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
Eight Wichita-area restaurants and other businesses were deemed out of compliance during Kansas Department of Agriculture food safety and lodging inspections conducted Jan. 8-14.Information about the Sedgwick County businesses and their violations, compiled Jan. 20, appears below with a summary of the problems inspectors noted on their reports. More details are posted in The Eagle’s searchable database of non-compliant restaurant and hotel inspections at ...
Eight Wichita-area restaurants and other businesses were deemed out of compliance during Kansas Department of Agriculture food safety and lodging inspections conducted Jan. 8-14.
Information about the Sedgwick County businesses and their violations, compiled Jan. 20, appears below with a summary of the problems inspectors noted on their reports. More details are posted in The Eagle’s searchable database of non-compliant restaurant and hotel inspections at www.kansas.com/databases.
Business owners who want to clarify or comment on out-of-compliance inspection results can contact Eagle reporter Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or [email protected]. Comments will be added to online stories. Businesses that failed are listed alphabetically at the end of this article.
More than 50 businesses surveyed Jan. 8-14 passed their inspections with few or no violations. You can see those at www.foodsafety.kda.ks.gov/FoodSafety/Web/Inspection/PublicInspectionSearch.aspx.
Failing an inspection doesn’t necessarily mean a business has to close; that’s rare. Most violations are minor and are corrected immediately during an inspection.
Businesses fall out of compliance with state rules when they have too many violations or certain types of problems that can increase the risk of a customer contracting a food-borne illness or when a problem can’t be fixed right away, such as pest infestations and plumbing issues.
When a business fails, it’s usually inspected again within 10 days.
Comfort Inn East Wichita, 9525 E. Corporate Hills Dr. in Wichita — Two violations during a Jan. 11 follow-up inspection. Cited over chlorine concentration levels in swimming pool and pH levels of the swimming pool. Next inspection: Jan. 21.
Denny’s, 4024 E. Harry in Wichita — Two violations during a Jan. 9 inspection prompted by a modified complaint. Cited over mice, mouse droppings, food debris and trash build up throughout the restaurant. Mice, both living and dead, were found in various places including three “decomposing” mice in a trap under a cooler on the cook line and a live mouse that “ran into the booths” of the restaurant where it hid in a hollow space behind the back cushions. In terms of trash, there were old mouse droppings throughout, a black banana behind a cooler, trash behind the egg station cooler and underneath booth seats and in side crevices. The restaurant was still out of compliance during a Jan. 19 follow-up inspection.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Wichita East, 417 S. Webb in Wichita — Four violations during a Jan. 10 inspection prompted by a modified complaint. Cited over the concentration of chlorine disinfectant in the hot tub, hotel didn’t record pool and hot tub disinfectant levels and pH levels daily, hot tub temperature reading isn’t recorded on daily logs. Next inspection: Jan. 20.
GNC, 2441 N. Maize Road, Ste. 2505 in Wichita — One violation during a Jan. 10 routine inspection. Cited because the water at a bathroom hand-washing sink didn’t get hot enough. The heating unit on the sink was corroded on the hose, requiring a repair. Next inspection: Jan. 20.
Mexico Viejo Mexican Restaurant, 6960 W. 21st St. N. in Wichita — Four violations during an inspection listed as a follow-up to an administrative order. Cited for thawing vacuum-packaged tilapia without slicing packaging to let oxygen inside, raw eggs were stored above a keg of beer in cooler, dirty can opener, cook used dedicated hand-washing sink to rinse off utensils. Next inspection: March 11.
Red Lobster, 555 S. West St. in Wichita — Five violations during a Jan. 9 routine inspection. Cited over diced tomatoes that weren’t kept cold enough, no test kit for measuring sanitizer concentration, “small winged insect inside a bottle of Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur,” three small insects near office door, bottle of sanitizer wasn’t labeled with contents. The restaurant was found to be in compliance during its follow-up inspection.
Sweet Sisters Fudge, 6112 W. Central in Wichita — One violation during a Jan. 10 routine inspection. Cited for not having a probe-style food thermometer. Next inspection: Jan. 20.
