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 Houston, 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 Houston'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 Houston, 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 Houston Texans' head coaching search continues to roll on as we enter late January, but it appears progress has been made with one candidate that's particularly popular in the Bayou Ci...
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans—a former Defensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowl linebacker with the Texans during the early days of the franchise—interviewed with Houston on Friday. It seems the conversation was productive, with ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reporting on SportsCenter that the meeting "went pretty late into the evening."
Fowler went on to add that "people around the league believe [Ryans] has traction in Houston", while noting that Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon "has some traction there as well." Gannon, who was one of the front-runners in the Texans' head coaching search last offseason, has also interviewed with the team.
.@SportsCenter updates on DeMeco Ryans’ busy 72 hours; what people around league are saying on Lamar, Carr; Brady/Raiders dynamic and dissecting Jordan Love’s future in Green Bay. (With @thekimchipapi) pic.twitter.com/9iy4U1Ht6f— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 21, 2023
While the interview process between Ryans and the Texans might be moving in a positive direction, there is going to be plenty of competition for his services. Ryans had also interviewed with the Denver Broncos as of Saturday, and planned to meet with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals prior to Sunday's playoff game between the 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.
Texans great J.J. Watt, who played alongside Ryans, endorsed his former teammate in a tweet over the weekend.
"As rookie in Houston, I bought my first house across the street from DeMeco because if Meco thought it was the right place to live, it was the right place to live for me," Watt wrote. "Captain, leader, smart, tough, personable, crushed it as DC… He will be a great head coach."
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On the field, Ryans would provide the Texans with an elite defensive mind to help turn around a Houston defense that ranked near the bottom of the league in a bevy of categories in 2022. According to Pro Football Focus, San Francisco had the second-highest defensive grade in the NFL this season under Ryans' guidance.
His hiring would also be about more than just hopes that he's the next great up-and-coming head coach. As one of the first stars in franchise history, Ryans' presence would instantly generate interest within a fan base that's been searching for years for a reason to be excited about the Texans.
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HOUSTON -- Making his way around Minute Maid Park on Saturday afternoon, slugger José Abreu was reminded why he signed with the Astros. Throngs of fans dressed in 2022 World Series championship gear filled the ballpark for the team’s first FanFest since 2020, while his new teammates answered questions about the Astros’ c...
HOUSTON -- Making his way around Minute Maid Park on Saturday afternoon, slugger José Abreu was reminded why he signed with the Astros. Throngs of fans dressed in 2022 World Series championship gear filled the ballpark for the team’s first FanFest since 2020, while his new teammates answered questions about the Astros’ chances of repeating.
Abreu, who signed a three-year contract with the Astros in November after nine seasons with the White Sox, couldn’t help but feel the excitement and enthusiasm himself. The former American League Most Valuable Player will be 36 on Opening Day and relishes the opportunity to win his first championship. When asked what excites him the most about the Astros, he didn’t hesitate.
“World champions,” he said with a smile.
Abreu has played in only seven postseason games in his career, including four against the Astros in a White Sox loss in the 2021 AL Division Series. The Astros, meanwhile, have been to six consecutive AL Championship Series and have won four pennants and two World Series titles since 2017. He joins a potent lineup that includes 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve, 2019 AL MVP runner-up Alex Bregman, All-Stars Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker and 2022 World Series MVP Jeremy Peña.
“As an outsider, I’m a new part of his family, and we have a lot of talent,” Abreu said.
Abreu is expected to bat sixth in the Houston order behind Alvarez, Bregman and Tucker, giving him plenty of RBI opportunities. Last year, Abreu hit .304 with a .824 OPS, posting a .378 on-base percentage that ranked second in his career and drawing a career-high 62 walks.
“He was kind of a nightmare facing him when I was in Minnesota,” Astros closer Ryan Pressly said of Abreu. “He’s a really good hitter. He has power to all sides of the field, and I have a feeling he’s going to hit a lot of home runs here. It’s fun to watch him, and it’s good to have him on our side.”
Alvarez, a fellow Cuban who finished third in the AL MVP balloting last year, has idolized Abreu for a long time and was thrilled to hear he had signed with Houston. Abreu said he won’t rest until Alvarez achieves all his goals.
“As soon as he signed, I was able to call and say hello to him,” Alvarez said. “We’ve gotten a chance to talk a lot more. I’m super excited for him to be there. It was hard losing Yuli [Gurriel], but losing a Cuban and getting a Cuban guy, I feel really excited for him to be here.”
The 2020 AL MVP, 2014 AL Rookie of the Year, three-time All-Star and a three-time Silver Slugger, Abreu hit only 15 home runs and drove in 75 runs in 157 games last year. He’s said regaining his power stroke will be a priority and getting a glimpse Saturday of the Crawford Boxes -- which are only 315 feet down the left-field line -- made him smile.
“I like this stadium,” he said.
