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 Atlanta, GA. 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 Atlanta'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 Atlanta, GA.
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
ATLANTA - Georgia officials are making preparations for Hurricane Ian as the major storm heads toward Cuba and Florida.Monday, the state will activate its operation center, which will co-ordinate efforts all over the state to make sure officials are ready when or if the Peach State takes a hit.At 5 a.m. on Monday, Ian had strengthened into a hurricane and was moving northwest at 13 mph, about 90 miles southwest of Grand Cayman, according to the center. It had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.Officials s...
ATLANTA - Georgia officials are making preparations for Hurricane Ian as the major storm heads toward Cuba and Florida.
Monday, the state will activate its operation center, which will co-ordinate efforts all over the state to make sure officials are ready when or if the Peach State takes a hit.
At 5 a.m. on Monday, Ian had strengthened into a hurricane and was moving northwest at 13 mph, about 90 miles southwest of Grand Cayman, according to the center. It had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.
Officials say the uncertainty over the storm's track is making it hard for people to get ready.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency throughout Florida and urged residents to prepare for the storm to lash large swaths of the state with heavy rains, high winds and rising seas.
Forecasters are still unsure of exactly where Ian could make landfall, with current models plotting it toward Florida’s west coast or panhandle regions, he said.
"We’re going to keep monitoring the track of this storm. But it really is important to stress the degree of uncertainty that still exists," DeSantis said at a news conference Sunday, cautioning that "even if you’re not necessarily right in the eye of the path of the storm, there’s going to be pretty broad impacts throughout the state."
President Joe Biden also declared an emergency, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to coordinate disaster relief and provide assistance to protect lives and property. The president postponed a scheduled Sept. 27 trip to Florida because of the storm.
In Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management and Agency will work closely with the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials to ensure - in Gov. Brian Kemp's words - "Georgia is prepared for whatever the major storm could bring."
"I urge my fellow Georgians to monitor this storm as it evolves and calmly take the necessary precautions to keep their families and neighbors safe," Kemp said in a statement late Sunday night.
Officials say Georgians who end up in the path of the storm should prepare with GEMA's suggested guide to what residents should do before, during, and after a hurricane including making a family communications plan and evacuation plan and prepare a "Ready kit" in case of evacuation.
You can find all their suggested guidance on the GEMA website.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Rain and gusty winds possible by the end of the week.ATLANTA — Ian strengthened to a category 2 hurricane Monday afternoon. It is now producing winds of 85 mph with 100 mph gusts. It has undergone rapid intensification - increasing winds from 60 mph to 100 mph in just the last 24 hours.A landfall along western Cuba is expected Monday night before it will enter into t...
Rain and gusty winds possible by the end of the week.
ATLANTA — Ian strengthened to a category 2 hurricane Monday afternoon. It is now producing winds of 85 mph with 100 mph gusts. It has undergone rapid intensification - increasing winds from 60 mph to 100 mph in just the last 24 hours.
A landfall along western Cuba is expected Monday night before it will enter into the warm, open water of the Gulf of Mexico. Further rapid intensification is expected in the next 24 hours to a major category 4 hurricane Tuesday evening.
While we are getting a better idea of Hurricane Ian's track (and where exactly it will make landfall), there's still high uncertainty in the forecast - especially when it comes to our impacts here in north Georgia.
The question that still remains is just how much impact there will be for the Atlanta area, and it's completely dependent on where exactly Hurricane Ian goes. Even a 50-100 mile shift in track can have major impacts on the intensity of rain and wind.
Thursday: Landfall along the Florida coast. Cloud cover increases across Georgia ahead of Hurricane Ian. Winds become breezier.
Friday: Overcast with breezy winds. Showers and storms will be possible Friday morning, but the heaviest rain is not expected until Friday evening.
Saturday: Showers and storms are likely. This will be the wettest and windiest day in North Georgia.
Sunday: A few showers and storms will linger. Rain begins to clear and winds calm.
After landfall, Hurricane Ian will weaken and disorganize, eventually becoming a tropical depression as it moves into Georgia.
When it comes to impact from landfalling tropical systems, location relative to the center of circulation matters. While every part of a hurricane is dangerous, the "dirty side" refers to the side of a hurricane or tropical system where you find the highest winds, highest storm surge, and the greatest tornado threat.
In a tropical system moving north like Hurricane Ian, the "dirty side" is the northeastern quadrant.
Why does this happen?
Tropical systems in the northern hemisphere rotate counterclockwise. As Hurricane Ian moves forward to the north, the winds on the right side are moving in the same direction as the storm. This accelerates wind speeds.
On the left side, winds are moving in the opposite direction of the storm. This slows down wind speeds.
