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 San Francisco, 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 San Francisco's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.
If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!
At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in San Francisco. 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 San Francisco, 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:
There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.
Mediterranean countries include:
So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in San Francisco,
what are we talking about?
Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.
This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.
If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in San Francisco, 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!
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 San Francisco, CA.
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
SAN FRANCISCO -- Some nights, it feels like a single play can mark the difference between a win and a loss. That sentiment was undeniably present in the Brewers' clubhouse after they dropped their fifth straight game in Friday night's 6-4 loss to the Giants.The little things have eluded Milwaukee during the club's season-long losing run, building to a frustration that has become all too familiar of late."The big inning hurts tonight,...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Some nights, it feels like a single play can mark the difference between a win and a loss. That sentiment was undeniably present in the Brewers' clubhouse after they dropped their fifth straight game in Friday night's 6-4 loss to the Giants.
The little things have eluded Milwaukee during the club's season-long losing run, building to a frustration that has become all too familiar of late.
"The big inning hurts tonight," starting pitcher Corbin Burnes said. "We played a great baseball game, just had the one big inning that got away from us. That was kind of the deciding factor."
The inning in question was the bottom of the fifth, in which the Giants put up a three-spot to go ahead for good. Burnes, who was charged with his second loss after allowing five runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks, put much of the onus on himself, though in reality there was more at play.
With one out in the frame, Burnes had retired eight consecutive batters before allowing a base hit to San Francisco's Brett Wisely. The Giants soon had runners in scoring position when Wisely stole second base, then advanced to third when Willy Adames made an errant throw while fielding a Cal Stevenson grounder.
Burnes was an out away from escaping the jam after freezing LaMonte Wade Jr. on a cutter up in the zone, but he bobbled a high chopper off the bat of Thairo Estrada that came right back at him.
"I make that play reaching across me nine times out of 10," Burnes said.
Estrada's infield single brought a run home, and after J.D. Davis drew a walk, the bases were loaded for Joc Pederson -- who made the Brewers pay with a two-run single.
"It's just an unfortunate inning," manager Craig Counsell said. "Probably the comebacker was almost like a changeup comebacker that got Corbin off-time a little bit and was high enough to just be a tough play."
Said Burnes: "It was a straight top-spin at me. I just thought it was coming off the bat harder, so kind of one of those instinct, swipe-at-it kind of deals, and it just hit around the palm of my glove and bounced out."
All of a sudden, San Francisco was up a run, thanks in no small part to Milwaukee's miscues in the field. Earlier in the game, it briefly seemed like it might play out the other way around.
Considering the Brewers' well-documented struggles against left-handed pitching, they were able to hold their own against Giants southpaw Sean Manaea, charging him with four runs (three earned) on six hits -- but not without a little luck on their side.
Hitting in the leadoff spot for the first time in his career, William Contreras wasted little time by launching a double to right field to open the ballgame. Owen Miller followed that up with a base hit up the middle, and Adames went the other way for an RBI single, breaking out of an 0-for-18 rut in the process.
Milwaukee capped the frame with another run, though it came across in a less conventional way. With two outs and runners on the corners, Manaea had worked an 0-2 count vs. Luke Voit when Brian Anderson -- who had drawn a walk -- made a break for second base. He was caught in a rundown and tagged out to end the inning -- but not before Miller scored from third, putting his team up 2-0.
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"We did a nice job with that," Counsell said. "It's an 0-2 count, so it's a time when maybe you take a little risk in that situation."
The Brewers took advantage of another mistake from the Giants in the top of the fifth, when Joey Bart's throwing error allowed Tyrone Taylor to score from third and put Joey Wiemer in position to score on a sacrifice fly.
But those flashes of success don't mean much to the team when the desired results aren't there. Until the Brewers put an end to their extended stay in the loss column, they won't be satisfied with the little victories.
"We're trying to win every game we play," Burnes said. "No one's going to sit back on their heels and say, 'Oh yeah, we were 10 games over .500.' … No one wants to go out there and lose five games in a row. We're playing our [butts] off; we're trying to win baseball games."
For many San Franciscans, this winter and spring’s wet weather meant soaked shoes and a miserable commute.For those who live near the N Judah’s terminus at Ocean Beach, it also meant frequent screeching as the train circled the tight turnaround to head from west back east.The SFMTA fielded complaints about the ear splitting noise and says it’s monitoring the situation. The issue has spurred enough exasperated emails that it was ...
For many San Franciscans, this winter and spring’s wet weather meant soaked shoes and a miserable commute.
