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 Jacksonville, FL. 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 Jacksonville'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 Jacksonville, FL.
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
Mayor Lenny Curry has been active on Twitter, tagging Elon Musk in tweets concerning bringing his businesses to the First Coast.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Mayor of Jacksonville took questions from reporters Thursday regarding a video in which he appears with CFO Jimmy Patronis, calling on Elon Musk to bring his business to Florida, specifically Jacksonville.Mayor Lenny Curry has been active on Twitter, tagging Elon Musk in tweets conce...
Mayor Lenny Curry has been active on Twitter, tagging Elon Musk in tweets concerning bringing his businesses to the First Coast.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Mayor of Jacksonville took questions from reporters Thursday regarding a video in which he appears with CFO Jimmy Patronis, calling on Elon Musk to bring his business to Florida, specifically Jacksonville.
Mayor Lenny Curry has been active on Twitter, tagging Elon Musk in tweets concerning bringing his businesses to the First Coast.
"We are positioned for @SpaceX in Jacksonville," retweeted Curry Wednesday night, along with a video next to Patronis.
"Hey @elonmusk, Whether it’s your exciting @boringcompany, your uplifting @SpaceX, your non-exhausting @Tesla, Florida is the one place that will always accommodate your drive to innovate. DM me or @lennycurry for your personal tour to the land of opportunity. #FloridaIsForWinners," tweeted Patronis.
Curry was asked what his plan would be if Elon responded to the tweet expressing interest.
"You set up a phone call or a zoom, just like my days in business," Curry responded. "And I'll tell you, I know some people that may have access to Elon, and we're trying to work the back channels to make sure he sees the tweet."
Curry was also asked by reporters about some of his recent absences, including not being in attendance at the Jacksonville Memorial Day event and the city's Bicentennial Celebration.
He was also not in attendance for the vote by City Council on the Confederate monuments bill.
"I mean, you guys can look at my calendar, the last couple of weeks, I've had numerous press conferences, I've been involved with a number of events," he said. "I don't go to city council meetings. So that's not unusual. I don't believe I've ever sat through a city council meeting. It's their job to legislate on the executive branch. And this weekend, I was with my daughter."
Curry continued, "I mean, the idea that people are asking me what I was doing when I'm with my seventh grade daughter that has a special day. I'd pick that any day a week over anything else."
On the list of events for the Jacksonville Bicentennial, the opening ceremony included a reading of the original petition to name the city, as well as a reading of a Mayoral Proclamation.
The Jacksonville Historical Society, the organization who had a large part in planning the Bicentennial, says it received a notice well in advance from Mayor Curry that a prior family commitment would keep him from being there.
Per the Jacksonville Historical Society
"Yes, we received notice well in advance that a prior family commitment regretfully prevented the Mayor from attending the commemoration ceremony. Additionally, we are appreciative of the City of Jacksonville’s support of the Bicentennial festival and want to note the City was the first to fund the celebration with $100,000 more than a year ago when planning was first underway."
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mark your calendars: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is on Sunday.Juneteenth celebrates the official end of slavery in the United States.Despite the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation’s freeing of enslaved people, slavery persisted in slave-holding border states and rebel areas until federal troops took control of the regions. Texas was the last state to welcome proclamation-enforcing fed...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mark your calendars: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is on Sunday.
Juneteenth celebrates the official end of slavery in the United States.
Despite the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation’s freeing of enslaved people, slavery persisted in slave-holding border states and rebel areas until federal troops took control of the regions. Texas was the last state to welcome proclamation-enforcing federal troops -- until this day, June 19, 1865, when General Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with the famous statement: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”
Here is a county-by-county list of celebrations and events in our area over the next couple of days:
Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie celebrate Juneteenth with North Florida Customers: Four Jacksonville-area Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie locations will host Juneteenth celebrations for customers and their communities to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States.
The free celebrations, held on Saturday, June 18 from noon to 2 p.m., include live entertainment and cooking demonstrations featuring Juneteenth-inspired recipes, along with store and vendor giveaways. Locations: Winn-Dixie (Lakewood Prominade) at 1520 W. University Blvd. | Harveys Supermarket at 5250 Moncrief Road W. | Winn-Dixie (Gateway Town Center) at 5210 Norwood Ave. | Harveys Supermarket (Edgewood Square) at 2261 Edgewood Ave. W.
