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 Wichita, KS. 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 Wichita'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 Wichita, KS.
Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.
If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.
Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.
So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?
It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!
Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:
Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.
In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.
First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.
Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.
Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.
Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.
They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.
Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.
Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.
Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.Free Estimate
The Wichita Park Board is calling for the city to convert two more tennis courts into pickleball courts in east Wichita, a year after turning down the proposal.The change of direction sets up a showdown at City Hall that leaves the Wichita City Council to choose between tennis, a popular sport that has been a staple of the city’s parks and recreation programming for decades, and pickleball, an upstart game that’s growing in popularity.At stake are two tennis courts at Edgemoor Park, one of two city-owned tennis faci...
The Wichita Park Board is calling for the city to convert two more tennis courts into pickleball courts in east Wichita, a year after turning down the proposal.
The change of direction sets up a showdown at City Hall that leaves the Wichita City Council to choose between tennis, a popular sport that has been a staple of the city’s parks and recreation programming for decades, and pickleball, an upstart game that’s growing in popularity.
At stake are two tennis courts at Edgemoor Park, one of two city-owned tennis facilities large enough to host tennis tournaments, high school and middle school practices, clinics and youth camps. The Wichita Park Board wants to replace them with six pickleball courts so picklers can have another place to play after dark.
It would give pickleball users 12 courts at Edgemoor, helping boost revenues for private pickleball leagues looking to host smaller-scale regional tournaments while they wait for the city to complete a $3 million, 20-court “pickleplex” slated to open in south Wichita in 2024. Half of those courts will be under lights, Wichita Parks and Recreation Director Troy Houtman said.
But picklers want more courts now. Houtman said he fields calls multiple times a week from frustrated pickleball players who want more places to play.
“They would be the most dedicated, used courts in one city of Wichita location until the pickleball complex is completed,” said Becky Middleton, who has led the charge to add pickleball courts at Edgemoor Park.
It’s cheaper to convert the tennis courts to pickleball courts than install lights over the six existing pickleball courts at Edgemoor.
Middleton’s fundraising campaign, “Light Up Edgemoor,” collected $27,000 in donations but fell well short of the estimated $100,000 needed to install lights over the existing pickleball courts. With matching funds from the Wichita Park Foundation, Middleton said, her group can pay for the city to replace the two tennis courts under lights.
“We are not asking for money but are instead gifting the city six more pickleball courts,” Middleton said. “There is an overabundance of tennis courts compared to pickleball courts.”
“At this point, I think it’s a nationwide problem,” Middleton said. “The tennis community is completely against pickleball, and they feel like they own 100 percent of the concrete that’s painted with their tennis lines. And they don’t.”
The tennis community has pushed back on the pressure campaign by the pickleball community and asked the city to come up with a compromise that wouldn’t take away courts from tennis players.
The group that is most affected by the change is likely to be the Classical School of Wichita, a private K-12 nonprofit school in east Wichita. Its middle school and high school tennis teams practice at Edgemoor for six months out of the year.
Julie Kice, one of the Classical School’s tennis coaches, said she’s not against pickleball. But losing the courts would be devastating to the approximately 65 boys and girls in her tennis program. Her players probably would have to find a new place to practice after 10 years of leasing Edgemoor from the city. One option is McAdams Park, but that would force some of her high school students to battle after-school traffic on Kellogg and I-135. She said the demand for pickleball at Edgemoor has been overblown by city officials and the “Light Up Edgemoor” group.
“I might be the human in Wichita that spends the most time in Edgemoor Park,” Kice said. “It was stated that morning, noon and night there are lines for pickleball. And I just, I want to point out, that I don’t mean this to be combative or anything, but I literally have never seen a line there.”
Kice was addressing a comment by Houtman at an August Park Board meeting, when he said the growing demand justifies replacing tennis courts with pickleball courts.
“As I look at the usage of the tennis courts — when pickleball is played morning, noon and night — these folks (tennis players) really have a very small time frame that they use these tennis courts. So what I’m trying to say is there’s definitely a stronger demand for pickleball than there is for tennis,” Houtman said Aug. 8.
