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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Louisville

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 Louisville, KY. 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 Louisville'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 Louisville. 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 Louisville, KY. 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 Louisville,
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 Louisville, KY, 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 Louisville, KY.

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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

1.

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.

4.

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

5.

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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Community Grocery Store coming to Smoketown; LACE and LCG host celebration

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Nonprofit the Louisville Association for Community Economics, also known as LACE and the Louisville Community Grocery are using their one acre land grant to work to bring a cooperative grocery store to the Smoketown Neighborhood.The property is located at Preston and Finzer Streets. The Community Foundation of Louisville announced the decision about the future u...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Nonprofit the Louisville Association for Community Economics, also known as LACE and the Louisville Community Grocery are using their one acre land grant to work to bring a cooperative grocery store to the Smoketown Neighborhood.

The property is located at Preston and Finzer Streets. The Community Foundation of Louisville announced the decision about the future use of vacant property Wednesday.

A celebration was hosted at the lot Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with vendors, music and community partners.

LACE needs to raise 8.5 million dollars to finish the project. The grocery store should be about 15,000 sq. ft. once its complete.

People who live in Smoketown said they are used to having to walk a long way just to get to the bus to go to a grocery store, then walk with their groceries back to their place.

“Man, when I heard that on the news, I stood up and started clapping. Because it’s needed. It really is, it really is,” Larry Grimes, who lives in Smoketown, said. ”They say it’s a food desert, you know. You have to venture out and get some food, go to the groceries and everything.”

Grimes said he has lived in Smoketown, a neighborhood southeast of the downtown hospital district for years. He said he thinks there is a major need for more healthy food options in his are and said he’s used to feeling locked away from fresh food options.

Hope Forward, a wellness worker who lives in Smoketown said she agrees.

”We receive seniors in the building where we live, walking up the street to get a gallon of milk for five dollars and that’s just not fair,” Forward said. “A lot of them don’t have vehicles to get around, bus options, those aren’t always that has gone up.”

The land, valued at nearly one million dollars, was initially given to the Community Foundation in 2015 by Hillerich & Bradsby Company to enhance the lives of Smoketown residents.

Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE), plans to establish a cooperative grocery store on the property by the end of next year.

Shares are $150 per household and the public is encouraged to buy a share to become an owner of the grocery store. Discounted share are available. To learn more, click here.

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Louisville youth anti-violence program participating in FBI training sessions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville nonprofit's program focused on providing support for children impacted by gun violence is going to Washington, D.C.Partners of Christopher 2X Game Changers' Future Healers and Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies are participating in an FBI training session on June 21.Started in July 2021, the Future Healers program is designed for children between the ages of 4 to 13 years old. More than 110 children impacted by gun violence experience fun and educational activities with the program.The ...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville nonprofit's program focused on providing support for children impacted by gun violence is going to Washington, D.C.

Partners of Christopher 2X Game Changers' Future Healers and Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies are participating in an FBI training session on June 21.

Started in July 2021, the Future Healers program is designed for children between the ages of 4 to 13 years old. More than 110 children impacted by gun violence experience fun and educational activities with the program.

The session with the FBI will show how the programs are helping kids impacted by gun violence and be a model for the rest of the country.

"We're so proud of this invitation from the FBI to help train their workforce, and we're grateful to our partners at the Zoo and UofL who recognize the importance for our community to help these kids heal, learn to be compassionate and have hope for a bright future," 2X said in a news release.

The Future Healers program is a partnership between Christopher 2X Game Changers, UofL Hospital's Trauma Institute and students at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies, a partnership between Game Changers and the Louisville Zoo, teaches children about care for animals with the ultimate goal of creating a sensitivity toward animals. The initiative was created to explore the healing and therapeutic power of animals for children experiencing secondary trauma from gun violence.

2X is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on Tuesday at the J. Edgar Hoover Building for FBI leadership training. UofL's Dr. Chris Jones and Dr. Keith Miller, UofL School of Medicine student Karen Udoh and the Louisville Zoo's Education Curator Kim Allgeier will also speak.

