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
It’s August, which means it’s still really hot outside, but at least there’s plenty of quality local shows for you to attend. See here for recommendations that span the first half of the month.TC Superstar at the Mohawk – Friday, August 4TC Superstar are set to release “Can Love Be Kept Apart” — their third new single of 2023 — this Friday, August 4. On that same night,...
It’s August, which means it’s still really hot outside, but at least there’s plenty of quality local shows for you to attend. See here for recommendations that span the first half of the month.
TC Superstar at the Mohawk – Friday, August 4TC Superstar are set to release “Can Love Be Kept Apart” — their third new single of 2023 — this Friday, August 4. On that same night, you can see them at the Mohawk. The collaborative performance group, which sports a synth-leaning sound and plenty of dancers, will be joined by Cloud Companion and Hey Cowboy. Tickets for the show are $15.
Rival Waves at 3TEN ACL Live – Saturday, August 5Rival Waves will play 3TEN ACL Live this Saturday, August 5. The alt rockers will be performing in support of their new album, A Meaningless Chaos, which is due out the day before the show.The Dead Coats and Lola Tried will kick off the evening. Tickets are $15.
Night Drive at the Parish – Saturday, August 5Synth pop vets Night Drive have a new EP, Position II, coming out this Friday, and the release show for it will happen at the Parish the next night, Saturday, August 5. Show up early to catch sets from Haunt Me and Holy Wire. Tickets are $20.
Moving Panoramas & Mountain Time at Hotel Vegas – Thursday, August 10If you prefer an early evening show, then get yourself to Hotel Vegas on Thursday, August 10. Music will get underway at 7:30pm, and the lineup consists of two great longtime Austin acts: Moving Panoramas and Mountain Time (Chris Simpson of Mineral). Tickets for this are just $10.
Britt Daniel & Jo Alice at Antone’s – Friday, August 11Spoon’s Britt Daniel and a friend, Jo Alice, will play Antone’s on Friday, August 11. These two are worth seeing as a duo, but the show will also feature two special guests – Andrew Cashen (of A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit, and more) and John Doe. Tickets are $20. Get them while you can.
Tameca Jones at Antone’s – Saturday, August 12All-star soul singer Tameca Jones can be seen at Antone’s on Saturday, August 12. The bill for the “Back To School” show also contains Riders Against The Storm and Montenko, which makes it a pretty stacked affair. Tickets are $20.
A French farmers market stand is moving into Ghostline Kitchens to offer brunch to-go starting this month. Paris 13 will open at 3400 Comsouth Drive in the McKinney neighborhood on Tuesday, August 15, with delivery and pickup services available.Paris 13 serves French dishes like quiche Lorraine and quiche with mushrooms along with samosas including Creole samosas, including one with beef and one with potatoes. The new location will also offer madeleines and c...
A French farmers market stand is moving into Ghostline Kitchens to offer brunch to-go starting this month. Paris 13 will open at 3400 Comsouth Drive in the McKinney neighborhood on Tuesday, August 15, with delivery and pickup services available.
Paris 13 serves French dishes like quiche Lorraine and quiche with mushrooms along with samosas including Creole samosas, including one with beef and one with potatoes. The new location will also offer madeleines and crepes.
Paris 13 comes from French-Hmong immigrants and mother-and-daughter duo Phay Ly and Maly Ly. Phay, a Vietnam War refugee, was raised in France where she became a chef and restaurant manager. Daughter Maly came to the U.S. to attend St. Edward’s University and came up with the idea for Paris 13, which started as a catering company. Her parents joined her in Austin after they had to close their food truck in Arkansas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maly tells Eater in an email the name Paris 13 refers to the 13th arrondissement of Paris, which has a large Asian community. “It is a reminder that French people come in all colors, shapes, and sizes,” she writes. “We wanted to bring something new and delightful, challenging preconceived notions of what America expects from French culture and cuisine.”
The farmers market stand will continue to operate at Barton Creek Farmers Market from September 2023 through July 2024.
Paris 13 will be open from Tuesday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Delivery orders can be placed through DoorDash, Uber Eats, Foodee, and Grubhub, and pickup orders can be made through Paris 13’s website.
