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 Tulsa, OK. 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 Tulsa'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 Tulsa, OK.
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
This week brings a chance for snowfall to the area. A system will move through the area on Tuesday night that could bring accumulating totals to parts of Oklahoma, something we haven’t seen too much of this season. Which brought up the question from a reader:Are we looking at snowfall this week, and are we behind on totals so far for the season?On Tuesday a system called a mid-level low will move across the state and bring moisture with it. As temperatures are set to drop on Tuesday afternoon and evening,...
This week brings a chance for snowfall to the area. A system will move through the area on Tuesday night that could bring accumulating totals to parts of Oklahoma, something we haven’t seen too much of this season. Which brought up the question from a reader:
Are we looking at snowfall this week, and are we behind on totals so far for the season?
On Tuesday a system called a mid-level low will move across the state and bring moisture with it. As temperatures are set to drop on Tuesday afternoon and evening, this will set up a chance for snowfall for parts of the state. Right now, what is still being watched is the exact track of the low system — that will determine just how much snowfall we may or may not see and who could have the biggest impacts from this event.
The current forecast is a cold rain starting early Tuesday with snow mixing in, especially along the Oklahoma and Kansas state line. The current projection of the system is from west Texas up through Oklahoma, and lifting northeast toward Arkansas.
When the forecasted weather system moves across northeastern Oklahoma toward northwest Arkansas, we will likely see our best chance for a snowfall occurrence.
As far as totals this season, we accumulated 0.3 inches in November and 1.5 inches in December.
“The ‘normal’ snowfall total through the end of December would be 2.5 inches, and we’ve had 1.5 inches. ... Because we don’t get much snow in this part of the world, saying we are behind in snowfall at this point in the winter isn’t saying a whole lot,” said Nicole McGavock, meteorologist with the Tulsa National Weather Service.
“It would only take one snowfall event to drastically change it from below to above normal.”
McGavock added that being above or below average really matters more in areas farther north in the country and in the mountainous regions where there a thick snowpack develops through the winter and provides snowmelt in the spring.
“Here that is just not the case since we do not rely on snowmelt for water,” McGavock said.
The normal total snowfall through the end of January is 4.4 inches.
So we will still have to wait and see how Tuesday’s storm plays out before we know how January will compare to the “normal” totals.
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Winter Storm Warnings are in effect across parts of northeast Oklahoma on Tuesday as winter weather sweeps across the state.
Some rain-snow mix began around 12 and 2 p.m. before turning to mostly snow by 3 and 4 p.m. in the Southern part of the state on Tuesday. As the temps drop in the Tulsa area, rain should turn to more of a snowy mix.
Several counties in northeast Oklahoma are currently under a Winter Storm Warning. The warning is in effect for the following counties: Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, McIntosh, Mayes, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Pushmataha, Pittsburg, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa and Wagoner.
Typically, the criteria for a winter storm warning is four inches of projected snow or slightly higher, according to Alan Crone.
Several northeast Oklahoma counties are also under a Winter Weather Advisory. The advisory is in effect for the following counties: Nowata, Osage, Pawnee and Washington.
Meteorologist Alan Crone is tracking the potential for some moderate-to-heavy snow bands through the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday on both sides of I-40.
The majority of the central and northern Tulsa County area can expect to see between 2 and 4 inches of snowfall.
Higher snowfall totals are expected from the southern sections of Tulsa County into east-central Oklahoma where some heavier snow bands are expected on Tuesday night. Alan Crone says those areas could see between 4 and 7 inches of snow.
Alan Crone says banding of snow may result in wide variations of accumulations.
Significant weather disruptions are not expected for drivers on Tuesday morning, but Alan Crone says by the afternoon and evening commute, drivers could experience some slushy conditions while on the road.
Snow is expected to fall through the evening hours on Tuesday and is expected to exit the area around 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Alan Crone says some light flurries may stick around across far eastern areas of the state on Wednesday morning.
Some schools across northeast Oklahoma have closed or moved to distance learning due to the forecasted winter weather.
Students at Stroud Public Schools will transition to distance learning on Tuesday. According to the district, the decision was made due to the forecasted snowfall. The district says co-op buses will not run to Cushing and Drumirght on Tuesday.
Drumright Public Schools has canceled all Tuesday classes due to the potential of winter weather. According to the district, there will be no virtual or distance learning on Tuesday. The district also says that all extracurricular activities will be rescheduled.
