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!
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 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.
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
Washington state has seen some of its highest rates of coronavirus recently, but the picture is starting to change. KUOW’s Paige Browning brought Kim Malcolm this update.This interview has been edited for clarity.Kim Malcolm: Let's start with where the numbers stand right now. How many people have the virus?Paige Browning: The most recent estimate statewide is that 88,000 people are currently positive statewide. That’s one of the highest rates of the pandemic, but th...
Washington state has seen some of its highest rates of coronavirus recently, but the picture is starting to change. KUOW’s Paige Browning brought Kim Malcolm this update.
This interview has been edited for clarity.
Kim Malcolm: Let's start with where the numbers stand right now. How many people have the virus?
Paige Browning: The most recent estimate statewide is that 88,000 people are currently positive statewide. That’s one of the highest rates of the pandemic, but the surge may have slowed down since then. Cases were down 20% in King County in the last week. Rates are still staggeringly high, but we may be on our way out of omicron’s worst grip.
We know that hospitalizations and deaths lag behind spikes in cases in the data. What are you seeing there?
It appears the rolling seven-day average of hospitalizations is also starting to come down in the last week, but it's still higher than it was in the previous peak in the fall statewide. It is going to be tough for hospitals for a few more weeks. There's just no other way to say it.
This has been a hard month for people losing loved ones to Covid. The rate of deaths has increased in the last week by 126% in King County. That means four people are dying each day from the disease.
Is there a light at the end of this tunnel yet?
If we're not tapering off yet, we could be very soon. We're getting that prediction from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based at the University of Washington.
Epidemiologist Ali H. Mokdad says the peak of omicron transmission will occur in nearly every country within the next two to three weeks. South Africa, the UK, even New York City have already tapered off in omicron cases. Our stats are starting to look like we may have passed our peak of omicron in King County.
We have been hearing a lot about schools being sidelined by Covid. Why are there so many cases in schools right now in Seattle and around Washington?
Case rates went up everywhere after the holidays in Washington. Schools were not immune to that. We’re dealing with a very transmissible virus in the community. In Seattle Public Schools, 2,600 people have Covid this month already. That's almost double the number for all of fall semester. There was also a bigger effort on testing this month than in the fall, so some people think that could have turned up more cases than we would have known about otherwise.
And speaking of testing, exciting news today, people can order free test kits in the mail. How do we do it?
Every household in the U.S. can order up to four tests, the rapid kind. They'll be sent through the U.S. Postal Service starting in late January. People will hopefully get their tests within seven to 12 days of submitting an order. We'll see if that timeline stays on track.
You order the free Covid tests at www.covidtests.gov.
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Washington’s coastlines experienced only minor surges Saturday from a tsunami triggered by a spectacular underwater eruption in the South Pacific.Waves of 1 foot or less were measured at sites from Westport and Neah Bay on the outer coast, to Port Angeles on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Neah Bay, at the state’s northwesternmost corner, registered a 1.1-foot surge.The impacts were more dramatic in a few places along the West Coast, especially Santa Cruz, California, where rushing water swamped boats in the harbor and ...
Washington’s coastlines experienced only minor surges Saturday from a tsunami triggered by a spectacular underwater eruption in the South Pacific.
Waves of 1 foot or less were measured at sites from Westport and Neah Bay on the outer coast, to Port Angeles on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Neah Bay, at the state’s northwesternmost corner, registered a 1.1-foot surge.
The impacts were more dramatic in a few places along the West Coast, especially Santa Cruz, California, where rushing water swamped boats in the harbor and flooded the surrounding area. Waves exceeded 4 feet at Port San Luis, south of Monterey. In some parts of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands the tsunami reached 3.3 feet.
Shortly after the early morning eruption off the coast of the Pacific nation of Tonga, the National Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami advisory for the entire U.S. West Coast, warning that waves of 1 to 3 feet would sweep northward for several hours.
The advisory for the Washington and Oregon coasts was canceled shortly before 5 p.m.
Some of the first waves to hit the Washington coast surged ashore on the Long Beach Peninsula at about 8:30 a.m., but Scott McDougall, emergency-management director for Pacific County, described them as “subtle.”
“To the best of my knowledge, we had no damage whatsoever,” he said late Saturday afternoon.
In a Facebook post, an observer at nearby Cape Disappointment State Park described rapidly breaking waves that were larger than usual. “The water seemed unsettled and almost “jiggly.”
Sandra Hollenbeck, who has a home near the jetty in Ocean Shores, said the waves were a bit more fierce than usual — especially for a windless day. “It was definitely some pretty big, breaking waves,” but never posed a threat to roads or homes.
King County’s Emergency Management Department issued an alert warning residents to avoid beaches and waterfront areas because of the possibility of strong waves and currents. But impacts in Puget Sound proved to be minimal.
The event marked the first Pacific-wide tsunami warning from a volcanic eruption instead of an earthquake, said Harold Tobin, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington. In fact, the only other volcanic outburst to trigger such wide-ranging tsunamis was the 1883 eruption on the Indonesian island of Krakatau, he said.
And the submarine Tongan volcano that exploded Saturday may not be done, Tobin cautioned. “There’s a possibility it could have another bigger, small or similar-sized eruption in the coming days, weeks, months or years.”
Despite the unusual nature of the event, the tsunami-warning system worked well, Tobin added. The advisory was issued quickly and communicated widely.
