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!
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 Long Beach, CA.
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
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Beaches along the south Los Angeles County and Orange County coast were closed Friday due to a spill of untreated sewage, according to authorities, and they say it's the largest spill in L.A. County history.A sewer main line failed Thursday afternoon in the city of Carson and 6 million to 7 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Dominguez Channel, county officials said.Long Beach city health officer Dr. Anissa Davis ordered a temporary closure of all swimming areas of the city's approximately 7 ...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Beaches along the south Los Angeles County and Orange County coast were closed Friday due to a spill of untreated sewage, according to authorities, and they say it's the largest spill in L.A. County history.
A sewer main line failed Thursday afternoon in the city of Carson and 6 million to 7 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Dominguez Channel, county officials said.
Long Beach city health officer Dr. Anissa Davis ordered a temporary closure of all swimming areas of the city's approximately 7 miles of beaches.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health closed Cabrillo, Point Fermin, White Point Park, Royal Palm and Rancho Palos Verdes beaches. Seal Beach was among areas closed in neighboring Orange County.
Local wildlife rescue organizations told Eyewitness News crews are on standby for reports on marine life that could be impacted.
"There's some shoreline spots, there's some spots offshore, there's a spot in the Dominguez Channel, so we're monitoring a variety of locations for indicators of sewage and we'll keep doing that until it returns to background levels," said Bryan Langpap with L.A. County Sanitation Districts.
He said it's unlikely drinking water is contaminated, but testing is under consideration. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, raw sewage could still be seen flowing in some neighborhoods.
"It's just flooding the street with fecal matter and toiletries just going down the street," said one resident. "Odor is really, really bad ... contaminating our neighborhood."
The 70th annual Polar Bear Swim that usually draws hundreds of people to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro for a New Year's Day plunge was canceled.
Authorities said the beaches would remain closed until testing of water samples shows bacteria levels are within state standards.
LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn called for an investigation by the county Sanitation District to determine whether the spill was caused by "aging or faulty infrastructure."
"A sewage spill of this magnitude is dangerous and unacceptable, and we need to understand what happened," she said in a statement.
After dealing with a foul odor issue coming from the Dominguez Channel earlier in the year, neighbors are calling for swift action.
"At this point, we feel like nothing is being done for us, but you know, we are getting charged our tax dollars. So it just doesn't make sense," said one Carson resident. "I think that we, as a community, have to demand for our representatives to do what they're supposed to do for us. That's what we're paying them for."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Cal State Long Beach on Thursday joined a growing number of California universities and community colleges delaying in-person classes and moving online amid a worsening Omicron surge.Long Beach plans to operate primarily online for its first three weeks starting Jan. 20. At least eight other California State University campuses in the 23-campus system have announced delays to in-per...
Cal State Long Beach on Thursday joined a growing number of California universities and community colleges delaying in-person classes and moving online amid a worsening Omicron surge.
Long Beach plans to operate primarily online for its first three weeks starting Jan. 20. At least eight other California State University campuses in the 23-campus system have announced delays to in-person classes.
Cal State Los Angeles announced its decision to go remote for the first three weeks of the semester earlier this week. San Diego State, Sacramento State, Cal State Channel Islands, Fresno State, Cal State East Bay, Cal State San Marcos and San Francisco State have also announced a remote start, while Cal State Fullerton is currently deliberating its plans.
A number of community colleges, throughout the state, including Pasadena City College, will also move classes online for the first two weeks of its semester, while others retain a mostly hybrid schedule.
Cal State officials previously hoped that a late-January semester start date would be enough time to escape the latest surge. No changes in guidance for the 23 campuses have come from Chancellor Joseph Castro’s office, but spokesperson Toni Molle said Castro has been meeting regularly with university presidents to discuss the situation. Castro previously told The Times that university presidents have the authority to make changes to reopening policies based on local conditions.
At Long Beach, the campus will remain open and services such as the University Student Union, University Library, Student Health Services will continue to be available to students.
“The safety of our community has always been our chief concern throughout the pandemic. Delayed in-person instruction was not what we had intended for this spring, but the rise of the Omicron variant warrants this adjustment. Among the lessons of the pandemic is continued flexibility, and we will monitor prevailing conditions and public health recommendations over the coming weeks,” university President Jane Close Conoley wrote to the community.
