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 Austin, TX. 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 Austin'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 Austin, TX.
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
AUSTIN (KXAN) — For people living paycheck to paycheck, relief may soon be on the way.Austin City Council gave the green light to a $1.1 million guaranteed income pilot program on Thursday.These taxpayer funds will give $1,000 a month to 85 families or individuals facing extreme financial hardship.Austin mayor Steve Adler said it’ll play a pivotal pa...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — For people living paycheck to paycheck, relief may soon be on the way.
Austin City Council gave the green light to a $1.1 million guaranteed income pilot program on Thursday.
These taxpayer funds will give $1,000 a month to 85 families or individuals facing extreme financial hardship.
Austin mayor Steve Adler said it’ll play a pivotal part in preventing homelessness.
“We have to find ways to divert people from ending up on the streets in the first place,” he said. “It’ll also be a lot less expensive for us.”
Longtime Austin resident Lana Gibson-Alexander is the mother of four children and grandmother of six kids. On the verge of being evicted in 2021, she qualified for a privately funded pilot put on by UpTogether.
“It was definitely a blessing and a godsend in my life at that time,” Gibson-Alexander said.
The national nonprofit provided Gibson-Alexander and 162 other Austin households with $1,200 spread out over a year, giving them the freedom to choose how to use it.
“Car payments, insurance bills, rent,” Gibson-Alexander said. “However I decided I needed to use those funds for that month.”
However, city council member Mackenzie Kelly expressed reservations about the program. In a statement provided to KXAN, she said the following:
“I do not believe that the guaranteed income pilot is the solution to Austin’s affordability problem. I want our community to have a better quality of life, and we need to focus on finding permanent solutions to make the city more affordable for everyone.”
Austin will be the 33rd city that’s adopted a version of this pilot program, which originated in Stockton, California, from a network known as the Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.
“Do you want to live in a country where everybody is doing pretty well and where we’re sharing in this prosperity that was created by all of us?” the network’s communications director Saadia McConville said.
The organization aims to eventually receive federal funding.
“You start with the 85, you prove that this is something that works,” McConville said. “The hope is that we are eventually able to scale up to a federal program.”
For folks such as Gibson-Alexander, allowing families to freely use these taxpayer funds could make a major difference.
“Those 85 people will never forget this for the rest of their lives, I can tell you that,” she concluded.
The City of Austin’s Equity Office will determine who’s eligible to participate in the program.
Possible criteria for eligible guaranteed income pilot participants could include:
The Austin school district has not met minimum state exam standards for students with disabilities in the past four years, accor...
The Austin school district has not met minimum state exam standards for students with disabilities in the past four years, according to an independent review of the district’s special education programs.
Stetson and Associates, a consulting firm, conducted a review of the Austin school district’s services for students with disabilities starting during the 2019-2020 academic year, although the evaluation was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a change in leadership at the district.
The report was ordered by the school district at a cost of $53,400. Representatives from the firm presented the report to the Austin school board during a special board meeting on Tuesday evening.
The report included the results of surveys with parents, administrators, and staff, classroom observations, and comparisons of the Austin school district to the state, Region 13 and other comparable districts, such as Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
According to the report, there are nearly 10,000 disabled students enrolled in the Austin school district, or 13.3% of the total student population. That number has grown since 2017, even as the overall student population has declined by about 10% during the same time period.
The report found that Austin school district scores on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness for students with disabilities in grades 3-8 were below the state standard in all areas in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. The exam was canceled in 2020.
The STAAR district’s scores for students with disabilities increased after 2017 in nearly all areas, but the scores declined in 2021. Students with disabilities in the Austin school district also scored below the state and region passing rates in all academic areas, and at least half of the six comparable districts in four subjects: math, reading, science and writing.
“National studies conducted within the past year verify that students with disabilities and students whose second language is English fared much worse than their peers when engaged in virtual or blended learning,” the report said. “This should be factored into losses in student performance scores but emphasizes the importance of accelerating efforts to improve the quality and impact of instructional delivery.”
The report also reported many other findings, including that the district lacks a clear vision for services and outcomes for students with disabilities, provides inconsistent services across the district and needs to improve communication between the Special Education Department and the schools.
The report comes about a year after Disability Rights Texas and five elementary-age plaintiffs filed a still-pending lawsuit against the Austin school district for failing its students with disabilities because of a broken evaluation system that faced backlogs and staff shortages.
Since then, the Austin school district has argued in court that it has taken extensive steps to reorganize the district’s Special Education Department, addressed issues of low morale among district evaluators and addressed the evaluation backlog.
