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 San Antonio, TX. 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 San Antonio'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 San Antonio, TX.
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
3:07pm: The Spurs have officially signed Stanley Johnson, the team announced in a press release.11:04am: The Spurs have waived big man Alize Johnson, who was on a non-guaranteed contract, the team announced today in a ...
3:07pm: The Spurs have officially signed Stanley Johnson, the team announced in a press release.
Johnson initially signed with San Antonio two weeks ago when the club was seeking frontcourt depth following injuries to forward Jeremy Sochan and center Jakob Poeltl. During his brief tenure in San Antonio, he logged 30 minutes across four games, scoring seven points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Poeltl, who has a bone bruise in his knee, isn’t taking contact yet, so he’s probably still a ways off from playing, tweets Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express-News. However, as Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News notes (via Twitter), Sochan returned to action on Monday, reducing the need for Johnson, who hadn’t appeared in the Spurs’ last two games.
The eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft, Stanley Johnson recently signed a G League contract and joined the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miami’s affiliate. He has appeared in three games since then and was off to a slow start, averaging 2.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 3.0 APG in 19.2 minutes per game. The 26-year-old has converted just 2-of-16 field goal attempts, including 1-of-11 three-pointers.
Stanley Johnson appeared in 48 games for the Lakers last season, starting 27 of them and averaging 6.7 PPG, 3.2 RPG, and 1.7 APG on .466/.314/.716 shooting in 22.8 minutes per contest. He’s primarily known for his defensive versatility and the energy he brings to the court, having never made much of an impact on the offensive end.
The last two players the Spurs have signed to fill their 15th roster spot – Jordan Hall and Alize Johnson – have been on non-guaranteed deals, so it seems likely that Stanley Johnson’s contract will also be non-guaranteed. However, Charania’s report doesn’t confirm that.
INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF 7 P.M.SAN ANTONIO (December 19, 2022) – The National Weather Service has forecasted that a strong arctic cold front will move through the San Antonio area and will bring the coldest temperatures we have seen this season. Temperatures are expected to drop below 20 degrees on Thursday night and Friday morning, with wind chills ranging from -10 to 10 degrees. CPS Energy has strengthened the resiliency of is power plants against sustained freezing temperatures by implementing winterizatio...
SAN ANTONIO (December 19, 2022) – The National Weather Service has forecasted that a strong arctic cold front will move through the San Antonio area and will bring the coldest temperatures we have seen this season. Temperatures are expected to drop below 20 degrees on Thursday night and Friday morning, with wind chills ranging from -10 to 10 degrees. CPS Energy has strengthened the resiliency of is power plants against sustained freezing temperatures by implementing winterization initiatives. ERCOT has said it expects sufficient generation to meet forecasted demand, but CPS Energy urges energy conservation to help residents save money on their bills. The City, County and partners strongly urge all residents to prepare for cold weather by remembering the Four Ps: People, Pets, Plants & Pipes.
Keep warm and dress in layers. Check on family, friends and neighbors who may be more vulnerable to this week’s cold weather or may not have access to housing and heating, including the elderly and those with special needs.
San Antonio Fire Department recommends:
311 Customer Service is open from 7 a.m. to midnight on Thursday and Friday, December 22 and 23, 2022. 311 will operate throughout the holidays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents may call 311 (210-207-6000) or use the 311 SA mobile app.
Landlords are obligated to maintain their rental properties to the minimum standards set by the San Antonio Property Maintenance Code (Sec 6-52). Heating equipment must be able to maintain a minimum inside temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit (measured three feet above the floor). To report suspected violations, call 311 (210-207-6000).
The City and County will open seven warming centers to offer short-term emergency shelter starting this Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 3 p.m. Anyone coming to the center should bring clothes, supplies and medicine. The centers are accessible and inclusive. Kennels will be available in a separate area for pets at Normoyle, South Side Lions and Garza centers.
VIA passengers may travel fare-free to or from a warming center. Passengers using VIA bus service or VIA Link should alert the bus operator when boarding; VIAtrans passengers should alert the reservation agent when booking a VIAtrans trip.
Residents may also call 311 (210-207-6000) to request a trip to a warming center. Emergency trips cannot be arranged directly with VIA.
Last week, the City and its non-profit partners including Corazon Ministries, Christian Assistance Ministry, Haven for Hope and Communities Under the Bridge began contacting unsheltered individuals to provide them with warm weather clothing, blankets, transportation, shelter and meal information. Haven for Hope has expanded intake hours and emergency bed capacity. Communities Under the Bridge will open for meals and shelter December 22-25, 2022.
