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 Milwaukee, WI. 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 Milwaukee'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 Milwaukee, WI.
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
Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Terry Stotts is stepping down, only four months after he returned to the team, a league source said. Here’s what you need to know:What was Stotts’ role with the Bucks?After sitting out from coaching for two seasons, Stotts, 65, joined the Bucks’ coaching staff at the start of Adrian Griffin’s tenure in Milwaukee to help run the offense. Stotts’ offensive expertise was...
Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Terry Stotts is stepping down, only four months after he returned to the team, a league source said. Here’s what you need to know:
After sitting out from coaching for two seasons, Stotts, 65, joined the Bucks’ coaching staff at the start of Adrian Griffin’s tenure in Milwaukee to help run the offense. Stotts’ offensive expertise was a useful contrast to Griffin’s defensive focus as a coach, but the hire ended up being even more beneficial when the team traded for Lillard, the superstar point guard Stotts coached for nine seasons in Portland.
In recent weeks, Lillard had discussed how the transition to Milwaukee was easier for him because many of the sets they were running with the Bucks were things he had already run in Portland with his former coach. Lillard also was helping his new teammates better understand some of the concepts. — Eric Nehm, Bucks writer
I don’t expect this to have much of a long-term impact on Lillard’s acclimation to the Bucks, but in the short term, Stotts’ departure will likely take away a built-in comfort for Lillard. The two viewed offense similarly — that players are better when they are trusted to make decisions on the fly, and when the robotics of set plays are replaced by flow. It was likely a luxury for Lillard to have Stotts to lean on in the opening weeks.
In the big picture, though, we are still talking about an offense with two of the top 75 players of all-time — Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo — and the duo will figure out how to run the pick-and-roll regardless of which assistant is on the bench. — Jason Quick, Trail Blazers writer
In a recent news conference, Lillard said his teammates often ask him questions about the offense since he previously played for Stotts.
Lillard told The Athletic how being familiar with Stotts’ offense has helped him with his transition in Milwaukee.
“It’s all familiar. That’s a positive. …. Coming to a new situation and having a staff be new as well and being as familiar as I am with Terry, I recognize a lot of what he wants to accomplish with the sets that he wants to run. I recognize the sets themselves, so I’m familiar with how I can make plays and put guys in a position to do what they need to do and also where I can find myself within that, so it’s been smooth, actually.”
At the time of Stotts’ hiring, Griffin said Stotts would be “someone that I lean on.”
“To get a guy like Terry is a home run. He brings unbelievable experience. And yes, he is a mastermind on the offensive end, but he’s well-versed. He brings a wealth of experience. He’s coached elite players in Lillard and (CJ) McCollum, so I don’t just see him as an offensive coach. He’s going to be someone that I lean on.”
Stotts’ assistant-coaching experience includes stints with Seattle (1993-98), Atlanta (2002), Golden State (2004-05), Dallas (2008-12) and Milwaukee. He also was head coach of the Atlanta Hawks from 2002 to 2004.
During his time in Portland, Stotts led the Blazers to eight consecutive postseason berths, including the team’s first trip to the Western Conference finals in 19 years in 2019 and a 402-318 regular season record. He holds a career head-coaching record of 517-486 in the regular season.
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’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee! OnMilwaukee Dining Month is served up by Educators Credit Union and ...
’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee! OnMilwaukee Dining Month is served up by Educators Credit Union and Potawatomi Casino Hotel.
Looking for new spots to try? During Dining Month, Lori Fredrich is dishing out must-tries in 20 different dining categories, from brunch to BBQ and everything in between. Here's what she's recommended so far!
Sometimes you need a bit of Southern comfort in your life. But, let’s be clear. Soul food isn’t a term that describes just any Southern fare. It’s an expression that specifically describes and celebrates the culinary traditions of Black Americans in the deep South. It is immigrant cuisine that reflects the culinary traditions of West Africa, Western Europe, and the Americas. It is the product of ingenuity and culinary expertise which has been passed down through the generations. And it is delicious.
