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

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 Memphis, TN. 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 Memphis'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 Memphis. 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 Memphis, TN. 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 Memphis,
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 Memphis, TN, 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 Memphis, TN.

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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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Reggie Jamerson Celebrates One Year of Success With Germantown Community

By Ashley BenkarskiMEMPHIS, TN — Reggie Jamerson’s hard work has earned him his own franchise and the respect of his community.He’s recently reached the milestone of his one-year anniversary as the owner of the Firehouse Subs franchise in Germantown, just outside of greater Memphis.He started in 2007, and at first Jamerson just saw it as a job to help pay the bills and get by.He’d never even heard of the establishment until he was employed there,By 2009 he b...

By Ashley Benkarski

MEMPHIS, TN — Reggie Jamerson’s hard work has earned him his own franchise and the respect of his community.

He’s recently reached the milestone of his one-year anniversary as the owner of the Firehouse Subs franchise in Germantown, just outside of greater Memphis.

He started in 2007, and at first Jamerson just saw it as a job to help pay the bills and get by.

He’d never even heard of the establishment until he was employed there,

By 2009 he began his managerial career as a “Fire Marshal” for the company, opening new restaurants and delivering reports. “During that time, we opened 27 restaurants,” Jamerson recalled. “I got to see how awesome a company Firehouse Subs was, they were committed to having a great product and committed to the people, to their employees, and we took care of one another. I felt valued, so I never felt like I needed to go anywhere else to find a job.”

Jamerson took over when the former franchise owner decided to retire in July 2021, right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he’s been in the position, serving Germantown, since.

And though it hasn’t been easy, such as with securing financing, paperwork, and learning the ropes of the position, Jamerson said the reward has been worth his effort. “I’m so thankful that I’m able to have these problems, to have these blessings that I have right now. It’s been great and it’s only getting better … Even before I owned the place, I felt like I was in the right community to be successful.”

Jamerson recently held an event at his franchise to show his appreciation to the community that has supported him so much, and he said he plans to keep showing that gratitude through other events in the future.

For those seeking their own path to success, Jamerson has some sound advice. “Don’t give up. Keep positive people around you, always try to continue to grow and learn and keep up with the times and the situations that may come before you. I cannot stress how important it is to remain positive.”

TBI notices new trends in Tennessee drug-related cases

The TBI said the use of some of the most common drugs is going down, but that's only because the use of others is going up.MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeing new trends when it comes to illegal drugs. Some of the most common are going down, but that is only due to the rise of others.“Tennesseans are dying by overdose by the thousands. Think about that…by the thousands,” said Marie Williams, Mental Hea...

The TBI said the use of some of the most common drugs is going down, but that's only because the use of others is going up.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeing new trends when it comes to illegal drugs. Some of the most common are going down, but that is only due to the rise of others.

“Tennesseans are dying by overdose by the thousands. Think about that…by the thousands,” said Marie Williams, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner.

The cause is growing. The TBI said drug usage has hit a new high.

“It just continues to get worse. In staggering numbers, you couldn’t imagine and in numbers we’ve never seen before,” said David Rausch, TBI Director.

Let’s start with the positive. Heroin and cocaine have been on a decline. That is due to drugs such as fentanyl and methamphetamine being on the rise. Meth took up 36% of drug lab cases.

“It is clear in looking at it that the people making this meth know what they’re doing and they’re doing a very good job of it. We’re not dealing with homemade methamphetamine anymore. This is stuff that’s coming in in a crystal form that’s clearly high purity,” said Mike Little, Assistant Director Forensic Services Division, TBI.

The second most common is cannabis marijuana from the actual plant; however, it has been on a decline. On the flip side, fentanyl is in third, but is constantly increasing.

“Fentanyl on its own is about 100 times more potent than morphine. We see another analog called carfentanil. Carfentanil is 100 times more potent than fentanyl or 10,000 more potent than morphine,” said Little.

TBI has identified 25 different variations of fentanyl or what they call analogs.

The most common disguise is oxycodone. They often appear as blue pills labeled M30.

