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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth’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 Fort Worth, 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
The proposed high-speed transportation project between Dallas and Fort Worth has moved into Phase 2, focusing on route alignment, potential station locations and – most importantly – potential social and environmental impacts.The route alignments to be evaluated run along I-30 between downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth, with a stop in the Arlington entertainment district.The technology that will be evaluated is High-Speed Rail, which can operate at up to 250 mph. Over the next two years, a study of potential en...
The proposed high-speed transportation project between Dallas and Fort Worth has moved into Phase 2, focusing on route alignment, potential station locations and – most importantly – potential social and environmental impacts.
The route alignments to be evaluated run along I-30 between downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth, with a stop in the Arlington entertainment district.
The technology that will be evaluated is High-Speed Rail, which can operate at up to 250 mph. Over the next two years, a study of potential environmental effects on everything from air quality to noise, wetlands, wildlife, water crossings, and neighborhoods and businesses in the corridor will be conducted following federal guidelines.
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration will serve as the lead federal agencies during the National Environmental Policy Act study, while the North Central Texas Council of Governments will continue to monitor the real-world readiness of cutting-edge Hyperloop technology for future consideration.
“This will be a continuation of a comprehensive study to ensure high-speed transportation between Dallas and Fort Worth has a limited and/or mitigated environmental impact,” Michael Morris, director of transportation for NCTCOG, the study sponsor, said. “The public will continue to have significant opportunity to view the proposals and comment on what they like and where there could be challenges.”
The Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study has been underway since mid-2020. The Regional Transportation Council is NCTCOG’s transportation policy board. In mid-2021, the RTC approved moving the study to Phase 2, with the focus on an alignment along the existing I-30 corridor and the consideration of both High-Speed Rail and Hyperloop technologies.
In Phase 1, the study identified multiple possible locations for an Arlington station, and multiple prospective sites for the Fort Worth station in and around the city’s Central Business District. A location of the Dallas station has already been determined.
The study team also eliminated Conventional Rail, Higher-Speed Rail and MAGLEV from consideration, leaving High-Speed Rail and Hyperloop.
High-Speed Rail – commonly known as bullet train – has been in operation for decades in Asia and Europe. Hyperloop technology is still in development. Texas transportation planners envision a high-speed transportation loop connecting Houston, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley.
“High-speed transportation, whether High-Speed Rail or Hyperloop, is the way of the future for the state,” Morris said. “This mode of travel connects distant, dense urban areas with service that is easy to use and affordable. A day trip to major Texas cities from North Texas becomes much easier to imagine. This will be a great boost to economic activity and business in the state.”
Potential environmental justice impacts will be evaluated as part of the study. Through Phase 1 of the project, NCTCOG has completed more than 150 meetings on the proposed project.
“We have collected substantial public comment, and the public will continue to have every opportunity it wishes to engage with this project,” Morris said.
Photo: High-Speed Rail is safe, fast, convenient, proven and passenger friendly, proponents say.
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Fort Worth and other North Texas school districts face mounting staff shortages this week as COVID-19 spreads swiftly through classrooms.In January, Fort Worth schools have had the highest number of staff members out due to COVID-19 since the district started its data dashboard in August, according to the district website.As of Tuesday at 4:45 p.m., 1,187 of the Fort Worth district’s 11,019 employees — more than 10% — had been quarantined since the beginning of the new year, according to the ...
Fort Worth and other North Texas school districts face mounting staff shortages this week as COVID-19 spreads swiftly through classrooms.
In January, Fort Worth schools have had the highest number of staff members out due to COVID-19 since the district started its data dashboard in August, according to the district website.
As of Tuesday at 4:45 p.m., 1,187 of the Fort Worth district’s 11,019 employees — more than 10% — had been quarantined since the beginning of the new year, according to the district’s live COVID-19 dashboard. This week, 341 staff members are quarantined due to COVID exposure or a positive COVID test, a district spokeswoman said. Since Jan. 1, 636 staff members — almost 6% of all staff members — have tested positive for COVID-19.