If you’ve never supported a soul food eatery, consider this your invitation to explore, support and try something new. Here are a number of solid places to start.
1848 W. Fond du Lac Ave., (414) 899-0005 1700pullup.com [Read more] Menus at 1700 Pull Up change from week to week (they're posted on Facebook), but guests can count on luscious turkey legs (regular or jerk) with toppings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, gumbo or housemade alfredo (with add-ons like catfish, lamb, steak, shrimp and chicken) on Fridays and a full-on soul food menu on Sundays. Depending on the week, you can choose from entrees like smothered pork chops, fried chicken, pot roast, meatloaf, fried catfish or turkey meatballs and gravy served over pasta.
Dishes are well-seasoned, portions are hefty and side dishes – including options like braised greens with turkey, Liquid Gold mac & cheese, Sweet Rie Kandy yams, chicken dressing and green beans with a kick – are just as good as the entrees.
754 N. 27th St., (414) 448-6165 daddysoulfoodgrille.com [Read more] Among the Milwaukee staples for soul food is Daddy’s Soul Food & Grill which serves up a wide-ranging menu of items from fried (or baked) chicken, catfish and barbeque, served up with comforting sides like perfectly stewed and seasoned greens, tasty macaroni and cheese and sweet, warmly spiced yams.
You can also count on Daddy’s for classic chicken and waffles or sandwiches, including meatless options like the Philly cheese portabella sandwich. Even better, the folks at Daddy's are so friendly and welcoming, you'll want to go back.
4519 W Center St., (414) 231-3008 jacksonssoulfoodmke.com Carry-out & delivery
Among the newest additions to the Uptown Crossing neighborhood is Jackson's Soul Food Redefined, a soul food restaurant that caters to carry-out and delivery.
Smothered pork chops are tender and flavorful and they come two per order. If you get them smothered, they're served in flavorful gravy over a bit of white rice. Greens were properly cooked and nicely seasoned with small pieces of turkey strewn throughout. Black-eyed peas were tender and flavorful; and the macaroni and cheese was some of the best I've ever had via carry-out. The pasta was supple, but not mushy and the sauce was ultra creamy with a distinctive cheddar flavor.
Additional options include catfish, chicken wings and fried ribs. Each meal includes a choice of two side dishes including macaroni and cheese, candied yams, black-eyed peas, yellow rice, green beans, cornbread and mixed greens cooked with turkey. Sandwiches are also on offer, including a Philly cheesesteak, fried catfish and Italian beef.
I’ve often said that I would be happy just eating the sides from Nino’s; and that’s true. One could easily make a vegetable-centric meal of their Southern greens, mac and cheese, black-eyed peas and yams. But if you eat meat, their fried chicken is crisp and tender, with a seasoned coating that’s well worth eating. There’s also smothered chicken, pork chops and fried catfish.
Place an order on the weekend and you have even more choices, including meatloaf, bbq pigs feet, chitterlings and hashbrown casserole. My only advice: call ahead to order so you don’t have to wait too long at their little walk-up shop.
2330 N. 124th St., Wauwatosa, (414) 897-7100 facebook.com/choicecuisinebymia Carry-out only, Thursday through Sunday
This West Side spot is serving up a small but mighty menu of options like smoked turkey legs, fried catfish and smothered pork chops, along with sandwiches including catfish and shrimp po’boys. And it's delicious.
Don’t miss the gumbo served on Thursdays. It's chock full of smoked turkey, sausage and shrimp and served with rice and a generous side of sweet cornbread.
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.
MILWAUKEE —The future of the Mitchell Park Domes is unclear, but there is a plan.Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez and Parks Committee Chairman Sheldon Wasserman held a public meeting Thursday to update the public on a plan for the Domes.The path forward includes restoring the Domes with new glass, fixing the HVAC system and modernizing the facility. Reconfiguring the Domes is also a part of the plan, so people get inside sooner rather than waiting outside for hours. There are also plans to expand th...
