carini said he grew concerned Linda’s would never be able to catch up and could eventually become one of those empty storefronts, leaving a hole in the hearts of countless regulars and fans.
“I know how important it was to everybody, and I’ve seen a lot of places go in and go out on Franklin Street,” Carini said. “I found myself looking at numbers for next year and next summer. I’m not immediately worried, but what happens six months from now? I don’t want to be a place that shuts the doors because we didn’t ask for help.”
Carini notes that Linda’s received PPP loans and economic disaster grants, most of which were forgiven, but that remaining open and maintaining a staff for two years of losses took its toll.
“When you take on debt, you have to do at least 101 percent, and we’re not doing that,” Carini said.
Linda’s opened in 1976 and Carini is its third owner, having purchased the bar in 2011 after years of managing upscale steak houses. The original owner and namesake, Linda Williams, continues to own the building, but left the bar business in 2004, when it was first sold.
Carini moved to Chapel Hill in 2008 as a restaurant consultant, he said, and fell in love with Linda’s. Eventually he fulfilled a life-long dream of running a bar of his own. Immediately, he said, it was clear he had inherited a community with Linda’s.
“I’ve seen people get engaged here, we’ve hosted wedding parties, baby showers, funeral after parties,” Carini said. “We’ve hosted anything you can think of, where people want to gather and feel safe and warm; it’s a place to feel comfortable.”
Since the GoFundMe launched on Sept. 27, it’s raised more than $18,000 of its goal, with the vast majority of that coming in the last week as it’s picked up steam. Carini said the response has been more than he expected.
“I’ve been blown away,” Carini said. “I love Linda’s with all my heart. I wouldn’t be asking for help if I didn’t think it was so valuable, not only to the community within Linda’s but the community we’re living in.”
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Jesse BoggsOct 19th, 8:38 PM
Trent Hidlay is enjoying life in this last and final year of his collegiate career. He looks happy, healthy and determined to finish his Wolfpack career with a bang.
His career so far has been impressive; from being the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2020, two-time NCAA All-American, 2x ACC Champion, and ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, he has been a prominent force on the NC State campus. That force of persona is now entering his last year and looking to continue improving in wrestling while also building up the next group of Wolfpack wrestlers.
"When I arrived on campus, there was an expectation of hard work and commitment to the vision of Coach Pop and the other coaches. As I come into this year, I want to make sure the younger guys understand that they are expected to continue to work at that level and lead in for the next class once I move on." While Trent states he wants to see guys step up, he is not ready to pass the baton just yet. "Yeah, I expect those guys to lead, but I still am going to be their leader. I expect those guys to see my example and follow my lead."
This leadership comes from Trent having a great perspective on this year and in the years to come as a competitor in wrestling.
"I want to continue my career after college by wrestling for Worlds and the Olympics," Hidlay said. "My goal is to continue to get better and be a competitor."
Trent is reaching this goal by moving up to 197 pounds for the upcoming season. This means competing against Penn State's Aaron Brooks, which Trent sees as a match he embraces to improve at wrestling.
"Brooks is one of the elite guys, not just in [college] but in the world," Hidlay said. "I need to beat those types of guys to continue competing in wrestling. To be elite and continue in wrestling. That type of competition is going to keep getting me better."
While the move up to 197 pounds will help to give Trent a chance to compete against the best, he also sees it as a chance to enjoy the sport of wrestling as a college athlete one last time.
"Moving up has really helped me to keep to a blueprint for my last year," Hidlay explained, "a plan that Hayden has given me to help me get more enjoyment out of my last year by not having to cut as much weight, and I can just focus on the competitions and what comes with being a college athlete. It will be a lot more enjoyable for me this year and make being a leader for a lot of these younger guys here at NC State."
Hidlay has had an impressive journey in the wrestling world and continues to make strides in his career. From his dynamic performances in high school to his continued success at the collegiate level, Hidlay has proven to be a consistent leader of the pack. He shows that one can achieve great things with hard work, determination, and a passion for the sport.
Furthermore, Hidlay's commitment to helping build up the wrestling community is a testimony to his character and dedication to the sport he loves. The Wolfpack can only expect more greatness from this leader of the Pack.
