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 Columbus, OH. 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 Columbus'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 Columbus, OH.
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
Ohio State vs. Central State, Penn StateDates: Jan. 5/7 Times: 7 p.m. (ET)/4 p.m. (ET)Venue: Covelli Center Watch: B1G+($) Live Stats: ...
Ohio State vs. Central State, Penn State
Dates: Jan. 5/7 Times: 7 p.m. (ET)/4 p.m. (ET)Venue: Covelli Center Watch: B1G+($) Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com Game Notes: Ohio State | Central State | Penn State | MIVA Rosters: Ohio State | Central State | Penn State Season Stats: Ohio State | Central State | Penn State | MIVA | NCAA
NOTE: Ohio State men’s volleyball fans are asked to arrive early to the match Thursday (7 p.m.) vs. Central State because of other athletics events scheduled at the same time. For free admittance, fans should indicate to parking staff at the lots around the Covelli Center they are attending the men’s volleyball match.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State opens the 2023 campaign vs. Central State (7 p.m.) Thursday followed by a 4 p.m. match Saturday vs. Penn State. Both matches will be at the Covelli Center.
Tickets and parking at all Ohio State men’s volleyball matches are free.
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LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) – A Fairfield County judge on Friday opened an opportunity for the City of Columbus to enforce its recently passed gun limitations that have been embattled by a lawsuit.Attorney General Dave Yost, acting on behalf of the state, filed the lawsuit against the City of Columbus ar...
LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) – A Fairfield County judge on Friday opened an opportunity for the City of Columbus to enforce its recently passed gun limitations that have been embattled by a lawsuit.
Attorney General Dave Yost, acting on behalf of the state, filed the lawsuit against the City of Columbus arguing that its new gun laws violate the Ohio Constitution. Passed on Dec. 5, the ordinance had three effects:
Yost pushed back, saying the magazine capacity limit violated Ohioans’ right to bear arms, in particular focusing on the widely known ArmaLite AR-15 rifle. Within 10 days of the ordinance’s passage, a Fairfield County judge handed down a temporary restraining order against it. But as Yost sought a preliminary injunction to permanently block the ordinance, Friday’s decision in the case threw a wrench in that plan.
“Plaintiff’s repeated claim that the Columbus City Firearms Ordinances effectively ban AR-15 rifles is actually at odds with the limited evidence presented, which indicated that such rifles could operate with a magazine that holds less than 30 rounds,” presiding Judge Richard E. Berens wrote in his decision.
With the injunction denied, the restraining order placed on Columbus’ gun laws will expire at midnight at the end of Friday. The legislation originally would have taken effect Dec. 15, and City Attorney Zach Klein said it can be enforced beginning Saturday morning.
“Today, the rule of law prevailed, and the biggest winners are the residents of Columbus who want nothing more than to take commonsense and reasonable steps to reduce the scourge of gun violence in our neighborhoods and keep our kids and communities safe,” Klein said in a statement.
The Fairfield County lawsuit is the second legal battle over gun rights that culminated over the City of Columbus’ attempt to impose new safety rules. The city filed a lawsuit in 2019 over a state law, which in part prohibited cities and towns from creating ordinances to limit guns. However, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Stephen McIntosh went three years without issuing a ruling on that case.
When Klein followed up by suing the judge in the Ohio Supreme Court in October 2022, McIntosh granted a temporary preliminary injunction against the state law. The attorney general then responded by filing the Fairfield County lawsuit, which Klein claimed was an attempt at shopping for a different outcome.
Berens elaborated further on his latest decision in the ruling document.
“The Ordinances do not constitute a ban on all, or even any particular type of weapons. They do no constitute a ban on carrying or using said weapons for self-defense. The Ordinances limit certain weapon accessories (i.e. large capacity magazines) and how weapons can be stored. Plaintiff may be able to ultimately show such restrictions violate the Ohio Constitution but has not demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that they are likely to be able to do so at this point in time.”Fairfield County Common Pleas Judge Richard Berens
The judge did note, however, that his decision would not be the final part of this lawsuit.
“The Court finds that Plaintiff has not shown that the public interest will be served by the injunction,” Berens wrote. “The Court may presume the injunction would be in the public interest if the injunction were to prevent a likely constitutional violation, but as Plaintiff has not shown a likely constitutional violation, the Court cannot make such an assumption.”
On behalf of Yost’s office, spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle shared the following response regarding today’s ruling with NBC4.
“We will seek appellate review in this decision and are reviewing the appropriate mechanisms to do so,” McCorkle said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH through 7pm Thursday for most of Central Ohio. Strong storms may develop damaging winds, small hail, and downpours. Tornadoes are possible but the chances are very small. Rain changes to snow showers tonight and we’re likely to see some slippery roads Friday morning.THURSDAY NIGHT: rain changing to snow showers, windy, slick roads possible, low 34.FRIDAY: slippery morning, scattered flurries and snow showers, accumulations less than 1”, breezy, high 37.SATURDAY: partl...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH through 7pm Thursday for most of Central Ohio. Strong storms may develop damaging winds, small hail, and downpours. Tornadoes are possible but the chances are very small. Rain changes to snow showers tonight and we’re likely to see some slippery roads Friday morning.