On Tuesday, the district had 398 unfilled teacher positions — about 7% of all 5,362 teacher positions — for both COVID-19 and other-related reasons, spokeswoman Claudia Garibay said. The district has about 1,200 substitutes in its database after increasing the roster by 350 employees during fall hiring events.
“It’s really getting to a point where operationally, schools are hurting,” said Steven Poole, executive director of the North Texas-based United Educators Association. “There’s not enough teachers and staff, and coupled with all of these quarantines and isolations that their colleagues are going through, it’s becoming basically untenable to continue to go to school in a meaningful way. Their day is constantly disrupted.”
The omicron variant of COVID-19 has caused community transmissions to spike across Texas. So far this month, Tarrant County has repeatedly set new pandemic highs for the positive test rate, with a seven-day average rate above 39% as of Saturday.
As more staff members are exposed or catch COVID-19, Poole said, “it’s going to have to get to a point where we may see some school closures.”
The Fort Worth school district started the COVID-19 dashboard in August 2021. The number of staff who reported exposure to COVID in January is the highest number reported on the dashboard since its inception. The shortage is not just among teachers — sick or quarantined bus drivers and cafeteria workers leave a gap in transporting and feeding students.
Cases among students are up, too. Since Jan. 1, according to the district’s data as of Tuesday afternoon, 1,076 Fort Worth district students — about 1.4% of the total student body — have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Jan. 10, 1,132 students were quarantined after exposure to someone with COVID-19 on a school campus.
In the Arlington school district, 79 staff members were positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to the district’s website. This week, 251 Arlington students have tested positive.
Clay Robison, public affairs specialist with the Texas State Teachers Association, said the teachers union has heard from members across the state who are burnt out. As more teachers and staff call out sick, remaining employees face mounting demands.
“When you don’t have enough people to teach the kids or get the kids to school without endangering the health of a lot of people, then it looks like many school districts will have no choice but to close,” Robison said.
Robison said the TSTA continues to demand that Gov. Greg Abbott withdraw his executive order passed last year that prevents districts from implementing mask mandates. If students and staff were required to wear masks, Robison said, the current surge could be alleviated.
“(The order) flies in the face of the advice of health experts; it flies in the face of science,” Robison said. “It’s a political order that the governor should have repealed a long time ago.”
The COVID-19 surge is being felt in school districts across the state. Rio Vista school district closed for two days this week due to staff shortages, WFAA-TV reported. School officials at a district near Austin asked parents and central staff to consider filling in as substitutes in Tuesday classes to help alleviate the shortage.
Kristin Snively, a spokeswoman for the Grapevine-Colleyville school district, said that as of Tuesday morning, there were 131 absences including teachers and “paraprofessionals” for whom substitutes were needed, and there were only 66 substitutes available. If a substitute isn’t available, other district staff members can teach classes, or classes might be combined, she said.
Snively added that there are 10 bus driver vacancies, and five new drivers are in training.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram also contacted other Tarrant County school districts via phone and email, but did not receive responses from the following districts: Aledo, Carroll, Crowley, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Birdville, and Mansfield.
For those seeking to become a substitute teacher, the Fort Worth school district is hosting the Fort Worth ISD Auxiliary and Substitute Virtual Hiring Fair on Thursday.
Community members can step up in North Texas, too, Poole said. Retired school personnel or community volunteers might be able to help with substitute, bus driver or general staff shortages.
“Right now it needs to be all hands on deck,” Poole said. “Anyone and everyone in the schools — community partners, parents, they need to help.”
As for the community as a whole, Robison urged people to follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines on masking, vaccination and social distancing.
“Put school and student safety over politics,” he said.
Staff writer Elizabeth Campbell contributed to this report.
The dwindling Luby’s Cafeteria chain closed its north Fort Worth location Wednesday, leaving only two local restaurants in a chain that was once as iconic in Texas as Whataburger or Dr Pepper.The Luby’s at 3801 NE Loop 820 was to close at day’s end after 27 years, leaving locations at 5901 S. Hulen St. in Fort Worth and 3312 SE Loop 820 in Forest Hill.The Hulen location remains open, but its future is uncertain. A Chicago investor bought the Forest Hill location, along with 32 other Luby’s, in a ...
