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 Seattle, WA. 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 Seattle'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 Seattle. 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 Seattle, WA. 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 Seattle,
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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 Seattle, WA, 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 Seattle, WA.
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.
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DALLAS -- Philipp Grubauer was having a tough time figuring out his favorite thing about Seattle."There are so many," the Kraken goalie said. "The fans are incredible. You have the water, you have the mountains, the food scene is incredible. There's just so much to explore and so much to do. Summers are incredible. I love it."He's also loving the Kraken's second season in the NH...
DALLAS -- Philipp Grubauer was having a tough time figuring out his favorite thing about Seattle.
"There are so many," the Kraken goalie said. "The fans are incredible. You have the water, you have the mountains, the food scene is incredible. There's just so much to explore and so much to do. Summers are incredible. I love it."
He's also loving the Kraken's second season in the NHL, and why not? They made the Stanley Cup Playoffs after finishing 30th in the NHL standings during their inaugural season. They knocked off the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, Grubauer's former team, in seven games in the Western Conference First Round.
Now they're tied 1-1 in the best-of-7 second round against the Dallas Stars, and Grubauer has been a big part of getting them here.
After splitting time with Martin Jones during the regular season, Grubauer has started every game for the Kraken during the postseason, going 5-4 with a 2.74 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in nine games.
He made 33 saves in Seattle's 4-2 loss to the Stars in Game 2 at American Airlines Center on Thursday. Game 3 is at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on Sunday (9:30 p.m. ET; TBS, TVAS, SN).
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"'Gruby' was good. He made big saves, getting us through the (penalty kills)," Kraken coach Dave Hakstol said after Game 2. "Go through the goals: I mean, he's done a nice job for our hockey team. He did that again tonight. We didn't give him enough support tonight."
Grubauer has faced 303 shots during the playoffs, the most of any goalie. The next closest is Stars goalie Jake Oettinger, who has faced 254 shots.
"We've always had a belief in him in the room and through the season. We know the kind of goalie he can be," Kraken forward Morgan Geekie said. "He's shown that in the postseason for sure. Especially Game 7 (against the Avalanche), he kept us in that game ... the whole series for that matter, but Game 7 especially when they had their push and things like that."
Yes, Grubauer was certainly familiar with the Avalanche, with whom he played from 2018-21. He said that helped, to a degree, in the first round.
"There are five or six guys that you know their tendencies, you know what they're looking for, you know their game, you've seen it, you've played with them. So obviously that helps," he said. "But just because you know it doesn't mean they're going to do it and execute those plays. So a little tricky for both sides."
In his final season with Colorado in 2020-21, Grubauer was 30-9-1 with a 1.95 GAA, .916 save percentage and seven shutouts (tied for most in the NHL with Semyon Varlamov of the New York Islanders) in 40 games (39 starts). He finished third in voting for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the best goalie in the NHL.
When the Avalanche didn't re-sign him, the unrestricted free agent signed a six-year, $35.4 million contract ($5.9 million average annual value) with the Kraken.
Upon arriving in Seattle, Grubauer said he didn't really feel pressure, but wanted to continue where he left off in Colorado.
"It didn't work that way," said Grubauer, who went 18-31-5 with a 3.16 GAA, .889 save percentage and two shutouts in 55 games (54 starts) last season. "We played a different system, have different guys on the ice, right? Everybody was new, so it was a little bit different.
"The core of that team wasn't really established. It takes a couple of games to kind of settle in for everybody. Last year in terms of the last 20, 30 games, we saw the team come along and we played the right way. That made it exciting too."
This season, Grubauer went 17-14-4 with a 2.85 GAA and .895 save percentage in 39 games (36 starts). Overwhelming numbers? No, but Hakstol said not to judge Grubauer solely by them.
"He's been more consistent than all of you think," he said. "The numbers maybe don't show it, but 'Gruby' has had a pretty darn good year. His numbers are now reflecting that and showing that. So I see it a little bit differently. I see him having had a year that has ramped up toward the playoffs for sure."