A new location for the Utica Square Olive Garden is under construction in the southeast corner of the shopping center at 21st Street and Utica Avenue.A building permit has been filed for the new location.Olive Garden opened what was its second Tulsa location in Utica Square in 1991, replacing a Furr’s Cafeteria.The city’s first Olive Garden, at 7019 S. Memorial Drive, which opened some months previously, remains in operation. The chain also has locations in Broken Arrow, Catoosa and Owasso.Representati...
A new location for the Utica Square Olive Garden is under construction in the southeast corner of the shopping center at 21st Street and Utica Avenue.
A building permit has been filed for the new location.
Olive Garden opened what was its second Tulsa location in Utica Square in 1991, replacing a Furr’s Cafeteria.
The city’s first Olive Garden, at 7019 S. Memorial Drive, which opened some months previously, remains in operation. The chain also has locations in Broken Arrow, Catoosa and Owasso.
Representatives for Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden as well as several other national and regional chain restaurants including Longhorn Steakhouse and Cheddar’s, did not respond to inquiries from the Tulsa World about the new Olive Garden location.
The latest Dunkin’ location, at 6981 S. Lewis Ave., will hold its grand opening Thursday, Jan. 26, with activities beginning at 6 a.m., with the first 100 guests receiving free coffee for one year. Those who do not wish to arrive quite so early in the morning will receive a free medium-sized hot or iced coffee all day Thursday.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 8:45 a.m. and will include a presentation of a $1,000 donation from the franchise owner, Lagunita Franchise Operations, to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs.
The 1,800-square-foot restaurant, constructed according to the chain’s new design, will seat 16 guests inside and will employ 30 crew members. The store is open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Lagunita Franchise Operations currently owns and operates 32 Dunkin’ locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico, in addition to Oklahoma.
Gambill’s Pastaria, 1921 S. Harvard Ave., will be offering what it calls a “first taste of Gambill’s Tex-Mex Barbecue” with a special MexiQue Family Meal Pickup.
The complete heat-and-eat meal, which can feed six to eight people, includes three-quarters of a pound each of smoked pork, beef brisket and chicken; one quart each of verde rice and smoked refried beans; six corn and six flour tortillas; 8 ounces each of smoked red and smoked green salsas; 4 ounces each of mild and spicy barbecue sauces; 2 ounces of hot sauce; 8 ounces of “Mexi-relish”; tortilla chips; onions; cilantro; and lime slices.
All items are made in house. Cost is $80 per meal. Reservations are required and must be made by Friday, Jan. 27. Pickup will be Tuesday, Jan. 31. To order: tulsapasta.com.
Gambill’s Tex-Mex Barbecue is the latest concept from Hunter Stone Gambill, who is also readying Gambill’s Taco Bar & Brewery to open this spring at 1724 E. Seventh St.
The Broken Arrow location of Rose Rock Microcreamery, 115 N. Main St. in the Rose District, will celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4.
The shop will be serving Pancake Sundaes, made with any of the shop’s available flavors and topped with a choice of caramel or chocolate sauce, whipped cream and cherries. The sundaes will be $6 each. The regular menu of frozen treats will also be available.
In addition, guests will have the chance to win such prizes as ice cream sandwiches for a class of students (limit 35), $20 Rose Rock Microcreamery gift cards, T-shirts and more. roserock microcreamery.com.
Metro Diner, 7474 S. Olympia Ave., is offering a way to kick those New Year’s resolutions about eating healthier to the curb, with a new Metro Cristo sandwich, which consists of turkey, ham and melted cheddar and American cheeses between two fried jelly-filled doughnuts topped with powdered sugar.
The chain restaurant is also offering for a limited time a selection of Scramble Bowls, which have a base of hash brown potatoes upon which are piled a host of toppings.
The Carnitas bowl includes marinated pork, scrambled eggs, green peppers, onions and tomatoes with jalapeño hollandaise sauce and sour cream, while the Avocado Bacon bowl has bacon, eggs, avocado and roasted grape tomatoes.
The Southwest version has avocado, black beans, corn, diced green and jalapeño peppers, onions, tomatoes and scrambled eggs, while the Steak & Scramble bowl has seasoned sirloin steak, scrambled eggs and roasted grape tomatoes.