The dwindling Luby’s Cafeteria chain closed its north Fort Worth location Wednesday, leaving only two local restaurants in a chain that was once as iconic in Texas as Whataburger or Dr Pepper.
The Luby’s at 3801 NE Loop 820 was to close at day’s end after 27 years, leaving locations at 5901 S. Hulen St. in Fort Worth and 3312 SE Loop 820 in Forest Hill.
The Hulen location remains open, but its future is uncertain. A Chicago investor bought the Forest Hill location, along with 32 other Luby’s, in a deal announced last year. But that did not include the Hulen location.
The Luby’s in Forest Hill is among those sold to a new Luby’s company under investor Calvin Gin, a former executive whose catering and food-service companies had clients including airlines and Starbucks Coffee.
The new company bought only two other North Texas locations, at 5600 S. Hampton Road in Dallas and at 801 N. Beckley Road, DeSoto.
The home of fried “square fish” fillets, roast turkey and chicken-fried steak with lots of vegetables has been for sale since last year. Luby’s was already floundering but was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with sales down 75% in March, April and May 2021.
For many Texans, Luby’s Cafeterias are the epitome of comfort food. The 1990s animated Fox television series “King of the Hill” even named one of its characters Luanne Platter, after the renowned Luby’s smaller “LuAnn Platter” that includes a half-serving of an entree, a side item and a roll.
A former Fuddrucker’s in Fort Worth, 5601 SW Loop 820, is becoming a Pluckers Wing Bar.
This story was originally published January 12, 2022 10:04 AM.
Rodeo fans, as well as thousands of Texas 4-H and FFA youth, are eagerly awaiting the kickoff of the 125th Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo as it begins its 23-day run Jan. 14. Offering millions in scholarships and livestock premiums, as well as a purse of more than $1 million during the FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament, the Stock Show sets the pace for the professional rodeo and livestock competition season.“We are already experiencing the excitement our fans have for the Stock Show,” said FWSSR President and General Manager Br...
Rodeo fans, as well as thousands of Texas 4-H and FFA youth, are eagerly awaiting the kickoff of the 125th Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo as it begins its 23-day run Jan. 14. Offering millions in scholarships and livestock premiums, as well as a purse of more than $1 million during the FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament, the Stock Show sets the pace for the professional rodeo and livestock competition season.
“We are already experiencing the excitement our fans have for the Stock Show,” said FWSSR President and General Manager Brad Barnes. “Tickets sales have been very brisk with many of our rodeo and concert performances in near sellouts, and entries in our livestock and horse shows have also been at high levels. Clearly, getting back to the Stock Show is on the calendar for thousands of folks across the state and across the country.”
Rodeo returns to Dickies Arena where the fan experience is second to none. There are 25 rodeo performances giving fans numerous options to take in the sights, sounds and excitement of Fort Worth’s iconic celebration of the western way of life.
Stock Show rodeos include the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo (Jan. 14 and 15), Best of Mexico Celebraciòn (Jan. 16), Cowboys of Color Rodeo (Jan. 17), Bulls’ Night Out Xtreme Bull Riding (Jan. 18 and 19), Texas Champions Challenge Rodeo (Jan. 20) and the FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament (Jan. 21-Feb. 5). Ticket information is online.
After the successful debut of its Auditorium Concert Series in 2020, the Stock Show has grown the series to feature Grammy- and Academy Award-winning artists, including legendary rock band Kansas; alternative country music band The Old 97’s; country music artist Clint Black; comedian Jeff Foxworthy; the Fort Worth Symphony with vocalist Tony Vincent performing the Music of Queen; and Ryan Bingham.
Building on the celebration of the state’s Hispanic roots, the FWSSR Texas Invitational Mariachi Competition will return to showcase top high school mariachi teams from across the state. The Stock Show has also expanded upon the beauty of the Escaramuza women’s drill team competition to include the thrilling Charro Cala, featuring Alejandro Goñi Rojo, one of the top horse and Cala trainers from Mexico.