Multiple recent checks of Edgemoor Park — on a mild Friday afternoon in August, at peak playing time on a partly-cloudy, 70-degree holiday weekend morning and mid-morning Tuesday — found most of the pickleball and tennis courts at Edgemoor vacant.
The Court War at Edgemoor has resulted in a large show of support from both the tennis and pickleball communities and more than a year of discussion by the Wichita Park Board.
In April 2021, tennis supporters flooded the park board with written comments asking them not to take away two more tennis courts deemed essential for the city’s tennis ecosystem, leading the board to drop the discussion so the city could come up with an alternative plan.
Last month, dozens of picklers showed up at a board meeting and asked for the two courts again. The Park Board voted to support the plan Aug. 22, pending approval by the City Council.
To understand the conflict, you have to understand the layout of Edgemoor’s tennis complex. It features two equal-sized, fenced-in concrete pads with nets and painted courts. The one to the north has lights and four tennis courts; the one to the south has no lights, six pickleball courts and two tennis courts.
Converting two more tennis courts into lighted pickleball courts would leave four tennis courts — two under lights and two without lights.
Nicholas Taylor — a Wichita native, three-time Paralympic doubles gold medalist, 11-time grand-slam champion and director of operations for Wichita State University Tennis — offered a solution that would benefit both tennis players and pickleball players. But it would force the city of Wichita to undo its own decision to put the original pickleball courts in an area without lights.
“If there is still truly a need for more lit pickleball courts, I feel there is a better solution than just losing more tennis courts,” he wrote to the Wichita Park Board last April. “Perhaps the pickleball courts at Edgemoor Park could be moved to the lit bank of courts and the now-pickleball courts could be converted back to tennis courts. This solution would give the ability to light up the pickleball courts but not lose any more tennis courts.”
The Park Board did not consider that option last month and instead opted to recommend replacing the two tennis courts. The Wichita City Council will ultimately decide whether to accept the board’s recommendation or go with an alternative plan.
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Erika Gonzalez is the manager of Andaluz Mexican Bar and Grill – a locally-owned restaurant that's not even a year old yet."That's going to be a little bit hard difficult for not just us, all of the businesses around here," said Gonzalez.She says as tough as it is for new businesses, even in ideal conditions, it's about to get a lot harder."We were a little bit worried as to like, how our customers are going to be able to get around that construction," said Gonzalez....
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Erika Gonzalez is the manager of Andaluz Mexican Bar and Grill – a locally-owned restaurant that's not even a year old yet.
"That's going to be a little bit hard difficult for not just us, all of the businesses around here," said Gonzalez.
She says as tough as it is for new businesses, even in ideal conditions, it's about to get a lot harder.
"We were a little bit worried as to like, how our customers are going to be able to get around that construction," said Gonzalez.
She's talking about the Amidon Bridge project. As one of the closest businesses to the bridge, she's worried business will plummet when it closes because it will block off all traffic from the south.
And she's not the only one concerned. The Wichita Workforce Center was full of people with lots of questions Wednesday at the city's project meeting.
The biggest question was about traffic. Joann House lives in the neighborhood right by the bridge. She says when traffic gets cut off because of things like an accident, everyone cuts through her neighborhood.
"I'm really scared. Because we have had people flying down our street coming off at 13th, and they're mad because they've been inconvenienced by that accident," said House.
And she's worried the bridge closure will have the same effect.
"We share the same concern. And it's one of the things that we've been keeping a close eye, discussing quite a bit throughout the development and design of this project," said City of Wichita Construction Manager Steve Degenhardt.
While pretty much everyone agrees that crews do need to replace the bridge, people like Gonzalez just hope it's done as soon as possible.
"In the meantime, it's going to be a little painful. But hopefully it's worth the wait and the pain of losing customers," said Gonzalez.
Another one of the biggest questions is why it's taking 14 months We asked the city if this is because of labor or material shortages – it said it's not, and that this is a normal timeframe for a project like this.