Grubauer has found a home in Seattle in more ways than one. The 31-year-old believes in the Kraken, and it's been reciprocal.
"He's awesome," Geekie said. "He's kind of our rock back there so we have someone to rely on. It makes it a lot easier to play when you know you have someone reliable back there you can count on."
Syd Suntha knows a thing or two about stunts. The chef behind the Sri Lankan food truck Kottu, he’s probably most famous as the guy who put together the 36-course Wu Tang dinner, which went viral for fairly obvious reasons. After that event, which Suntha calls “the wildest ride of my lif...
Syd Suntha knows a thing or two about stunts. The chef behind the Sri Lankan food truck Kottu, he’s probably most famous as the guy who put together the 36-course Wu Tang dinner, which went viral for fairly obvious reasons. After that event, which Suntha calls “the wildest ride of my life,” he’s slowing down — oh no, wait, we’re being told that he actually runs an I Think You Should Leave–themed dinner series, and is holding his second I Think You Should Eat event Friday, June 2, at Madame Lou’s.
If you don’t know about ITYSL this article probably isn’t really “for” you, sorry. Here are some other good articles. It’s the show where Tim Robinson plays a variety of different angry guys trying to navigate absurdist, dreamlike sketches. Famous bits include Bob Odenkirk lying to a child about his classic car collection, corpses falling out of coffins, and a pair of men who will replace your toilet bowl with one with a tiny hole that can only suck down farts. It’s an “if you get it, you get it” sort of show, and if you don’t get it, you probably are confused about why people love to post the hot dog “we’re all trying to find the guy who did this” response meme online.
ITYSL is not really a food-centric show, but there are enough food references to build a menu out of. For the previous I Think You Should Eat dinner, held last year, Suntha and his co-conspirators made inside jokes like room-temperature gazpacho, “chicken spaghetti” (chicken formed into spaghetti-like strands), and of course, sloppy steaks, which involved a version of demi-glace that became saucy when water was poured over the meat.
Sloppy steaks are back on the menu this time around, as well as a dish referencing a big baby duck getting his head caught in a stewed tomato. Suntha is going to cook something inspired by the show’s third season — he’s not sure what yet, because the new season isn’t coming out until May 30, days before the dinner. He’ll be joined by chefs Demond Thomas, Cara Nado Bannwarth, and Nate Fieldson. Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver is going to be performing some songs from the show, and there will be flash tattoos, among other activities. The event is 21-plus, and you can say whatever the hell you want.
To buy tickets, go here. They cost $100, but you’re getting some quality food — this is a joke, but Suntha takes food seriously. “We come from fine dining,” he says. “So we won’t put it out if it tastes like shit.”
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A two-story canopy path lined with treetops where endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroos and red pandas will make their home is coming to Seattle.But you’ll have to wait until 2026 to explore the immersive forest at the Woodland Park Zoo.Officials broke ground Thursday for the exhibit that will also feature a habitat gallery housing keas, forest reptiles and amphibians.The Forest Trailhead Exhibit, at its core, will allow zoogoers to see up close how their everyday decisions affect endangered species, with the ...
A two-story canopy path lined with treetops where endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroos and red pandas will make their home is coming to Seattle.
But you’ll have to wait until 2026 to explore the immersive forest at the Woodland Park Zoo.
Officials broke ground Thursday for the exhibit that will also feature a habitat gallery housing keas, forest reptiles and amphibians.
The Forest Trailhead Exhibit, at its core, will allow zoogoers to see up close how their everyday decisions affect endangered species, with the hope they leave inspired to take action and support conservation efforts, said Anders Brown, chair of the zoo’s board of directors.
“It’s going to remove barriers between humans and animals, and open up the extraordinary, yet quite often hidden, work of our animal care teams,” he said.