Jacksonville Juneteenth City Event: Come out to Daily’s Place on June 18 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to enjoy music performed by Gospel Artists such as Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Maranda Curtis, Todd Dulaney and JJ Hairston. The event will feature more than 50 vendors. Tickets begin at $85. Click here to read more details about the event.
Juneteenth Melanin Market: This free event will feature local singers, bands, DJs, and dancers, headlined by Jacksonville’s very own 95 South, and the 69 Boyz, two legendary rap groups that put Duval on the map in the 90s. More than 250 black-owned businesses and nonprofits will be selling products. When: Saturday, June 18 at A Philip Randolph Blvd.
Father’s Day Comedy Classic/Juneteenth Celebration: Celebrate Father’s Day and Juneteenth at the same time! The Father’s Day Comedy Classic begins at 7 p.m. at 510 Lane Avenue South. After the “show” it’s a Juneteenth Celebration! Classy Attire: No Shorts, No Ball Caps (casual and dressy hats excepted), No Athletic Gear, No Plain Tees, No Tennis Shoes (designer and casual sneakers are excepted )
Juneteenth Bitcoin Block Party in Jacksonville at Bethel Baptist Church: June 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at 215 Bethel Baptist Street “The mission of the tour is to educate disenfranchised minority communities about Cryptocurrency, financial literacy, and how we have the potential to close generational wealth gaps to create financial sovereignty. It will be a free community event, and we would be honored to have the black and brown community represented.” When you RSVP and attend this event you will receive free Satoshi Bitcoin. Click here for details.
Move For Change 5K: Juneteenth Celebration: The 3rd Annual Move For Change 5K event is located in Jacksonville Beach on June 17-19. This year’s event will include live music, food trucks, vendors, family attractions, and end with a 5K on Juneteenth. The event will be hosted at 6th Avenue North Venue on June 17th, and 18th. The 5K will be held on the beach on June 19. Click here to RSVP and for more details.
Juneteenth Fest at Memorial Park: Get ready for a day of family, food, vendors, trivia, games, bounce houses, and a whole lot more! The event will be held on June 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at 1620 Riverside Avenue. This event is free to attend. Click here for more details.
Jax Juneteenth Rooftop Celebration: Jax Juneteenth Rooftop Celebration is happening on Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m. at Riverplace Tower with tickets starting at $45.00. The event will feature DJs, live music, our Black art exhibit, vendors and more. You must be over 21 to attend. Classy Day Party Attire: No Shorts, No Ball Caps (casual and dressy hats excepted), No Athletic Gear, No Plain Tees, No Tennis Shoes (designer and casual sneakers are excepted) Click here for more details.
Juneteenth Trap Yoga: It’s a Yoga + art dance class kick-off on June 17 at 6:30 p.m. “Come join us as we experience a moment of healing and flowing to upbeat music,” the event said. Click here for tickets.
United Era Inc.’s Juneteenth Festival: June 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. will be a fun-filled day of food trucks, performances, kids park play area, and more from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Don’t forget your picnic blankets and chairs so your family can enjoy the grassy areas! This is a FREE event but registration is required so sign up your family today at JuneteenthJacksonville.com
We could not find any Juneteenth celebrations in Clay County
Duchess Juneteenth Kickoff: Duchess Juneteenth Kickoff is happening on Friday, June 17 at 07:30 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center with tickets starting at $35.00. Juneteenth Kick-Off Celebration in Fernandina Beach, Fl. 32034.