For those who live near the N Judah’s terminus at Ocean Beach, it also meant frequent screeching as the train circled the tight turnaround to head from west back east.
The SFMTA fielded complaints about the ear splitting noise and says it’s monitoring the situation. The issue has spurred enough exasperated emails that it was raised by a member of the SFTMA Board of Directors at its meeting on Tuesday.
After rainy days in early April, “the noise was reported to be perceptible on the track after wet weather events have removed the lubricant,” SFMTA spokesperson Stephen Chun wrote in a statement to The Examiner.
Subsequent monitoring by the SFMTA found noise levels minimal. This reporter visited the turnaround on Friday and found the trains to be quiet as they circled by.
But, at times, the noise can disrupt nearby residents and businesses.
At its worst in January, the noise led guests at the SeaScape Inn to ask for a refund, according to hotel manager Vijay Patel. Many guests typically request a room on the back side of the building instead of its street-facing front, he said.
Some online reviews for the hotel even mention the noise.
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One noted guests will “wake up by the trolly as they start up early,” while another said “trains are loud since they are right outside the motel. This could bother light sleepers; not good sound proving!”
Proximity to transit obviously was also a highlight to some. One recent reviewer described the inn as a “no-frills place to stay,” but added “location is unbeatable and I like it here. The N line literally begins outside the door and the beach is across the street.”
So why is the train noisy, anyway?
The noisiest hotspots are, naturally, where friction is greatest, such as on curves and tight turnarounds.
Muni runs rail lubricating machines through its system, which leave behind a water-soluble lubricant that meets California’s environmental standards.
But because it’s water soluble, the lubricant can easily wash away in the rain. Maybe it wasn’t so noticeable in years past, but in case you haven’t been outside in a few months, San Francisco has been more than a little drizzly.
After each rainfall washes the lubricant away, replacing it takes time.
“Because it usually takes several days for the vehicle wheel flanges to collect and distribute lubricant over long stretches of dry track, our routine following a storm or any periods of multi-day drizzle is to dispatch track maintenance teams out on the system to manually lubricate the inside edges of our curves and turnouts,” Chun explained. “Our team has been out at the area of Java Beach multiple times to reapply lubricants manually and reverify lubricator performance.”
When the century-old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor closed its doors last year, the Mission District mourned the loss of a San Francisco institution. Now, new blood is moving into the historic restaurant space: Tacos del Barrio, as first reported by the ...
When the century-old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor closed its doors last year, the Mission District mourned the loss of a San Francisco institution. Now, new blood is moving into the historic restaurant space: Tacos del Barrio, as first reported by the San Francisco Standard.
Hector Ordaz told SFGATE that when he and co-owner Norberto Granillo first found the space on Craigslist, they weren’t familiar with the history.
“Right after we signed the lease, we started hearing from the neighborhood,” he said. “People would come in and they were telling us history, like, ‘I used to come here with my mom, with my grandpa.’ So that was when I realized like, oh man, this was an important place for the community.”
Out of respect for their predecessor, they decided to keep the tamale parlor’s neon sign up, which they’ll be getting repaired in the next few weeks. They also freshened up the building with a new paint job, but kept the colors the same.
“We respect the community, we respect the heritage of this place,” said Ordaz. “That’s why we are keeping the design and we are trying to keep it traditional.”
Tacos del Barrio, however, will be a completely different restaurant.
A michelada, left, and carnitas tacos, right, at Tacos del Barrio (Courtesy of Tacos del Barrio).
“Basically it is just a taqueria, but what we’re trying to do is different from everything you’ll find in the Mission area,” said Ordaz. “We’re from Mexico City, so we wanted to bring the street food scene from Mexico City here to San Francisco.”
This is Ordaz and Granillo’s first restaurant, but Ordaz is a chef who has worked in Bay Area restaurants including Gott’s Roadside in the Ferry Building. Tacos del Barrio’s menu will feature a variety of tacos and quesadillas, including carnitas, cueritos, buche, cabeza, birria, quesabirria, suadero, chorizo and tripa. There will also be ceviche and aguachile, as well as beer, micheladas and margaritas.
Tacos del Barrio’s logo features both a BART train and a Mexico City Metro train, with the Golden Gate Bridge as well as Mexico City monuments in the background.
“That’s what the name Tacos el Barrio means: where we came from and then where we are right now,” said Ordaz.
The restaurant is celebrating its grand opening Friday with a Cinco de Mayo party beginning at 5 p.m. Special deals on food and drinks are planned for the first 75 customers, as well as musical entertainment.