California Faculty Assn. President Charles Toombs supported the remote starts.
“We’ve been hearing from so many different public health officials about how easily transmissible and spreadable Omicron is. We’ve also been hearing about a shortage of COVID tests,” he said. “Faculty want to be back in the classroom, but we need to do that without putting our students, faculty, staff, families and communities at risk.”
If the temporary delay to in-person classes is extended, Toombs said he believes faculty will be prepared after the experience of online classes last academic year.
Cal State Student Assn. President Isaac Alferos said student leaders are supportive of the remote start, as many called on campus officials to consider a virtual start to the semester start to reduce risk of infection. Cal State system previously announced a COVID-19 booster mandate, which Alferos said is a priority.
“It is critical that campus leaders across the system work with their student leaders to ensure an equitable rollout that centers our students first and foremost,” he said.
Eight of the nine University of California campuses previously announced a remote start to classes, which for most began this week. UC Berkeley, which is one of two UC campuses on a semester schedule, has not indicated a change to its in-person plans for next week.
Already, UC students have wondered if the temporary delay will expand as hospitalizations and cases continue to grow, with student leaders calling on university officials to communicate any updates to plans early.
Container imports at the largest U.S. gateway for seaborne goods trade fell sharply in November, even as backups of ships waiting to unload cargo at the Southern California ports have been growing.The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together handled the equivalent of 765,963 loaded inbound containers last month, the lightest traffic since June 2020. The import volume was down 9.6% from a year ago and off 10.1% from October.Gene Seroka, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, on Wednesday attributed the decline to...
Container imports at the largest U.S. gateway for seaborne goods trade fell sharply in November, even as backups of ships waiting to unload cargo at the Southern California ports have been growing.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together handled the equivalent of 765,963 loaded inbound containers last month, the lightest traffic since June 2020. The import volume was down 9.6% from a year ago and off 10.1% from October.
Gene Seroka, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, on Wednesday attributed the decline to an influx of smaller ships that have been dispatched by retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies as they scramble to get around bottlenecks and satisfy consumer demand.
Mr. Seroka said smaller ships, which are less efficient for the ports to handle than larger vessels, made up about half the ships that called at the Los Angeles port in November. By comparison, smaller ships made up about one-third of vessel calls in October, he said.
Port officials say that despite the November decline in imports, the neighboring ports remain on track to handle record import volumes for the year, surpassing 10 million boxes, in 20-foot equivalent units, a standard industry measure.
The influx of smaller ships follows a trend this year of ocean carriers pressing smaller vessels into service on lucrative trade lanes from Asia to the U.S. West Coast and of big-box retailers chartering ships, as companies rush to restock inventories in time for the holidays.
The import slowdown has also coincided with a growing backlog of vessels waiting to enter the ports. The backup reached a record 101 container ships on Monday, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.
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Most of those ships are lined up far out to sea after shipping industry officials instituted a new queuing system for the ports in mid-November. The system is designed to move the ships farther from the ports and spread them out to avoid the risk of collisions in rough winter seas.
Congestion at the ports is being caused by numerous issues. Marine terminal executives say they can’t operate efficiently because the docks are overflowing with containers due to shortages of trucking equipment and workers at inland warehouses.
Ports and Biden administration officials have worked for months to reduce the congestion with a range of initiatives, including a threatened fee on ocean carriers for import containers that sit for too long at terminals.
Mr. Seroka said some of the initiatives have worked. The number of import boxes sitting nine days or longer to be picked up from the port has fallen 56% since late October, he said. But other indicators are trending in the wrong way.
“It’s almost like a game of whack-a-mole,” Mr. Seroka said. “We try to get after one issue, and then two or three more pop up.”
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LONG BEACH, Calif. (CNS) — The Port of Long Beach was awarded a $52.3 million grant to help fund a rail facility that will help the port move cargo more efficiently and with less emissions, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday.What You Need To Know The port's project is one of 25 projects in 19 states being funded by more than $241 million through the Maritime Administration's Port Infrastructure Development Program. One other California project, Oakland's Powering the Future Project,...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (CNS) — The Port of Long Beach was awarded a $52.3 million grant to help fund a rail facility that will help the port move cargo more efficiently and with less emissions, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday.