"We have counterfeit M30s that are always coming out of our ears that are always fentanyl,” said Little.

That puts law enforcement and lab scientists in danger. “It’s very comforting and scary at the same time to hear a scientist yell at you and say, ‘Don’t touch that one. Not that one. You better get away from this one. That’s incredibly dangerous.’ This is unfortunately the world we’re in,” said Tommy Farmer, TBI SAC/TDDTF Director.

Fentanyl is now the leading cause of death for people ages 18 to 45 nationwide. It surpasses suicide, COVID, and car crashes. In response, TBI is helping local law enforcement across the state crack down on these illegal substances.

“We will train them, equip them with the specialized equipment they need,” said Farmer. “We have these trucks, these response vehicles that are strategically placed throughout the state that can respond to them.”

‘Raw pork stored in a grocery bag’ at restaurant: Shelby County health scores for Aug. 30 — Sept. 5

Newest Restaurant Report Card | If you want the latest Shelby County restaurant scores sent directly to your inbox, sign up for it today on WREG’s Newsletter here.Each week WREG is rounding up the highest and lowest scores from ...

Newest Restaurant Report Card | If you want the latest Shelby County restaurant scores sent directly to your inbox, sign up for it today on WREG’s Newsletter here.

Each week WREG is rounding up the highest and lowest scores from Shelby County restaurant inspections. Find more scores from Shelby County and other Tennessee counties here.

Lowest:

Los Cabos (Food Service) – 906600 Stage Rd. Suite 106 Memphis, TN 38134Violations include: does not have the last 3 months (90 days) of shell stock tags (shellfish) – only has July, container of fish on floor inside walk-in cooler, uncovered food inside cooler, scoop stored inside food containers (seasoning), cutting boards need to be replaced (too many grooves), employee restroom does not have soap or paper towels. Brooms, mops and dustpans should be stored hanging, current permit not posted, expired in June.

Zi Jing Chinese – 886525 Memphis Arlington Rd. #102 Memphis, TN 38134Violations include: boxes were sitting on hand washing sink in kitchen (please keep clear), bottle of degreaser was unlabelled, raw pork stored in a grocery bag, uncovered food in prep cooler, buckets of soy sauce stored on the kitchen floor and food stored on floor of walk-in cooler, scoops left inside flour and sugar containers, old metal can used as a scoop was stored inside bigger can full of rice.

Inspector’s note: “Spray bottle in bathroom was water but yet there were bubbles on top. I saw one roach crawling on floor on dining area.”

La Cocina Mexicana – 842945 Millbranch Rd. Memphis, TN 38116Violations include: black buildup inside ice machine, TCS (Time/Temperature Control for Food Safety) foods not maintained at 41 degrees, observed chicken and tilapia thawing improperly, no labels on food containers, flies observed in food prep area, wiping cloth stored on prep cooler, ice buildup inside walk-in freezer.

100s:

Aunti M’s7969 “B” Street Millington, TN 38053

Da Wing GOAT5173 South Third St. Memphis, TN 38109

La Hidrocalida3363 Pipers Gap Dr. Memphis, TN 38134

Morries Tavern – Facility5147 Easley Millington, TN 38053

Something’s Sweet4869 Phipps Dr. Memphis, TN 38125

Memphis Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Carolyn Hardy Provides Assistance to Jackson State University During Water Crisis

Memphis, Tenn. (TN Tribune)–President and Founder of Hardy Beverage, LLC Carolyn Hardy is donating over 1,000 cases of their HTWO hydrogen-infused waters to Jackson State University to help students and staff affected by the water crisis.Recently, it was announced that the water in the City of Jackson, MS was unsafe for consumption after flooding, system issues, and equipment failures plagued the city andits main water treatment facility. The HTWO water has a retail value of over $35,000 and will be delivered to JSU’s camp...

Memphis, Tenn. (TN Tribune)–President and Founder of Hardy Beverage, LLC Carolyn Hardy is donating over 1,000 cases of their HTWO hydrogen-infused waters to Jackson State University to help students and staff affected by the water crisis.