Tacos del Barrio, 2817 24th St., San Francisco. Open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
When Roosevelt Tamale Parlor closed in September 2022 it took 100 years of Mission District culinary history with it. Now there are would-be inheritors to that lineage taking over the lease at 2817 24th Street. The San Francisco Standard report...
When Roosevelt Tamale Parlor closed in September 2022 it took 100 years of Mission District culinary history with it. Now there are would-be inheritors to that lineage taking over the lease at 2817 24th Street. The San Francisco Standard reports newcomer Tacos del Barrio will open on May 5 from co-owners Hector Ordaz and Norberto Granillo, two childhood friends from Mexico City.
Ordaz brings cooking chops from Umami Burger, Gott’s Roadside, and the now-closed Cafe de Paris L’Entrecote to the project. Guests can expect tacos and quesadillas, but also ceviche, aguachile, guacamole, and chicharrones. And, according to the outlet, the owners aren’t taking the history of the location lightly. Neighbors still miss Roosevelt Tamale Parlor and asked the two to keep the red and green neon signage. “We want to do that for the community,” Ordaz told the Standard. “We really respect their history.”
The Cats, a roadhouse at 17533 Santa Cruz Highway with roots dating back to 1896, just reopened under new ownership. The East Bay Times reports entrepreneur Richard Tam’s business ChefCentury is behind the rebirth, with Adrian Pham — a North Carolina cook with barbecue chops — as the new executive chef. Tam also hired a wagyu specialist, Rafael Lim of Angry Cow Master Cuts, to ensure the Cats begins its new tenure with a bang. Tam plans to “build upon the ChefCentury model by introducing other chefs and adding their culinary specialties,” the outlet writes.
With major retailers including Nordstrom and Whole Foods pulling out of San Francisco’s downtown, what happens to the food businesses inside a Union Square mall? The Chronicle reports that while the Westfield Mall chose not to comment on vacancies, reporters for the paper counted six empty storefronts in the food hall. Dat Thieu, the owner of Westfield’s Umai Savory Hot Dogs, told the Chronicle sales are about 30 percent lower than he anticipated when opening in 2021.
Richmond’s Mississippi Catfish just reopened in El Sobrante inside Champions Sports Bar & Grill. Known for its eponymous catfish and butterflied shrimp, the restaurant closed its 12440 San Pablo Avenue location in March.
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The 100-year-old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor closed last September, but now less than eight months after its closure, the new Tacos del Barrio opens there Friday night. And they’re keeping the vintage neon sign!Last September’s closure of the 100-year-old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor at 24th near Bryant Street was not the first time the tamale parlor closed. Roosevelt Tamal...
The 100-year-old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor closed last September, but now less than eight months after its closure, the new Tacos del Barrio opens there Friday night. And they’re keeping the vintage neon sign!
Last September’s closure of the 100-year-old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor at 24th near Bryant Street was not the first time the tamale parlor closed. Roosevelt Tamale Parlor had previously closed in December 2015, but reopened a year later with the strange name Roosevelt Sip ‘n’ Eat, which did not go over well, and it just went back to being Roosevelt Tamale Parlor again before closing permanently in 2022.
But the SF Standard reports that the former Roosevelt Tamale Parlor is reopening Friday night under new ownership as the taqueria Tacos del Barrio.
And with a Cinco de May opening, there are Cinco de Mayo specials, starting with their opening at 5 p.m. According to an Instagram post, Tacos del Barrio says “To celebrate, we're offering a special deal to the first 75 customers who show this post with any purchase of $6 or more. Choose between a free quesabirria, a drink, or a choice beer!”
But best of all, that classic neon sign is staying, and even being restored. SFGate reports that the new owners say “Out of respect for their predecessor, they decided to keep the tamale parlor’s neon sign up, which they’ll be getting repaired in the next few weeks.”
Those new owners are Hector Ordaz and Norberto Granillo, and their new concept celebrates the Mexico City street food scene. Ordaz is a veteran of the old Cafe de Paris L’Entrecote in Pac Heights, the Ferry Building Gott’s Roadside, and Umami Burger. You can find interior shots of the new Tacos del Barrio here.
So it will be Tacos del Barrio, but the sign will continue saying Roosevelt Tamale Parlor. This kind of arrangement is not unusual on 24th Street, as the old Casa Sanchez location is now a pupuseria called D’maize, but still has the Casa Sanchez sign.
Tacos del Barrio opens Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m. at 2817 24th Street (near Bryant Street). Hours going forward will be Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
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