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 Washington, DC. 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 Washington'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 Washington. 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 Washington, DC. 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 Washington,
what are we talking about?
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 Washington, DC, 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 Washington, DC.
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
Cinco de Mayo is this Friday, and many will be celebrating.The holiday celebrates Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and has grown tremendously ...
Cinco de Mayo is this Friday, and many will be celebrating.
The holiday celebrates Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and has grown tremendously in the United States. Many restaurants across the country offer deals to celebrate Mexican foot and drink.
No matter how you plan to celebrate, you can discover deals and events in the Washington area.
Baja Tap (Northwest D.C.): The Adams Morgan newcomer will offer $10 El Silencio Mezcal limeade, $9 Baja Margaritas, plus $6 tequilas and coronas, along with a DJ, ice luge and photo booth. The rooftop will open at noon.
Blue Rock (Washington, Virginia): Celebrate at Blue Rock’s tasting room and outdoor patio with queso con carne and margarita milk punch. Live music will start at 6 p.m.
Destino (Northeast, D.C.): Swing by Destino on Cinco de Mayo for happy hour that offers $3 off all of their classic cocktails. Other specials include $10 margs, $10 palomas, $9 micheladas, $11 mayahuels and $11 mezcal negronis.
Diablo's Cantina (MGM National Harbor, Maryland): Party on the patio from 5-8 p.m. with a taco truck, margarita bar and tequila tasting stations. A live DJ will kick up the party after 8 p.m.
dLeña (Northwest, D.C.): Enjoy live mariachi music at the restaurant from 7 to 10 p.m. and happy hour specials at the bar from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Specials include $7 margaritas.
Hotel Hive Rooftop (Northwest, D.C.): Enjoy live music, unlimited drinks, giveaways and a taco bar from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets start at $50.
Las Gemelas (Northeast, D.C.): Experience a "Margarita Tap Takeover" this Friday where all the restaurant taps will be replaced with batch margaritas. Prices are $10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mi Casa (Northwest, D.C.): Mi Casa will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo all day long with their Fiesta de Bebidas program. Swing by for 90 minutes of unlimited drinks for $34.99 with the purchase of an entree.
Mi Vida 14th Street (Northwest, D.C.): Join a Mexican fiesta on Cinco de Mayo from 3 to 6 p.m. for a complimentary El Tesoro tequila tasting as well as Hornitos tequila margarita specials like the spicy watermelon “Cielo Rojo” for $8 or the orange-flavored “La Buena Vida” for $10. There will also be complimentary light bites.
Sandlot Anacostia (Southeast D.C.): Enjoy tequila specials, food trucks and games starting at 4 p.m.
SUMMIT Rooftop (Northwest, D.C.): Enjoy $15 passion fruit margaritas and $50 pitchers on Conrad D.C.’s rooftop bar with views of downtown D.C., the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument.
Taffer's Tavern (Through May 31, Northwest, D.C.): Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Taffer's Tavern with a new fiesta flight and spring menu. Customers can sample four recipes: Blueberry Bliss, Boca Morada, Mangorita and Salt Air Margarita.
Wilson Hardware (Arlington, Virginia): Join them for dinner or happy hour for discounted tacos and $5 margaritas until 9 p.m. Wilson Hardware will be hosting an all-night party the rest of the evening for Cinco de Mayo. The DJ will start spinning at 6 p.m. and continue until close for an all-night dance party.
Arlington Margarita & Mimosa Fest (Saturday): Drop in to three bars — Arlington Rooftop, Mexicali Blues and Ragtime — for drink specials. Bar crawl tickets cost $20-$25.99 before fees.
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On May 30, Foo Fighters will headline the opening night of a new Washington D.C. venue called the Atlantis, an intimate 450-capacity room opened by independent promoter I.M.P., which also owns and operates area venues the 9:30 Club and the Anthem and operates the Lincoln Theatre and Merriweather Post Pavilion.T...
On May 30, Foo Fighters will headline the opening night of a new Washington D.C. venue called the Atlantis, an intimate 450-capacity room opened by independent promoter I.M.P., which also owns and operates area venues the 9:30 Club and the Anthem and operates the Lincoln Theatre and Merriweather Post Pavilion.
The venue kicks off the season with a robust opening lineup that includes Maggie Rogers, Parliament Funkadelic, Yo La Tengo, Darius Rucker, Joan Jett, Tove Lo, Jeff Tweedy, Tank and the Bangas, Portugal. The Man, and Billy Idol, among others (full lineup below).
The new club was accidentally announced by D.C.-area native Dave Grohl in September of 2021, when Foo Fighters played the re-opening night of the long-running 9:30 Club after months of pandemic shutdown. He said I.M.P. was going to open a new, smaller venue fashioned as a near replica of the original 9:30 Club, where he got his start. He gave no additional details but added, “We’ll probably be the band that opens that place, too, right?”
The Atlantis opens on May 30th, 2023 – the anniversary of the 9:30 Club’s opening in 1980.
“We’ve been doing our smallest shows in other peoples’ venues for too many years now,” said Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P. “We needed a place that’s ours. This will be where we help introduce new artists to the world.”
