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 Charlotte, NC. 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 Charlotte'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 Charlotte, NC.
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.
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North Carolina is a popular destination this time of year, especially for those who want to admire the vibrant colors of fall foliage.From the mountains, parks and even some lakes, there are plenty of places around the state to see the autumn leaves changing color this season.But if you want to go leaf peeping on the road, North Carolina also has some of the best scenic drives in the country, according t...
North Carolina is a popular destination this time of year, especially for those who want to admire the vibrant colors of fall foliage.
From the mountains, parks and even some lakes, there are plenty of places around the state to see the autumn leaves changing color this season.
But if you want to go leaf peeping on the road, North Carolina also has some of the best scenic drives in the country, according to a new survey.
Out of 140 routes, three in North Carolina were included on the list: the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway, along with the Boone and Blowing Rock area.
The Blue Ridge Parkway was the top pick in the state and voted in 63rd place nationally. Hailed as “America’s favorite drive,” it is the longest road planned as a single unit in the country. Stretching 469 miles through the region, it connects Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Shenandoah National Park via some of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.
The Cherohala Skyway, which stretches across the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, was No. 85 on the list. The highway, which crosses through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests, winds up over 5,400-foot mountains for 18 miles in North Carolina and descends another 23 miles into Tennessee. Aside from the scenic overlooks around every corner, there are also several hiking trails and waterfalls.
The third North Carolina spot that was top-favored for fall foliage wasn’t a singular route but the entire Boone and Blowing Rock area. According to the survey, it was voted 105th nationally. Located about 2 hours outside of Charlotte, the towns have several hiking trails, parks and more where you can admire the fall foliage.
Overall, drives near Northeastern states were among the best scenic drives for fall foliage. You can find the complete list of top routes for travelers this season online in the report.
While most people tend to venture out for a vacation during summer, there are several fun fall destinations to visit in the Carolinas this season, too.You can find cities and towns that are perfect to visit during this time of year, especially if you want to go hiking, pumpkin picking or leaf peeping for fall foliage — even for a day.Here’s a guide to popular places across the state to road trip to this season that are within a 2.5-hour drive from Charlotte:Distance from Charlotte: ...
While most people tend to venture out for a vacation during summer, there are several fun fall destinations to visit in the Carolinas this season, too.
You can find cities and towns that are perfect to visit during this time of year, especially if you want to go hiking, pumpkin picking or leaf peeping for fall foliage — even for a day.
Here’s a guide to popular places across the state to road trip to this season that are within a 2.5-hour drive from Charlotte:
Distance from Charlotte: 26.8 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 32.1 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 37.4 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 79.2 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 91.3 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 92.2 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 99.3 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 101 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 111 miles
What to do: Walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain, take a thrill ride through the forests at Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster or enjoy a glass of wine and live music at Grandfather Vineyard and Winery.
Distance from Charlotte: 128 miles
Distance from Charlotte: 143 miles
It’s no secret that Charlotte’s food scene is constantly growing with new restaurants and bars every year.We shared 10 hot restaurants earlier in the year, and those spots probably haven’t slowed down much. But nothing stays still in Charlotte.Over 180 new fo...
It’s no secret that Charlotte’s food scene is constantly growing with new restaurants and bars every year.
We shared 10 hot restaurants earlier in the year, and those spots probably haven’t slowed down much. But nothing stays still in Charlotte.
Over 180 new food and drink spots around town have opened or plan to this year alone, adding to the long list of beloved restaurants in the area. So it can be pretty difficult to narrow down where to grab a bite to eat when we’re blessed with so many food options to choose from.
Whether you’re going out for dinner, drinks or even brunch, here’s a new list of some of the hottest restaurants in Charlotte right now:
Location: Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite A-150, Charlotte, NC 28277 (opening this fall)
Want to try out classic Cuban cuisine with a twist? Check out Azúcar and enjoy a variety of dishes, drinks and small bites for brunch, lunch and dinner. The family-owned Lake Norman restaurant opened last year in Huntersville but has become so popular that the team is expanding to Ballantyne Village and opening a second location this fall.
Location: 510 E 15th St, Charlotte, NC 28206
Bird Pizzeria was recently named one of Southern Living’s best new restaurants in the South. After serving slices as a pop-up, co-owners Kerrel and Nkem Thompson opened their brick-and-mortar in late 2021. Nestled in a small takeout space in Optimist Park, the couple’s local pizza shop is known for its East Coast-style pies made that you can personalize with your choice of meat and veggies.
Location: 1942 E 7th St #106, Charlotte, NC 28204
Catalina Kitchen & Bar is one of the newest spots to hit Charlotte’s food scene, owned by NFL Hall of Famer and television commentator Mike Ditka. The restaurant opened last month in the Elizabeth neighborhood, serving up seafood, salads, protein bowls and pasta, plus specialty cocktails, 60 wines, and 10 local and regional beers on tap. Right now, the restaurant is only serving dinner, but lunch and brunch service will soon be available, too.