THURSDAY NIGHT: rain changing to snow showers, windy, slick roads possible, low 34.FRIDAY: slippery morning, scattered flurries and snow showers, accumulations less than 1”, breezy, high 37.SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high 38.SUNDAY: rain and snow showers, light accumulations, high 38.MONDAY: morning snow showers, mainly overcast, high 38.TUESDAY: mostly cloudy, milder, high 42.WEDNESDAY: rain changing to snow showers, accumulations likely, high 38.THURSDAY: scattered flurries and snow showers, high 32.
Almanac note: On this very springlike day, today is the anniversary of the coldest day ever recorded in Columbus, -22F, January 19, 1994. The high temperature that day was -1F.
The Storm Prediction Center has added a rare, Enhanced Risk to a significant portion of Ohio for this afternoon and this evening. Strong storms may develop with gusty winds and isolated, small hail. The chance of a tornado spinning up is very low, but real. We will be monitoring closely this afternoon and evening. Stay weather aware for any additional watches or warnings as storms develop. The biggest threat across Central Ohio will be between 4PM and 7PM. Rainfall totals are likely to be a half inch to 3/4 of an inch. The biggest threat is wind gusts of 45 mph or more. With saturated ground, strong wind gusts can bring down fragile trees and affect power lines as well.
Low pressure is centered over Lake Michigan this afternoon and creating strong winds from Minnesota through the Great Lakes. Stronger winds will develop this afternoon as the low drags a front through Ohio. That same front will be the focus of energy for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Instability in Ohio is very low this afternoon, but shear is significant. We have, at least, some of the ingredients for a very busy afternoon and evening.
As temperatures fall overnight, any lingering showers will transition into a rain-snow mix and snow showers. Slippery conditions are possible for the Friday morning commute. Snow accumulations are likely to be less than a half inch but, especially on bridges and overpasses, slick conditions will persist. A few, scattered snow showers linger through the day, tapering off in the evening. Saturday remains relatively quiet as high pressure builds into the region.
Another low-pressure center moves into the Mississippi River Valley, then into the Ohio River Valley on Sunday. It will push rain and snow showers into Ohio through most of the day. Precipitation will transition back-and-forth between rain and snow. Snowfall accumulations are still questionable but, again, slick spots certainly will be possible. The models are still far apart on actual totals. We should have better data in the next 24 hours. Flurries and snow showers will taper off Monday morning.
Tuesday remains relatively quiet, but mainly cloudy as we await the next storm system. The timing on Wednesday’s precipitation varies from model to model and should come more into line in the next few days. As it stands right now, the rain begins shortly after midnight Wednesday and then transitions to snow during the day. Too early for snowfall totals
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No. 10 Iowa handed No. 2 Ohio State its first loss of the season, 83-72, on Monday night in Columbus, Ohio, leaving just two undefeated teams in Division I women's basketball.Junior guard ...
Junior guard Caitlin Clark led the Hawkeyes with 28 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds for the eighth triple-double of her college career. Clark, who celebrated her 21st birthday on Sunday, has the third-most triple-doubles in Division I history, trailing Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (26 from 2017 to 2020) and Lamar's Chastadie Barrs (nine from 2016 to 2019).
Clark's four triple-doubles with 25 points or more are the most in Division I history, according to ESPN Stats & Information data. She is also the only Division I player in the past 20 seasons to have four consecutive games of at least 20 points and 10 assists.
"I think it's meaningful, and when I'm able to do that, it puts my team in a really good position to win," Clark said of getting a triple-double. "That's just kind of what I pride myself in, being able to do a lot of different things on the basketball court for my team. I think it makes me really versatile, hard to guard."
Ohio State is the highest-ranked team Iowa has defeated in coach Lisa Bluder's tenure, which started in the 2000-01 season. The last time Iowa beat a top-two team was under then-coach C. Vivian Stringer on March 4, 1994, versus then-No. 2 Penn State.
The Hawkeyes (16-4) were without starting forward McKenna Warnock, who is day-to-day with a rib cage injury. But with Clark, Monika Czinano (22 points on 11-of-13 shooting), Kate Martin (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Hannah Stuelke (eight points, 13 rebounds), they still had enough to stop the Buckeyes (19-1), leaving just No. 1 South Carolina and No. 4 LSU as the lone Division I women's unbeatens.
Ohio State was just 4-of-25 from 3-point range on Monday.
"We had some really great performances," Bluder said. "Gabbie Marshall did a great job on Taylor [Mikesell]. Great assists by our team -- 24 on 31 baskets. That's really fun basketball. Caitlin has a triple-double; what can that girl not do? They all did a great job. This is a big win."