Theresa Arocha-Gill, the Austin school district's executive director of special education, outlined the district's future plans to address special education during the meeting, including expanding training for teachers, establishing campus support teams and collaborating more with the district leadership to improve Tier I instruction.
The firm also found that the Austin school district was not understaffed in special education, however, Frances Stetson, president and CEO of Stetson and Associates, told the trustees that they could better align the district’s staffing based on students’ instructional and behavioral needs.
According to the report, the student with a disability-to-special education teacher ratio of 1:13.2 for the Austin school district is lower than the ratio for the state and Region 13, which is 1:14.3 and 1:14.8 respectively.
The Austin school district's graduation rate of 62.1% for students with disabilities is higher than the state, region and the six comparable school districts in Texas. The total expenditures per student with a disability in the Austin district also is higher than the state and all the comparable districts.
“We agree with the findings and are gratified to have an outsider come in and see the same things we’ve been seeing,” Elizabeth Casas, chief of academics for the Austin school district, said in a statement. “It gives us a lot of confidence that we’re on the right track as we work with our families and teams to implement these recommendations."
In a move that could further add to Austin's booming technology sector, chipmaker NXP Semiconductors is considering Austin for $2.6 billion expansion that could create up to 800 jobs.NXP Semiconductors is seeking tax breaks from the Austin Independent School District, and Kroll, a site selection consulting firm representing NXP, made a presentation to the district's school board on Tuesday night.The initial presentation didn't specify the amount of the potential tax incentives deal, but previous incentives agreements from Texas...
In a move that could further add to Austin's booming technology sector, chipmaker NXP Semiconductors is considering Austin for $2.6 billion expansion that could create up to 800 jobs.
NXP Semiconductors is seeking tax breaks from the Austin Independent School District, and Kroll, a site selection consulting firm representing NXP, made a presentation to the district's school board on Tuesday night.
The initial presentation didn't specify the amount of the potential tax incentives deal, but previous incentives agreements from Texas school districts for similar deals have been for tens of millions of dollars.
The jobs created by the expansion would pay an average annual salary of more than $100,000, NXP's representative told the AISD school board. NXP Semiconductors already has about 1,300 employees in Austin, where it has multiple facilities, including a chip fabrication facility. Headquartered in The Netherlands, NXP Semiconductors has more than 29,000 global employees and had revenue of $11 billion in 2021.
NXP's representatives said the company is considering other sites for the project, but didn't specify those locations. They said a final decision on the location is expected to be made this year, with a goal of construction starting in 2024 and operations to start in 2026.
NXP's representatives said its application to AISD was its first bid for taxpayer incentives, but said receiving local incentives are needed to quailify for additional funds from the federal CHIPS for America Act, which provides more than $50 billion in grant funding to the semiconductor industry throughout the U.S. to offset the cost of construction for facilities.
Michael Lateur, managing director of Kroll, said: “If this project were to come to this community without the support of chapter 313, which I'm here to say would not occur because there would be no funding for the project without the CHIPS Act, if would have negative effects on AISD funding, effectively increasing the amount of recapture paid back to the state because of the increased value that this project would bring to the tax."
Lateur said the approval of the agreement would reduce the costs of the state’s recapture program on the Austin school district. District leaders expect to send $798.6 million — more than half of the district’s revenue — to the state under recapture during the 2022-2023 academic year.
If the school board approves it, the tax incentive agreement would be offered under the state's Chapter 313 program. That program allows districts to be reimbursed by the state for corporate tax breaks they agree to provide, an attribute that has made the program controversial among critics who say districts have no reason not to grant them. The Chapter 313 program is set to expire at the end of this year, although Chapter 313 incentive deals approved before then won't be affected.
The Austin school board has not taken a vote on NXP's application. NXP's representatives said they also expect to meet with Travis County and city of Austin officials on potential incentives agreements.
If NXP chooses Austin for the expansion, it would add to a recent string of economic development wins for the Austin metro area.
In November, Samsung announced it would build a $17 billion chipmaking facility near Taylor, which is also in Williamson County. The next-generation chip fabrication plant is expected to employ 1,800 people. Electric automaker Tesla late last year announced that it had moved its corporate headquarters to Austin, and in December started production at its new $1.1 billion Travis County factory.
Both of those facilities received Chapter 313 incentives deals from Central Texas school districts.
Technology company Applied Materials is also considering a site in Hutto for a new $2.4 billion research and development facility that could employ hundreds of people. Applied Materials is seeking an incentive agreement from the Hutto Independent School District.
This is a developing story.