Horse competition fans will also enjoy the return of the popular Mustang Magic competition, as well as Mustang Showcase training clinics. Collegiate ranch horse teams from across Texas and Arkansas will take on a new contest during the debut of Bridles and Brains, a new concept in collegiate ranch horse competition that challenges both equestrian and communication skills.
Stock Show fans will enjoy the Moo-seum experience that provides access to neighboring museums, courtesy of Central Market. A general admission to the Stock Show will also include access to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Cattle Raisers Museum.
Photo: The popular Best of Mexico Celebraciòn is set for Jan. 16 this year. (Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo)
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A funding partnership will officially kick off construction of the Dickies Skate Plaza and Fire Station Park expansion project.A $300,000 donation from the VF Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Dickies’ parent company, VF Corp. – and Dickies, the Fort Worth-based global workwear brand. will allow work on the skate plaza to begin. Construction of the Dickies Skate Plaza is slated to start early this year and is scheduled for completion by October.A celebration to mark the beginning of the construction phase ...
A funding partnership will officially kick off construction of the Dickies Skate Plaza and Fire Station Park expansion project.
A $300,000 donation from the VF Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Dickies’ parent company, VF Corp. – and Dickies, the Fort Worth-based global workwear brand. will allow work on the skate plaza to begin. Construction of the Dickies Skate Plaza is slated to start early this year and is scheduled for completion by October.
A celebration to mark the beginning of the construction phase is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 1616 Hemphill St. Dickies and Near Southside Inc. will host several local Fort Worth elected officials, including District 9 Councilmember Elizabeth Beck. Representatives from the city’s Park and Recreation Department, park design team and children from the Fire Station Community Center’s after-school program will attend to celebrate the kickoff of the project.
“Fire Station Park is a shining example of a community working together, devoted to creating a park that reflects the desires of the residents,” said Park & Recreation Department Director Richard Zavala. “The City of Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is fortunate to partner with a number of neighborhoods across the city that are committed to improving our park system.”
The Dickies Skate Plaza will be a keystone attraction of the newly expanded and fully funded Fire Station Park, designed by Pacheco Koch and New Line Skateparks. The 15,000-square-foot skate plaza will feature a diverse range of elements for skateboarders of all skill levels connected by skateable pathways throughout the park. Other elements at the park include a market plaza, community green, dog park and 5,000-square-foot all-wheel track.
Centrally located in the historic Fairmount neighborhood, Fire Station Park and Dickies Skate Plaza will be situated at a major transportation crossroads, the intersection of Allen Avenue and Hemphill Street. Easily accessible by Trinity Metro’s Bus Route 1 and the Near Southside’s protected bike lane network, the location was selected to serve community members who have traditionally lacked easy access to safe places to skate and socialize in the central city.
“From design to funding, the expansion of Fire Station Park and Dickies Skate Plaza is a great example of how the City of Fort Worth meets the needs of our communities through innovative partnership,” Beck said. “I’m thrilled to see the results of the collective work that went into this project.”
The Dickies Skate Plaza and Fire Station Park’s expansion has been a passion project for the Near Southside community for many years. Design ideas from residents of surrounding neighborhoods directly shaped a vision for this public space, and the City of Fort Worth and Near Southside Inc. led the park’s planning and final design. Now with a generous partnership in place, full funding will allow the project partners to turn this vision into reality.
“We’re beyond excited to celebrate the fulfilment of a unique vision for Fire Station Park. The plans grew directly from the Near Southside community. From the beginning, there was such strong support for the space that ultimately evolved into the park’s showcase feature, the Dickies Skate Plaza,” said Near Southside Inc. President Mike Brennan. “The local skateboarding community, led by our friends at Magnolia Skate Shop, delivered grassroots community support and design vision to set things in motion, and Dickies delivered an incredibly generous partnership to bring this showcase community destination to life in 2022.”
Photo: A bird’s-eye view shows the design of the Dickies Skate Plaza at Fire Station Park. (Rendering courtesy New Line Skateparks)
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