The city is also offering free bus rides back and forth all along the detour for the duration of the project. Click here to see the map.
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – From sun up to hours past sundown. In Bobby Hare’s perfect world, he would spend day and night watching trains.“I record the trains when they come by east or west, and they give me a whole bunch of honks, and I be very happy,” said Bobby.Bobby, 13, has always had a fascination with transportation.“Not only does he watch YouTube videos all day long about trains, but he has actual HO-scaled trains. He studies the horns, so he knows what type of train is coming by the hor...
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – From sun up to hours past sundown. In Bobby Hare’s perfect world, he would spend day and night watching trains.
“I record the trains when they come by east or west, and they give me a whole bunch of honks, and I be very happy,” said Bobby.
Bobby, 13, has always had a fascination with transportation.
“Not only does he watch YouTube videos all day long about trains, but he has actual HO-scaled trains. He studies the horns, so he knows what type of train is coming by the horn,” said Bobby’s mom Melissa Maser.
Bobby’s love for locomotives reached a new high when he and his mother found a train viewing area near Douglas and Washington in January. Since then, the two have become frequent visitors, spending upwards of 20 hours a week watching and recording the trains.
“My best friend Kristen told me about the Virtual Railfan, so we started watching it, and then, we asked them ‘hey, can we come up here and they are like yeah, come on just park up north towards the museum’ and that was the end,” Maser explained.
Within weeks, Bobby caught the attention of a Union Pacific crew.
“We would always see a young boy right in this vicinity, and he would always start waving at us, so we would start tooting the horn, and you know over time, he would keep giving us the fist pump for us to blow the horn so we would,” said Union Pacific Railroad Conductor Daniel Bechtel.
The wave and honk game went on for months. Bechtel said he and his coworkers could always count on Bobby to be in his “special spot.”
“Every great once in a while, we would see kids at a random road crossing or some other place that is close to the tracks, but never a young child so dedicated being out here every day rain or shine, sun up, sun down, didn’t matter Bobby was here,” Bechtel said.
In March, Bechtel and the crew decided it was time to formally meet Bobby.
“So myself, Brian, and Jim took it upon ourselves to gather some of the stuff we had, and we stopped the train one day and got off,” he said.
“When they got out, they give me a hat, a backpack, and all these goodies,” Bobby smiled.
“I don’t think he went to bed until 5 in the morning. He was just so excited from it,” Maser said.
“As for why we did it, I can’t speak for those two, but for me, the kindness of my heart. That is all,” Bechtel said.
Since the March meeting, other train crews and nearby workers have come to know Bobby, and Bobby has come to know them. Maser said it’s only added to her son’s passion and eagerness to work on a train someday.
“It makes me very happy. He really wants to become an engineer, so I am helping support that drive. you know that enthusiasm for when he gets older,” she said.
Kristi Bredbenner turned Wichita State softball into a championship-caliber program without many of the luxuries afforded to power-conference teams.After guiding the Shockers to back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances for the first time in school history, Bredbenner is receiving a commitment from recently hired athletic director Kevin Saal to begin narrowing that gap.Bredbenner is now receiving unprecedented financial support from the athletic department, as ...
Kristi Bredbenner turned Wichita State softball into a championship-caliber program without many of the luxuries afforded to power-conference teams.
After guiding the Shockers to back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances for the first time in school history, Bredbenner is receiving a commitment from recently hired athletic director Kevin Saal to begin narrowing that gap.
Bredbenner is now receiving unprecedented financial support from the athletic department, as details of last Thursday’s one-year contract extension, slated to keep the coach at WSU through the 2027 season, were revealed in an open records request by The Eagle.
The new contract gives Bredbenner a 26% raise — her base salary jumps from $134,984 to $170,000 for this season — and increased the overall budget for the program by 38% plus additional benefits, a $110,000 jump up from the previous budget of $290,000.