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pediatric Home Service, PHS, announces today the expansion of its service offerings to Austin, Texas. This new location expands the coverage of their home health care services creating a continuous service area further in the state of Texas. The new office in Texas is the fourth for PHS with existing locations in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.PHS is recognized as a pioneer in pediatric home care. For more than thirty years, PHS has been providing best-in-class services and education ...
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pediatric Home Service, PHS, announces today the expansion of its service offerings to Austin, Texas. This new location expands the coverage of their home health care services creating a continuous service area further in the state of Texas. The new office in Texas is the fourth for PHS with existing locations in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
PHS is recognized as a pioneer in pediatric home care. For more than thirty years, PHS has been providing best-in-class services and education to patients and families
“We continue to dedicate our resources to the provision of the best care to children throughout the country. For many years, our team has been proud to serve families with respiratory therapy and clinical nutrition needs in other regions of Texas,” said Adam Nielsen, CEO of PHS. “Opening the location in Austin answers our provider and patient family requests to expand our service area and best serve the needs of children with medical complexities in Texas."
The Austin location will offer respiratory therapy and equipment, with high-tech respiratory care provided by neonatal pediatric specialists who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The PHS operational and clinical team will also support enteral nutrition, ensuring that each individual care plan is safely carried out in the home setting.
As an independent health care company, Pediatric Home Service works closely and seamlessly with health care providers, patients, their families, and payers so that children requiring advanced respiratory care or enteral nutrition can successfully and safely succeed at home.
“We are looking forward to bringing more Texas children home,” said Joe Rodriguez, PHS VP of Operations for Texas. “Our goal is to help them safely transition home where they can live the fullest life possible at home with their families.”
PHS began accepting patients on May 2nd, 2022. It is located at 3006 Longhorn Blvd, Ste 113, Austin, TX 78758 and can be reached at 737-400-5495.
For more information about PHS please visit www.PediatricHomeService.com.
About Pediatric Home Service
Pediatric Home Service is an independent pediatric home care company helping children with medical complexities and technology dependencies live safely and successfully where they are most comfortable, at home with their families, rather than in a hospital. Pediatric Home Service partners with healthcare professionals and family caregivers to deliver compassionate, specialized, high-quality care to children with complex medical needs.
Contact:Dana Johnson[email protected]M: 952-201-6154
AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s been a hot few days in Austin. Unseasonably hot.In fact, we’re currently living through the hottest May on record.Through May 10, the average temperature at Camp Mabry this month — when combining the high and low for each day — has been 82.0°.Let’s put that into perspective: According to data from the National Weather Service, the “normal” average temperature for May 1-10 is 74.0°. That means this month is running a fever of 8.0° above norma...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s been a hot few days in Austin. Unseasonably hot.
In fact, we’re currently living through the hottest May on record.
Through May 10, the average temperature at Camp Mabry this month — when combining the high and low for each day — has been 82.0°.
Let’s put that into perspective: According to data from the National Weather Service, the “normal” average temperature for May 1-10 is 74.0°. That means this month is running a fever of 8.0° above normal.
No other May in Austin, with records dating back to 1898, has come close to being that high above normal.
In both 2018 and 1996, May ended up being 3.8° above normal. May 1902 was 3.5° above normal.
Meanwhile, May 1907 was the coolest May on record in Austin. The average temperature for the month was 67.5°, which is 9.3° cooler than normal.
So here’s what we’re all wondering: Does a hot May mean a hot summer? Not necessarily.
In 2018, a hot May did lead to a hot summer. Camp Mabry hit 100° a total of 52 times that year, the sixth most on record. A high of 110° was reached on July 23.
It was a different story in 1996, though. May’s average temperature that year was the same as in 2018, but the year saw far fewer 100° days, with just 17.
The summer of 2011 was a record breaker. Austin hit 100° a total of 90 days, even though May that year was just 1.2° above normal. Similarly, 1925 saw 69 days of triple-digit heat, the second-most since records began, but May 1925 was actually 0.8° cooler than normal.
As for this year, long-range computer model outlooks and official projections from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center continue hotter and drier than normal weather across Central Texas through at least early June, and possibly longer.
The KXAN First Warning Weather team says dry soil resulting from this predicted pattern may set us up for numerous 100° days this summer, intensifying drought conditions and low lake levels. Lake Travis is currently at its lowest level since September 2018.
Weather predictions months into the future are very difficult, and all it takes is one summer tropical storm from the Gulf to bring significant rain and milder temperatures. In the absence of that outside chance, however, Chief Meteorologist David Yeomans says he does not see much that will save us from a hotter than normal summer to come.