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 Tucson, AZ. 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 Tucson'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 Tucson. 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 Tucson, AZ. 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 Tucson,
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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 Tucson, AZ, 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 Tucson, AZ.
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
Casino del Sol's AVA is pretty much dark from the time it concludes its annual concert series in October or November to the week after Easter.Easter fell on Sunday, April 9, this year and the AVA is wasting no time filling its open-air stage with artists of all genres, from cumbia to comedy and the final outing of a legendary bluesman.Not far away at ...
Casino del Sol's AVA is pretty much dark from the time it concludes its annual concert series in October or November to the week after Easter.
Easter fell on Sunday, April 9, this year and the AVA is wasting no time filling its open-air stage with artists of all genres, from cumbia to comedy and the final outing of a legendary bluesman.
Not far away at Desert Diamond Casino, the concert lineup is coming together with a couple of popular country artists, a flamenco/salsa band that's made its mark in premiere venues here and abroad on the big screen, and a legendary R&B band whose story has been made into a musical that Broadway in Tucson is bringing here next fall.
Tickets for shows at the AVA, 5655 W. Valencia Road, are available through casinodelsol.com.
Tickets for Desert Diamond, which holds its concerts in the Diamond Center at 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, are available through ddcaz.com.
Both venues are expected to announced additional concerts. Check their websites for updates.
• Los Angeles Azules de Iztapalapa, which fuses cumbia sounds circa 1950s-70s with 1990s electronica, kicks things off on Saturday, April 15. Most of the $65 reserved seats are gone but there's room in the lawn ($40).
• The hot country band Old Dominion is here April 28. The band, currently on it national "No Bad Vibes" tour, recently called off a few dates after frontman Matthew Ramsey suffered a pelvis injury in an ATV accident in late March. So far, the Tucson date is not affected; we are, in fact, the first date listed on the band's website. Tickets start at $45.
• Mexican singer-songwriter Pancho Barraza is here May 5. Tickets are $45-$125.
• Rappers Ice Cube and Too Short are here May 27. Lawn tickets are $40, reserved seats start at $52 and standing room in the pit is $80-$100.
• Comedians include Franco Escamila (June 4, tickets start at $35), George Lopez (June 17, $36-$100) and Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias (Aug. 26, $40-$100). Lopez and Iglesias have been regulars on the AVA stage for several years
• You're out of luck if you want to see Mexican singing legend Marc Antonio Solis when he brings his "El Buki" World Tour 2023 to the AVA on Sept. 8. That show is long sold out.
• Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy brings his "The Legend, Damn Right Farewell Tour" to Tucson Sept. 9. The 86-year-old (he'll be 87 when he comes here) announced last October that he was retiring from touring. Tickets are $25-$150.
• Country singer Dylan Scott ("My Girl," "Nobody") kicks things off May 18. Tickets are $20-$40.
• 1970s British pop-rockers Ambrosia ("How Long," "You're the Only Woman") known for their soft rock ballads joins 1970s American country rock band Firefall ("You Are the Woman," "Strange Way") on June 3. Tickets are $20-$45.
• Neo-trad country artist Easton Corbin ("A Little More Country," "Roll With It") has a deliciously warm baritone that may remind you just a little of a famous country George. Tickets for his June 30 show are $20-$40.
• Hop on Grand Funk Railroad July 22 for a trip back to the 1970s when "We're An American Band" led America in a funky dance called "The Loco-Motion." Tickets are $30-$55.
• The French-born Gipsy Kings with leader and co-founder Nicolas Reyes play an infectious blend of flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop that will have the audience at their Aug. 5 show abandoning their seats and dancing in the aisles. Tickets are $35-$65.
• Back in the 1970s-80s, Australian-born Little River Band was the jam for folks who liked their pop music on the soft side. The band set a record for having landed songs on the Top 10 for six consecutive years and saw its hit "Reminiscing" rack up 5 million airplays on American radio, followed by 4 million spins of "Lady." They are here Aug. 12; tickets went on sale Friday, April 7.
• Motown greats The Temptations are here Sept. 8, roughly three months before Broadway in Tucson brings the Temptations bio-musical "Ain't Too Proud" to Centennial Hall Nov. 28. Only one member, Otis Williams, of the band's so-called "Classic Five" era is still performing with the band. Tickets went on sale Friday, April 7.
It’s official: Adia Barnes’ coaching staff is set for next season.Last month, Bett Shelby slid over from her role as special assistant to the coach into one of the open assistant coaching spots for the Arizona women's basketball team.On Friday, Anthony Turner filled the other spot.Turner has Pac-12 experience and knows West Coast basketball. He’s coming in from Weber State and has had stops at Oregon State, Boise State, San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico and Utah Valley. He started his career as a studen...
It’s official: Adia Barnes’ coaching staff is set for next season.
Last month, Bett Shelby slid over from her role as special assistant to the coach into one of the open assistant coaching spots for the Arizona women's basketball team.
On Friday, Anthony Turner filled the other spot.
Turner has Pac-12 experience and knows West Coast basketball. He’s coming in from Weber State and has had stops at Oregon State, Boise State, San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico and Utah Valley. He started his career as a student assistant at Colorado.