Tickets for the inaugural run of shows will be $44 each, non-transferrable, and will be sold via a lottery-style process. To thwart scalping, The Atlantis is utilizing Ticketmaster Request for the inaugural run of shows, which is open now at TheAtlantis.com and will run through Friday, April 7 at 11:59pm ET. Fans will learn next week if their ticket requests have been fulfilled. If a ticketholder is unable to make the show, a fan-to-fan face-value ticket exchange option will be available.
The Atlantis will be booked by Zhubin Aghamolla, who also books the Anthem and Merriweather Post Pavilion, and Sam Hurwitz has been named the new venue’s general manager.
May 30 Foo Fighters
May 31 The Walkmen
June 2 Hot Chip
June 3 Rainbow Kitten Surprise
June 4 Modern English
June 5 Franz Ferdinand
June 6 Pixies
June 9 Tank and the Bangas
June 10 Yo La Tengo
June 16 Marc Roberge of O.A.R.
June 17 Hannibal Buress + Eshu Tune
June 19 Sylvan Esso
June 20 Darius Rucker
June 24 Rodrigo y Gabriela
June 25 X
June 28 Jeff Tweedy
July 2 Barenaked Ladies
July 6 Tegan and Sara
July 7 The Head and The Heart J
uly 15 The Magnetic Fields
July 20 Clutch
July 21 Jenny Lewis
July 23 The Struts
July 27 Third Eye Blind
July 28 Portugal. The Man
July 29 Living Colour
July 30 Iron & Wine
Aug. 5 Gogol Bordello
Aug. 6 Bush
Aug. 8 Shakey Graves
Aug. 10 Drive-By Truckers
Aug. 14 Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton
Aug. 17 Thievery Corporation
Aug. 27 Joan Jett Aug.
28 Gary Clark Jr.
Sept. 2 Ben Gibbard
Sept. 6 Luna
Sept. 9 Bartees Strange
Sept. 13 Spoon
Sept. 15 Tove Lo
Sept. 17 Billy Idol
Sept. 21 Bastille
Sept. 22 Matt and Kim
Sept. 29 Maggie Rogers
District officials have spent months figuring out how to counter negative economic trends spurred by emptied offices downtown. But their efforts to repopulate the area are set to get a big boost from the University of Southern California — which on Wednesday unveiled its East Coast campus, in the heart of D.C.’s business district.USC’s “Capital Campus” will transform the 60,000-square-foot, crescent-shaped building at 1771 N St. NW, previously occupied by the National Association of Broadcasters, into a h...
District officials have spent months figuring out how to counter negative economic trends spurred by emptied offices downtown. But their efforts to repopulate the area are set to get a big boost from the University of Southern California — which on Wednesday unveiled its East Coast campus, in the heart of D.C.’s business district.
USC’s “Capital Campus” will transform the 60,000-square-foot, crescent-shaped building at 1771 N St. NW, previously occupied by the National Association of Broadcasters, into a home base for students and graduates of the Los Angeles-based university. The official opening places USC among a growing array of universities with hubs in the District, giving students a chance to capitalize on political and policy-based career opportunities that have become synonymous with Washington.
USC President Carol Folt says the hub could draw nearly 1,000 of the university’s students to D.C. each academic term, potentially tripling or quadrupling the university’s presence in the city. For D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), who toured the facility with Folt on Tuesday, that prospect fits squarely into her administration’s plan to “reimagine” sectors of downtown that have long been associated with large office buildings and the working professionals within.
“Students want to be in Washington, they want to be on great campuses, they want to be in-person learning,” Bowser said, adding that she recently heard from Howard University’s president about the school’s growing pipeline for enrollment. “So we think that community is thriving.”
While D.C.-area workers who can do their jobs from home have shown little enthusiasm about returning to the office, USC students willing to travel across the country typically do so in the spirit of face-to-face learning, Folt said.
“They don’t want to be off in an apartment doing that; they want to be here,” she added.
USC spent $49.4 million on the property and occupies all seven floors, Folt said. While some students have already begun taking advantage of the space, much of the building is still being configured, she said: USC plans to build an auditorium and additional teaching spaces, including a potential broadcast studio for journalism students.
On Tuesday, Folt showed off the building’s fourth floor, which features a multipurpose design for meetings and workshops as well as individual student work. The building’s other floors are still being configured, and it probably will be a year before the building’s full array of programming is available, she said. USC programs and classes that were previously taught in spaces along Pennsylvania Avenue will relocate immediately.
“We did something kind of unusual: Jump first, and now we’re developing programs,” Folt said. “Some of these decisions will be made as we build it out. But it will be open for business right away.”
Plans for USC to acquire the hub came together quickly in the fall when the university’s alumni network helped facilitate the conversation between Folt and city officials. In addition to policy and politics, USC thinks D.C. offers unique learning opportunities in the realms of urban planning and medicine, as well as the more obvious connections to government, think tanks and research institutions, Folt said.
“The mayor was talking to me about all these things, the envisioning of this as a college town in the middle of this democracy, but also such a commitment to the people that live here,” Folt said. “Not to say there aren’t other great East Coast cities, but this is the one where you could combine it all.”