What does it mean for us?
If Hurricane Ian tracks to our east, impacts here will be less. If Hurricane Ian tracks further west across Georgia, it is more likely we see heavy rain that leads to flooding, damaging winds, and even a threat for tornadoes.
Right now, forecast models bring in heavy rain Friday night through Saturday. Early rain accumulation looks to be 2" - 4" for many.
A further eastward track would result in significantly lower rain totals.
Wind speeds of up to 20-25 mph will be possible with gusts of 40+ mph. This could result in downed tree limbs or even power outages. Winds will be breezy Thursday through Saturday, but the strongest winds are expected Friday night and Saturday morning.
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(Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2022) Today, Georgia Tech announced leadership changes within Athletics. Todd Stansbury, athletics director, and Geoff Collins, head football coach, will both leave their roles effective immediately.Collins, a metro Atlanta native, was named the 20th head coach in Georgia Tech football history on Dec. 7, 2018. He has had three years of recruiting success while at Georgia Tech, but the program posted a disappointing 10-28 record under his leadership.“I am grateful to Coach Collins for his h...
(Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2022) Today, Georgia Tech announced leadership changes within Athletics. Todd Stansbury, athletics director, and Geoff Collins, head football coach, will both leave their roles effective immediately.
Collins, a metro Atlanta native, was named the 20th head coach in Georgia Tech football history on Dec. 7, 2018. He has had three years of recruiting success while at Georgia Tech, but the program posted a disappointing 10-28 record under his leadership.
“I am grateful to Coach Collins for his hard work and commitment to our student athletes,” said Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera. “Unfortunately, the results of our football program have fallen short of what our loyal community, fans and athletes expect and deserve. We are committed to rebuilding the program and a coaching change is a necessary first step in that process.”
Stansbury was the ninth director of Athletics when he stepped into the role in September 2016. He is an alumnus of Georgia Tech and has helped the program increase its Director’s Cup standings and achieve a school record of 90% NCAA Graduation Success Rate in the most recent data released by the NCAA during the 2021-22 academic year.
“Todd is and will always be an admired and respected member of our community. His dedication to the success of our student athletes and his love for Georgia Tech are admirable,” said Cabrera. “The challenges the athletic program has faced in recent years have grown to a point where we need to try a new approach, and that requires new leadership.”
Frank Neville, chief of staff and senior vice president of Strategic Initiatives, has been named interim director of athletics. He has served in his current role at Georgia Tech since September 2019 and is a member of the Georgia Tech Athletics Association Board of Trustees. Previously, he served 15 years in the U.S. Department of State, was vice president of Global Communication and Public Affairs at the Thunderbird School of Global Management (now part of Arizona State University), and was chief of staff and vice president of Communications and Marketing at George Mason University. He lettered in three sports (baseball, track, and football) at Carleton College, is a former competitive body-builder and martial artist, and was the baseball prospect writer at The Sporting News for 15 years.
Brent Key, assistant head coach for football, has been named the interim head coach. A Georgia Tech alumnus and football letterwinner, Key is in his fourth season as the Yellow Jackets’ assistant head coach, run game coordinator, and offensive line coach. In his first three seasons, Georgia Tech’s run game produced an all-American, a pair of all-Atlantic Coast Conference honorees and finished in the top half of the ACC in rushing offense twice. Key has also mentored a pair of all-ACC offensive linemen. He returned to Georgia Tech in 2019 after three seasons as offensive line coach at Alabama (2016-18), where he helped lead the Crimson Tide to two Southeastern Conference championships, three College Football Playoff championship games and the 2017 national title.
A national search will get underway this week to recruit a new director of athletics and football head coach. Parker Executive Search has been contracted to lead the search.
The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is one of the top public research universities in the U.S., developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute offers business, computing, design, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences degrees. Its more than 46,000 students, representing 50 states and more than 150 countries, study at the main campus in Atlanta, at campuses in France and China, and through distance and online learning.
ATLANTA - While Hurricane Ian is inching closer to Florida, officials with the Red Cross of Southwest Georgia said they have been preparing their response for more than a week.The Red Cross has dozens of volunteers in place and they are getting ready to open shelters ahead of Ian making landfall, which is expected as early as Thursday morning."We will be there to serve Georgians when they need," Red Cross of Southwest Georgia Executive Director Adelaide Kirk said.As of 11 p.m. Monday, forecaste...
ATLANTA - While Hurricane Ian is inching closer to Florida, officials with the Red Cross of Southwest Georgia said they have been preparing their response for more than a week.
The Red Cross has dozens of volunteers in place and they are getting ready to open shelters ahead of Ian making landfall, which is expected as early as Thursday morning.