The initial phase of design and site development is expected to be completed by September and construction is set to begin next year. When the exhibit opens in 2026, it will be the first time in about a decade that the public will get the chance to get close to a tree kangaroo at Woodland Park Zoo.
The exhibit will take over the building that formerly housed the Day and Nights exhibits, which closed in 2016 after a fire led to the massive evacuation of about 200 animals, including tortoises, lizards, amphibians and snakes.
Sixty-eight percent of the estimated $35 million cost for exhibit has been raised. The exhibit, designed by Seattle-based LMN Architects, is partly funded by the insurance settlement from the extensive fire damage, $19.5 million in Forest For All campaign contributions and $8.3 million from donations.
According to Nancy Pellegrino, former zoo board chair, the new exhibit will be the greenest and most sustainable space in the zoo, as officials plan to recycle 90% of the previous exhibit. Aside from the canopy path, the exhibit will feature a pavilion along with educational materials to inform people about conservation efforts and the communities leading them.
The exhibit, like many others at Woodland Park, aims to build an empathic relationship between people and animals, as well as a sense of coexistence with nature, President and CEO Alejandro Grajal said.
The name was chosen because it stands as the zoo’s trailhead, and a “trailhead” to its future, he said.
It will shine a light on Indigenous-led conservation efforts, as it will highlight village communities in Papua New Guinea — the real stewards of tree kangaroo conservation, said Lisa Dabek, senior director of the zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program, which she founded in 1996.
“I believe in my heart that zoos play a really special role in biodiversity and community-led conservation,” Dabek said.
The vision for the initiative arose after Grajal and Dabek visited Papua New Guinea.
Matschie’s tree kangaroos only live on the Huon Peninsula of northeastern Papua New Guinea, with an estimated wild population of less than 2,500, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.
Logging, unsustainable mining practices and exploration are destroying the habitat of the animals, which play an important role in the culture and diet of the Indigenous people in the region.
Woodland Park’s existing Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program works with local communities in rural Papua New Guinea to protect the folivorous endangered animals and their home. The program helped establish the country’s first and, to date, only nationally recognized conservation area.
Red pandas, native to Nepal, Northern Myanmar and Central China, are endangered due to deforestation, among other human caused threats. The IUCN Red List endangered species classification considers them facing “a very high risk of extinction in the wild.”
Hilary Franz, state commissioner of public lands, spoke Thursday about the importance of preserving forest lands.
“Healthy forests help us tackle climate change and strengthen communities,” Franz said in a news release shared by Woodland Park. “The future of forests is inextricably linked to ours.”
For the first time, the state forest land is down to less than 50%, Franz said. From increased wildfires to the more than 2 million acres of forest land that is dead or dying, the challenges are huge, she said, describing plans to restore 1.25 million acres of forest in Central and Eastern Washington by 2037.
“But if we are not raising the next generation to care about it and to experience and understand it. … all the work we do, all the investments, all the policies will be for naught,” she said.
During the pandemic it became crystal-clear how important nature is for our mental and physical health, Grajal added.
The idea of creating forest as a theme in this exhibit, and how critical forests are to the well-being of humans, animals and habitats, couldn’t be more central to what Woodland Park does, he said.
Daisy Zavala Magaña: [email protected]; on Twitter: @daisyzavv. Daisy Zavala Magaña is a staff reporter for The Seattle Times.
It can be too easy for public artwork to fade to the background of the mind, to be glazed over like a smell that’s become too familiar. That’s the feeling I got as I stood looking at a mass of arms and torso perched outside of the Rainier Beach Public Library. How often have folks, in the (as I now know) 60 years since the installation of Ray Jensen’s “The Pursuit of Knowledge,” paused to think about this work or the artist who brought it to dynamic life?Walking around the Rainier Beach area, there were a...
