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 Phoenix, AZ. 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 Phoenix’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 Phoenix, AZ.
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
?Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the City of Phoenix is one of 15 cities awarded $1 million dollars in the 2021-2022 Global Mayors Challenge. The worldwide innovation competition supports and spreads the most promising ideas that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.Phoenix' award-winning innovation is a data-directed Mobile Career Unit (MCU) that helps unemployed residents overcome barriers and obtain employment. The MCU connects hiring employers with jobseekers, right in their neighborhoods, filling job vacancies and providin...
?Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the City of Phoenix is one of 15 cities awarded $1 million dollars in the 2021-2022 Global Mayors Challenge. The worldwide innovation competition supports and spreads the most promising ideas that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phoenix' award-winning innovation is a data-directed Mobile Career Unit (MCU) that helps unemployed residents overcome barriers and obtain employment. The MCU connects hiring employers with jobseekers, right in their neighborhoods, filling job vacancies and providing access to employment services.
“Global talent shortages are at a 15-year high, with one in three employers citing difficulty filling jobs. So, in Phoenix, we got creative and focused on coming up with new ways for employers and job seekers to connect," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Pilots of the Mobile Career Unit have successfully demonstrated it provides employers with skilled talent and results in 'on the spot' hires. This innovative approach holds great promise for getting the people of Phoenix into good jobs, and I believe it will serve as a model for communities around the world."
Mayor Gallego added, “I am thrilled that our concept for Mobile Career Units is receiving this tremendous recognition, and am deeply grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies for their commitment to finding great ideas and sharing them widely."
“As the world works to address the profound public health and economic effects of the ongoing pandemic, cities can implement innovative ideas at a pace that national governments simply can't match," said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg L.P. and 108th Mayor of New York City. “Our fifteen winners offer bold, achievable plans to improve health, reduce unemployment, empower women, and more. Collectively, they have the potential to improve millions of their residents' lives – and the most successful solutions will inspire cities around the world to embrace them."
In addition to the $1 million dollar award, Phoenix' Mobile Career Unit initiative will also receive technical support and coaching over three years. A targeted zip code focus is coupled with quantitative and qualitative data to determine areas in Phoenix that most need assistance. Offering trainings, interview opportunities (virtual and in-person), translation, career counseling, and supplemental supportive services, the goals of the MCU is to decrease unemployment, while boosting confidence. The MCU is the only service in Phoenix acts as this kind of mobile career “hotspot."
The 15 global winners are being recognized for designing the boldest and most ambitious urban innovations to emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The winning ideas address one or more of four current issue areas in cities including economic recovery and inclusive growth; health and wellbeing; climate and environment; and gender and equality. Visit website for more details on the 15 winning Global Mayors Challenge ideas.
“The Mayors Challenge shows that there can be a positive legacy to emerge from all the hardship of the past two years – and that it's happening in our cities," said James Anderson, who leads the Government Innovation program at Bloomberg Philanthropies. "Now we turn to help these mayors implement their ideas, evaluate, and spread the ideas that produce big impact."
COVID-19 pushed Aria Shapiro into epileptic seizures that would not stop. Now recovered, she's searching for a special service dog to help watch over her.PHOENIX — Six-year-old Aria Shapiro is hoping to find a dog that can help keep her safe.Dogs can do amazing things when it comes to helping people with physical disabilities. Some dogs can even be trained to detect seizures before they happen.Aria lives as normal a life as a 6-year-old can live. She loves to sing and color. She’s energetic and confident....
COVID-19 pushed Aria Shapiro into epileptic seizures that would not stop. Now recovered, she's searching for a special service dog to help watch over her.
PHOENIX — Six-year-old Aria Shapiro is hoping to find a dog that can help keep her safe.
Dogs can do amazing things when it comes to helping people with physical disabilities. Some dogs can even be trained to detect seizures before they happen.
Aria lives as normal a life as a 6-year-old can live. She loves to sing and color. She’s energetic and confident.
“I am quite the smart head,” said Aria on a Zoom interview with 12 News.
At 3 years old, Aria was diagnosed with epilepsy caused by grey matter heterotopia, according to her mother Sarah Shapiro.
“Aria has had some seizures where, unfortunately, she’s had trouble breathing. Her oxygen goes down. Her O-2 levels and this is where you kind of head into a medical emergency,” said Shapiro.
Her health condition deteriorated even more in December when a battle with COVID-19 triggered her seizures and she was rushed to Phoenix Children’s.
“Aria went into status epilepticus and started having seizures that would not stop. She immediately stopped breathing and that’s where it led us to the ventilator where she was intubated,” said Shapiro.
Aria spent 22 days in the hospital.
She’s doing much better now but there are some lingering effects.
“COVID is causing some electrolytes to go low. Things like potassium and sodium,” said Shapiro.
The additional complications can cause more seizures and stop her breathing so Sarah is looking for a specially trained seizure dog that can alert her before the seizures happen so medicine can be administered.
“They smell the mucus or saliva. There are a lot of different things, from what I understand, they can sense. Also, putting their heads under the child’s neck to open airwaves,” said Shapiro. “I think having this seizure service animal would be really vital for our family.”
A seizure dog is expensive – upwards of $20,000 or more - depending on the training involved – which can take a year.
Shapiro is hopeful and the family is raising money through a GoFundMe page.
Aria has already thought of some names. “Precious if it’s a girl,” said Aria.
