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 Minneapolis, MN. 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 Minneapolis'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!
At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Minneapolis. 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 Minneapolis, MN. 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:
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:
So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Minneapolis,
what are we talking about?
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.
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.
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 Minneapolis, MN, 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!
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 Minneapolis, MN.
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
MINNEAPOLIS — If it isn’t already, the Eta Aquariids meteor shower should be on your must-watch list in the Twin Cities metro area, especially Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, because an “outburst” is predicted for 2023, according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke.The Eta Aquariids — sometimes spelled Aquarids with a single “i” — are usually a good show because they’re fast, traveling through the sky at around 148,000 miles an hour, and are known for producing...
MINNEAPOLIS — If it isn’t already, the Eta Aquariids meteor shower should be on your must-watch list in the Twin Cities metro area, especially Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, because an “outburst” is predicted for 2023, according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke.
The Eta Aquariids — sometimes spelled Aquarids with a single “i” — are usually a good show because they’re fast, traveling through the sky at around 148,000 miles an hour, and are known for producing fireballs with glowing trains that can last for several seconds to minutes, according to NASA.
But this year, Cooke told Space.com when asked about top picks for shooting star shows in 2023, the shower could produce about 50 meteors an hour, about three times more than usual.
Whether you’ll be able to see the show during the peak hinges on the weather. Right now, the National Weather Service is calling for partly cloudy conditions on Thursday and rain on Friday. The peak continues through Sunday morning.
The best time to look is before dawn. The Eta Aquariids started in mid-April and continue through May 27.
The prolific Perseids in August and Geminids in December are Cooke’s top picks, but the Eta Aquariids are easily No. 3 because of the predicted outburst. He said the bright meteors should be a good match against the full flower moon, which reaches peak illumination Thursday.
The potential outburst, or meteor storm as these events are sometimes called, is caused by particles ejected by Comet Halley, the parent of the Eta Aquariids, around 390 B.C. Despite the full moon, “it should be a pretty decent show” because the Eta Aquariids rank about No. 6 in the number of bright meteors and fireballs.
The Eta Aquariids appear to radiate from the constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer, the 10th largest in the sky but still difficult to find with the naked eye because none of its stars are especially bright. The brightest one, Sadalsuud, or Beta Aquarii, is a rare yellow supergiant with a mass almost five times that of the sun. It’s relatively young for a star at 110 million years, and is about 600 light-years away.
Don’t get hung up on trying to find the constellation, though. Meteors can come from any direction. Dress warmly, fill a Thermos with coffee or some other warm beverage, and take a reclining lawn chair and blankets to your dark sky location. Give your eyes at least 15 minutes to adjust to the darkness, then sit back and enjoy.
If all of that isn’t reason enough to get up early, consider this: The Eta Aquariids are the last chance to look for meteors until the Delta Aquariid meteor shower in late July. It runs for more than a month and intersects with the summertime favorite, the Perseids.
Correction: This story has been corrected to reflect that the Eta Aquariids travel through the sky at around 148,000 miles an hour.
A new, family-owned restaurant has moved into the former Bad Waitress spot in Northeast Minneapolis.Starting Monday, Relish will be open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., serving all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus spaghetti nights on Thursdays and Sundays.Six family members are teaming up on the casual eatery, which will carry on the diner tradition established in the 700 Central Ave. NE space by The Bad Waitress. It's the family's second business together – Jenni, Rich, Maeta and ...
A new, family-owned restaurant has moved into the former Bad Waitress spot in Northeast Minneapolis.
Starting Monday, Relish will be open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., serving all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus spaghetti nights on Thursdays and Sundays.
Six family members are teaming up on the casual eatery, which will carry on the diner tradition established in the 700 Central Ave. NE space by The Bad Waitress. It's the family's second business together – Jenni, Rich, Maeta and Skye Horton and April and Jodi Lund are also behind the 13-year-old Coffee Shop Northeast at 2852 Johnson St. NE.
At Relish, the family is aiming for an approachable, affordable menu, with many of the same items available at the coffee shop, like sandwiches, soups, salads. The restaurant will also lean into Italian family recipes, so expect fresh pastas and simple proteins. The twice weekly spaghetti nights honor the family's longtime tradition.
"When we were growing up, the family would get together on Thursday nights and have spaghetti," said Skye Horton, who's helped several other groups open restaurants, most recently Purpose Restaurants and Bricksworth Beer Co.
A buildout wasn't necessary. Changes made to the space were done by the family, with help from Mammoth Designs and Missy Dodge.
The Hortons and Lunds also carried over aspects of the coffee shop's colorful decor for some continuity.
"We wanted a really bright and vibrant space," Skye Horton said. "We went with hot pink and bright teal."
Relish features some of The Bad Waitress' signature red furniture, but its mural was wallpapered over.
The Bad Waitress launched nearly 20 years ago on Eat Street in the Whittier neighborhood and opened its second location in Northeast in early 2017. The Bad Waitress exited Central Avenue in 2020 and was briefly replaced by Central N.E., a collaboration between The Bad Waitress owners Andy and Mary Cohen and St. Paul-based Morrissey Hospitality. Its original location on Nicollet Avenue closed earlier in 2023.
