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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Long Beach

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 Long Beach, CA. 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 Long Beach'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!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Long Beach. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Long Beach, CA. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

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:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Long Beach,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Long Beach, CA, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

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.

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Tabbouleh

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.

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Shawarma

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 Long Beach, CA.

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Hummus

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.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

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:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

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.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

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.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

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.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

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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.

2.

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.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

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They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

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Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

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.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

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.

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Vince Staples to get his own Netflix show based on his life in Long Beach

Vince Staples will be producing and starring in his own scripted comedy series on Netflix, the streaming giant announced today.The comedy series titled, “The Vince Staples Show” will be loosely based on the rapper’s life and set in Long Beach. Staples was born in Compton but grew up in the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach, which has been the backdrop and inspiration for many of his creative works, including his mo...

Vince Staples will be producing and starring in his own scripted comedy series on Netflix, the streaming giant announced today.

The comedy series titled, “The Vince Staples Show” will be loosely based on the rapper’s life and set in Long Beach. Staples was born in Compton but grew up in the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach, which has been the backdrop and inspiration for many of his creative works, including his most recent album “Ramona Park Broke My Heart.”

Few details were available about the show, but according to an interview with Grammy.com last year, Staples said the show is based on two vignettes he released on Youtube in 2019 under the same name.

“[We’re] just trying to go off of those and turn them into a 30-minute show,” Staples told Grammy.com.

A release date for “The Vince Staples Show” hasn’t yet been announced.

Staples will executive produce the show alongside “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris. The series also boasts Corey Smyth and Calmatic as executive producers with showrunners Ian Edelman and Maurice Williams, who worked alongside Barris on Kid Cudi’s upcoming animated show Entergalactic.

The show will be Staples’ biggest acting role to date, but it will not mark his first on-screen appearance, with credits including brief roles in the film “Dope,” a cameo in an episode of “Insecure,” and voice acting credits as the title character in the Adult Swim animated series “Lazor Wulf.”

It’s further evidence that Staples is claiming space outside of the music industry. In May, the artist released his first graphic novel “Limbo Beach” about supernaturally gifted teenagers on a journey to rule and discover the secrets of an abandoned amusement park.

His release event in Long Beach, which was slated to happen at El Dorado Park, was canceled due to capacity concerns.

Vince Staples was expected to sign copies of his new comic book at El Dorado Park, but organizers say they’re rescheduling after Long Beach officials got concerned thousands of people might show up.

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PREVIEW: Long Beach Poly Boys’ Water Polo

The562’s coverage of Long Beach Poly athletics in the 2022-23 school year is sponsored by Poly alum Jayon Brown and PlayFair Sports Management.The Long Beach Poly boys’ water polo team finds itself in a position it hasn’t been in for more than 90 years–defending CIF Southern Section champions. The Jackrabbits won the Division 4 title last year in thrilling fashion, and return several starters and six players who got major time in the pool on that historic squad.Poly is up in Division 2 this year...

The562’s coverage of Long Beach Poly athletics in the 2022-23 school year is sponsored by Poly alum Jayon Brown and PlayFair Sports Management.

The Long Beach Poly boys’ water polo team finds itself in a position it hasn’t been in for more than 90 years–defending CIF Southern Section champions. The Jackrabbits won the Division 4 title last year in thrilling fashion, and return several starters and six players who got major time in the pool on that historic squad.

Poly is up in Division 2 this year and a repeat CIF-SS title won’t come easily. Neither would a Moore League title, but the Jackrabbits have their eyes set on both.

“In thinking about the recipe from last year to accomplish that big grand goal of winning CIF, that recipe was focusing on the details and hard work, so we’re not trying to get too far ahead of ourselves as far as expectations,” said Poly coach Ish Pluton, entering his seventh year coaching his alma mater. “It’s easy to get into big goals, it’s harder but better for us if we focus on all the things we can do to improve as a team to accomplish those goals.”

That doesn’t mean that the program isn’t hoping to hoist some more gold this year. With Poly returning a host of talent and Wilson having graduated some All-American and Division 1 studs, there’s no doubt that a lot of focus will be on the two teams’ meeting on October 12. Wilson has won the last 14 league titles in a row, and Poly hasn’t won since 2006–prior to that the Jackrabbits hadn’t won since 1976. Pluton said that his team’s success last year has brought out a ton of support for his Jackrabbits.

“It’s been really fun to get the wind behind our sails of support and encouragement,” he said. “That’s really motivated us to take the next steps–now that we’re a Division 2 team, what does it take to win there? Our kids are really paying attention to nutrition, they met with a nutritionist virtually on Wednesday. We’re trying to build into a really respectable and legitimate program to rival things on the other side of town.”