Tacos La Pesada, 102 E. 29th St. North in Wichita — Five violations during a Jan. 13 routine inspection. Cited for not keeping grilled jalapenos and onions hot enough, not refrigerating diced tomatoes and lettuce, no probe-style food thermometer, no hot water at hand-washing sink, “significant leak at pipes draining below sink” and a “build up of waste water” on floor after sink was used. Next inspection: Jan. 23.
Winter weather is expected to show back up in south central Kansas on Tuesday — and earlier than forecast on Monday.Residents can expect to see a mix of light rain and snow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the NWS tweeted Tuesday morning. The tweet showed that the winter weather had moved up sooner than was forecast on Monday. It’s expected to turn to snow from 1 p.m. Tuesday and persist until 1 a.m. Wednesday, leaving betwee...
Winter weather is expected to show back up in south central Kansas on Tuesday — and earlier than forecast on Monday.
Residents can expect to see a mix of light rain and snow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the NWS tweeted Tuesday morning. The tweet showed that the winter weather had moved up sooner than was forecast on Monday. It’s expected to turn to snow from 1 p.m. Tuesday and persist until 1 a.m. Wednesday, leaving between 1 to 3 inches of snow.
NWS meteorologist Kevin Darmofal said it is expected to be more of a “wet snow” instead of blowing snow.
“That’s a good thing,” Darmofal said Monday. “We don’t really expect anything in the way of like blowing and drifting snow.”
Wichita is forecast to see around 2 inches of snow. The northwest portion of Sedgwick County is looking at about an inch, while southeast Sedgwick County is closer to 3 inches, Darmofal said.
The greatest amount of snowfall is expected in the Flint Hills in Butler and Greenwood counties.
“Just east of Wichita they could see 3, maybe 4 inches of snow locally,” Darmofal said.
Temperatures and wind chills will not be a concern during the advisory. The high for Tuesday is expected to be 36, with wind gusts between 5 to 8 mph. Temps are expected to drop to 28 by nighttime.
“Winds aren’t going to be all that strong,” Darmofal said. “So there’s not going to be much of a wind chill effect.”
Roads could be slippery during the evening commute. Drivers are urged to drive with caution.
Snow is forecast to keep falling overnight Tuesday before stopping early Wednesday morning. The advisory is set to expire at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Looking ahead to the rest of the week, it’s expected to be sunny with highs of 38, 39 and 50 for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively, a detailed NWS forecast shows.
That will change as Saturday’s high of 50 will drop to 25 by Sunday with a 20 percent chance of snow.
“Nothing significant right now, it’s just going to be mainly really cold,” Darmofal said.
This story was originally published January 23, 2023 6:34 PM.
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Some Kansans are seeing their utility bills jump this month, 5, 6 even 7 times the amount they usually pay. And it's happening to those who can least afford to pay their bills.They asked us what was going on. So KAKE News Investigates dug up some answers, though not all. The state says this all boils down to a billing error that's hitting Kansans who got help from the Low-income Energy Assistance Program or LiEAP."I was opening up my Evergy bill," Heather Larsen said. "And found an interest...
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Some Kansans are seeing their utility bills jump this month, 5, 6 even 7 times the amount they usually pay. And it's happening to those who can least afford to pay their bills.
They asked us what was going on. So KAKE News Investigates dug up some answers, though not all. The state says this all boils down to a billing error that's hitting Kansans who got help from the Low-income Energy Assistance Program or LiEAP.
"I was opening up my Evergy bill," Heather Larsen said. "And found an interesting amount on there. There was an extra $255."
Heather says her electricity bill is usually around $40 a month, but her latest bill is for almost $300.
"The only thing on my bill was it said 'Balance Transfer,' and I didn't know where I would have a balance transfer from," she said. "Evergy told me it came from when I was a LiEAP recipient in 2021."
Heather called Evergy for answers.
"They told me I didn't use all of the money that year, so they were transferring my unused balance, back."
What she doesn't understand is why she has to pay back the money the government gave to Evergy, money she never saw or handled personally.
A former social worker, Heather had experience with LiEAP - even though her first usage came after a protracted fight with COVID in 2021 that left her unemployed.