Down the street from Relish, vintage shop Moth Oddities is reopening Saturday in its new, much bigger storefront.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Allergy season is in full swing this spring. For some, this wet weekend is providing some relief.WCCO's Allen Henry has a look at why this allergy season could be the toughest in years.For some, this weather is the perfect time to get back outside -- not too cold still, and not too hot yet."It's fun to see everything budding now and it's fun just seeing everyone out -- people on walks, walking dogs. It's been awesome," said Linnea Anderson of St. Louis Park.But allergy doc...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Allergy season is in full swing this spring. For some, this wet weekend is providing some relief.
WCCO's Allen Henry has a look at why this allergy season could be the toughest in years.
For some, this weather is the perfect time to get back outside -- not too cold still, and not too hot yet.
"It's fun to see everything budding now and it's fun just seeing everyone out -- people on walks, walking dogs. It's been awesome," said Linnea Anderson of St. Louis Park.
But allergy doctors say with all of that snow melted, there's something else in the air sending allergies into overdrive.
"Lots of nutrients with all that water, we're seeing a lot of these tree pollens really, really high levels right now," said Dr. Doug McMahon with the Allergy and Asthma Center of Minnesota. "These are basically maximum peak tree pollen levels already this time, even though it's just really starting to warm up right now."
"I do tend to get some allergies every once in a while, but, yeah, I mean, that certainly comes with it. And I mean, when you weigh that and the Minnesota weather, Minnesota weather wins still. So we get a little allergy season but still great," said Chad Rivard of Minneapolis.
And with a warming climate, summer and fall allergies could be worse as well.
"The end of the season is normally when we see really the climate change more affect things where the snow doesn't come as early, it stays warmer and then the people with those weed allergies -- ragweed and hay fever -- normally will see that kinda linger longer than people normally have," said Dr. McMahon.
Fortunately, there are still little things you can do right now to lessen the impact allergies have on you or your family.
"If you've been outside a lot during the day, trying to shower in the evening -- rinse some of that off you. Trying to keep the windows shut. I know it's more fun to keep them open but trying to keep them shut if you have the pollens, especially at night is when the pollen counts get really high," said Dr. McMahon.
If you think you have allergies, doctors also recommend taking a test to find out what exactly you're allergic to. That way, a treatment plan can be made if needed, especially if you're allergic to more than one thing.
Allen Henry is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined WCCO as a reporter in August 2022.
Coronation festivities are about to begin across the Atlantic Ocean.King Charles III will be crowned during a coronation ceremony that begins with a procession to Westminster Abbey at 4 a.m. CT Saturday. His second wife, Camilla, will be known as the Queen Consort.RELATED: Camilla becomes queen, but without the sovereign’s powersAs sovereign, Charles will be the head of st...
Coronation festivities are about to begin across the Atlantic Ocean.
King Charles III will be crowned during a coronation ceremony that begins with a procession to Westminster Abbey at 4 a.m. CT Saturday. His second wife, Camilla, will be known as the Queen Consort.
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As sovereign, Charles will be the head of state of more than a dozen other countries, including Australia, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and others.
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In order to celebrate the historic event, the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church in Minneapolis will present an immersive musical experience to celebrate the historic royal event. Local musicians will perform a “Four Centuries of Coronation Music” concert.
The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC as well as cable channels CNN and Fox News all plan live coverage starting at 5 a.m. EDT Saturday for the coronation. The outlets will also feature coverage on their digital platforms and streaming like Hulu+ Live TV.
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A coronation concert will be held on Sunday; however, Americans won’t be able to watch performances by Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, which will only be available to audiences within the United Kingdom.
Charles automatically became King Charles III after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died last year at the age of 96. She had served as the Queen for 70 years and was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, previously held the record, and reigned for 63 years and seven months.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
It might be Fido's turn to practice social distancing.Seven cases of canine influenza have been confirmed in Minneapolis, according to state officials, after the virus infected 200 dogs in shelters last month. There have also been cases reported in ...
It might be Fido's turn to practice social distancing.
Seven cases of canine influenza have been confirmed in Minneapolis, according to state officials, after the virus infected 200 dogs in shelters last month. There have also been cases reported in Anoka and Carver Counties.
Dog-to-dog contact is the most common form of transmission.
North Loop and Uptown pups are especially at risk, according to Minneapolis Animal Care and Control and the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
Canine flu can also spread to cats too, according to the state Board of Animal Health, though not to people.
Minneapolis dog owners are advised to avoid contact between dogs, and steer clear of areas where there are lots of dogs. Other precautions advised are:
Most dogs experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover in two to three weeks. However, there is a risk of more serious infections that could result in secondary conditions like pneumonia, which could be fatal. State and city animal health officials recommend getting treatment advice from a veterinarian.
More information is available at www.bah.state.mn.us
At the Lake of the Isles dog park, Clara Coleman of Minneapolis watched as her miniature poodle Bernie ran circles and dug a hole under a park bench. Bernie's young and healthy, she said, so Coleman isn't too worried about canine flu but she is keeping an eye out for news about the disease and is watching for symptoms.
Will Chandler said he has noticed a drop-off among weekday regulars at the Lake of the Isles park, and wondered if canine flu worries are keeping people and their dogs away.
Weekends are still pandemonium, he said, with people from all over the city coming to let their dogs run and play off-leash.
City of Minneapolis spokesperson Blair Foy said the city is posting signs at dog parks asking for people to minimize uncontrolled contact between dogs, but the parks will stay open for now.
Chandler said he planned to keep an eye out for symptoms but said it was going to be a challenge to keep his chihuahua-Dachshund mix Fletcher away from other dogs.
"Dogs have contact with each other. They're the social-est of animals," Chandler said. "They don't know social distancing."