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
The car smashed through the window, pushing gym equipment out of the way.SAN ANTONIO — A car drove through the front of a gym in a shopping area near North Star Mall early Friday morning.This happened at the Hasfit Gym on McCullough around 4 a.m. The car smashed through the window, pushing gym equipment out of the way.Police say the driver took off from the scene and has not been arrested. The KIA was reported stolen, officers...
The car smashed through the window, pushing gym equipment out of the way.
SAN ANTONIO — A car drove through the front of a gym in a shopping area near North Star Mall early Friday morning.
This happened at the Hasfit Gym on McCullough around 4 a.m. The car smashed through the window, pushing gym equipment out of the way.
Police say the driver took off from the scene and has not been arrested. The KIA was reported stolen, officers said.
They are looking at surveillance video to help identify that driver. No one was hurt in the accident.
This is a developing story and further details will be added as they are received. Check back to this article for updates.
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Top draft pick Victor Wembanyama scored 15 points in 21 minutes to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 117-103 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets in preseason action on Wednesday night.The 7-foot-4 Wembanyama missed all five...
The 7-foot-4 Wembanyama missed all five of his shots from the field in the first half, but made 7 of 8 from the free throw line to help the Spurs (2-2) to a 60-44 advantage at halftime. He hit 3 of 5 shots in the second half ,with two 3-pointers, and finished with six rebounds and two blocks.
Amen Thompson, the fourth overall selection in June's draft, and 20th pick Cam Whitmore started and combined to score points in the first half for Houston (3-1). Thompson and Whitmore scored 15 points apiece in the Rockets' 99-89 win over the Spurs in Houston on Monday night, with Wembanyama sitting out.
Thompson finished with five points, four rebounds and four assists. Whitmore scored 14 of his 17 in the second half. Jeenathan Williams added 19 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
WIZARDS 131, KNICKS 106
Jordan Poole scored 41 points in 27 minutes and Washington rolled past New York at Madison Square Garden.
Poole hit 10 of 19 shots, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range, and made 15 of 16 free throws — in three quarters — as the Wizards remained unbeaten in three preseason games.
Poole scored 29 points in the first half and helped the Wizards to a 65-52 lead at the break.
Bilal Coulibaly, the seventh overall pick acquired in a trade with Indiana, had seven points and three steals in a start for Washington.
NETS 107, HEAT 104
Walker made half of his 14 shots and was 4 for 7 from long distance for Brooklyn (2-2).
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Utility still expected to propose another rate increase within the year00:01NaN:NaNCPS Energy rate hike conversation takes place at city councilSAN ANTONIO – A proposal to stave off future CPS Energy rate increases by taking a smaller cut of its revenues has evolved into a smaller-scale plan to send money back to the utility only when its revenues far exceed estimates.City staff say the idea won’t prevent a rate increase, but it could mean those increases are smaller than they would ...
CPS Energy rate hike conversation takes place at city council
SAN ANTONIO – A proposal to stave off future CPS Energy rate increases by taking a smaller cut of its revenues has evolved into a smaller-scale plan to send money back to the utility only when its revenues far exceed estimates.
City staff say the idea won’t prevent a rate increase, but it could mean those increases are smaller than they would be otherwise.
Council members voted in early 2022 to raise the base gas and electric rates by 3.85%, and the utility has said it plans additional increases for its 2025 and 2027 fiscal years, which run February through January.
It’s unclear when the utility will propose the FY 2025 rate increase.
“We are still evaluating and aligning on the exact amount of the rate increase with our regulator and owner, the city of San Antonio,” a utility spokeswoman said in an emailed statement Wednesday. “We do anticipate to have rate increases on a more regular basis going forward. Without more frequent and incremental rate increases, our ability to address infrastructure, resiliency, growth, technology and security, as well as retaining and hiring employees while remaining financially healthy will be at risk.”
As the owner of CPS Energy, the City of San Antonio gets 14% of its gross revenues as a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) -- one of its single, largest funding sources. In FY 2024 alone, the city expects to collect $421 million from the gas and electric utility.
Shortly before the city council voted on the FY 2024 budget last month, Councilwoman Melissa Cabello Havrda (D6) floated an idea to take only 11% or 12% -- roughly $60 million or $90 million.
In a subsequent council consideration request, she suggested that the utility could improve its resiliency and that a rate increase could be avoided for at least five years.
In a presentation to the council’s Governance Committee on Wednesday, though, city Chief Financial Officer Ben Gorzell indicated the original idea had significant hurdles.
He said the utility would need long-term, recurring support to stave off a rate increase, and Cabello Havrda’s plan might not be enough anyway.
When CPS Energy pitched its previous rate increase, it used “placeholders” of 5.5% for the planned increases in its 2025 and 2027 fiscal years. While stressing those numbers were based on older forecasts, Gorzell said increases of that size would bring CPS Energy another $110 million each.
Sending $90 million back to CPS each year “would not fully offset that one (FY 2025 increase), nor would it begin to address the one in 2027,” he told committee members.
However, losing that much money would blow a hole in the city’s $1.6 billion general fund budget and could require discussions about cutting entire city programs or departments.
Instead, he suggested an alternative plan, which Cabello Havrda supported.
In years when the PILOT payments are 10% or higher than the city originally budgeted -- as has happened the past two budget years -- it will split the extra money above the 10% mark between CPS Energy and itself.
The majority of those windfall funds, 80%, will go toward CPS Energy resiliency and reliability projects, and the other 20% will be put into the city’s Resiliency, Energy Efficiency, & Sustainability (REES) fund.
Though Gorzell confirmed this plan would not guarantee the utility won’t ask for a rate increase in the future, he said it could affect how much the utility requests.