Recently, it was announced that the water in the City of Jackson, MS was unsafe for consumption after flooding, system issues, and equipment failures plagued the city andits main water treatment facility. The HTWO water has a retail value of over $35,000 and will be delivered to JSU’s campus the week of September 5th

Since 1877, JSU has been providing young men and women opportunities that will empower them to succeed in an increasingly complex world. According to online sources, the HBCU has a total enrollment of almost 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Thousands of those students live on campus or commute to class. The campus is currently closed while the crisis is addressed but for those still within the city, adequate drinking water is paramount, especially during the summer months when temperatures are elevated.

Hardy, a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, says she knew she had to assist after hearing about the water crisis.

“It’s easy to extend our sympathy and prayers during a crisis but I believe in extendingresources as well. I make premium water, so it makes sense for Hardy Beverages to send water. I chose to focus on the college because I am a parent and if my child were on Jackson State’s campus, I would feel much better knowing that additional water was on the way. I believe that it’s an obligation for those of us in positions of power to figure out how we can become a part of the solution rather than waiting on someone else to come up with a plan.”

Hardy Beverages manufactures and distributes a full line of premium waters under the brand HTWO. It was created 8 years ago and is the first brand with hydrogen-infused water in the United States. HTWO is sold nationally online.

In 2022, Hardy launched two additional brands, Shky and Rallie. All of whichare manufactured in the Hardy Beverage state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located in Memphis, TN, with the use of proprietary technology. Before founding her own companies, Hardy headed food and beverage operations for Coors Brewing Company and J. M. Smucker Company. She has also worked with nonalcoholic beverages such as Coke, Arizona Ice Tea, Rockstar, and 7-11 Select. Hardy has been recognized nationally for herentrepreneurial endeavors and gives back to her local community in many ways. She is the first female and first minority chair of Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital Systems and the first black female inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs. She also serves as the Deputy Chair of Federal Reserve 8th District, and on the board of directors for SCORE, Tennessee Business Leadership Council and several others non-profit organizations.

For more information about the water distribution efforts, contact 901-378-4956. To learn more about Hardy Beverage, visit HardyBeverages.com.

Court of Appeals denies Starbucks’ attempts to appeal ‘Memphis 7? injunction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied Starbucks’ motion to appeal the district court’s decision to injunct the seven Memphis employees who were fired for their unionizing efforts at the company’s Poplar and Highland store.On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals found reasonable cause that S...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied Starbucks’ motion to appeal the district court’s decision to injunct the seven Memphis employees who were fired for their unionizing efforts at the company’s Poplar and Highland store.

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals found reasonable cause that Starbucks broke the law by firing the employees.

The court granted injunctive relief to the fired union leaders of Memphis, also known as the “Memphis 7.”

As a result, Starbucks must immediately rehire the Memphis 7.

“This is an amazing turnaround for a ruling. It is a shame that we have to take this route to get our jobs back. We have proven once again that it is a protected right for workers to express how they feel about their workplace and how they can be better for us,” said Nabretta Hardin, a leader of the Memphis 7. “We all can’t wait to go back to work and show Starbucks that we have a right to be there and we will continue to fight for our rights.”

Starbucks continues to waste taxpayer money with their frivolous appeals and delay tactics. They have now fired close to 100 union leaders across the country in an unprecedented scorched-earth anti-union campaign. Workers are confident that the Memphis 7 are the first of dozens of workers who will win their jobs back.

The Memphis 7′s unionizing efforts prevailed on June 7, when the East Memphis location voted in favor of forming a union. The National Labor Rights Board (NLRB) certified the vote on June 14.

“After patiently waiting, the Memphis 7 is excited to hear we will be officially returning to work at our unionized Starbucks,” said Kylie Throckmorton, a member of the Memphis 7. “We hope the win helps provide the precedent for other cases like ours and helps show workers that we have the power to stand up for a better work-life for ourselves and every other worker out there.”

NLRB has now issued 26 official complaints against Starbucks encompassing 97 charges and over 600 violations of labor law.

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