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A sale of equipment from the theater is set for this weekend at FilmBar, which had shown indie, foreign and classic films for 10 years. PHOENIX, AZ — Following a month-long closure, FilmBar Phoenix will not reopen, said owner Kelly Aubey in a Facebook post on Wednesday.Like so many other businesses that have closed in the past two years, Aubey attributed the closure to the pandemic."We were already operating on a razor's edge and COVID has reduced the percentage of people who would normally come out to a sho...
PHOENIX, AZ — Following a month-long closure, FilmBar Phoenix will not reopen, said owner Kelly Aubey in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Like so many other businesses that have closed in the past two years, Aubey attributed the closure to the pandemic.
"We were already operating on a razor's edge and COVID has reduced the percentage of people who would normally come out to a show anytime in the near future to a point that's no longer supportable," Aubey wrote.
FilmBar operated in Phoenix for almost 11 years with the mission of bringing "the diverse people of Phoenix together through the power of film & community."
FilmBar, at 815 N. 2nd St., showed movies that might not have otherwise been available on the big screen for Phoenix viewers, like foreign, classic, indie, cult and local films. It also hosted comedy shows and held special one-night events like audience singalongs to movies like "Rent" and "Moulin Rouge."
Aubey said that he would not rule out FilmBar reopening in some form in the future, but as a non-profit instead of a for-profit business. But Aubey added that after the stresses of trying to keep FilmBar afloat during the pandemic, he needed to take some time to rest and focus on his mental health.
Andrea Canales, FilmBar's film programmer who has helped Aubey run the business for the past 10 years, is joining the team at Majestic Theatres, which runs cinema grills across the Valley, he said.
Aubey thanked FilmBar customers over the years who he said helped him and his team bring "unusual, thought-provoking" shows to Phoenix. He also thanked Canales and his family for their support.
"Finally, I want to thank all the staff over the years, but especially the staff who worked with me to try to get us through COVID," Aubey wrote. "You never quit on it and I'm proud of you all."
FilmBar is set to be open noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday for a sale of all its audio-visual equipment, furniture, restaurant equipment, bottles of wine and FilmBar memorabilia.
You can check to see if you have any unclaimed money right now online.PHOENIX — You may have some money coming your way.The Arizona Department of Revenue is opening its vault this week to put an assortment of unclaimed property up for auction.Sierra Auction will conduct the online auction, which lasts until Wednesday through Sunday, with an in-person viewing allowed on...
You can check to see if you have any unclaimed money right now online.
PHOENIX — You may have some money coming your way.
The Arizona Department of Revenue is opening its vault this week to put an assortment of unclaimed property up for auction.
Sierra Auction will conduct the online auction, which lasts until Wednesday through Sunday, with an in-person viewing allowed on Friday.
The property includes sports memorabilia, Silver bars, rare coins, family heirlooms, and more.
“Anything people may want to keep in a safety deposit box,” Rebecca Wilder, spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Revenue, said.
Almost all of this property is from abandoned safety deposit boxes. Wilder said banks usually hand over the contents of these boxes to the state.
The property then goes in a vault inside the Department of Revenue for safekeeping. The department usually searches for property owners for about three years before putting the property up for auction to make room for more items.
Some items are personal. Photos provided to 12 News show the vault contains a World Series ring, a prehistoric shark's tooth, and even a Purple Heart.
“Those items do pull at your heartstrings,” Wilder said.
Some items, especially those that are more personal, may be kept in the vault for longer than three years.
Once the items get sold, the money goes into a bank account for safekeeping.
“The owners still have 35 years to claim the financial aspect of that,” Wilder said.
The state has more unclaimed money than unclaimed property.
“We have approximately $1.8 billion sitting there unclaimed,” Wilder said.
Wilder said most of the money is from tax returns or rebates that never got cashed out or went to the wrong address. How much someone may have unclaimed can vary significantly from person to person.
“Right now, we are looking for someone who may be owed $1.5 million dollars,” Wilder said.
Checking is easy. Just go to the department's website and type in your name.
If you have any unclaimed property, you will have to fill out a form to see what you have.
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--> Sorry, we're having issues playing this video.In the meantime, try watching one of the videos below.PHOENIX — Our warm-up continues today, with gorgeous conditions across Arizona.Valley highs will top out in the low 70s this afternoon, putting us a few degrees above the normal for this time of year.Winds will stay light here in the Phoenix metro area, but we are tracking windy conditions along the Colorado River Valley throughout the day.Wind Advisories are in effect for places like Bul...
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PHOENIX — Our warm-up continues today, with gorgeous conditions across Arizona.
Valley highs will top out in the low 70s this afternoon, putting us a few degrees above the normal for this time of year.
Winds will stay light here in the Phoenix metro area, but we are tracking windy conditions along the Colorado River Valley throughout the day.
Wind Advisories are in effect for places like Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City until 5 p.m. Watch out for wind gusts near 35 mph.
Winds are cranking up in those areas as high pressure sets up off the coast of California, but we're also tracking another storm system that's headed our way in time for the weekend.
That storm will start moving in Friday night, bringing cooler air, stronger winds and a chance for more rain and snow.
For the high country, snow begins falling along the Mogollon Rim Friday night and continues throughout the day Saturday. Accumulations look light with this storm, with most spots picking up around an inch of snow. Travel conditions could be difficult in some spots though, so use caution.
Rain chances here in the Valley are looking pretty low, but a few isolated showers are possible Saturday into early Sunday. Rainfall amounts look to end up at around a tenth of an inch or less.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.08" (-0.49" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.11"__________________________________________
Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.__________________________________________
PHOENIX IS GETTING DRIER - LOWER RAINFALL AVERAGES NOW
Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain
NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain
Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain
NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain__________________________________________
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