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
Almost three years ago, the health care provider VillageMD and drug store chain Walgreens piloted a program in Houston to combine primary care clinics and pharmacies under one roof. Now, that effort is being replicated across the country.The idea was to make primary care more accessible by bringing it into neighborhoods, especially underserved urban and rural communities. More than 75 percent of Americans live within five miles of a Walgreens, according to the company“There are a lot of health care deserts in (Houston) an...
Almost three years ago, the health care provider VillageMD and drug store chain Walgreens piloted a program in Houston to combine primary care clinics and pharmacies under one roof. Now, that effort is being replicated across the country.
The idea was to make primary care more accessible by bringing it into neighborhoods, especially underserved urban and rural communities. More than 75 percent of Americans live within five miles of a Walgreens, according to the company
“There are a lot of health care deserts in (Houston) and other cities like it,” said Dr. Clive Fields, co-founder and chief medical Officer of VillageMD said. “People just don’t have access to health care, for many reasons. Sometimes it’s a lack of access to transportation or providers aren’t participating in the type of insurance the patient is.”
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The program began with just five clinic and pharmacy locations in Houston. Now VillageMD clinics operate 25 Walgreens locations in Houston, and 41 across Texas.
The companies are continuing to expand the national footprint of these pharmacy-clinic combos with 82 in seven markets. The goal is to open up to 1,000 in about 40 markets over the next three to four years, Fields said.
Walgreens, headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., invested $1 billion expand their stores to host VillageMD clinics in the summer of 2020. In November, the pharmacy chain invested another $5.2 billion to accelerate the expansion of the clinics.
The investment increases Walgreen’s ownership stake in VillageMD to 63 percent from 30 percent. VillageMD remains a standalone company, with its own board and management.
VillageMD brought in $26 million in sales since it was acquired in November of last year, according to Walgreen’s regulatory filings. During an earnings call in early January, Walgreens CEO Rosalind Brewer said ventures such as the VillageMD partnership are improving the company’s performance.
“I am particularly excited about the progress we’re making in building out Walgreens Health,” Brewer told analysts. “Our majority investments in VillageMD and Shields closed during the quarter, and we’re rolling out VillageMD primary care co-locations and Walgreens Health Corners at pace.”
Through the partnership, Walgreens said, it is the first national pharmacy chain to offer full-service primary care practices with primary care physicians and pharmacists co-located at this scale.
Although the two operations are under the same roof, Fields said, it’s not like an urgent care center or a CVS minute clinic, which is a walk-in clinic that treats patients on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When someone comes to a clinic at a Walgreens, next to the door to the the retail location is a separate entrance to the clinic’s waiting room. Most clinics have about eight exam rooms, with devices to monitor heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs.
The clinics provide the services of any primary care physician, from physicals to chronic disease management. Each site has about five clinicians — usually two doctors and three physician’s assistants.
Bringing these resources closer to where people live will ultimately keep health care costs down, and lead to better outcomes for the patients, especially those who have chronic illnesses such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic lung disease — all which are less costly to treat with early intervention, Fields said.
Patients who use the clinics have experienced a 30 percent reduction in their use of emergency room hospital beds, and a 30 percent reduction in the total cost of care, according to VillageMD.
Ken Janda, a former health insurance executive who heads Wild Blue Health Solutions, a consulting firm, said the retail pharmacy-clinic combo model has potential, but he remains skeptical that it will drive down the cost of care.
“There is a great potential for these models to work,” Janda said. “But I have a concern that it could look like the reason that there is a primary care physician in this space is to capture additional prescription volume and other products sold in a retail pharmacy.”
VillageMD takes most commercial insurance plans, Medicare Advantage plans and Affordable Care Act plans. There is also a discounted fee schedule for patients without insurance. The provider does not participate in Medicaid in the Houston market, but Fields says they plan to in the future.
McClelland is best-known as the "H-E-B Guy" because of his starring role in commercials, alongside star athletes, including J.J. Watt, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa.HOUSTON — Most big-wigs in the grocery store business aren't well-known to the public, but H-E-B President Scott McClelland is an exception. That's why the news that the popular executive of the Texas-based chain plans to retire soon is getting a lot of attention....
McClelland is best-known as the "H-E-B Guy" because of his starring role in commercials, alongside star athletes, including J.J. Watt, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa.
HOUSTON — Most big-wigs in the grocery store business aren't well-known to the public, but H-E-B President Scott McClelland is an exception. That's why the news that the popular executive of the Texas-based chain plans to retire soon is getting a lot of attention.
McClelland confirmed that he'll step down as president at the end of the year.
H-E-B is a $25B retailer that operates nearly 400 stores in Texas and Mexico, according to the Greater Houston Partnership.