Juneteenth Jumpoff: Saturday, June 18, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Peck/Charles Eugene Richo Field “This is a family-friendly, community celebration committed to encouraging improved community interactions, educating, and bringing a sense of pride to the community as a whole. The event will include activities for children, contests, family tents (must register online), food trucks, informational booths, and a vendor market. This is a non-alcoholic event.” Click here for more details,
Juneteenth Dedication Ceremony: Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. Join the LMCC this Juneteenth weekend on June 18th to commemorate the sacrifices that local Civil Rights activists made in St. Augustine and celebrate the emancipation of enslaved peoples across America. The dedication ceremony will include a public unveiling of the F.W. Woolworth counter, currently on display at the LMCC, and a formal proclamation from the city. After the ceremony, guests are welcome to visit the museum’s exhibits. Click here for more details. A Heritage Luncheon will follow. Tickets to the luncheon are $150 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
SAMF Celebrates Juneteenth at New Saint James Missionary Baptist Church: Saturday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets not required. Admittance is first-come, first-serve.
The Hope Lodge, a non-profit in Jacksonville, is a comforting and free place for cancer patients to stay during treatment. Now they need basic items donated.JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Carolyn Greer's face lights up when she talks about her granddaughter, Avery."Oh, gosh," she says. "She's my only granddaughter. She's adorable. But I'm prejudiced."Avery calls her Nana. And, for Nana, Avery is the perfect motivation to keep her fighting against breast cancer.It's a hard fight. Greer doesn't...
The Hope Lodge, a non-profit in Jacksonville, is a comforting and free place for cancer patients to stay during treatment. Now they need basic items donated.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Carolyn Greer's face lights up when she talks about her granddaughter, Avery.
"Oh, gosh," she says. "She's my only granddaughter. She's adorable. But I'm prejudiced."
Avery calls her Nana. And, for Nana, Avery is the perfect motivation to keep her fighting against breast cancer.
It's a hard fight. Greer doesn't just have to worry about beating breast cancer, but also getting to her treatments. She lives in Georgia, and driving back and forth was not possible.
How many treatments every day was she facing?
"Sixteen of them. That's a lot for me," she says.
But Greer's stay at the Hope Lodge behind Mayo Clinic Jacksonville was a true blessing.
"I don't know if there are words to express it. When you are talking about your life....how do you say that?"
Greer was getting cancer treatment at Baptist/MD Anderson downtown. The Hope Lodge provided free transportation back and forth all that distance for Greer.
The Hope Lodge, supported by the American Cancer Society, has 30 cancer patients staying at no charge in their building, which looks brand new.
Michelle Lawrence, senior manager at the Hope Lodge, says, "We don't want it to feel like a hotel." And so the details are carefully planned to take the pressure of daily life off the cancer patients.
Greer was impressed. She says, "There was a welcome note with gifts on the bed." Laundry facilities are provided. Each patient has a personal pantry and space in a large kitchen to cook. Volunteers make handmade items and leave special messages.
The challenge, however, is keeping supplied with items offered free to the cancer patients, who come from around the U.S. and other countries, such as Australia and Vietnam, Lawrence explains.
Top of the list of items which are used up quickly: toilet paper.
Lawrence is hoping people will donate some basic items. That can include gas cards because the Hope Lodge, due to Covid, transports only one patient at a time. That means extra trips back and forth to various cancer treatment centers around Jacksonville.
Examples of items on the Hope Lodge wish list:
The Hope Lodge is located on 4583 Worrall Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224
According to the Hope Lodge, these opportunities to help are also available:
Lots of laughs are coming to Northeast Florida in the months ahead, with Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan and the Smothers Brothers adding shows to an already-crowded comedy calendar.Here are a baker's dozen of big comedy shows heading our way.Anjelah Johnson-Reyes7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at the Florida Theatre. $39.75-$59.75. Standup comic/movie star/"MadTV" alum brings her Who Do I Think I Am Tour to Jacksonville.Celeste Barber7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Times-Uni...
Lots of laughs are coming to Northeast Florida in the months ahead, with Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan and the Smothers Brothers adding shows to an already-crowded comedy calendar.
Here are a baker's dozen of big comedy shows heading our way.
7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at the Florida Theatre. $39.75-$59.75. Standup comic/movie star/"MadTV" alum brings her Who Do I Think I Am Tour to Jacksonville.
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Times-Union Center. $51.59-$140. Barber, a huge star in her native Australia, is hoping to break big in America on her Fine, Thanks Tour.
8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Thrasher-Horne Center Studio Theater in Orange Park. $30-$50. The Middleburg High grad returns for a hometown show that will be recorded for a live album.
