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 Boston, MA. 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 Boston'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 Boston, MA.
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
Last year, Boston officially recognized Juneteenth for the first time. It’s a holiday commemorating the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told that the Civil War had ended and that they were free—two years after the end of the war. The holiday has been celebrated in Texas and across the South for generations with parades, cookouts and dancing. Since Juneteenth has become a federal holiday, those celebrations are moving North. We’ve rounded up a few ways to commemorate the holiday in Boston this weekend....
Last year, Boston officially recognized Juneteenth for the first time. It’s a holiday commemorating the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told that the Civil War had ended and that they were free—two years after the end of the war. The holiday has been celebrated in Texas and across the South for generations with parades, cookouts and dancing. Since Juneteenth has become a federal holiday, those celebrations are moving North. We’ve rounded up a few ways to commemorate the holiday in Boston this weekend.
Kick off the weekend at Bow Market in Somerville. It’s going to be a warm night, perfect to take a stroll through a selection of Black-owned businesses like home decor brand Betty D’Minx, size-inclusive clothing brand B. Royal Boutique and T-shirt company Hope Design. If you’re not looking to shop, you can still spend time with the community at performances by DJ YVNG PAVL and local R&B artist Miranda Rae.
Throughout the South, including my birth state of Oklahoma, Juneteenth isn’t Juneteenth without a block party. Celebrate the holiday this Friday by doing just that in Nubian Square. There will be DJ performances from across Boston, including SuperSmashBroz and Real P, as well as BIPOC-owned food trucks. Admission to the event is free. Dance, celebrate and reflect with the community 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For little ones, the Boston Public Library has partnered with the racial justice education organization Little Uprisings to provide a musical storytime celebrating Juneteenth. Children who attend will learn the history of Juneteenth through song and puppet play, and they’ll receive a copy of “The ABCs of Black History” by Rio Cortez. This is a unique opportunity for kids to engage with American history in an interactive and accessible way.
The National Parks Service has partnered with Boston’s Museum of African American History for an evening of poetry and film. At the start of the event, there will be a processional followed by a poetry reading. The film screening will take place outside on the lawn of the Longfellow House. They’ll be playing “Jubilee Juneteenth and the Thirteenth,” a film that tells the story of Black Bostonians' role in slavery abolition.
On Monday, there will be an open house at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It’s free for all Massachusetts residents, and there’s a full slate of programming, from a talk featuring artists Ifé Franklin and Chenoa Baker to a job fair and portrait making. Franklin and Baker’s conversation will take place in the museum's newest exhibition, “Touching Roots,” which traces Blackness across the Atlantic. Portrait-making will take place in the Education Center, and visitors’ creations will be presented in the exhibition “Portraits of Leadership” alongside “The Obama Portraits Tour” when it opens on Sept. 3.
World Health Organization experts are debating whether the rare virus's global spread should be considered a public health emergency.MASSACHUSETTS — Tuesday afternoon the Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed a fourth case of monkeypox in the state.The particular patient is an adult male who is in isolation, health officials said. Testing was initially completed last Monday at the State Public Health Laboratory in Jamaica Plain and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be handling the remaind...
MASSACHUSETTS — Tuesday afternoon the Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed a fourth case of monkeypox in the state.
The particular patient is an adult male who is in isolation, health officials said. Testing was initially completed last Monday at the State Public Health Laboratory in Jamaica Plain and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be handling the remainder of the testing.
"Most of these people have had mild cases, have not been hospitalized, and have recovered on their own," the update states.
But even mild monkeypox illness can yield itchy and painful sores, health officials noted.
The CDC and DPH workers are currently looking to identify anyone who could have come into contact with the patient while he was infectious and didn't know it.
"While we are in this current outbreak, and even though monkeypox remains rare, people are encouraged to be mindful of their health," Department of Public Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown said in a statement. "If you have any symptoms, and especially if you have a rash, it is best to avoid prolonged physical contact with anyone until you are well."
Monkeypox typically spreads by skin-to-skin contact or contact with contaminated clothing or bedding. It's rarely fatal, but patients remain in isolation for safety.
Monkeypox is an infection that has been confirmed in 1,600 people in 39 countries this year, and suspected in 1,500 more, said World Health Organization officials this week.
An emergency WHO committee on June 23 will debate what next steps should be taken as the virus shows "unusual" behavior, the Associated Press reported. They're seriously considering whether to declare it an international health emergency, the same designation as the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We believe that it needs also some coordinated response because of the geographic spread," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The first case of monkeypox was detected in Massachusetts on May 18, and the latest U.S. data shows that there have been nearly 65 cases since.
And just like that, Raytheon is moving its corporate headquarters from Massachusetts to Virginia.At least on the surface, the announcement barely caused a ripple — a noticeable shift from the past, ...