But McClelland is best-known as the "H-E-B Guy" because of his starring role in commercials, alongside big-name athletes, including J.J. Watt, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa.
Since the spots started airing, McClelland has become a local celebrity who now gets recognized wherever he goes.
“People see me and start talking like I'm their long-lost friend," he told Ken Hoffman with CultureMap. "The thing I hear most is, 'You're not as fat as you look on TV,' and 'Your glasses make you look like a turtle.' I know I have a face for radio, but come on. People don't hold back saying what they think."
McClelland has fun with it but says he can't cross the line.
"I have a lot of ham in me. I was always the class clown," he said during a break in filming. "My instincts are to be more comedic than I should," he told Hoffman. "I have to remember that, yes, I am the H-E-B guy in commercials, but I'm also the president of H-E-B. I can't be too corny. I do run a business."
"Class clown", maybe but McClelland has pretty impressive business credentials, too. He graduated from USC and Harvard's Advanced Management Program.
He also reached rock-star status thanks to H-E-B's ongoing contributions to the community. The company donated $5 million to Watt's Hurricane Harvey fundraiser, regularly sends out a fleet of Disaster Relief Trucks wherever needed, and is the sponsor of the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In his capacity, McClelland oversees the operations of all H-E-B banners in Texas. Previously, McClelland served as President of H-E-B's Houston operation.
McClelland joined H-E-B in 1990 and served in marketing and operations before being named President of H-E-B in Houston. He was promoted to president of all H-E-B stores in 2017.
"Under his leadership, H-E-B grew from an 11% to a market-leading 27% share by opening larger stores with a heavy emphasis on low prices, locally sourced products and tailored assortment based on the neighborhoods around each store," according to the Greater Houston Partnership.
"Over his stellar 31-year career with H-E-B, Scott McClelland has been an integral part of our company’s growth and an important voice leading our stores and serving our community,” said Craig Boyan, President of H-E-B.
During the transition period, McClelland will continue to serve on the H-E-B Executive Committee and as an advisor on its expansion into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
McClelland received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and graduated from Harvard's Advanced Management Program.
The Houston Cougars and South Florida Bulls meet again in conference play, with the Cougars looking to complete the sweep for the season. Houston is looking to parlay last year’s Final Four performance into something bigger this year despite losing some key players from last season’s group.Marcus Sasser is done for the season, which is a massive blow for the Cougars (15-2, 4-0 AAC). It’ll be up to Kyler Edwards and Tramon Mark to make up for his absences. Josh Carlton had a big game against USF last time around and w...
The Houston Cougars and South Florida Bulls meet again in conference play, with the Cougars looking to complete the sweep for the season. Houston is looking to parlay last year’s Final Four performance into something bigger this year despite losing some key players from last season’s group.
Marcus Sasser is done for the season, which is a massive blow for the Cougars (15-2, 4-0 AAC). It’ll be up to Kyler Edwards and Tramon Mark to make up for his absences. Josh Carlton had a big game against USF last time around and will hope to replicate that effort here.
The Bulls (6-10, 1-3 AAC) are struggling once again. The three-guard combination of Caleb Murphy, Javon Greene and Jamir Chaplin can give Houston problems, especially with Sasser out. Look for the Bulls to be aggressive with these three players as they attempt to build some momentum in the middle of this college basketball season.
When: Tuesday, January 18th, 8:00 p.m. ETWhere: Fertitta Center, Houston, TXTV: ESPN+Where to live stream online: ESPN+, ESPN appLive updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
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The Bulls won their Super Bowl for the season on Saturday, stunning I-4 rival Central Florida 75-51 in a massive upset. But that doesn’t mean they’re good, as they’re the dead last team in Division I in three-point shooting percentage at 24.6%. They get run out of the gym tonight as regression to the mean kicks in even without Sasser.
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HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department and Xpress Covid Testing will open two mega Covid-19 testing sites on Thursday, January 6, further expanding access to meet high demand.The health department and its partners will operate a total of five mega testing sites by Thursday, in addition to dozens of smaller sites across Houston. At full capacity, the health department’s network of affiliated sites will be able to test approximately 30,000 people each day.“As the Omicron variant continues to fuel a s...
HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department and Xpress Covid Testing will open two mega Covid-19 testing sites on Thursday, January 6, further expanding access to meet high demand.
The health department and its partners will operate a total of five mega testing sites by Thursday, in addition to dozens of smaller sites across Houston. At full capacity, the health department’s network of affiliated sites will be able to test approximately 30,000 people each day.
“As the Omicron variant continues to fuel a surge in cases in our City, the Houston Health Department is working quickly to expand access to COVID-19 testing throughout our City,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Every Houstonian deserves to have access to testing, especially those in our most vulnerable communities. As we continue to navigate this crisis, I ask Houstonians to keep each other safe by getting tested, vaccinated, and boosted. We need everyone doing their part to remain healthy and slow the virus from spreading in their homes and places of employment and houses of worship.”