Iowa, Ohio State and Indiana, which defeated Michigan 92-83 on Monday night, are tied atop the Big Ten at 8-1. Indiana, which at 18-1 is off to the best start in program history, will host Ohio State on Thursday.
"This is my 23rd year in the league, and it's the toughest I've seen it," Bluder said of the Big Ten competition.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — They thought they were moving into their dream home but ended up with a rental nightmare. That’s what tenants of one of the biggest landlords in the United States are saying, including some in central Ohio.An Arizona company called Progress Residential bought more than 200 houses in Franklin County between May 2021 and November 2022, according to a...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — They thought they were moving into their dream home but ended up with a rental nightmare. That’s what tenants of one of the biggest landlords in the United States are saying, including some in central Ohio.
An Arizona company called Progress Residential bought more than 200 houses in Franklin County between May 2021 and November 2022, according to a search of records with the Franklin County Recorder’s office.
A spokesperson for Progress said it serves as property manager for 1,116 homes in the Columbus housing market.
People who rent from Progress frequently complain of shoddy repairs, little or no response to large or small maintenance requests, and excessive fees.
One tenant in Columbus, who spoke to NBC4 on the condition that her name not be published for fear of retribution by her landlord, said she and her family had been renting a three-bedroom home from Progress since January 2022.
“I knew I wanted my boys in a good school district, so we found this home,” she said. “We have more space — more room for our boys — and it was just something that I knew we needed.”
The mother of three signed her lease online and was given a code to enter the home using a keypad on the door. She said there was no official walk-through, as a renter might typically expect when they move in.
The problems with the home appeared almost immediately, the tenant said, and included a toilet that had never been installed, outlets that did not function, a ceiling fan that caught fire, and steps that cracked when she stepped on them– nearly causing her to drop her twin infants.
The tenant said getting things fixed can take weeks, if they get fixed at all. She said she waited at least three days during the summer to have her air conditioner repaired and has been waiting for weeks for a response to a work order to secure the dishwasher beneath the kitchen counter (it lurches forward when the door is opened).
“Over the last year, we’ve made significant investments in staffing, particularly in customer care, service and maintenance, and we are expanding our use of data and technology to drive greater resident self-service and make it even easier to lease and live in a Progress home,” the Progress Residential spokesperson said. “When there are situations where residents do not feel satisfied, we work to make it right. In the last year, Progress Residential has supported the completion of more than 6,000 work orders for our homes in Columbus.”
But the problems got worse after the tenant’s fiancé was laid off from his job and the family started receiving rental assistance. She said after Progress picked up the rental assistance checks from IMPACT Community Action for two months, it stopped in December.
“I contacted them day in and day out, never got ahold of them for a while,” she said. “I sent emails, I tried contacting IMPACT to contact them. They couldn’t get ahold of them.”
Progress began taping eviction notices to the family’s front door and charging $40 for their trouble, the tenant said, saying her family currently owes roughly $300 in fees related to the unpaid rent in December.
“I have offered to pick the check up and overnight it to them,” the tenant said. “I’ve offered to pick it up and take it wherever they needed me to, and it was—no. They didn’t want me to do that. They told me they didn’t want to pick up the check. So, IMPACT sent them a check, and then they said they never got the check.”
The tenant showed NBC4 documentation of IMPACT’s inquiry into the December rent payment, showing a check had been issued, then re-issued when the first check was not cashed. Neither check had been cashed as of Thursday.
“It’s really difficult to– to manage, you know– having a relationship when you’re trying to find someone who’s, you know, in Arizona,” said Shameikia Smith, IMPACT’s vice president of Housing Programs.
IMPACT officials said other tenants on rental assistance are having similar problems with the Arizona-based company.
“As we try to advocate for those who are marginalized, and particularly those who are our neighbors, right? We weren’t informed and so we couldn’t make a good decision to be able to help them so that they could remain stably housed,” Smith said.
From Tampa to Tucson, and a lot of places in between, Progress Residential owns thousands of single-family rental homes in hot housing markets across the U.S. Tenants from coast to coast have sounded off in social media communities about the problems they’ve faced in Progress homes.
As for the Columbus tenant, Progress put the eviction on hold last week, as the rent check that was cut more than a month ago still awaits pickup. The family’s January rent was paid on time, but they plan on moving as soon as the lease ends.
“Eviction is always a last resort, and the decision to evict is not taken lightly and made only after other efforts toward resolution have been unsuccessful,” the spokesperson from Progress said. “We work directly with residents facing financial challenges to provide information and resources to support them to avoid eviction. We are still accepting rental assistance and we have a team dedicated to processing and helping residents apply for this support.”
Officials in one state have taken action against Progress. Minnesota’s attorney general sued the hedge fund that owns Progress last year, accusing the company of creating uninhabitable conditions for tenants in order to maximize profits.
Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved a set of conditions that Progress must agree to in order to maintain its rental license in the city.
According to Progress, help for tenants is available by calling 1-844-475-2326, ext. 9 or emailed at [email protected].