TULSA, Okla. — Oklahomans depending on SNAP Emergency Allotments will have to find another way to feed their families as the COVID-19 relief program expires nationwide in February.More than 408,000 Oklahomans receive SNAP food benefits and many of those people include children, the elderly and people with disabilities. For almost three years, people who receive those benefits have been getting additional funds.The February expiration will impact families like those of Tulsa's Ginger Delaloye whose daughter benefits from t...
TULSA, Okla. — Oklahomans depending on SNAP Emergency Allotments will have to find another way to feed their families as the COVID-19 relief program expires nationwide in February.
More than 408,000 Oklahomans receive SNAP food benefits and many of those people include children, the elderly and people with disabilities. For almost three years, people who receive those benefits have been getting additional funds.
The February expiration will impact families like those of Tulsa's Ginger Delaloye whose daughter benefits from the SNAP emergency funds.
"When the emergency benefits are removed, my daughter will get $23 a month," Delaloye said. "She has been on disability since Oct 3rd, 2006, from a horrible care accident."
The emergency allotments provide families relief at the end of the month in addition to the normal SNAP benefits loaded onto EBT cards at the beginning of the month.
"With the income requirements which she makes basically nothing and at $23 a month, she simply won't be able to eat unless I feed her," Delaloye said.
Local shopper Rashauna Martin said she is in a similar situation.
"I don't think they should do that right now," Martin said. "I think they should continue it. I don't think they should expire right now. A lot of families are still in need and that helps a lot."
Martin said her normal benefits come out to $200 each month, but the emergency allotments helped her come away with about $400.
"I've got a son he's 13 and he eats a lot so it definitely helps," she said. "Everything is going up so that definitely is a big help with the food stamps and stuff."
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services says it wants to give families as much time as possible to prepare for the upcoming changes to their benefits.
With these emergency allotments expiring, Oklahoma Human Services says that could increase the demand on our charitable organizations here and they are asking everyone to step up and help.
The Regional Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Hunger Free Oklahoma, Be A Neighbor and Oklahoma Women, Infants & Children are all entities across the state prepared to help famlies in need of food.
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New store will be the second location in state SEATTLE, Jan. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a store in Tulsa, Oklahoma in spring 2024. The location will offer a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, paddling, climbing and more. For those who adventure on two wheels, a full-service bike s...
New store will be the second location in state
SEATTLE, Jan. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a store in Tulsa, Oklahoma in spring 2024. The location will offer a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, paddling, climbing and more. For those who adventure on two wheels, a full-service bike shop will be staffed by certified mechanics.
"We look forward to helping the community get outside and being a closer destination for existing REI members who have been driving to our store in Oklahoma City," said Kristen Engels, REI regional director. "We're also excited to connect with local nonprofits that are protecting natural places and supporting people to achieve an active lifestyle."
As the country's largest consumer co-op, anyone is welcome to tap into the expertise of REI's store staff and online resources such as its Expert Advice library to learn or advance skills, plan adventures, and more. Members who join the co-op enjoy a range of benefits, including a used gear trade-in program called Re/Supply; discounts on shop services and experiences; a share of the co-op's annual profits based on qualifying purchases; and more. In addition to discounts at the co-op's bike shop, REI co-op members receive free flat-tire repair (labor only).
REI actively partners with nonprofits across the nation to steward and maintain local trails and public lands to connect more people to the outdoors. Last year, the co-op invested $7.1 million in more than 450+ nonprofits across the country. Since REI's entry into Oklahoma in 2019, the co-op has granted more than $44,000 to nonprofits including Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship, RIVERSPORT Foundation, and Scissortail Park Foundation.
The co-op also operates the REI Cooperative Action Fund, a community-supported public charity that partners with and provides financial support to organizations that promote justice, equity and belonging in the outdoors to strengthen the health and well-being of people and communities.
Join the REI team REI expects to hire approximately 50 employees for REI Tulsa. Candidates interested in joining the REI team can apply online at REI.com/jobs and a general timeline for hiring is here. Candidates can set up a job alert on the co-op's career site to be notified when positions post. New employees will receive a wide variety of benefits, including generous product and service discounts, competitive pay and retirement contributions. REI employees also enjoy unique perks, such as two paid annual "Co-op Way Days" that allow them to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to encourage all employees to #OptOutside. REI is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables a life outdoors for everyone. The co-op seeks candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.
About the REI Co-opREI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation's largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 179 locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia. If you can't visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn't just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI's active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.
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