Aug. 4-6 at the Comedy Zone. $25-$35. "Saturday Night Live" veteran and native Floridian brings his act to an intimate club setting.
8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Florida Theatre. $35-$75. There aren't a lot of musical parody comedy artists out there, because it's hard to do right. Rainbow does it right. This show was twice postponed by the pandemic.
7 p.m. Sept. 8-10 at the Florida Theatre. $39.75-$99.75. Gaffigan is a best-selling author, an Emmy winner and one of the hardest touring comics in the business. He sold out the first two shows in Jacksonville, so a third was added.
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Times-Union Center. Ticket prices unavailable. Is it possible that it's been 24 years since "Seinfeld" went off the air? Jerry has pretty much been on the road since.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, at the Thrasher-Horne Center. $39-$329. Is he a musician? Is he a comedian? Yes to both.
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. $40-$70. Koy played at the Times-Union Center in 2021, one of Jacksonville's first post-pandemic shows. He's moved up to the arena this year.
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. $51.59-$310. He's been in "Breaking Bad" and "The Mandalorian," hosts a weekly podcast and has done a half-dozen TV comedy specials.
7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. $37-$87. Not many comics sell out arenas these days, but Hart does it routinely. Fans at his Jacksonville show will have to put their cell phones in a Yondr bag that makes them inoperable during the show.
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. $45.50-$63.50. From "Mad About You" to "Aliens" to "Stranger Things," Reiser has been in the public eye for decades.
7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Florida Theatre. $45-$69.50. Dick and Tommy Smothers earned big respect in the comedy world by thumbing their noses at TV critics. They'll share stories, answer questions and show clips of their groundbreaking show.
Wedding Party Hair & MakeupJACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WarPaint International is a new local company providing convenient, on-site hair and makeup se...
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WarPaint International is a new local company providing convenient, on-site hair and makeup services for weddings, events, photoshoots, commercial projects and editorial applications.
Residents in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida can now take advantage of on-site beauty services in their home, office or event venue through WarPaint International - an on-site beauty agency offering professionally managed hair and makeup Artisans.
The beauty agency is largely servicing Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and the greater Northeast Florida area. Clients utilizing WPI Beauty's service can expect to meet hairstylists and makeup artists who have been interviewed, technically tested and criminally background checked for the safety of their wedding parties and personal spaces. In addition, each WPI Artisan has acquired the required education and licenses in the state of Florida as well as carrying applicable liability insurance for working on-site in venues and event centers.
"After building a successful on-site beauty agency in other cities, we decided to expand our team's offerings in order to meet the growing demand in Northeast Florida. The need for professional, skilled artists to perform beauty services for weddings, promotional photoshoots, celebrity appearances, and corporate events is ever-growing in the Jacksonville area. WarPaint International is positioned to deliver timely, professional experiences to these clients," said Jessica Mae, Founder of WarPaint International.
The expansion of WarPaint International to Jacksonville offers benefits to both residents and destination travelers in the Northeast Florida area. Local residents can book hair and makeup in their home for family events or nights on the town through the online booking system. Brides-to-be, PR companies, media companies and other clients needing on-site hair and makeup services when traveling to the area can contract professionally managed Artisans for their events with ease. WarPaint International Artisans also work in the local hotel rooms, venue “get-ready” rooms and bridal suites.
WPI Beauty prides itself on its customer response time, it’s level of engagement, it's artisan on-boarding process and its client care. When customers of WarPaint International have inquiries they speak to a family-owned and operated business that has over a decade of experience in multiple cities. WarPaint International Jax is a locally owned and operated business and has established a relationship with for bridal offerings in Northeast Florida. Premier Bride Magazine is the local authority in wedding day vendors in Jacksonville and St. Augustine Florida.
WarPaint International is a privately owned providing professionally managed beauty services for the bridal, consumer, editorial, and commercial beauty markets. The company is based in Minneapolis and operates on-site beauty teams in Manhattan New York, Chicago, Jacksonville Florida as well contracting work nationally. WPI Beauty also contracts hair and makeup artists for destination weddings globally.
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