Location: 400 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28285
Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Coquette will make you feel like you’re in an intimate, French countryside cafe right in the middle of uptown. The new restaurant, which opened in August, offers a spin on traditional French dishes with a long list of bar snacks, small plates, dishes, fresh pastries, cocktails and more.
Location: The Line in South End, 2151 Hawkins St, Suite 120., Charlotte, NC 28203
Chapter 6 is bringing a taste of Western Mediterranean cuisine right to South End. The new spot, which is part of the Rare Roots Hospitality restaurant group behind Dressler’s and Fin & Fino, overlooks the Rail Trail. Expect to enjoy small plates that showcase the flavors of the coasts and fields of Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, France and Italy.
Culinary Dropout, a popular Arizona-based restaurant, just opened its first East Coast location in Charlotte. The new spot in South End serves “classic comfort food done right”with charcuterie boards, sandwiches, pasta, pan pizza and more. There’s also a 360-degree bar, pet-friendly outdoor patio and a stage for live performances.
Location: 327 W. Tremont Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203
Location: Optimist Hall, 1115 N Brevard St, Charlotte, NC 28206
Location: The Alley at Latta Arcade, 320 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (coming soon)
The Dumpling Lady has long been a hot spot in town from its early days as a food truck back in 2017, before opening in Optimist Hall. But now you can also get your dumpling fix at the second and largest location in South End. The local restaurant is also expanding to uptown next year in The Alley at Latta Arcade to serve up its popular dumplings and other Sichuan staples.
Location: 4905 Ashley Park Ln, Charlotte, NC 28210
Celebrity chef David Burke is no stranger to Charlotte’s culinary scene, and his newest restaurant just opened in SouthPark. The Fox & The Falcon, is designed as an elevated modern steakhouse. You’ll be able to find some popular items from Burke’s signature menu at the Sharon Square eatery, including Tomahawk steak, lobster dumplings and his famous clothesline bacon.
Location: Ballantyne Village, 14819 Ballantyne Village Way Charlotte, NC 28277
There are several rooftop bars and restaurants around Charlotte, but Hestia Rooftop offers a view like no other. Check out uptown’s skyline, Carowinds’ roller coasters and even the foothills off in the distance when skies are clear while enjoying signature cocktails, sushi, steak and more. The upscale Asian restaurant now also offers brunch service every Sunday.
Location: The Market at 7th Street, 224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Craving some seafood? Make a trip to The Market at 7th Street and grab a bite at Jimmy Pearls. The fast casual, coastal-inspired restaurant offers crab cakes, fish sandwiches, grits topped with shrimp, fish or veggies, and more. Jimmy Pearls has also welcomed a new lunch concept, Luxury Lunches, into their space on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Want to get the experience of wine country without traveling? Head to Sixty Vines in South End. With more than 60 wines on tap, shareables, small bites and seasonal entrées inspired by vineyards around the world, Sixty Vines is designed to give guests a taste of wine country culture whether they’re grabbing a drink or sitting down for a meal.
Location: 3521 Dewitt Lane, Charlotte, NC 28217
Grab a bite, play games and listen to live music at the newest food and entertainment venue in town: SupperClub SouthEnd. The new spot will have a menu heavily influenced by French and Italian cuisine, along with craft cocktails and a beer and wine program, plus a gaming area with duckpin bowling, pool tables, shuffleboard, air hockey and more.
Melissa Oyler and Heidi Finley contributed to this report.
This story was originally published October 17, 2023, 6:00 AM.
Now that fall has arrived, the weather in Charlotte is finally cooling off. This week, there’s been a break in the warm weather with highs in the mid-70s, and dropping down to the 40s and 50s overnight into the mornings.As the year wraps up, it’ll only get colder. But is there a chance of snow in the forecast as the year wraps up?Historically, climate experts say the chances of any snow before the end of the year tend to be lower than the chance of snow that might come later in the heart of winter.According t...
Now that fall has arrived, the weather in Charlotte is finally cooling off. This week, there’s been a break in the warm weather with highs in the mid-70s, and dropping down to the 40s and 50s overnight into the mornings.
As the year wraps up, it’ll only get colder. But is there a chance of snow in the forecast as the year wraps up?
Historically, climate experts say the chances of any snow before the end of the year tend to be lower than the chance of snow that might come later in the heart of winter.
According to Corey Davis, an assistant state climatologist from the North Carolina State Climate Office, only about 14 percent of previous snow days in Charlotte happened in November or December. Most have been in January, February, March or April.