The future of the Mitchell Park Domes is unclear, but there is a plan.
Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez and Parks Committee Chairman Sheldon Wasserman held a public meeting Thursday to update the public on a plan for the Domes.
The path forward includes restoring the Domes with new glass, fixing the HVAC system and modernizing the facility. Reconfiguring the Domes is also a part of the plan, so people get inside sooner rather than waiting outside for hours. There are also plans to expand the gift shop, add a cade, build a new education space and address energy inefficiencies.
Funding would come from donations from the community, contributions from Milwaukee County and, hopefully, tax credits, state funding and federal grants.
"We'll look at the binding referendum as one of the possibilities we'll take. The public wants us to make a decision. We're going to make a decision one way or another," Wasserman said.
The options range in cost from over $4 million to almost $70 million.
Demolition: The cost to demolish the domes is $4,778,881. The all-in cost, which includes design, fees, and contingency, would cost $6,408,230. This would be funded by county cash.
Repair what is broken: The cost to repair what is broken is $21,720,595. The all-in cost is $29,085,569. The repairs are expected to last 20 years. The total life-cycle cost is $30,151,869. This would be funded by county cash and some bonds.
Rebuild all three domes: The cost to rebuild all three domes is $67,149,432. The all-in cost is $91,150,095. The total life-cycle cost is $11,487,519. This would be funded by bonds and some county cash.
New conservatory with one rebuilt dome: The cost to build a new conservatory and rebuild a dome is between $64,701,561 and $69,442,663. The new setup would include a new conservatory, new dome, courtyard, wedding garden, café, and outdoor gardens. This would be funded by County bonds and would likely require private donations.
The report included a survey of 4,288 people. 40% of people who responded live in Milwaukee, 28% of people live in Milwaukee County, another 28% live in Wisconsin, and the final 4% were out-of-state residents. The survey was open from July 31 through Sept. 8.
Responses from the survey show:
Everyone else either visited over three years ago, never visited, or does not remember visiting.
People were also asked about their primary concerns with the future of the Domes. They could pick three of the six options.
Read the full report here.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former NBA head coach Terry Stotts’ return to the league as a Milwaukee Bucks assistant has reached a sudden conclusion a week before the start of the season.Bucks coach Adrian Griffin confirmed Stotts’ departure from Milwaukee’s staff while speaking to reporters after a practice Thursday. Griffin declined to comment on the circumstances but said the move was Stotts’ decision.“It caught all of us off guard, of course, but again, you just support him,” G...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former NBA head coach Terry Stotts’ return to the league as a Milwaukee Bucks assistant has reached a sudden conclusion a week before the start of the season.
Bucks coach Adrian Griffin confirmed Stotts’ departure from Milwaukee’s staff while speaking to reporters after a practice Thursday. Griffin declined to comment on the circumstances but said the move was Stotts’ decision.
“It caught all of us off guard, of course, but again, you just support him,” Griffin said. “He was a terrific guy. I learned a lot from him in a very short time. He was really good at what he does. He made a decision –- a personal decision -– and we just have to respect that.”
— Lance Allan (@lanceallan) October 19, 2023
ESPN first reported Stotts’ departure.
Stotts’ experience was expected to give Griffin a boost as the former Toronto Raptors assistant begins his head coaching career by taking over a team with championship expectations. The Bucks open their season Oct. 26 by hosting the Philadelphia 76ers.
Stotts’ presence also would have provided some familiarity with newly acquired seven-time all-NBA guard Damian Lillard, who spent his first nine NBA seasons playing for Stotts with the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard said Stotts contacted him directly Wednesday to let him know about the move.
“Everybody was kind of surprised by it,” Lillard said. “It kind of came out of nowhere. I’ve been in this league long enough to know that these types of things happen. Everything continues, so you’ve got to kind of process things like this and other things that may come up and continue to move forward.