“Anthony has a tremendous amount of experience, has a really good basketball mind, a hard-working recruiter and a great person,” Barnes said.
All things that were important for Barnes. Still, this time around filling her assistant roles, Barnes was looking for much more. That’s why, in addition to the usual due diligence, Turner came to Tucson and was involved in some individual training with the Wildcats.
“When he came here and spent some time with us (Barnes, Shelby and UA assistant Salvo Coppa), he was a good balance because we are all very different,” Barnes said. “He’s been a West Coast guy for many years. He had a lot of great connections on the West Coast. I've seen him work on the court. I saw him interact with our players, and they really liked him.
"I thought he’d be a really good fit. A family guy, which goes along with our family and our culture. A great faith-based guy with a really good foundation of values. ... He was aligned with me.”
Shelby, who Barnes called “one of the hardest working coaches in the country,” was an easy call to move into the other assistant position. Barnes had seen the value Shelby brought to the staff last season and said it was a “no-brainer” to ask Shelby to move into the assistant role.
Shelby took on whatever needed to be done, no matter what the task was.
“That's the type of coach that you want,” Barnes said. “A coach that is willing to do whatever it takes and whatever you need. One that fills in different areas and who was humble and would do that.”
Shelby brings a lot of experience from serving as an assistant at Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and other spots. One of her main strengths has been recruiting. Barnes saw that up close competing over top players prior to Shelby coming to Tucson.
“There's a tremendous amount of value having Bett out on the road,” Barnes said. “She's a great evaluator. … I would have been doing a disservice to the program if I wouldn’t have put her in the coaching role. Her on the road recruiting really helps us.
"She has a tremendous amount of connections, and she’s recruited across the country. There’s a tremendous amount of value with that. Then, on the court, she brings experience, she brings energy — something we were missing.”
That experience counts. No one on this staff has less than 15 years of coaching on their résumés. In the past, Barnes has taken on younger coaches to give them the opportunity to learn from her and Coppa, who has won championships and gold medals internationally.
After the 2022-23 season ended, Barnes parted ways with former assistants Erin Grant and Ashley Davis, who had both been with the Wildcats for two seasons. Grant landed as an assistant at West Virginia, while Davis returned to Oklahoma State, where she was before joining Barnes' staff.
“I knew it was time for change,” Barnes said. “I knew I was going to make some changes to the roster, and it was really necessary to make changes on the staff too. We’ve upgraded in every position.”
Barnes also shared that she has hired a new video coordinator, Kyle Hutson, who is a UA alum. He has worked for the NBA and most recently was a director of video and analytics at Columbia University.
Barnes said he is a “guru in analytics and a great basketball mind.”
Lauren Flaum has joined the Wildcats from Tulane as director of operations.
Barnes still has a few openings to fill, including the graduate assistants for next season and the special assistant to the coach.
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Storytelling and photography exhibit showcase the centers cultural and historical significance. “¡Fiesta Fotografica! celebrates the importance of El Pueblo Neighborhood CenterPublished: Sun May 07 2023|Updated: 6 hours agoTUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Representative Raul Grijalva and members of the community gathered to celebrate “¡Fiesta Fotografica” El Pueblo Celebration! at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center.The event recognized the Center’s past, present, and future.&ld...
“¡Fiesta Fotografica! celebrates the importance of El Pueblo Neighborhood Center
Published: Sun May 07 2023|Updated: 6 hours ago
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Representative Raul Grijalva and members of the community gathered to celebrate “¡Fiesta Fotografica” El Pueblo Celebration! at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center.
The event recognized the Center’s past, present, and future.
“I really believe that its places like this, that have a connection to a community, that are very important,” said Rep. Raul Grijalva.
For Representative Grijalva and many in the community, this center is considered home.
“Our kids went to the day care here. I worked here for 17 years. Mona my better half worked in the library as well here. And I grew up on this side of town maybe two miles from here so for me it is home,” said Grijalva.
The El Pueblo Neighborhood Center was built in 1975 and has continued to provide space for community gatherings and other events. It currently is home to Representative Grijalva’s office, the Emerge Center, Interfaith Community Services, El Rio Community Health Center, El Pueblo library, and other agencies.
And since opening its doors, the center has served as a resource and safe space for Tucsonans on the southside.
“Here at El pueblo, it really started from the very inception as a resource center for the community,” said Tucson Mayor Regina Romero.
The event showcased the center’s cultural and historical significance to the community. Students from the University of Arizona’s Public and Applied Humanities Department in partnership with the Sunnyside Foundation helped showcase what the center was and can become.
“When you into there, you’ll see what the past was, what this place used to be and where we want it to become again due to the fact that it is different times,” said Grijalva.
Through photography, storytelling, and designs, they were able to bring the center’s importance into the public eye.
“This place was basically abandoned and considered a relic of other times. I think what these students and what the community is saying is, reinvest in it, bring it back to life with the changes for these time that need to happen,” said Grijalva.
And Grijalva hopes this project will be part of the process in reclaiming what the El Pueblo used to be and what it can become for future generations to enjoy.