Former Dave & Busters A mega testing site will open January 6 at the former Dave & Buster’s at 6010 Richmond Ave. in partnership with Xpress Covid Testing. It will have a daily capacity of approximately 1,000 tests.
The site will operate daily in January from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are not required.
Kingwood Community Center The department and Xpress Covid Testing will open a mega testing site at Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., on January 6. It will have a daily capacity of approximately 800 tests.
The site will operate daily in January from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are not required.
Existing Mega Testing Sites The department partnered with United Memorial Medical Center for a new mega testing site at Butler Stadium, 13755 S Main St. It opened on January 5 with a daily capacity of approximately 1,000 tests. The site operates Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are not required.
A mega testing site at Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd., opened in partnership with Curative on December 29 with a daily capacity of approximately 1,000 tests. The site requires appointments via Curative.com or 1-888-702-9042. It operates daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A mega testing site at Minute Maid Park Lot C, 510 St. Emanuel St., opened on December 30 in partnership with DAVACO and increased daily capacity to approximately 1,000 tests this week. Appointments are required at mycovidappoitment.com or by calling 833-213-0643. The site operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and noon to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
Additional Testing Sites The health department offers testing at four multi-service centers and a network of dozens of sites affiliated with Curative, United Memorial Medical Center, and Xpress Covid Testing. Sites, schedules, and appointment information are available at HoustonHealth.org or by calling 832-393-4220.
Health department-affiliated testing sites offer viral test that determine if a person is currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. These PCR tests are conducted in certified laboratories and may average 48-72 hours for results, based on volume.
“It’s important that we use all available tools to reduce spread and that starts with getting vaccinated and boosted,” said Dr. David Persse, chief medical officer for the City of Houston. “With Omicron being much more contagious than previous strains and causing more breakthrough infections, testing is an important tool to slow the spread.”
Covid-19 vaccinations are available at health department sites across Houston. Locations and schedules can also be found at HoustonHealth.org or by calling 832-393-4220.
Getting tested or vaccinated at health department-affiliated sites is free, and does not require proof of residency, citizenship, or insurance.
Hours of operation are based on each site's daily capacity and may end sooner than scheduled.
HA Fitness (832-780-9913) has announced the launch of its customized personal coaching and fitness training programs for 2022 to help people keep their New Year weight loss resolutions.Houston, United States – January 17, 2022 —Hakeem Akbar and the team at HA Fitness Personal Trainer have launched New Year weight loss programs as more people return to gyms to shed all the pounds gained over the holiday season. They work with busy professionals wishing to transform their lives through personal training or customized ...
HA Fitness (832-780-9913) has announced the launch of its customized personal coaching and fitness training programs for 2022 to help people keep their New Year weight loss resolutions.
Houston, United States – January 17, 2022 —
Hakeem Akbar and the team at HA Fitness Personal Trainer have launched New Year weight loss programs as more people return to gyms to shed all the pounds gained over the holiday season. They work with busy professionals wishing to transform their lives through personal training or customized nutrition.
The loss of motivation and interest after the holidays can prevent people from restarting their fitness regimen. The New Year personal training and fitness coaching service paves the way for clients to remain motivated, accountable, and organized throughout their weight loss journey.
HA Fitness offers a holistic approach to personal fitness to help clients achieve the best version of themselves. They tailor the training process to suit athletes, business professionals, at-home parents, and seniors.
The personal coaching and fitness training service starts as a consultation to determine a client’s specific requirements and goals. HA Fitness then creates a customized strategy based on the information they provide.
Hakeem Akbar and his team offer tailored fitness interventions and focus on helping clients achieve their desired results. HA Fitness trainers work closely with clients to ensure continuity, discipline, and long-term weight loss.
As Houston’s leading fitness studio, HA Fitness services also include small group training, sports-specific training, kids’ camps, athletic camps, HIIT training, nutritional counseling, meal preparation, fitness consulting, and fitness mentoring. The fitness studio focuses on helping people maintain their New Year weight loss and fitness goals throughout the year.
About HA Fitness
HA Fitness is a leading fitness and wellness center located in Houston. Over two decades, their team has trained 65 pros and achieved 500 body transformations. Founder Hakeem Akbar is a seasoned wellness professional who believes in a holistic approach to mind and body training. Positive encouragement, a specific fitness regimen, and a disciplined nutrition plan help him accomplish significant results for his clients.
A satisfied client said: “I have been a client of Hakeem’s for a long time and would recommend him to anyone searching for personal training. He makes training enjoyable and works with children, teenagers, and adults.”
Interested parties can find more information about HA Fitness and its services by visiting https://ha-fitness.com
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