It can be too easy for public artwork to fade to the background of the mind, to be glazed over like a smell that’s become too familiar. That’s the feeling I got as I stood looking at a mass of arms and torso perched outside of the Rainier Beach Public Library. How often have folks, in the (as I now know) 60 years since the installation of Ray Jensen’s “The Pursuit of Knowledge,” paused to think about this work or the artist who brought it to dynamic life?
Walking around the Rainier Beach area, there were a number of sculptures that caught my attention, and digging into their stories highlighted the way each of these artists worked to tie their artwork to the land and community where they reside. Whether you’ve lived in the neighborhood for years or are simply visiting, these seven sculptures should be on your list of stops as you venture around Rainier Beach. You can view these artworks in any order, but here’s a suggested path, totaling around a mile, that starts at the Detective Cookie Chess Park and ends at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.
THIS CITY BLOCK: RAINIER BEACH
An afternoon at Rainier Dance Center, where people become dancers
Rainier Beach residents create ‘galvanizing moment’ for the arts
‘It has informed my worldview’: Reader memories of Rainier Beach
Rainier Beach’s city-best aquatic facility is more than just a pool
New high school could be a ‘crown jewel’ for Rainier Beach
What moving to Rainier Beach taught me about community
In this series, The Seattle Times highlights stories from across Seattle’s unique neighborhoods, a block or two at a time. This edition of This City Block focuses on Rainier Beach.
Jerald Pierce: 206-464-2549 or [email protected]; on Twitter: @TheJRPierce. Jerald Pierce is The Seattle Times arts and culture writer.
Whoa, check this out: A “groundbreaking and innovative pop-up dining experience” is coming to Seattle that, according to this email we’re quoting, will provide “an unparalleled dining experience.” Yes, they used “dining experience” twice in the same sentence, but we can’t blame them, the “playful and delicious dining adventure” they’re telling us about is pretty exciting: It’s a burger place... where the burgers are shaped like Legos.Called Brick Burger, it’...
Whoa, check this out: A “groundbreaking and innovative pop-up dining experience” is coming to Seattle that, according to this email we’re quoting, will provide “an unparalleled dining experience.” Yes, they used “dining experience” twice in the same sentence, but we can’t blame them, the “playful and delicious dining adventure” they’re telling us about is pretty exciting: It’s a burger place... where the burgers are shaped like Legos.
Called Brick Burger, it’s a novelty event from the company Explore Hidden, which specializes in made-for-the-Gram experiences. This promises to be a feast for the lens, with square burgers in block-like buns and a venue filled with Lego-esque furniture. There’s also going to be a place for you to play with Legos.
This is a pretty kid-friendly event, though at a price point of $47, it’s likely going to attract a lot of adult brick artists as well as people who never really got over that infant urge to eat Lego blocks. The pop-up will run October 14 and 15. For more information and tickets, go here.
Baseball and beer go together like baseball and hot dogs or hot dogs and beer, and in recognition of this, the Mariners are offering a special ticket package for the May 25 game against the Oakland Athletics. For $34 or $44 (depending on your seats), you get admission to the game and also six drink tickets, each of which is redeemable for an eight-ounce pour at several ballpark beer stands and bars. That’s a pretty good deal, especially since T-Mobile Park serves some solid craft beers. Tickets and more info here.
Maggie Trujillo, the culinary director of la-di-da waterfront spots Aqua by El Gaucho and Aerlume, has been honored as the best fine dining chef in the country by the International Fresh Produce Association after being nominated by wholesaler Charlie’s Produce. The award highlights how a chef uses produce in their menus. “This award is especially meaningful to me because I am always inspired by the variety and abundance of locally grown produce in the Pacific Northwest and love centering my dishes around seasonal fruit and vegetables,” Trujillo says in a statement.
Local poke chain Just Poke announced this week that it was opening three new locations: one downtown, one on Mercer Island, and one in Sammamish. That brings its total number of poke shops to 27, and it’s not done yet: It plans to open eight more by the end of 2023. According to its website, upcoming expansions may include West Seattle, Olympia, and even Richmond, British Columbia.
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