Fred Ryan, publisher and chief executive of The Washington Post, is on the USC Board of Trustees.
USC buys home for a new campus in Washington
Bowser’s “Comeback Plan” for the District, which details the city’s economic strategy over the next several years, outlines how the District could increase the footprint of universities in the downtown corridor to reduce vacancies. In addition to the District’s own collection of universities, several other major schools have leased space in or around downtown. Among them are Princeton University, Arizona State University and Texas A&M University.
Johns Hopkins University will soon move its School of Advanced International Studies to the former Newseum building, which it purchased in 2020.
While students probably will cycle in and out of semester-long programs, local leaders say they’ll try to persuade more USC graduates to plant roots in the District. USC frequently partners with other universities to help students find places to live, and Bowser and Folt said they would continue to explore options for student housing and residences.
“Being on the second wave of universities in D.C. I think helps us be able to build that right,” Folt said.
Leona Agouridis, director of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District that encompasses the USC campus, said drawing more students to the area increases the likelihood that some will seek out permanent jobs downtown, hopefully boosting the office market as well as the city’s goals to increase the downtown population.
Proposals on how to resurrect downtown probably will evolve in the coming weeks and months, Agouridis said — but one thing has become clear: “We’re not going to be an area that’s all office spaces in the future.”
“The really good thing is that there’s alignment on the need to do something,” she said. “And that’s what you need in order to make a big change.”
Black excellence was on full display as some of the nation’s top Black reporters, policymakers and celebrities packed into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. late Saturday for theGrio’s Washington, DC Gala.Following the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, the “Byron Allen Presents The Washington, DC Gala” saw the museum filled with guests, journalists and celebrities dressed to the nines, enjoying drinks and dancing to the tracks...
Black excellence was on full display as some of the nation’s top Black reporters, policymakers and celebrities packed into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. late Saturday for theGrio’s Washington, DC Gala.
Following the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, the “Byron Allen Presents The Washington, DC Gala” saw the museum filled with guests, journalists and celebrities dressed to the nines, enjoying drinks and dancing to the tracks of DJ Ty Alexander.
Hosted by Byron Allen, whose Allen Media Group owns the Black news site, and My Black is Beautiful, the invite-only event featured a special performance by Diana Ross.
The crowd went wild as Ross came on stage, wearing a show-stopping orange bejeweled and feathered dress with a matching fan, belting hit after hit, including the popular “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Gayle King of CBS News was awarded the Journalist Icon Award. King, who co-hosts “CBS Mornings,” is the editor-at-large of Oprah Daily and also hosts the weekly SiriusXM show “Gayle King in the House.”
A three-time Emmy Award winner, King is also a recipient of the 39th Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and a member of the 2018 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame class.
“Gayle King and Diana Ross are both American treasures, and I can’t think of a better way to honor their excellence than by hosting this event at The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture,” Allen said in a statement. “I created the Washington, DC Gala to be a spectacular celebration, informative, and a great deal of fun.”
Meanwhile, guests like Grammy’s CEO Harvey Mason Jr. mingled with guests. Tennessee state Rep. Justin Pearson (D) – one of the so-called “Tennessee Three” who rose to national prominence after being expelled from the state legislature – was spotted dancing to Ross. Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) were also among the guests of the evening.
Roy Wood Jr., the comedian from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, also made an appearance at the party.
A one-hour television special, “The Washington, DC Gala,” will air on Monday on theGrio Television Network. It will highlight some of the night’s biggest moments, including interviews with politicians and celebrities.
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Posted: Apr 30, 2023 / 05:07 PM EST / Updated: Apr 30, 2023 / 05:22 PM ESTWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Purdue University’s leader has announced an initiative to give the Indiana college a greater presence in Washington, D.C.It’s called [email protected] initiative was designed to bring to the District of Columbia “unique strengths in national security, tech diplomacy, semiconductor talent and other policy research, as well as th...
Posted: Apr 30, 2023 / 05:07 PM EST / Updated: Apr 30, 2023 / 05:22 PM EST
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Purdue University’s leader has announced an initiative to give the Indiana college a greater presence in Washington, D.C.
It’s called [email protected].
The initiative was designed to bring to the District of Columbia “unique strengths in national security, tech diplomacy, semiconductor talent and other policy research, as well as the C-SPAN archives and the largest STEM undergraduate enrollment among America’s leading research universities,” a news release from the university said.
[email protected] will be in a co-working space at 1301 K St. N.W., a 12-story office building known as One Franklin Square.
The site will house the university’s semiconductor and microelectronics program, the Purdue Applied Research Institute, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, Purdue Policy Research Institute, and Purdue’s federal relations team, the release said.
The initiative also calls on “building a stronger talent pipeline” for the C-SPAN Boilers Go to D.C. program.
The news release did not include any information on the initiative’s cost.
“As the most consequential public university in America, Purdue has a special responsibility to bring all that Boilermakers have to offer to the capital. Through [email protected], we will both strengthen the impact of existing programs in D.C. and deploy new ones that bring many more faculty and students to national public service.”
Purdue University President Mung Chiang