"I used to sign people up for the LiEAP program," she said. "And I've never actually seen this happen."
We called the Department of Children and Families (DCF) which handles the LiEAP applications. A spokesman told our investigator, the federal government has always taken back any unused LiEAP funds at the end of the year. But this year customers are seeing it, because of a billing error of some sort. Because the error was over at Evergy, the DCF spokesman didn't have any details about what went wrong.
So we called Evergy.
After sharing Heather's bill and her questions with the company, we got this statement.
"In 2021 Ms. Larson applied for and received utility payment assistance from the State of Kansas toward her account that, per Kansas rules, had to be used by September 2022. At the end of September, the customer still had credit from the payment assistance on her account which caused her to show a credit balance for the rest of the year. The “Other transactions” item on her January bill reflects the amount of payment assistance that was unused as of September and must be repaid back to the state. Evergy is reaching out to the customer to see if she would like to apply for assistance benefits again and to offer a payment plan toward this balance due."
The statement from Evergy left us with more questions than answers. So we asked again, more specifically. We're still waiting for Evergy's response. We'll bring it to you when we get it.
Heather says she did get that call, but it still didn't answer her questions. Employed again, she's not worried about the cost of this month's bill.
"Fortunately I can take the hit. $255 isn't going to break me."
She's worried about others who can't afford it.
"This is going to affect the people that LiEAP is supposed to be helping. It's actually going to end up harming them," she said.
WICHITA, Kan. - USA Softball unveiled its Top 50 Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List Wednesday morning, and it comes as no surprise to see Wichita State's two returning All-Americans on the list.Addison Barnard and Sydney McKinney make Wichita State one of 14 schools with multiple selection...
WICHITA, Kan. - USA Softball unveiled its Top 50 Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List Wednesday morning, and it comes as no surprise to see Wichita State's two returning All-Americans on the list.
Addison Barnard and Sydney McKinney make Wichita State one of 14 schools with multiple selections. McKinney is on the prestigious watch list for the second straight season after becoming a Top 10 finalist a season ago.
Barnard is fresh off a sophomore campaign that saw her rank first nationally in home runs per game and RBI per game; second in home runs and slugging percentage; and third in RBI and total bases. The Beatrice, Neb., native set an NCAA single season record with her 0.63 home runs per game. She hit 33 in only 52 games. Barnard finished her record-breaking season hitting .391 with 33 home runs, 84 RBI and slugging 1.018.
McKinney became a two-time All-American after her own record-breaking 2022 season. She led the nation in hits (97) and batting average (.522), while also hitting a career-high 13 home runs and driving in 38 runs. McKinney already owns multiple single season and career records at Wichita State. She enters her senior season needing only 25 hits to become the first Shocker ever with 300 career hits.
The Top 50 Watch List highlights athletes from 26 universities and nine athletic conferences from across the country with Oklahoma leading the universities in recognition as eight Sooners join the list followed by Arkansas, Florida and UCLA with three athletes apiece. Additionally, ten universities tabbed two athletes to the list while 12 collegiate programs are highlighted with one. Among the 50 athletes and returning to the spotlight of the prestigious award is 2022 Top 3 Finalist Baylee Klingler (Washington) as well as 2022 Top 10 Finalists Jordy Bahl (Oklahoma), Grace Lyons (Oklahoma), Kelly Maxwell (Oklahoma State), Sydney McKinney (Wichita State) and Danielle Williams (Northwestern).
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) leads the athletic conferences with 18 athletes included followed by the Big 12 Conference with 11, Pac-12 Conference with seven and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with six. Also represented is the American Athletic Conference (AAC) with three athletes and the Big Ten Conference with two while the Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference and Sun Belt Conference each showcase one athlete apiece.
USA Softball will trim the list to 25 on April 19, before naming 10 finalists on May 3 and the final three on May 17.
About USA Softball??? USA Softball (USAS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation's largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations. USAS is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USAS umpire program is among the nation's largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.
As the NGB for the sport of softball, USAS is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.