Another thing Poly did was take an international Summer trip. Most of the team belong to the 562 Water Polo Club, which made a trip to Croatia where they spent every day training in the ocean courses underneath towering Croatian cliffs.

“The experience alone was the trip of a lifetime, and on top of that they learned an amazing amount of water polo,” said Pluton.

Returning in the water for the Jackrabbits is Reece Hammond, who will be a featured lefty attacker and one of the top talents around Southern California this season. Markus Cruz will be on that side as well, with Tyler Oatey and Billy Cruz also returning. Emerson LaPorta, Colin Sooho, and Nico Song also got time on last year’s championship team and made big plays in the team’s playoff run.

The only hole for the Jackrabbits is at goalie, where they graduated everyone from last year’s team. Mateo Morales will be one option, a JV call-up, and sophomore Sean Carey will be the other option for Poly. The team also has a pair of newcomers in Sam Lavid and Kyle Oate. Pluton said the Jackrabbits will likely be tinkering with positions over the next month as they prepare for Moore League play towards the end of the September. In the meantime they have playoff rematches with Portola, Palisades, and Pasadena Poly, all of whom are coming to Long Beach in September.

Wilmington pianist lifts spirits at Long Beach nonprofit

The benefits of music are well documented — as far back as antiquity.Physicians in ancient Greece, for example, used music to help with various maladies.In contemporary times, Wilmington resident and professional pianist Leslie Sharp also believes in the therapeutic value of music. Since mid-July, Sharp has accepted a challenging assignment — play the piano on Fridays at the Christian Outreach in Action building, in Long Beach, while people wait in line for necessities such as food, clothing and diapers.&ldqu...

The benefits of music are well documented — as far back as antiquity.

Physicians in ancient Greece, for example, used music to help with various maladies.

In contemporary times, Wilmington resident and professional pianist Leslie Sharp also believes in the therapeutic value of music. Since mid-July, Sharp has accepted a challenging assignment — play the piano on Fridays at the Christian Outreach in Action building, in Long Beach, while people wait in line for necessities such as food, clothing and diapers.

“I’ve known Leslie (through a friend) for a long time,” said Devi Acharyya, director of marketing and communications for COA, 515 E. Third St. “She is a professional musical performance artist who volunteered her time to help bring calm and peace to the local businesses, residents and those in line for our services.”

COA is a nonprofit that helps those who are homeless or financially in need.

When COA first broached the idea of bringing a pianist to the weekly event, Acharyya said, the first person she thought of was Sharp.

“Leslie brings such calm and beauty through the piano,” she said. “She has such a caring, giving heart, so I asked her if she could volunteer and she said yes right away.”

Sharp can’t come every week, but when she can, she arrives at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers bring out a donated piano from the COA building and set it at the corner of Third Street and Linden Avenue. Sharp pulls music books out of an old piano bench and starts playing.

Despite the recent heat and humidity, people who have recently waited in line have chatted softly while the music plays. Some people have danced — alone — and nearby business operators have stopped by to say thank you for the music.

“I come when I can,” said Sharp, who has been playing the piano since she was 3. “I play what I feel and I can tell that I am appreciated. A lot of these people don’t have live music in their lives so for me, this is something special.”

Sharp, who was raised in Hampton Roads, Virginia, has played in various classical music competitions. She received her undergraduate degree in music composition from the University of Redlands.

Sharp said she takes requests — she’s been asked to play a mariachi — and she enjoys just thumbing through the music books to play something she never has before.

Ronald Archuleta, wearing a U.S. Navy veterans baseball cap, recently danced by himself while Sharp played the Beatles’ song “Michelle.”

“Her music inspires me,” Archuleta said. “The music takes me away from all this depression and makes me happy. She knows what she is doing.”

Sharp, for her part, said she believes music can help those going through a difficult time.

“I really like being in touch with people who are struggling,” Sharp said. “Everybody is struggling at some point. But the mindset of people who are struggling and how they use the music to get through it is interesting to me and I believe I’m making an impact.”

Belmont Shore Car Show returns Sunday, Sept. 11, with more than 400 entries

Fourteen blocks of Long Beach’s Second Street, and many of the adjacent side streets, will be full of classic and custom vehicles on Sunday, Sept. 11, as the Belmont Shore Car Show returns for its 31st iteration — and for the first time in three years.The popular event has long been the largest car show in the area and before the coronavirus pandemic, as many as 40,000 people descended on Belmont Shore annually to check out the cool vehicles.The pandemic, however, nixed the event in 2020 and 2021.But now it&r...

Fourteen blocks of Long Beach’s Second Street, and many of the adjacent side streets, will be full of classic and custom vehicles on Sunday, Sept. 11, as the Belmont Shore Car Show returns for its 31st iteration — and for the first time in three years.

The popular event has long been the largest car show in the area and before the coronavirus pandemic, as many as 40,000 people descended on Belmont Shore annually to check out the cool vehicles.