At least some local alert systems also met the test. Pacific County sent out 17,000 reverse 911 messages via text, email and phones, to residents living closest to the shore, McDougall said. The messages explained that the impacts would be limited to the immediate beach area and advised people not to evacuate.
Many residents posting on the Eye of the Storm Pacific County Facebook page said the text and phone messages came through quickly, though others said they received no notification or experienced glitches.
While Washington was unscathed this time, the tsunami advisory is a reminder of the region’s vulnerable position and geologically volatile nature. “Events like this (advisory) really help us wake up and consider the possibility of a more locally generated earthquake event — the big one,” Tobin said.
An earthquake on the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone could trigger massive tsunamis that crash into the coast within 10 to 15 minutes after the ground stops shaking.
People in areas with no high ground, like parts of the Long Beach Peninsula and Ocean Shores, would be hard-pressed to evacuate in time. A recent analysis by Washington’s Emergency Management Division estimates the state needs to build at least 58 vertical evacuation structures — either towers, berms or tsunami-resistant buildings — to ensure coastal residents can escape the high water.
At least 36 state school buildings are also in tsunami zones.
More than 100 concrete workers demonstrated outside of Seattle's AGC Headquarters building on Wednesday morning, demanding better worker rights.SEATTLE — More than 100 concrete workers demonstrated outside of Seattle's AGC Headquarters building Wednesday morning demanding better worker rights, as some head into their third month on strike."They're saying we don't want to get to the table and talk," said demonstrator Sean Stott, "That's simply not true. We [have been] trying to get to the table to talk for a...
More than 100 concrete workers demonstrated outside of Seattle's AGC Headquarters building on Wednesday morning, demanding better worker rights.
SEATTLE — More than 100 concrete workers demonstrated outside of Seattle's AGC Headquarters building Wednesday morning demanding better worker rights, as some head into their third month on strike.
"They're saying we don't want to get to the table and talk," said demonstrator Sean Stott, "That's simply not true. We [have been] trying to get to the table to talk for a couple of months. We have the owners of the company flying over to Italy for Christmas while we're out on strike."
Over 300 concrete workers have been on strike and workers said they want to go back.
"Trying to get talks, trying to get this resolved, we just want to get back to work," Stott said.
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Teamsters Local No. 174, the union representing workers, said construction companies are trying to force a package on workers that would be significantly less compared to what other construction workers are receiving. Wages, healthcare and retirement would decrease in compensation over the next three, when taking inflation into consideration.
A harsh impact of the strike is Seattle's halt on construction, with vital concrete workers on strike. However, a union spokesperson said workers' hands are tied.
"We don't want to be out here, this is miserable," said Jamie Fleming, director of communications and research for Teamsters Local No. 174. "This is not a fun time being on strike, we want this to be over as soon as possible and we are willing to do anything to get back to the table and make that happen."
The Washington State Department of Transportation, the city of Seattle and King County are warning if the strike continues, this could delay critical ongoing projects including the construction of roads, bridges, light rail guideways and more.
However, workers said they are just asking for equity and the same benefits other construction workers in the city are being offered.
"We have to fight for what's right, we have to fight for decent wages and decent living and the fact that they want to give us a lesser contract is just not right, it's just not happening," said Stott.
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The National Tsunami Warning Center issued an advisory for coastal areas across the West after a major volcanic eruption near Tonga.WASHINGTON — Washington's coastal areas were included in a tsunami advisory issued early Saturday after a massive underwater volcanic eruption in the South Pacific, near the islands of Tonga. An undersea volcano erupted just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, and satellite images shared by the National Weather Service showed it was ...
WASHINGTON — Washington's coastal areas were included in a tsunami advisory issued early Saturday after a massive underwater volcanic eruption in the South Pacific, near the islands of Tonga. An undersea volcano erupted just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, and satellite images shared by the National Weather Service showed it was easily visible from space.
The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a broad advisory early Saturday for coastlines stretching from Alaska down to the Mexican border. In Washington, the advisory applies to the entire outer coast and coastal areas along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands.
The earliest waves resulting from the eruption were projected to arrive just after 8:30 a.m. in Long Beach and just before 10 a.m. in Port Townsend. Wave heights could range between 1 and 3 feet for several hours, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service's Seattle office said people living in or visiting the areas under the advisory should stay off beaches and away from harbors and marinas. While forecasters are not expecting severe impacts locally, they warn hazards can persist for hours after the first waves arrive.
"Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is expected or already occurring," Saturday's advisory read. "Areas in the advisory should not expect widespread inundation. Tsunamis are a series of waves dangerous many hours after initial arrival time. The first wave may not be the largest."
Although Saturday's advisory did not apply directly to Puget Sound, the National Weather Service said forecasters could not rule out strong waves and currents impacting any shoreline, including those situated along Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. Officials in King and Snohomish counties sent out wireless emergency alerts out of an abundance of caution.
"Tsunami warning sirens in Edmonds and Everett are unlikely to be activated today," Snohomish County's emergency management department wrote. "Still, our advice: Be safe. Avoid Puget Sound beaches [and] waterfront areas."
The state's Emergency Management Division echoed the need for ongoing caution around all coastlines and shorelines in a social media post shared shortly after 10 a.m.
The full text of the advisory, including estimated arrival times up and down the West Coast, is available on the National Weather Service website.