"Future Healers got Zoo Buddies program has connected kids with animals and nature to emphasize their therapeutic power," Louisville Zoo Director Dan Maloney said in a news release. "We hope this new approach will have positive healing ripple effects as these young people become lovers of wildlife and nature, grow to feel included and comfortable in wild places, and ultimately become conservation heroes."

In a letter written to 2X, James Robert Brown, Jr., assistant director of the FBI's Operational Technology Division said the impact of trauma on children is "heavy."

If you'd like information on how to get your kids involved with Future Healers, contact the Christopher 2X Game Changers organization.

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New lounge bar in Louisville focused on creating 'experiences'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A lounge bar in Louisville is focused on creating experiences for patrons.The Biscuit Lounge is in the building previously housed by Old 502 Winery on South 10th Street, in between Main and Market streets. Barry Wooley, a well-known designer who...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A lounge bar in Louisville is focused on creating experiences for patrons.

The Biscuit Lounge is in the building previously housed by Old 502 Winery on South 10th Street, in between Main and Market streets. Barry Wooley, a well-known designer who owns Barry Wooley Designs, revamped the building to feature a venue space, the Loft at the Biscuit Lounge, and the lounge bar.

Arthur Johnson, the director and operator of the Biscuit Lounge and the Loft at the Biscuit Lounge, said the lounge bar is designed to fit the needs of anyone.

"This place is pretty unique. It's probably like nothing you've ever seen," Johnson said. "It's all about an experience. That's what we're really good at cultivating here."

The lounge bar is open 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It offers craft cocktails like old fashioned, gimlets, margaritas and more.

"It's a place you can come network, come hang out, have a drink with your colleagues," Johnson said.

There are leather couches and chairs, décor and artwork throughout the lounge area grouped for parties as few as two or up to eight or more. There is also around a dozen stools encircling the bar, along with a pool table.

Johnson said the lounge bar has been well-received by patrons.

"They've been wowed," he said. "So the first thing they do as they walk through the doors is 'wow,' and then the next thing is of course the service, what we offer to them and how easy it is to come in here and relax."

Named after the building’s former use, a biscuit factory, the Biscuit Lounge is planning a "grand opening" in the first week of September, but Johnson encourages people to drop in before then.

"We're not a place where we turn you away," he said. "Come here and be who you are."

Located in the Portland neighborhood, on the edge of downtown Louisville and the Russell neighborhood, the lounge can accommodate a party of more than 80 people.

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Trey Anastasio Dishes Out Acoustic Debut of “Mercy” in Louisville

Last night, Trey Anastasio descended upon the Iroquois Amphitheater to deliver a single solo and fully acoustic set. The performance saw Anastasio deliver 18 songs before his encore including the acoustic debut of “Mercy.”The Phish guitarist opened the show with “Sample in a Jar,” and continued to move through his seated performance with “Water in the Sky” and “Theme From the Bottom.” Next came the call and response of “Limb by Limb” and the soft whispered “Snowflakes i...

Last night, Trey Anastasio descended upon the Iroquois Amphitheater to deliver a single solo and fully acoustic set. The performance saw Anastasio deliver 18 songs before his encore including the acoustic debut of “Mercy.”

The Phish guitarist opened the show with “Sample in a Jar,” and continued to move through his seated performance with “Water in the Sky” and “Theme From the Bottom.” Next came the call and response of “Limb by Limb” and the soft whispered “Snowflakes in the Sand.”

Anastasio continued with “Brian and Robert” which was followed by Phish staple “Blaze On.” Anastasio continued with “The Inlaw Josie Wales” which has become a fixture in his solo projects. “Shade,” “Ghost,” “Mountains in the Mist” and “Summer of ’89” all showcased Anastasio’s virtuosic style.

One of the greatest highlights of the evening came next; Anastasio debuted the title track of his most recent project, his debut solo-acoustic album, Mercy. Following the new material Anastasio seamlessly explored some fan-favorite Phish songs, moving from “Chalk Dust Torture” to “Bathtub Gin” to “The Lizards” to “Twist” and finally to set closer “Everything’s Right.”