WSU recently upgraded its indoor practice facility shared by the softball and baseball teams, while upgrades to lights, batting cages and dugouts have been made at Wilkins Stadium. There is also ambition to upgrade to a softball-specific facility to house a locker room, team room, sports medicine room, offices and meeting spaces.
That level of commitment made it an easy decision for Bredbenner to re-up with WSU.
“What gets me excited is the amount of success we’ve had without all of that stuff,” Bredbenner told The Eagle. “We’ve had kids who have put blood, sweat and tears into this program and left it better than they found it. They weren’t coming here because our facilities are top-notch or because we’re getting massive amounts of free gear and free food and things like that.
“We’re starting to catch up in those areas and it’s really cool for me to see the investment in the women’s side that the university has put in. It makes me excited for the future. People are seeing Wichita State has a lot to offer and we’ve had a lot of success and I hope to continue that success.”
In 11 seasons at Wichita State, Bredbenner has a career record of 320-252-1 and become the program’s winningest coach. She has led WSU to two of its three conference championships and four of its six NCAA postseason appearances. The Shockers have also become one of the nation’s best hitting teams in recent seasons under Bredbenner and Economon.
Under the new contract, Bredbenner is set to receive at least a 4% raise each season. If she remains at WSU through the end of her contract, she is slated to earn $198,876 in 2027. The contract also stipulates it is within Saal’s discretion to increase Bredbenner’s base salary and the salary pool for her support staff, which includes associate head coach Elizabeth Economon, pitching coach Presley Bell and director of operations Nicole Pendley, on an annual basis “with the availability of adequate funding.”
The bonuses remain the same, awarding Bredbenner any time WSU wins a conference championship, reaches and advances in the NCAA postseason and meets certain standards in the classroom.
If Bredbenner terminates the contract to leave for another coaching position, she would owe $70,000 to WSU beginning in 2023. The total decreases $10,000 with each passing year, meaning the coach would owe WSU $40,000 if she left in 2026.
If WSU fires Bredbenner without good cause, then it would owe Bredbenner the remaining amount of base salary through the end of her contract.
WSU fans will have a chance to interact with Bredbenner and the rest of the WSU softball team at its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Multi-Purpose Facility. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a dinner, live auction and program with individual tickets starting at $45.
This story was originally published September 6, 2022 6:00 AM.
When local business owner, Derek Sorrells, is traveling, he is constantly searching for ideas on what other cities have that Wichita does not. That’s why, he will soon be opening Let’s Go Build.It’s set to be Wichita’s first dedicated Lego store. According to Sorrells, “Legos take me back to my childhood, and there are so many new sets now. For kids, for adults, and everyone in between.”Let’s Go Build will be an authorized Lego reseller. They will also buy and sell used...
When local business owner, Derek Sorrells, is traveling, he is constantly searching for ideas on what other cities have that Wichita does not. That’s why, he will soon be opening Let’s Go Build.
It’s set to be Wichita’s first dedicated Lego store. According to Sorrells, “Legos take me back to my childhood, and there are so many new sets now. For kids, for adults, and everyone in between.”
Let’s Go Build will be an authorized Lego reseller. They will also buy and sell used kits, pieces and mini-figures.
The new retail store will be located at Greenwich Place at 2684 N Greenwich Suite 500 which is next to Freezing Moo, Verizon and Alberto’s Cafe and across from Old Navy. Currently, the plan is to open in October.
One of the major differences between Let’s Go Build and a traditional Lego store is that customers will be able to buy individual mini-figures and bricks. They’ll also be able to trade in their older kits or just random pieces for cash or store credit.
It’s not just a store to buy Legos. The 2,400-sq. ft. space will also have room for birthday parties, STEM classes (for public and home school students) and stop-motion video classes. STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math. Lego has built a great collection of lessons that Let’s Go Build will utilize, allowing students to learn and apply their knowledge using Lego bricks.
They will also have master builders in for events that will show their skills to others; imagine a how-to event for those that want to dive into the more advanced kits.
Stay tuned for our first look inside the new store when it opens. Until then, you can follow Let’s Go Build on Facebook.
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