"We will be there to serve Georgians when they need," Red Cross of Southwest Georgia Executive Director Adelaide Kirk said.
As of 11 p.m. Monday, forecasters believe south Georgia residents can expect to feel that strength in the form of tropical force winds.
Kirk said Red Cross officials have watched the forecast closely and they anticipate Ian may be one of the strongest to hit Florida in a few years.
"The projection is for it to strengthen a good bit before it actually makes landfall," she explained. "The whole Red Cross disaster cycle services team has been leaning forward since mid-last week and really thinking about what the potential impacts have been."
Red Cross is now preparing to mobilize its team of about 75 staff members and volunteers in the days before Ian’s arrival.
"If we have actual impacts after the storm, we’ll have teams that come out and do damage assessments and feeding and all different functions so it definitely is Georgians helping Georgians," Kirk said.
She says organizers have pre-identified 11 shelters in south Georgia and have resources ready to go. The Red Cross will send its volunteers down to set those shelters up over the next two days.
"We have shelter trailers that are full of cots and blankets and all the materials you may need to open a shelter," Kirk said. "We’re putting those things in place all across southern Georgia so that we’re prepared for Georgians as well as any Floridians that may incur evacuation orders."
For other residents who don’t need to evacuate, Red Cross officials recommend they start thinking about how they’ll prepare at home.
"Do you have a disaster prepared kit? Things that include water, flash lights and medication for a few days in case something happens," Kirk explained.
As of Monday evening, Georgia Red Cross officials have not geared up for a major impact in the Atlanta area, but said they will have more information on locations for shelters in south Georgia in the coming days.
ATLANTA (AP) — State regulators begin hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.’s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years, setting up clashes over how much profit the utility should earn, how much solar panel owners should be paid and how rates should be structured.The five elected members of the Public Service Commission are scheduled to decide in December on the company’s request to collect a cumulative $2.8 billion more from its 2.3 million customers beginning in January. Changes are likely before any ...
ATLANTA (AP) — State regulators begin hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.’s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years, setting up clashes over how much profit the utility should earn, how much solar panel owners should be paid and how rates should be structured.
The five elected members of the Public Service Commission are scheduled to decide in December on the company’s request to collect a cumulative $2.8 billion more from its 2.3 million customers beginning in January. Changes are likely before any vote.
The company says it needs more money to improve the grid, retire old coal plants, acquire electricity from new sources and upgrade customer-facing computer systems.
A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month pays Georgia Power an average of $128 a month now, the company has said. Under the plan, that would rise by $14.32 a month in 2023, reaching a total of $16.29 more over the three-year period. That’s nearly $200 a year more by 2025.
However, electricity bills are likely to go up even more. Commissioners have already approved plans for the company to increase rates by $3.78 a month when the first of two new nuclear units being built at Plant Vogtle starts generating electricity, likely early next year. A bigger increase could follow the second new reactor coming online, possibly in 2024.
The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. is also likely in February to seek approve for the increased cost of coal and natural gas that fuels power plants. All that could push bills upward more than 15% for customers in 2023 alone.
The commission granted a $1.77 billion cumulative increase in the current three-year rate plan, which began in 2020.
Tuesday is likely to see the contrast of everyday customers testifying about the harm they believe the rate increases would do, followed by Georgia Power CEO Chris Womack taking the stand to justify the request for more money.
One key fight will be over how much Georgia Power must pay for electricity generated by owners of rooftop solar panels. A 5,000-unit pilot program has filled, and some commissioners and others have pushed to expand the cap. But Georgia Power says rooftop solar unfairly shifts costs to other customers who don’t have panels.
Georgia Power wants to boost its return on equity, the amount Southern Co. shareholders earn on invested capital, from 10.5% to 11%. Opponents argue Georgia Power’s return is already artificially high, but the company says financial strength lets it borrow money more cheaply. The boost would cost customers another $94 million a year.
Some consumer groups want commissioners to curtail a Georgia Power rate plan that includes a fixed monthly fee based on a customer’s peak usage. Opponents say the demand charge rate plan, the default plan for customers in newly built houses since 2021, unfairly drives up bills.
There will be other fights. The Sierra Club, for example, continues to oppose Georgia Power being allowed to charge ratepayers to excavate or cap coal ash, even though a court ruling says the utility may do so. The company would collect $400 million over three years to cap or excavate ash ponds at coal-fueled power plants. Environmentalists want all the ash excavated and reburied in lined landfills, which could cost even more.
A group of convenience store owners want rates for electricity sold for vehicle charging to be equal to what Georgia Power pays for its own chargers, saying otherwise Georgia Power may dominate the charging market.
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