The Homeless Connections Hotline (210-207-1799) is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, December 22, and December 23, 2022.
Pets should be brought indoors and provided with a warm place to sleep.
State law dictates dogs cannot be tethered with any size chain at any time; it also states dogs cannot be left outdoors restrained and unattended in the case of officially defined extreme weather or situations in which an animal is in severe distress including conditions in which the actual or effective outdoor temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Animal Care Officers will be on patrol through the rest of the week. Potential violators can face impoundment of their pet, fines up to $2,000 and 180 days in jail for repeat offenders. To report suspected violations, call 311 (210-207-6000).
Farm animals and livestock rely on their humans to protect them and keep them safe.
Plants may need to be covered or brought inside to avoid frost damage.
SAWS has created a webpage with infographics and how-to videos in both English and Spanish to prepare for and prevent water emergencies at saws.org/BeReady (English) or saws.org/Preparate (Spanish). Know where your meter cutoff valve is. If pipes freeze, SAWS has created a video on how to turn off water at the meter: https://youtu.be/BYp_9JZQb3A (English) https://youtu.be/mghj_zDD7IU (Spanish)
CPS Energy crews are prepared to respond to any local weather-related outages. High winds are in the forecast, and CPS Energy reminds residents to stay away from downed power lines and report them at 210-353-4357 (HELP). Do NOT attempt to move or drive over the lines.
Sign up for Energy Alerts or call 210-353-2222 to provide your emergency contact information.
has dreamt of improving the quality of life for others through medicine since she was in elementary school. Although she originally wanted to be a cardiovascular surgeon, she realized that she could actually build the equipment surgeons use and indirectly reach even more people. Thanks to the scholarship bearing the namesake of one UTSA’s named colleges, she is already making huge strides in the field as a junior in the UTSA Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design.Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indi...
has dreamt of improving the quality of life for others through medicine since she was in elementary school. Although she originally wanted to be a cardiovascular surgeon, she realized that she could actually build the equipment surgeons use and indirectly reach even more people. Thanks to the scholarship bearing the namesake of one UTSA’s named colleges, she is already making huge strides in the field as a junior in the UTSA Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Penn found herself in San Antonio—and ultimately at UTSA—when her father was stationed to Fort Sam Houston in 2019. As a new San Antonian at the time, Penn wanted to become involved on campus and meet new people in the city. She joined UTSA’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter. This professional development organization creates a family-like atmosphere to support black engineers in their academic and professional development, while also encouraging the growth of minority representation in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
“When I started at UTSA as a freshman, I made my first friends from joining UTSA’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. The members of the organization became a second family to me and inspired me to step up and push myself in ways I didn’t think were possible. I have grown into a person I never thought I could be,” Penn said.
During her sophomore year, Penn was the fundraising chair for the local NSBE chapter. Increasing financial constraints, however, almost brought all of her extra-curricular involvement to a halt. Paying for her own education, by fall 2020 Penn was working multiple jobs to cover all of her expenses. Unfortunately, she had to take on so many hours that she was forced to drop her fall classes before the end of the semester.
A paid internship with Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat/Chrysler Automobiles, that Penn received through NSBE, and summer tuition assistance, enabled Penn to catch up on some of her classes during the summer of 2021. Thanks to savings and a paid internship with Johnson & Johnson the following fall, she was able to re-enroll for the fall 2021 semester.
Upon her return to UTSA, Penn received both the Margie and Bill Klesse Endowed Scholarship in Chemical Engineering and the National Society of Black Engineers Academic Excellence Scholarship. She served as the treasurer for NSBE and even started a financial literacy series for the society’s members to help them learn how to pay off loans and become financially responsible. She was recently elected president of NSBE for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.
Penn spent this past summer interning at Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she enjoyed performing equipment validation and verification and helped design a test fixture for a fellow team. Her plans after receiving her bachelor’s degree in 2024 include receiving her doctorate in biomedical engineering and working for a medical device company. Later in life, she even hopes to pursue entrepreneurship opportunities and receive her MBA. With a bright future ahead of her, Penn expresses gratitude for her scholarships, noting that they have made all the difference for her current and future successes.
“Honestly, without my scholarships, I probably would not even be in school. They have taken away the stress I’ve had on my back and allowed me to excel in my classes and out of class activities. From the bottom of my heart, I could not be more grateful,” Penn said.