And just like that, Raytheon is moving its corporate headquarters from Massachusetts to Virginia.
At least on the surface, the announcement barely caused a ripple — a noticeable shift from the past, when the threat of a Raytheon decampment triggered a special targeted tax cut, designed to convince the company to stay here. But times have changed. Boston and environs have morphed into a hot biotech and innovation hub, turning the big companies of yore into yesterday’s news. Raytheon also lowered the anxiety level by saying there are no workforce reduction plans for Massachusetts, although time will tell if that holds true.
Still, the “why” of this HQ exit matters, especially as the Massachusetts economy adjusts to life after a pandemic. The loss of a corporate headquarters is a hit to prestige, as well as a potential hit to a corporation’s level of civic engagement. As Raytheon goes, will other companies follow? And what about the vaunted Massachusetts workforce? How long before the cost of living drives the talent pool elsewhere? These are matters Massachusetts will have to address if it wants to stay competitive.
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With about 12,000 workers, Raytheon is one of the state’s largest employers. The defense company said it received no incentives to relocate its headquarters from Waltham to Arlington, Va.; the decision to do so was attributed mainly to a desire to be close, like its competitors, to the source of their business: the US government. But moving any headquarters still says something about the corporate environment left behind. “I am sure this decision was made strategically, including an assessment of financial/tax implications. That’s a head wind for us and one that I worry about,” said James Rooney, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
The head wind cited most often by business leaders is a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would set a new surtax on household income over $1 million. But even without that, living here is expensive, and that affects not only business decisions but also personal choices. Employers have always been attracted to the smart people who live here. In a mobile business world, where smart workers can now do their jobs remotely from anywhere, will some choose to relocate to a place where the living is easier and the housing more affordable? That, said Eileen McAnneny, the president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, is a real worry. The mantra for business is “go where the talent is. . . . If we don’t have the talent, then we do run a risk,” she said.
Not surprisingly, Steve Tocco, the chairman of the lobbying firm ML Strategies and a former secretary of economic affairs under Governor Bill Weld, sees a direct connection between tax policy and corporate enthusiasm for doing business in Massachusetts. It was in 1995, during the Weld years, that Massachusetts passed the law granting tax breaks to manufacturers, which was specifically aimed at keeping Raytheon in Massachusetts. To get the tax benefit, companies had to promise to keep 90 percent of their payroll and 90 percent of their property in this state. In the aftermath, there were accusations, which Raytheon denied, that it wasn’t living up to its end of the bargain.
The Raytheon experience tells us that, in the end, a company always does what’s best for the company, and that includes decisions about geographic locations. There was a time, said Rooney, when the headquarters and functional or manufacturing units were all in the same place. But not anymore. For example, the automotive industry has located its manufacturing operations in various states, not just in Detroit. Corporate headquarters are also smaller operations than they used to be, and not as significant. Massachusetts competed for Amazon’s HQ2 and lost, but a 2,000-employee Amazon facility just opened in the Seaport. Massachusetts is the biotech capital of the world, with nearly all the major biotech companies having a strong presence here, but not all locating their headquarters here.
From that perspective, “We’re not losing our edge at all,” said Jim Brett, president and CEO of the New England Business Council.
When a headquarters goes elsewhere, we may lose some bragging rights. We lose our edge when we lose something more valuable: our smart workforce.
Unlike the last two weekends, you may want to think twice about outdoor weekend plans with the family over Memorial Day Weekend.MASSACHUSETTS — With the intense heat Massachusetts has felt over the last two weekends, it would only make sense for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to follow suit - but unfortunately, that's not looking like the case.With showers likely to hit the Bay State Friday and Sunday, that really only leaves Saturday and Memorial Day to potentially hit the beach - but even at that, we're looking at ...
MASSACHUSETTS — With the intense heat Massachusetts has felt over the last two weekends, it would only make sense for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend to follow suit - but unfortunately, that's not looking like the case.
With showers likely to hit the Bay State Friday and Sunday, that really only leaves Saturday and Memorial Day to potentially hit the beach - but even at that, we're looking at temps in the mid to low 70s throughout the weekend.
AccuWeather forecasters say showers and thunderstorms will begin from west to east across the Northeast Friday and continue into the weekend from the central Appalachians to the Atlantic coast, leaving Massachusetts covered with scattered bouts of light rain or heavy thunderstorms.
Even though it is unlikely to rain the entire time anywhere in Massachusetts from Friday night through Sunday, embedded within the showers will be localized torrential downpours and pockets of strong thunderstorms.
Going off of the latest AccuWeather forecasts, people who have weekend getaway plans based around outdoor activities should brace for less-than-ideal conditions and keep some raingear on hand.
But there is hope that Monday will be dry enough to give families at least one nice day out of the long weekend.