“Looking at data from recent years, we have recent history on our side for getting snow but we also have our longer term climatology that kind of works against the odds of snow before the end of the year,” Davis told The Charlotte Observer.
“We are going into an El Niño pattern for this coming winter. Those tend to be a little bit wetter for us in North Carolina in really getting more of those storm systems kind of up across our state or along the coast. They can bring wintry effects sometimes.”
In June, NOAA declared that El Niño conditions had officially developed, The Charlotte Observer previously reported. According to the NC State Climate Office, it typically has the strongest impacts on the weather in the Southeast in December, January and February.
The last time we went into an El Niño winter back in 2018, Davis said the Charlotte area got 2.9 inches of snow during the first week of December. But it’s still too early to say for certain whether or not there will be snow before it’s time to ring in the new year.
“El Niño has historically been, at least, wetter for us. In some cases, they’ve been a little bit snowier. But also, the last few have been pretty warm as well so that certainly doesn’t guarantee snow this year,” Davis explained. “I remember back then [in December 2018] thinking ‘this could be a good winter for snow’ and that was really the only snow event that we saw the entire season.”
The Charlotte area didn’t get any snow last winter when the Carolinas were “locked into a warmer weather pattern for a lot of this year” like La Niña, The Charlotte Observer previously reported.
“There are similar cycles that we can get locked into for weeks or months at a time,” Mike Rehnberg, a meteorologist at the NWS in Charlotte previously said. “It just so happened that we were locked into these cycles for a huge portion of the 2022-23 winter season that lowered the opportunities for winter weather in the Carolinas.”
The last time it snowed in Charlotte was January 2022, when 4.3 inches fell. Since 1878, there have been 12 winters where Charlotte has recorded no snow.
While it’s still unclear what’s in the forecast for this winter, there are parts of North Carolina that typically do get snow every year, and some aren’t too far from Charlotte, like Boone and Banner Elk.
“Our higher elevation areas, especially the top of Grandfather Mountain, the top of Mt. Mitchell, these places that are more than a mile up in elevation, they’re pretty regular in getting snowfall every year,” Davis said. “Last year was a snowless winter across most of the Piedmont. It was really only those mountain areas that picked up any snow.”
But if Charlotte does get snow, it likely won’t be much in comparison to the mountain areas.
“The annual snowfall in Charlotte is 3.5 inches,” Davis said. “We could easily see that much in a single storm. There have also been years where we’ve had only two or three more minor storms that haven’t added up to 3.5 inches. So in terms of telling whether we’d be above or below that average, it’s really hard to do going into a winter because it’s so dependent on the types of events we get.”
Charlotte Observer reporter Evan Moore contributed to this report.
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Charlotte, N.C., has been among the largest U.S. cities without any legal education options since 2017, when the for-profit Charlotte School of Law shuttered amid pressure from the American Bar Association and federal and state regulators.But another North Carolina institution is aiming to fill that gap. Elon University said on Tuesday it plans to offer a part-time juris doctor program in Charlotte starting next fall, pending approval by the ABA. Students in Elon’s Law Flex Program would be able to complete t...
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Charlotte, N.C., has been among the largest U.S. cities without any legal education options since 2017, when the for-profit Charlotte School of Law shuttered amid pressure from the American Bar Association and federal and state regulators.
But another North Carolina institution is aiming to fill that gap. Elon University said on Tuesday it plans to offer a part-time juris doctor program in Charlotte starting next fall, pending approval by the ABA. Students in Elon’s Law Flex Program would be able to complete their law degrees in as few as four years and would be able to work full time while also attending classes, officials said.
Elon University President Connie Ledoux Book said during a press conference on Tuesday that the law school’s faculty has been planning its expansion into Charlotte since 2018.
Elon University School of Law opened in 2006 and is located about 90 miles from Charlotte in Greensboro. The school in July filed an application with the ABA to open a separate campus in Charlotte. ABA Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education William Adams said ABA officials have not yet considered Elon’s application. The part-time program would operate out of Elon’s newly established regional center in an office building in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood.
North Carolina has six ABA-accredited law schools. Elon and Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem are the nearest to Charlotte.
The Charlotte School of Law operated from 2006 until 2017 and was one of three for-profit law schools run by the InfiLaw chain of schools. All three, which included schools in Phoenix and Jacksonville, Florida, have since closed, during a decade of falling law school enrollments.
The Charlotte school’s problems escalated in 2016 when the ABA placed it on probation for not meeting its admissions and bar passage standards. It had about 700 students at the time. After being placed on probation, the North Carolina attorney general’s office began investigating whether the school had misrepresented its accreditation status to prospective students, and the U.S. Department of Education stopped issuing federal student loans to current students.
Judge rejects whistleblower lawsuit over Charlotte School of Law
Reporting by Karen Sloan; editing by Leigh Jones
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