Had the policy been in place the past two years, Gorzell said, the city would have had $61.1 million to distribute -- or about $48.9 million for CPS Energy and $12.2 million for the REES Fund.
“And I mentioned the fact that in some cases -- not all, but in some cases -- it would mean that CPS is also generating additional revenue. So you take those elements, and you roll them into a rate case in the future, it could have some potential impact,” Gorzell told reporters after the meeting.
Cabello Havrda said she felt “fantastic” about the plan and noted that her goals had been “reliability and affordability.”
“At this point, any reduction in a proposed rate increase is still a win. It’s still less money that our ratepayers have to look at,” she told reporters.
“Even if it’s half a percentage point, I think it matters.”
The long-term benefits of shoring up the utility’s resiliency would benefit the community, too, she said.
Though the policy would not be adopted until the fall of 2024 when the city council passes the next budget, City Manager Erik Walsh said city staff would incorporate it within the early budget work session in April.
“Between now and then, I mean, like beginning next week or this week, we need to go talk to the rest of the council members. Obviously, this has been a high profile issue, and I think we ought to I think we ought to do that posthaste,” Walsh said.
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Getty Images Becky Hammon is no longer on Gregg Popovich's staff, but the San Antonio Spurs coach is still a huge fan of hers. On Wednesday, Popovich said he considered getting ejected from his preseason game against the Rockets so he could watch Hammon win her second WNBA title.Hammon was an assistant coach on Popovich's s...
Becky Hammon is no longer on Gregg Popovich's staff, but the San Antonio Spurs coach is still a huge fan of hers. On Wednesday, Popovich said he considered getting ejected from his preseason game against the Rockets so he could watch Hammon win her second WNBA title.
Hammon was an assistant coach on Popovich's staff from 2014-22 before becoming the Aces' head coach. She has now helped Las Vegas become the third team in WNBA history to win back-to-back championships.
It's a good thing Popovich didn't leave early because his Spurs ended up getting a 117-103 victory, but he was ready to get out of Frost Bank Center as soon as possible and wasn't hiding his enthusiasm.
"Ask them quick, I don't have a whole lot of time," Popovich told reporters. "I gotta go celebrate.
"I thought about getting booted tonight because it was exactly the same time, but I just thought this has to be my priority. But it was close. Congrats, Becky. Yeah, baby. Good stuff."
#Spurs win tonight 117-103, but the only team Gregg Popovich wanted to talk about in the postgame press conference was Becky Hammon's WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces. Hammon served as a Spurs assistant under Pop from 2014-22."I gotta go get some wine....can I say that?" @LVAces pic.twitter.com/IAu0KZlm9I— Nate Ryan (@nateryansports) October 19, 2023
The Aces took the first two games of the series against the New York Liberty, but they lost Game 3 and arrived to Barclays Center missing some key players due to injuries. The Liberty had the momentum and home court advantage, but the Aces reminded everyone that what you win in Vegas stays in Vegas.
It's still unknown if Popovich will make it to the championship parade, but either way it looks like he is ready to celebrate Hammon's accomplishment.
Civic Park at Hemisfair using unique water irrigation system to keep springs flowingSAN ANTONIO – The term “nuisance water” might have a negative connotation, but that’s not the case for San Antonio’s newest public park — Civic Park at Hemisfair.“The nuisance water system that we have here at Civic Park is one of the most unique features about the park,” said Meredith Balzen, Hemisfair director of external relations.Recommended VideosCivic Park to ...
SAN ANTONIO – The term “nuisance water” might have a negative connotation, but that’s not the case for San Antonio’s newest public park — Civic Park at Hemisfair.
“The nuisance water system that we have here at Civic Park is one of the most unique features about the park,” said Meredith Balzen, Hemisfair director of external relations.
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The nuisance water under the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center is part of the unique irrigation system at the park, which officially opened in late September.
“What the design does is capture that nuisance water from the French drains around the convention center,” said Tom Hull, SKANSKA senior project manager. “We’re able to capture that before it went down to the city storm sewer system and redirect it on site.”
The groundwater is then filtered and fed to the great lawn and five connecting springs that represent the Texas Hill Country.
The water does not come from the Edwards Aquifer or the city’s water system, meaning there will be no watering restrictions during drought periods.
“Believe it or not, we installed this lawn in July when we were in the middle of the 103, 105-degree days. This lawn was fully irrigated with that nuisance water. We never had to pull potable water and this lawn was emerald green from the day we put it in.”
Another interesting aspect of the irrigation system is the underground cistern directly below the great lawn. It is a total of 40 feet below ground and collects more than 41,000 gallons of water.
“If you can imagine, it’s as big as a swimming pool, it’s huge,” said Balzen.
“There are 16 different parts that made a kind of clamshell. There’s eight bottom pieces and they go around, they interlock together. They butt next to each other and there’s a top piece that goes over it to create a box,” said Hull. “The excavation was pretty large, pretty impressive. It was a really interesting build, not something you do every day.”
The irrigation system also waters the park’s 200 trees and shrubs, all part of Hemisfair’s self-sustainability and conservation efforts at Civic Park.
“When we were thinking about the design, we were thinking about water sustainability and being able to use nuisance water is one of the most sustainable practices that we could think of,” said Balzen. “It’s been such a joy to watch people come in and enjoy the springs, dip their feet in the water.”
“Nuisance water is a little bit more novel. That’s not really used much around San Antonio, but Hemisfair had a lot of forethought on how to design this park and realized it was easy to capture through construction and really provides this park a sustainable way to maintain the green grass and beautiful trees,” said Hull.
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