WICHITA, Kan. -- Head Coach Chris Lamb has announced the addition of six transfer student-athletes to the Wichita State volleyball program.Barbara Koehler - OH - Junior - Florida SouthWestern Koehler was named 2022 NJCAA DI Volleyball Player of the Year and AVCA Two-Year College Player of the Year after leading Florida SouthWestern to their first NJCAA National Championsh...
WICHITA, Kan. -- Head Coach Chris Lamb has announced the addition of six transfer student-athletes to the Wichita State volleyball program.
Barbara Koehler - OH - Junior - Florida SouthWestern Koehler was named 2022 NJCAA DI Volleyball Player of the Year and AVCA Two-Year College Player of the Year after leading Florida SouthWestern to their first NJCAA National Championship in program history. She was selected Championship Tournament MVP after recording a double-double in the championship match, one of seven double-doubles on the season. The 6'0 outside hitter twice reached 20 kills in a match this season, including a 20 kill, 17 dig double-double in her season opener against Trinity Valley. Koehler averaged 3.74 kills per set on a .324 hitting percentage for the year, adding 45 service aces and 225 digs. The native of Mato Grosso, Brazil was a two-time First Team All-NJCAA Region VIII selection and two-time First Team All-Suncoast Conference choice. She leaves as the Florida SouthWestern all-time leader in both kills and aces.
Brooklyn Leggett - OH/RS - Redshirt Sophomore - Colorado Mesa Leggett appeared in 47 sets for Colorado Mesa this season after redshirting in 2021. The native of Draper, Utah racked up 42 kills, highlighted by a season-best 11 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Tournament, following up with six more against #1 ranked Metropolitan State. Leggett was named to the 2020 AVCA All-America Watch List prior to her senior season at Corner Canyon High School, and twice secured All-State honors. An AVCA Phenom List pick in 2019, Leggett is also the Corner Canyon school record-holder in the high jump.
Gabi Maas - DS/L - Sophomore - TCU Maas overcame an early season injury to appear in 15 of TCU's final 17 matches, helping the Horned Frogs to a third place Big 12 finish and an NCAA tournament berth. The native of Aurora, Colorado finished her true freshman season with 29 digs and a pair of service aces, picking up one apiece against Iowa State and Texas Tech. She set a season high with seven digs on the road at Kansas. Prior to her time at TCU, Maas starred at Cherokee Trail High School, where she averaged 5.7 digs per set as a senior to earn Honorable Mention All-State and a place in the 5A Colorado Coaches' All-Star Game.
Megan Reilly - OH - Redshirt Sophomore - Arizona State Reilly will be making her collegiate debut with the Shockers after redshirting at Arizona State following a standout prep career at Northfield High School in Minnesota. As a senior, she was tabbed to the 2020 Under Armour All-America Watchlist to go along with First Team All-State, All-Metro and All-Region honors. Reilly holds the Northfield school record for both career and single-match kills, and ended her high school career with a hitting percentage of .380 over the course of her six seasons as a varsity player.
Izzi Strand - S - Senior - UC San Diego Strand started all 30 matches at setter last season for UC San Diego, averaging 9.4 assists per set while also contributing 106 kills. Defensively, the 6'1 setter averaged 2.32 digs per set and chipped in 44 blocks. Strand dished out a season-high 59 assists against Long Beach State, one of 12 matches on the season with at least 40 helpers. She had a season-best 18 digs against Cal, and nearly recorded a triple-double against Cal State Northridge with eight kills, 44 assists and 10 digs. Strand also appeared in 13 matches as a sophomore in 2021, but her freshman season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally born in Bellevue, Washington but a native of Danville, California, Strand was a Third Team All-State selection at Monte Vista High School.
Maddie Wilson - MB - Sophomore - Idaho Wilson piled up 140 kills as a true freshman at Idaho in addition to 68 blocks, including a team-best 16 solo rejections. She reached double-digit kills three times, highlighted by a season-best 17 terminations against Delaware State. Wilson notched five or more blocks four times, including 10 blocks in just three sets against Tarleton State. The native of Colorado Springs, Colorado finished the year with a hitting percentage of .235 and added six aces from the service line. Wilson was a First Team All-State selection as a senior in 2021, helping lead Palmer Ridge High School to a 4A State Championship.