The port's project is one of 25 projects in 19 states being funded by more than $241 million through the Maritime Administration's Port Infrastructure Development Program. One other California project, Oakland's Powering the Future Project, was also selected.
The Port of Long Beach's "Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility" is the centerpiece of the port's approximately $1 billion rail capital improvement program. It will allow the port to directly transfer containers to and from marine terminals by train, reducing truck traffic and making the process cleaner and more efficient. No cargo trucks will visit the facility, and instead, smaller segments will be brought to the facility and joined together into a full-sized train, port officials said.
"This is great news to hear at the end of what will be our busiest year ever," said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. "We appreciate the U.S. Department of Transportation's support for this important project. It will help to move cargo more efficiently through the Port, getting needed products and goods to homes and businesses across America faster."
Port officials expect construction to begin in 2023, with the first arrival, departure and storage tracks completed in 2025. Additional tracks would come online in 2030, followed by project completion in 2032.
"U.S. maritime ports play a critical role in our supply chains," U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said in his announcement about the 25 funded projects. "These investments in our nation's ports will help support American jobs, efficient and resilient operations and faster delivery of goods to the American people."
The Maritime Administration's Port Infrastructure Development Program is in its third year, and during its first two years, awarded $492 million to 32 projects deemed economically significant for the region and nation. The grants aim to ensure the U.S.' current and future freight transportation needs are met.
"These investments will support the shift to cleaner transportation, which will create more economic activity and good paying jobs," Acting Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lessley said. "The Port Infrastructure Development Program is an important part of building back better for our ports, our communities, our economy and our people."
South Korean fried chicken chain Mom’s Touch is expanding its Southern California footprint to the east side of Long Beach. The former WaBa Grill on Atlantic and Harding Street should convert to a Mom’s Touch in early 2022, giving the company a second outlet — and a drive-thru.This will be the second location for Mom’s Touch following the group’s summertim...
South Korean fried chicken chain Mom’s Touch is expanding its Southern California footprint to the east side of Long Beach. The former WaBa Grill on Atlantic and Harding Street should convert to a Mom’s Touch in early 2022, giving the company a second outlet — and a drive-thru.
This will be the second location for Mom’s Touch following the group’s summertime opening in Gardena, though a third opening is also slated for the City of Industry next year. Internationally Mom’s is known as a popular Korean fried chicken option that marinates its bird in a proprietary spice blend mix for some 24 hours before frying. The group also offers an expansive sandwich and burger menu as well with a soy garlic thigh burger, shrimp burgers, and bulgogi on a brioche bun. If straight-up chicken is required, choose a preferred leg, breast, thigh, tender, or wing with the sweet and spicy yangnyeom sauce, a Sichuan-inspired pepper, soy garlic, or sprinkled with cheese.
The sisters and co-owners of Chao Krung in Beverly Grove recently curated a collection of women wine producers, writes Forbes. Katy Noochlaor and chef Amanda Kuntee are Chao Krung’s third-generation co-owners, (the restaurant opened in 1969) and now they’re pushing the business in an exciting new direction.
A new tenant is headed into a familiar address at the intersection of Echo Park Avenue and Delta, also known as “chicken corner.” Canyon Coffee is in the process of renovating the former Counterpart Vegan (previously the legendary Chango Coffee), writes the Eastsider. The roaster started a wholesale business in Oxnard, moved onto pop-ups, and hopes to open in Echo Park in a few months.
There’s a current rise of modern Korean restaurants, writes the Robb Report. The summary includes discussions with the chefs/owners of Kinn and ABSteak, and touches on how the cuisine is expanding beyond Los Angeles.
It’s the final days for Manhattan Beach’s Original Rinaldi’s Cafe And Deli. Owners Laura Ping Chen and Bill Chen plan to close the longtime deli on Christmas Eve, reports the Daily Breeze. Though the entire shopping center won’t be torn down until 2022, the Chens are closing it early and focusing on their two other locations in El Segundo and near LAX.
It’s the question of the season: Where does one take visitors who want something to eat in LA? The Los Angeles Times put ample thought into providing answers by asking people from across its newsroom, so you don’t have to. If the LAT list isn’t enough, the Infatuation did put together a list of just Argentine restaurants throughout the Southland, which could still be helpful.