“For me, knowing Terry as long as I’ve known him -– playing for him for nine years and him also making this transition for me easier just having a familiar face be such a huge part of it — was a good thing. I think now that I’m settled in, to see him go is unfortunate. It’s sad to see him go. But like I said, everything is still moving forward.”
Stotts owns a career head coaching record of 517-486 that includes stints with the Atlanta Hawks (2002-04), Bucks (2005-07) and Trail Blazers (2012-21).
Lillard said he didn’t expect this sudden move to hinder the Bucks’ focus heading into the season.
“It didn’t come with a lot of drama,” Lillard said. “Me knowing him so well, it just wasn’t a dramatic, big deal. It was just a decision he had come to. It happened early, and it wasn’t loud. It was just abrupt. I don’t think it will be much of a distraction at all.”
Lillard said Saturday after making his preseason Bucks debut that Stotts had helped him adjust to his new team.
“A lot of the things we run is, you know he’s controlling that offense, so it’s all familiar,” Lillard said after that game. “A lot of times, guys are asking me questions when we’re talking about plays because I’m familiar with a lot of this stuff.”
Griffin said Thursday he was still evaluating whether to bring someone else in to fill the void created by Stotts’ exit. Griffin said he had a good working relationship with Stotts.
“It was Terry’s decision, and I respected that,” Griffin said of Stotts’ move. “We did have a great conversation. I can’t disclose what we spoke about out of respect for him, but again, we support him and we’re still excited about the season. We’ve got a great team, a great staff and life is good.”
Stotts had spoken at a Milwaukee Bucks Foundation golf event last month about how much he was looking forward to a return to Milwaukee after spending the last two seasons away from the game. Stotts had worked here twice previously, as a head coach and also as an assistant on George Karl’s staff from 1998-2002.
“It’s a no-brainer,” Stotts said then. “You’re coming back to a championship-caliber team in a city that I love. The fan base is awesome. I’m a Midwest guy. I have a lot of ties to Milwaukee anyway. After being out of coaching for two years, I couldn’t have asked for a better situation to be in.”
Terry Stotts being on Adrian Griffin’s staff with the Milwaukee Bucks helped ease Damian Lillard’s transition to his new team.“I think the fact that Terry [Stotts] is here, I played with Terry for nine years and a lot of the things that we run, he’s controlling that offense. So it’s all familiar,” Lillard said after his debut in Los Angeles. “A lot of times guys are asking me questions, like when we talking about plays, because I’m familiar with a lot of this stuff.”Now Stot...
Terry Stotts being on Adrian Griffin’s staff with the Milwaukee Bucks helped ease Damian Lillard’s transition to his new team.
“I think the fact that Terry [Stotts] is here, I played with Terry for nine years and a lot of the things that we run, he’s controlling that offense. So it’s all familiar,” Lillard said after his debut in Los Angeles. “A lot of times guys are asking me questions, like when we talking about plays, because I’m familiar with a lot of this stuff.”
Bucks coach Adrian Griffin tells reporters that he was caught off guard by Terry Stott’s decision to step down.“You’re going to have to ask Terry…It was his decision.”— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) October 19, 2023
There had been an underlying tension between Stotts and Griffin that was exposed when Griffin yelled at Stotts to join a coaches’ huddle during practice, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. That moment, however, seems more a symptom than the primary issue.
Stotts, 65, had been out of the NBA for two seasons following his nine seasons as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. Stotts was brought into the Bucks to provide an offensive-minded assistant to go next to the defensive-minded Griffin. Stotts also provided an experienced head coaching voice to the rookie Griffin as he tries to helm a title contender in the Bucks.
This shouldn’t impact the Bucks or their offense dramatically — they still have Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo, two All-NBA, top 75 of all-time players on the roster.
“It’s totally, totally, totally different from last year to this year,” Antetokounmpo said of Stott’s offense. “I think even our offense from last year was very, very good. So much space for everybody to operate. But I feel like this offense allows Dame, me, Khris [Middleton]... to be able to be great and now open in new ways.”
The offense has been installed; now it is up to Griffin and his staff to manage it.