Anastasio returned for a five-song encore starting with “Back on the Train.” He continued with “A Life Beyond The Dream,” “Backwards Down the Number Line,” “Carini” and finally the ironically titled “More.”

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Trey AnastasioIroquois Amphitheater – Louisville, Ky.June 17, 2022

Set: Sample in a Jar [1], Water in the Sky[1], Theme From the Bottom[1], Limb By Limb[1], Snowflakes in the Sand[1], Brian and Robert[1], Blaze On[1], The Inlaw Josie Wales[1], Shade[1], Ghost[1], Mountains in the Mist[1], Summer of ’89[1], Mercy [2], Chalk Dust Torture[1], Bathtub Gin[1], The Lizards[1], Twist[1], Everything’s Right[1]

Enc.: Back on the Train[1], A Life Beyond The Dream[1], Backwards Down the Number Line[1], Carini[1], More[1]

[1] Trey solo acoustic.[2] Trey solo acoustic; first acoustic performance.

KY Supreme Court makes ruling in JCPS 9.5% property tax increase case

A years long legal battle between the Jefferson County clerk, Jefferson County Public Schools and a group of taxpayers has ended.LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A years long legal battle between the Jefferson County clerk, Jefferson County Public Schools and a group of taxpayers has ended.A Kentucky Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday JCPS’s 9.5% tax hike the board put in place in 2020 should stand.“What a great day this is for the children of this community,” Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said.The leg...

A years long legal battle between the Jefferson County clerk, Jefferson County Public Schools and a group of taxpayers has ended.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A years long legal battle between the Jefferson County clerk, Jefferson County Public Schools and a group of taxpayers has ended.

A Kentucky Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday JCPS’s 9.5% tax hike the board put in place in 2020 should stand.

“What a great day this is for the children of this community,” Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said.

The legal battle began in May 2020 when the Jefferson County Board of Education approved a seven-cent tax increase, which is around $70 extra a year in property taxes on a $100,000 home.

Since the tax increase was above 4%, state law allowed taxpayers to petition that the hike be put on the November 2021 ballot so voters could decide whether they wanted to pay the additional taxes. The group, “No JCPS Tax Hike” racked up more than 40,000 signatures in a petition, which was enough for the county clerk to put tax increase on the ballot.

However, the Jefferson County Teachers Association analyzed the petition and found many of the signatures were duplicates or contained inaccurate information, therefore arguing to a judge the petition should be thrown out.

In October 2020, a Jefferson County judge ruled in the district’s favor and said the website the group of petitioners used to collect the signatures was not secure. He agreed the duplicate and inaccurate signatures should be thrown out and allowed JCPS to proceed with the tax increase without a vote on the ballot.

Part of the ruling said the district could collect the tax revenue but had to place the money in an escrow account until the legal battle was over.

The group of taxpayers appealed the judge’s ruling, but a Kentucky Supreme Court Judge upheld the initial ruling Thursday, ending the drawn out case, allowing JCPS to spend the $74.5 million in revenue the tax increase generated.

The district plans to spend the money on racial equity efforts, additional resources for choice zone, or high-needs schools, and renovating and building facilities.

“This district can start to tackle in a systemic way all across this district in renovation, building of new facilities, supporting our athletic facilities at our high schools and middle schools and making sure our students have the facilities they deserve,” Pollio said.

Pollio told reporters during a Thursday afternoon press conference the district has tried to raise taxes above 4% once before in the 1980s, but the effort failed miserably.

“The community, I believe we’ve kind of reaped what we’ve sowed on that because we can look at other communities, Lexington who I believe has (raised taxes above 4%) two times since then, we can drive around their facilities and see the difference,” Pollio said. “We can drive around Oldham County who has done this as well and look at their facilities and see the difference.”

Pollio said building and renovating facilities will take years, but the additional tax revenue helps the district “take the step that had to be taken that’s never been taken before.”

“We will be good stewards of this money,” Pollio said. “We will make sure that it is impacting the things we promised this community that it will do, we will make sure that this becomes the mark that we look back on at JCPS and say this was a pivotal moment in changing our district.”

To read the entire Supreme Court ruling, click here.

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