Here's a breakdown of what to expect for Memorial Day Weekend, according to AccuWeather:
FridayThere will be a strong chance of showers after 7 a.m. It should be mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. The showers are likely to continue through 11 p.m., when there's the possibility of a thunderstorm between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. The low will hit around 64 and the chance of precipitation at night will linger around 70 percent.
SaturdaySaturday should stay partly sunny, with a high near 76. By Saturday night it could be mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
SundaySunday will also hold a heavy possibility of showers. It should be partly sunny, with a high near 71 and the chance of precipitation is 30 percent. By Sunday night, the low will drop down to 58 while maintaining showers. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Memorial DayIt should be partly sunny, with a high near 75, but we all know that could change.
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"Unsustainable" living costs are keeping Massachusetts residents from feeling comfortable during this 40-year inflation high.MASSACHUSETTS — Everyone's been feeling it - trips to the grocery store cost a little more, filling your gas tank is an arm and a leg, and getting deals while going out to eat is almost unheard of these days thanks to inflation.Inflation hit a new, 40-year high in March, jumping 8.5 percent over the previous 12 months, according to a new Labor Department report released Tuesday. The news...
MASSACHUSETTS — Everyone's been feeling it - trips to the grocery store cost a little more, filling your gas tank is an arm and a leg, and getting deals while going out to eat is almost unheard of these days thanks to inflation.
Inflation hit a new, 40-year high in March, jumping 8.5 percent over the previous 12 months, according to a new Labor Department report released Tuesday. The news spells out more uncertainty for Massachusetts households already feeling the pinch of rising costs for necessities.
Not to mention the outrageous spike in rent across cities and towns in Massachusetts - as skyrocketing prices have local leaders calling for rent control. "It is unsustainable how much our residents and families have to scrape together just to make rent," said Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, who included support for rent stabilization in her campaign.
Inflation has been steadily rising for months for a variety of reasons, ranging from a bottlenecked supply chain and increased consumer demand to volatility in global food and energy markets worsened by Russia's war in Ukraine, The Associated Press reported.
Ryan Sweet, a senior economist with Moody Analytics, told CNBC in March that inflation costing Americans $296 more a month was "going to get worse before it gets better."
In fact, Americans haven't managed such high inflation since 1981, and the 1.2 percent increase in the consumer price index from February to March was the biggest month-to-month jump since 2005.
And with gas prices that have increased 48 percent over the past year and food costs up 10 percent, budgeting for inflation becomes even more important.
The cost of vacation also is increasing. Airline fares are up about 12 percent. Leasing a car? That'll cost 24 percent more. Hotels cost about 29 percent more, and if you're planning to attend a major sporting event, expect to pay about 21 percent more.
Estimates vary on how much extra money Massachusetts residents should build into their household budgets through the end of the year. Bloomberg News did the math, saying households should plan to spend $5,200 more this year, or $433 a month, for the same "consumption basket."
In the Boston area, food prices advanced 1.8 percent for the two months ending in March. Over the year, food prices rose 7.1 percent. Prices for food at home increased 6.1 percent since a year ago, and prices for food away from home increased 8.7 percent.
Proteins like meat, fish, poultry and eggs are up 13 percent. Fruits, vegetables, cereals and bakery items are up almost 8 percent. Dairy and related products cost about 5 percent more.
The energy index jumped 14.8 percent for the two months ending in March. The increase was mainly due to higher prices for gasoline (24.5 percent). This was the largest 2-month advance in the area since June 2009 (+29.6 percent). Prices for natural gas service increased 8.1 percent, while prices for electricity edged up 0.4 percent for the same period.
Not all populations feel the same pain at the checkout counter and gas pump, or when they're making out their rent checks.
Analyses by the Penn Wharton Budget Model and Wells Fargo showed low- and middle-income U.S. households are hurt the most by inflation. The Wells Fargo study, cited by CNBC, showed the middle class is being hit the most; and within that group, Hispanics and Latinos have the steepest jump in living costs.
There's no way to know exactly how much prices will rise, though the Labor Department's past consumer price index reports portend continued inflation.
One way to keep track of how much more you're paying is through a Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator. Say your monthly household budget was $4,982 in March 2021; a year later, you'd need $8,129.09 to pay the same bills.
"This is really harmful for people on fixed incomes," Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said in a news release recommending the inflation calculator as an effective budget-building tool.
"Higher prices mean families need to be more strategic about their spending and find ways to stretch their income. Budgeting for periods of higher inflation challenges families to rethink the way they spend and determine which expenses they potentially can reduce or eliminate," Ehlers said.
Analysts and others who spoke to CNBC offered some tips on keeping household budgets on track, including combining errands in one trip to save on gas, searching for apps and digital coupon sites, and canceling or renegotiating subscription services.
Also, experts said, it's important to check the household budget weekly to see what costs are increasing the most and where budgets can be trimmed
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