Local pizza lovers were heartbroken when the East Side's Truth Pizzeria closed last October.However, a partnership involving the defunct restaurant's next-door neighbor in the Hackberry Market strip center may ease the ache by bringing wood-fired pies back to the food-focused development.Black Laboratory Brewing has joined forces with newcomer 2-1-Dough Pizza Co. to offer pizzas, sa...
Local pizza lovers were heartbroken when the East Side's Truth Pizzeria closed last October.
However, a partnership involving the defunct restaurant's next-door neighbor in the Hackberry Market strip center may ease the ache by bringing wood-fired pies back to the food-focused development.
Black Laboratory Brewing has joined forces with newcomer 2-1-Dough Pizza Co. to offer pizzas, sandwiches, salads and shareable snacks in Truth's old space at 1602 E Houston St. #111.
The pizza outfit is the brainchild of locals Caleb Lott and Adrien Flores, who operated fiery yardbird pop-up Chi Chi Birds Hot Chicken together. Lott also ran Slam Daddy Baddies, a regular burger pop-up at Black Laboratory Brewing.
"We're super excited to work with these two talented chefs. We've seen what Caleb does with hot chicken and burgers and he doesn't disappoint," Black Lab co-owner Tim Castaneda told the Current. "We're excited to see what him and [Adrien] do with this concept. We make great beer and they make great food. I think it's the perfect match."
Castaneda said the crew knocked down a portion of the shared wall to combine the two spaces, essentially doubling the size of Black Laboratory's taproom. The team will make use of the oven left behind by Truth Pizzeria, so all pizzas — and future menu items such as baked pastas — will be wood-fired.
The new eats, including vegetarian options, will start flying from the kitchen this Wednesday, according to social media posts from the brewery.
2-1-Dough’s social media pages note that its operating hours will be 3-10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On opening day, it will operate from 3 p.m. to sellout.
The Hackberry Market strip also houses Korean-inspired spot Magpie, vegan bakery Cake Thieves and The Farmer’s Butcher.
HOUSTON - Four years ago, we told you the incredible and heartbreaking story of Baby Ja'bari Grey - the little baby born here in San Antonio with much of his skin missing.He was given little chance to survive, but he has and he just celebrated his fourth birthday on Sunday."He's a fighter, that's for sure," said Ja'bari's mother, Priscilla Maldonado.Ja'bari continues to defy the odds, as he battles a condition that still doesn't have a name. Born on New Year's Day 2019, he was missing most of the skin on his bo...
HOUSTON - Four years ago, we told you the incredible and heartbreaking story of Baby Ja'bari Grey - the little baby born here in San Antonio with much of his skin missing.
He was given little chance to survive, but he has and he just celebrated his fourth birthday on Sunday.
"He's a fighter, that's for sure," said Ja'bari's mother, Priscilla Maldonado.
Ja'bari continues to defy the odds, as he battles a condition that still doesn't have a name. Born on New Year's Day 2019, he was missing most of the skin on his body. He underwent a skin graft surgery to 95% of his body before he was one year old.
Maldonado says doctors in San Antonio told her he would not survive, but he was flown to Texas Children’s Hospital for continued medical care and today he's a happy four-year-old.
“He’s happy. Very funny," she said. "Even though he can’t talk, he’s very funny.”
He doesn’t look or act like most four year olds and only weighs 18 pounds. Because of his missing skin, his arms fused at the elbow where skin was growing and the same happened with his chin, fusing to the skin on his chest and with one leg.
“So they automatically did a natural thing and attached to where there was skin.”
Skin also grew over his eyelids, leaving him blind.
An original diagnosis in San Antonio was later nixed by doctors in Houston and now...
“Nobody knows anything," she said. "Like they try putting two and two together and nothing is adding up at all.”
But she says this little guy has overcome every single health challenge and she says he is eager to grow and develop.
“And we wants to be able to do stuff, but he just can’t," she said. "Like you can see, he is trying and trying and trying and he’s like hey what’s going on and he doesn’t have that balance because of his arms and legs and stuff. He just doesn’t have the balance for his body.”
So next month, he’ll have two more major surgeries to try to release the fusing of one arm and leg.. and around his neck. Surgeries mom hopes will bring more mobility to her developing son, and relieve the public scrutiny and internet trolling this family has received.
"I honestly just pay no more mind to it because I feel like when I do pay attention to that, it's dragging me down."
Getting through it she says with
“A lot of strength, faith and hope.”