The pandemic, however, nixed the event in 2020 and 2021.

But now it’s back and a new promoter, Pierside Promotions, has even been able to reach out to different car owners, according to Heather Kern, the new executive director for the Belmont Shore Business Association, which sponsors the event. About 400 cars are expected this year, organizers said.

“We are excited to see new cars and new vendors,” Kern said in an email. “Additionally, the event is on 9/11. There will be a synchronized honking of horns at 9:11 a.m., followed by a moment of silence and reflection.”

This year’s event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but Second Street will close to traffic around 6 a.m. to allow show cars to enter and vendors to set up. The street will reopen at 4 p.m.

“The iconic Belmont Shore Car Show is back!” Matt Peterson, partner at Legends Sports Bar and a BSBA board member, said. “We are pleased to have over 400 cars and close to 60 unique vendors all on Second Street.

“Come out and enjoy all Belmont Shore has to offer.”

Organizer Pierside Promotions, of Huntington Beach, is a side business for Pierside Parts, a custom parts company.

For the first time in recent memory, some car owners will receive awards. The top 50 cars, in fact, will have placards in their windows as show winners, with awards given out at the end of the day, said Kim Hole of Pierside Promotions.

The Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Airport are major sponsors of the car show, and Pierside Promotions has brought in O’Reilly Auto Parts and KWK Trucking, among others. Vendors will set up in the street and pay the BSBA a fee for the privilege of doing so. Efforts have been made to ensure the vendors don’t compete directly with Second Street businesses.

For those who want to show off their cars but didn’t register early, there will be day-of registration if there is space and for a $40 fee. For more information, go to the BSBA website, BelmontShore.org.

Parking is at a premium in the area. The beach parking lots along Ocean Boulevard are the closest options, and there is a charge. For those with a will to walk, some parking is also available at Marine Stadium and Mother’s Beach.

The BSBA brought back the popular Stroll and Savor midweek restaurant event for this year’s summer months. Planning is also underway for the return of Second Street’s biggest event of the year, the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. That parade is set for Dec. 3, the first Saturday evening of the month.

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10th annual Long Beach Playhouse Radio Hour set for Friday, Sept. 9

The Long Beach Playhouse is getting ready to celebrate it’s 90th year — and will do so with a little fun.The organization’s 10th annual Radio Hour fundraising event, which will feature performances from some of the city’s most-well known movers and shakers, is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Union Bank Building in downtown Long Beach.All proceeds from the event will support productions and programs at the Long Beach Playhouse — one of the oldest continually running community theaters in the ...

The Long Beach Playhouse is getting ready to celebrate it’s 90th year — and will do so with a little fun.

The organization’s 10th annual Radio Hour fundraising event, which will feature performances from some of the city’s most-well known movers and shakers, is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Union Bank Building in downtown Long Beach.

All proceeds from the event will support productions and programs at the Long Beach Playhouse — one of the oldest continually running community theaters in the western United States — including plays, comedy nights and youth educational programs.

“The Annual Long Beach Playhouse Radio Hour proves to have the humor, wit and self reference that makes it a must-see evening out,” a recent playhouse press release said. “Attracting the political hard-hitters is easy when it is so much fun and for such a good cause. The Long Beach Playhouse celebrates 90 years in operation and intends to be here, serving Long Beach, for at least 90 more.”

Harry Saltzgaver, executive editor of the Grunion Gazette, which is part of the Southern California News Group, wrote the tongue-in-cheek radio hour script this year — and an all-star group of Long Beach politicos have been cast to act it out.

“Saltzgaver writes an entertaining script, which satirizes the city’s current events and entities like local government,” the release said. “It’s filled with puns, inside gossip, sound effects and odd noises. Most of them planned.”

Current members of the City Council — and mayoralcompetitors — Suzie Price and Vice Mayor Rex Richardson are among the Long Beach notables cast to act out Saltzgaver’s script.

Others players include Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Association; Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert; Long Beach Convention & Visitor’s Bureau President Steve Goodling; and Brent Dennis, director of the city’s Parks, Recreation & Marine Department.

Mitchell Nun, a veteran LB Playhouse performer, will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies.

This year’s event will be hosted by Long Beach law firm Keesal, Young and Logan, and is sponsored by the Port of Long Beach.

Attendees will be treated to appetizers, drinks and a slew of other entertainers throughout the evening.

“It’s a Friday night fundraiser like no other,” the release said.

If you go

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: The offices of Keesal, Young & Logan, Union Bank Building, 400 Oceangate, 14th floor.

Cost: $75 per person and $125 per couple. Purchase online at lbplayhouse.org, by emailing [email protected], or by calling the box office at 562-494-1014, ext. 1.

Information: lbplayhouse.org/show/radio-hour/

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