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The conference showdown in Greater Neuse River 4A is set for the final week of the season after Clayton and Cleveland each took care of business Friday in the penultimate game of the regular season.At Willow Spring, quarterback Johnathan Montague and his Clayton crew spoiled Willow Spring’s first-ever senior night with a 49-6 win to remain unbeaten in conference play.The Comets, behind the highly recruited Montague, have just one loss on the season, a second-week non-conference setback to Holly Springs, which is also 8-1 ...
The conference showdown in Greater Neuse River 4A is set for the final week of the season after Clayton and Cleveland each took care of business Friday in the penultimate game of the regular season.
At Willow Spring, quarterback Johnathan Montague and his Clayton crew spoiled Willow Spring’s first-ever senior night with a 49-6 win to remain unbeaten in conference play.
The Comets, behind the highly recruited Montague, have just one loss on the season, a second-week non-conference setback to Holly Springs, which is also 8-1 heading into the final week of the season.
“Our guys have done a great job all year long of taking things week to week,” Clayton head coach Scott Chadwick told reporters after the game Friday. “But this will be a little bit bigger week.”
Clayton and Cleveland have been on a collision course all season, and the in-town rivals will once again meet in the season’s final week to determine the conference champion.
“Obviously a lot on the line, rivalry and everything,” Chadwick said, “but you know, conference championship, high seed in the playoffs, so yeah, it’s going to be a big week.”
Meanwhile, back at home, Cleveland quarterback Jackson Byrd threw four first-half touchdown passes in the Rams’ 48-7 win over Garner.
Byrd, who has completed better than 71 percentof his passes, last threw an interception on September 22. Byrd has three 300+ yards passing games, and three more 230-plus yard outings for 9-0 Cleveland.
The Rams’ defense last allowed more than seven points on August 25.
If Rolesville defeats Heritage next Friday, the Rams (4-0 in league play) win the conference outright. After an explosive 75-27 win over 6-3 Wake Forest on Friday, the Rams have to be feeling pretty good about their chances.
In four conference games to date, Rolesville has not scored fewer than 53 points, and the Rams have not scored fewer than 34 in a game since a 21-19 Week 1 win over Charlotte-area stalwart Butler (8-1). Rolesville’s lone loss came to unbeaten state title favorite Grimsley of Greensboro, and even in defeat the Rams scored 34.
Still, the games must be played. If Heritage can find a way to beat Rolesville, things could become interesting. A Heritage win leaves the Huskies needing Wake Forest to defeat Millbrook (which defeated Heritage 20-14) to claim the league’s No. 1 state playoffs seed.
Heritage and Millbrook wins will yield a three-way tie (including Rolesville) at 4-1, with each team having split games versus the other two. RPI ratings, thus, could come into play.
A fourth-quarter, two-yard keeper into the end zone by Apex Friendship quarterback Brendan Patience accounted for the lone second-half touchdown in the Patriots’ 30-21 win over Middle Creek.
Apex Friendship improved to 5-1 in the Southwest Wake Athletic 4A Conference, and positioned itself to win the league title next Friday. A win over Green Level (coupled with the Patriots’ 26-21 win over Holly Springs on September 22) would secure a league crown for Apex Friendship.
Leesville Road’s 64-0 win (Thursday) over Athens Drive positioned the Pride to play for another conference championship.
Leesville Road will visit Cardinal Gibbons (a 63-3 winner at Broughton) next Friday, when the two remaining unbeaten schools in league play will determine a Cap Six 4A conference champion.
Leesville Road is seeking its first post-pandemic league crown. The Pride won the 2019 Cap Six title by its 30-24 win at Cardinal Gibbons. Both schools advanced to state finals (Cardinal Gibbons-4A, Leesville Road-4AA) that fall.
Jordan defeated Northern Durham 49-3, and Hillside defeated Chapel Hill 41-6 to set up next Friday’s Jordan at Hillside, winner-take-all conference championship game.
Rabun Gap’s 42-27 win Friday at Providence Day (Charlotte) created an almost certain, incredibly unique postseason scenario.
If Eagles advance to the NCISAA Division I state final, then the title game likely will be played in Georgia (at Rabun Gap). The Eagles are 10-0, and also have wins over NCISAA rivals Charlotte Christian and Christ School (Arden).
Rabun Gap will visit Cannon School (another NCISAA rival) next Friday.