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As if we weren't already sweating enough, things are heating up for Hatch Chile season. These green (and less commonly, red) peppers are all over Austin menus. A Hatch Chile usually signifies a special commitment to Southwestern cuisine beyond that of the pedestrian — if widely loved — jalapeño.But ask an Austinite what a Hatch Chile really IS, and you'll be met with blank stares. Let them pick it out of a basket at H-E-B and...wait, are there even any in stock? Thankfully, Central Market is on the job with its ...
As if we weren't already sweating enough, things are heating up for Hatch Chile season. These green (and less commonly, red) peppers are all over Austin menus. A Hatch Chile usually signifies a special commitment to Southwestern cuisine beyond that of the pedestrian — if widely loved — jalapeño.
But ask an Austinite what a Hatch Chile really IS, and you'll be met with blank stares. Let them pick it out of a basket at H-E-B and...wait, are there even any in stock? Thankfully, Central Market is on the job with its 28th annual Hatch Chile Festival from August 2-22.
The grocery store will send teams outside for daily Hatch Chile roasts, adding the special ingredient to "everything from pork chops to pound cakes." Locations across the state plan to go through 125 tons of peppers during this festival, including a free tasting event on August 12.
There are plenty of other places to taste Hatch Chiles year-round in Austin, if you want someone else to prepare them: Torchy's famous Green Chile Queso; JewBoy Burgers' latkes with Hatch Chiles, grilled onions, and melted cheese; and Paco's Tacos makes them the star on a tortilla with beans and cheese.
Like Champagne, Hatch Chiles are named for their provenance: the former floodplains of New Mexico's Hatch Valley. An online seller called the Hatch Chile Store places the growing region across 40,000 acres in New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Texas, but some fanatics say it's not a real Hatch Chile if it's not from the valley, which is fully contained in New Mexico.
A real purist would only accept chiles within the lineage of Joseph Franzoy, an Austrian immigrant and commercial farmer in Hatch who grew his family to more than 700 members over four generations of chile growing. Many informational sources about Hatch chiles are sure to mention the Franzoy name.
If 125 tons seemed like a lot, consider the 300,000 people that visit the small village of Hatch along the Rio Grande each year, according to the New Mexico Tourism Department. These visitors dramatically outnumber the villagers; a group of 1556 as of 2021. A local festival even chooses a chile queen each year.
Central Market attributes the smoky flavor of the chiles to a temperature differential in the valley: big shifts been hot days and cool nights. This is in keeping with widely held gardening wisdom that hotter areas generally create hotter chiles — these generally only pack a mild-to-medium punch at 4,500 units on the Scoville scale. That's about the same or milder than a jalapeño.
If pepper fanatics in Austin choose to visit this pepper hotspot, they'll have to plan quite the drive. Hatch is north of Las Cruces and south of the famously named Truth or Consequences. (Yes, that's a real town.) It's about an 11-hour drive one-way, or Texans can fly into the El Paso International Airport and rent a car for the day.
Those who do make the drive may want to check out a copy of New Mexico Chiles: History, Legend and Lore by documentarian Kelly Culler, whose extended family grows chiles in the Hatch Valley. Some things have changed since its 2015 publication, but it doesn't look like people are losing interest in these crops anytime soon.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin is sharing data with Google on the solar reflectivity of roofs across the community to better understand which parts of town would benefit most from cool roofs, a type of roofing that reduces heat in homes and neighborhoods.Laura Patiño, the chief resilience officer at the city of Austin, described solar reflectivity as the measure of how much sunlight a roof can reflect. A higher reflectivity means your home is absorbing less heat.Once the city is done studying the roofs across m...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin is sharing data with Google on the solar reflectivity of roofs across the community to better understand which parts of town would benefit most from cool roofs, a type of roofing that reduces heat in homes and neighborhoods.
Laura Patiño, the chief resilience officer at the city of Austin, described solar reflectivity as the measure of how much sunlight a roof can reflect. A higher reflectivity means your home is absorbing less heat.
Once the city is done studying the roofs across multiple neighborhoods, it will then be able to use that data to find which areas of town would benefit the most from cool roofs, and could shape some future policy. The data will be a part of Austin’s heat resilience playbook, a tool to reduce urban heat in the city.