Abreu has already spoken with the hitting coaches to try to better tap into his strengths and his power. He averaged 29 homers per year from 2014-21.
“They spoke to me a little about my offense and how it would help the organization,” Abreu said. “They told me to continue to be the same person, the same person I was the last nine years in the Majors.”
The Astros will be a World Series contender again in 2023, and Abreu figures to be a big part of it. Saturday’s talk of a World Series repeat sounded pretty good to him.
“I can’t predict the future,” he said. “I can’t say that I’m going to put up certain numbers, but I’m very excited to be here and just be excited to support the team. Again, very grateful for all the guys giving me the opportunity to be here."
Atlanta Braves vice president of scouting, Dana Brown has emerged as the “clear front-runner” to become the next general manager of the Houston Astros ...
Atlanta Braves vice president of scouting, Dana Brown has emerged as the “clear front-runner” to become the next general manager of the Houston Astros according to a report by USA Today’s Bob Nightingale. Brown has been mentioned previously in other GM searches and was known to be a candidate for Houston earlier this offseason.
Brown has been with the Braves for the last four years and has been responsible for the team’s draft success which includes the likes of 2022 Rookie of the Year Michael Harris and runner-up Spencer Strider.
The Astros have navigated the offseason without a GM in place after parting ways with James Click who took over after Jeff Luhnow was let go along with manager A.J. Hinch after the sign stealing scandal. Despite the departures and recent turmoil in their front office, the Astros have remained one of the best teams in the majors capturing the 2022 World Series title over the Phillies while finishing runner-up to the Braves in 2021.
The Braves have done an extraordinary job of hanging on to their front office and coaching staff despite the team’s recent run of success. Atlanta lost assistant hitting coach Jose Castro, who left to take over as the White Sox hitting coach, earlier this offseason. Perry Minasian departed to take over as GM of the Angels in 2020.
With the Rockets near the bottom of the NBA standings once again, the question is whether they will move on from veteran guard Eric Gordon.He was expected to be dealt prior to last year’s trade deadline. However, the Rockets chose to hang onto him.The NBA trade deadline this season is on Feb. 9 and Gordon again is one of the more intriguing targets out there on the market.The Milwaukee Bucks in fact pitched an offer to the Rockets to try and land the veteran shooting guard ...
With the Rockets near the bottom of the NBA standings once again, the question is whether they will move on from veteran guard Eric Gordon.
He was expected to be dealt prior to last year’s trade deadline. However, the Rockets chose to hang onto him.
The NBA trade deadline this season is on Feb. 9 and Gordon again is one of the more intriguing targets out there on the market.
The Milwaukee Bucks in fact pitched an offer to the Rockets to try and land the veteran shooting guard according to NBA insider Marc Stein. The offer was four second-round picks for Gordon, but Houston still wants a first-round pick for the 34-year-old veteran.
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This season, Gordon is averaging 12.3 points, the fewest of any season in his career, while shooting 43.0% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point range on 5.2 attempts per game. The 9.7 shots he’s attempting per game are also the fewest in his NBA career.
Houston has the NBA’s worst record heading into Sunday’s action at 10-36, and they have lost their last 13 games.
Gordon has one year left on his contract, but the roughly $20.9 million owed to him is not guaranteed. He is also the oldest player on the Rockets’ roster and one of only two players (Boban Marjanovic) who is older than 27.
The Bucks fell to 29-17 on Saturday night after losing in Cleveland, 114-102, to Evan Mobley and the Cavaliers. Milwaukee has had injury issues most of the season, particularly with Khris Middleton who has only played seven games this season.
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The defending champion Astros could be set to go with internal options alongside veteran Martin Maldonado behind the plate. As a report from Brian McTaggart of MLB.com suggests, th...
The defending champion Astros could be set to go with internal options alongside veteran Martin Maldonado behind the plate. As a report from Brian McTaggart of MLB.com suggests, the Astros had looked into the possibility of bringing in an external backstop to replace the retired Jason Castro and departed Christian Vazquez, but now may just let one of their young catchers backup Maldonado.
With the popular Maldonado the team’s top backstop, prospects Korey Lee and Yainer Diaz could battle it out in the spring for the big league backup job. Lee was the team’s first round pick back in 2019 and made it onto Baseball America’s Top 100 list before last season. He got some time in the big leagues last year, going 4-for-25 in 12 games. Lee mashed 25 homers on the way to a .238/.307/.483 line at Triple-A, where he spent the bulk of the 2022 season.
Diaz, 24, is known for his big bat and slashed .306/.356/.542 with 25 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A last season, his first with the Astros after coming over in the Myles Straw deal with Cleveland. Diaz, too, got a callup to the big leagues last season, picking up a double and a walk in nine plate appearances. While both Lee and Diaz have upside, McTaggart speculates that Diaz’ bat could give him the edge over Lee initially, as the team could play him at DH and first-base as well.
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