“That it be hopping, that it be active, that people feel comfortable and safe taking back their space and that we have a commitment to keeping the center at that level once again,” said Grijalva. “Its an opportunity to give something to the community that is comprehensive and good.”
This project was paid for with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act and the 2023 federal Community Project fund secured by Representative Grijalva.
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TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Wildcats (24-20) dropped game two of their three-game set with the Air Force Falcons (23-25) on a final score of 5-0 on Saturday night at Hi Corbett Field.Starting pitcher turned in a quality start for the Cats, limiting the Falcons to four runs (two earned) on seven hits across 6.1 innings. The left-hander struck out four and issued only one walk but was tagged with the loss to move to 4-4 on the year.Freshman right-hander posted his fifth straight scoreless a...
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Wildcats (24-20) dropped game two of their three-game set with the Air Force Falcons (23-25) on a final score of 5-0 on Saturday night at Hi Corbett Field.
Starting pitcher turned in a quality start for the Cats, limiting the Falcons to four runs (two earned) on seven hits across 6.1 innings. The left-hander struck out four and issued only one walk but was tagged with the loss to move to 4-4 on the year.
Freshman right-hander posted his fifth straight scoreless appearance out of the Arizona bullpen, logging 1.2 innings of shutout work while allowing just one hit.
Left fielder (1-for-2, 2 BB) and catcher (1-for-2, BB) both reached base multiple times to lead the Wildcats offensive efforts.
Great effort from Z tonight to keep us in it ?? #BearDown His line: 6.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 K pic.twitter.com/0RkEuZqlmm— Arizona Baseball (@ArizonaBaseball) May 7, 2023
Breaker got 'em lookin' ????? @caseyhintz04 strands a Falcon at second! #BearDown ?? https://t.co/oHR2gFtwA9 pic.twitter.com/BCaf9C33fl— Arizona Baseball (@ArizonaBaseball) May 7, 2023
EMOOOOO!! @emiliocorona0 lays it all out to save a run! ?????#SCTop10 x #D1Top10 pic.twitter.com/mmqeCrod8W— Arizona Baseball (@ArizonaBaseball) May 7, 2023
The Wildcats and Falcons square off in the series rubber match on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. MST. The pregame military flyover is scheduled for approximately 12:50 p.m. MST. Tickets are available for purchase and can be secured by visiting ArizonaWildcats.com/BSB or by calling 520-621-CATS.
A new $1 billion contract for Javelin anti-tank missiles — used to great effect by Ukraine against Russian tanks — will keep Raytheon’s Tucson missile factory busy for years.A joint venture of Tucson-based Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin was awarded a four-year, $1.02 billion contract by the U.S. Army to produce Javel...
A new $1 billion contract for Javelin anti-tank missiles — used to great effect by Ukraine against Russian tanks — will keep Raytheon’s Tucson missile factory busy for years.
A joint venture of Tucson-based Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin was awarded a four-year, $1.02 billion contract by the U.S. Army to produce Javelin anti-tank missile systems and related equipment, as part of a deal potentially worth up to $7.2 billion, the Army says.
The Pentagon did not say how many missiles are to be produced under the contract. Javelins cost about $200,000 and their launch units cost about $250,000 each, budget documents show.
The U.S. and its allies have sent some 7,000 Javelins to Ukraine to help fend off the Russian invasion since 2022, and the Pentagon has been ordering thousands to replenish U.S. stocks.
Last year, the Tucson-based Javelin Joint Venture was awarded Army contracts worth more than $300 million to produce Javelin missiles and launchers.
Much of the Javelin work is performed in Tucson, where Raytheon is the biggest private employer with about 13,000 workers. Lockheed performs its Javelin work in Orlando, Florida.
Army Assistant Secretary Doug Bush said the Army and its industry partners are striving to shorten the production lead time for production and delivery of Javelin systems.
“This contract award further illustrates the urgency the U.S. government is applying to the acquisition of systems and replenishing munitions stockpiles,” Bush said in a statement announcing the latest contract.
First fielded in 1996, the FGM-148 Javelin is a “fire-and-forget missile” that locks on targets before launch and guides itself to target with an imaging infrared seeker, allowing operators to quickly move off after launching to avoid counterstrikes. It is man-portable and also can be mounted on a variety of combat vehicles.
Equipped with an imaging infrared seeker and tandem warhead, the missile can be configured in a top-attack flight arc to hit armored vehicles where they are most vulnerable, and it can also be used in a direct-line mode against buildings, fortifications and helicopters.
The Army plans to buy 541 Javelin missiles in fiscal year 2024 and more than 800 in fiscal 2025, then more than 500 annually through 2028, according to Pentagon budget documents.
The Marine Corps also fields Javelins, as well as the United Kingdom and more than 20 other allied nations.
Ukraine has used Javelins to destroy hundreds of enemy tanks and vehicles since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, and its success led to a popular meme of “St. Javelin” fashioned after a religious icon.
Besides the Javelin, Raytheon produces several weapon systems that have been provided to Ukraine in its struggle against Russian, including Stinger portable air-defense missiles, TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked Wire-guided) anti-tank missiles and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, which Raytheon makes with Norwegian partner Kongsberg Defence.