“From creating awareness and communicating and educating to residents what they can do to their homes, all the way to creating policies and new standards for how we build in our city that will make our city more adaptive to the changing environment,” Patiño explained.
Cool roofs are exactly what they sound like: Roofs that keep your home cooler.
Solar reflectivity depends on three different aspects: color, material, and the shape of your roof. Patiño said a lighter-color roof will be better at reflecting sunlight. Think about what you wear on a hot day. If your clothes are darker, you will be absorbing more heat than if you wore light colors.
Material also plays a bigger role. There are certain materials that are found to reflect better. The Department of Energy lists a couple of materials that reflect light more. Some of the options include wood shingles, light-colored asphalt shingles, and clay tiles.
Shape will play a role too, Patiño said. A flat roof will not reflect light as well as sloped roofs.
Because cool roofs are designed to reflect more light and reduce the heat absorbed by your home, it is going to save you some money on electricity costs. A Department of Energy study found cool roofs “reduce the annual air-conditioning energy use of a single-story building by up to 15%.”
“You’re talking about less energy consumption, because when your home is reflecting that heat it isn’t getting as hot inside, so you’re looking at lower electricity bills. You’re also looking at better quality of life,” Patiño explained.
Cool roofs will not only keep your home cool, but will reduce the amount of urban heat in your community. Patiño said that can make your walk from your front door to a bus stop much more comfortable.
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AUSTIN (KXAN) — For 75 years, Peter Pan Mini-Golf has been a mainstay in the fabric of Austin’s local business scene. Located off the intersection of Barton Springs Road and S. Lamar Boulevard, brothers Glenn, Jack and Clifford Dismukes launched the business in 1948.Originally, the mini-golf site was named Varsity Links, according to reporting from the ...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — For 75 years, Peter Pan Mini-Golf has been a mainstay in the fabric of Austin’s local business scene. Located off the intersection of Barton Springs Road and S. Lamar Boulevard, brothers Glenn, Jack and Clifford Dismukes launched the business in 1948.
Originally, the mini-golf site was named Varsity Links, according to reporting from the Austin Business Journal. Come the 1950s, the owners embraced the Peter Pan theme that stays with the business today.
Glenn Dismukes hand-sculpted the figurines and characters that adorn the course. His daughter and current co-owner, Margaret Dismukes Massad, told ABJ last year her father began creating the sculptures in the 1950s and carried the practice into the 1960s.
Dismukes Massad and her husband, Julio Massad, took over the business in 2019 as a retirement job of sorts.
“I think the secret to our success that my brother continued on until he passed away, and we’re keeping, is that we just don’t change anything,” Dismukes Massad told ABJ. “And I think that is our best-selling point, is that people love the continuity.”
In the decades since it’s opening, Margaret and Julio said a couple extra coats of paints have been added here, with some additional figures created by sculptor Cheryl Latimer added there — but overall, each said they wanted the business to encapsulate Old Austin sentiments.
“We’re known for being really laid-back,” she told ABJ. “We are like ‘Keep Austin Weird’ — it has been our mantra.”
Its historic roots extend beyond its tenure operating in Austin. In an email to KXAN Thursday, the couple said the land the business sits on is designated as a “State Archaeological Landmark” by the Texas Antiquities Committee and the Texas Historical Commission.
TAC documents read the site “contains the remains of prehistoric camps dating between 3,000 BC and 1,500 AD,” Dismukes Massad added.
Now, the storied business’ future remains in flux. In a rapidly developing Austin burgeoning with million-dollar properties, tech businesses and a soaring population, ABJ reporting revealed both Peter Pan Mini-Golf and the adjacent, now-demolished McDonald’s restaurant next door have been caught up in real estate dealings involving a state agency.
“The fate of these sites will be in the hands of an as-yet-unknown individual: a trustee who will be appointed to oversee family trusts that control the land in question and were set up to aid the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the state’s orphans,” ABJ reported.
Previously, Dismukes Massad and Massad told ABJ they planned to continue the business for several years, even as its current lease was slated to end in April 2024. Now, it’s future remains in limbo.