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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Wichita

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!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Wichita. 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 Wichita, KS. 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:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

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:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain

So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Wichita,
what are we talking about?

Feta Cheese

Feta Cheese

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.

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

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.

Baklava

Baklava

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 Wichita, KS, 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!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

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.

Tabbouleh

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.

Shawarma

Shawarma

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.

Hummus

Hummus

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.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

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:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

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.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

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.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

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.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don’t start with meats and sweets.

4.

They’re tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

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.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

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.

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Stressed Kansas and Missouri hospitals hunt for ventilators

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Doctors in Kansas and Missouri are hunting down ventilators and running out of monoclonal antibodies as COVID-19 patient counts hit pandemic highs at a growing number of hospitals.Health officials for hospitals in the Kansas City and Wichita areas issued a desperate plea Wednesday for people to wear masks and avoid crowds. And the situation was so bad in the St. Louis area that health officials there urged people just to stay home, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.“Any social gathering of an...

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Doctors in Kansas and Missouri are hunting down ventilators and running out of monoclonal antibodies as COVID-19 patient counts hit pandemic highs at a growing number of hospitals.

Health officials for hospitals in the Kansas City and Wichita areas issued a desperate plea Wednesday for people to wear masks and avoid crowds. And the situation was so bad in the St. Louis area that health officials there urged people just to stay home, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

“Any social gathering of any kind at this time is risky, it will put people at risk,” said St. Louis’ health director, Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis. She urged people to only leave home to go to work, school, doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping.

The strain has prevented bigger, city hospitals from accepting as many rural transfer patients as they otherwise might, including patients who need treatment for heart attacks, strokes, serious car accidents or other non-COVID-19 reasons.

One of those bigger hospitals, Liberty Hospital on the northern edge of the Kansas City area, had to borrow ventilators from the state of Missouri’s stockpile and hunt for more high-flow oxygen machines, said Dr. Raghu Adiga, the hospital’s chief medical officer.

“Every day is a new record,” Adiga said, adding the hospital is treating 60 COVID-19 patients, which was 11 more than its previous high in December of 2020.

He said the hospital only had two doses of monoclonal antibodies left and was administering them Wednesday. Nonessential surgeries were postponed and the hospital’s staffing was so thin on Tuesday that its office staff helped make beds.

“This is all hands on deck time, unfortunately,” he said. “And this is the situation everywhere in the city right now. This is not a time to slip and fall.”

Dr. Lisa Hays, the chief medical officer at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, described the ventilator situation at the hospital in the Kansas City suburb of Merriam, Kansas, as “tenuous.”

She said she received an emergency call on Saturday night from the chief nursing officer because the hospital was down to just one available ventilator. She said the hospital managed to hunt down more, but that the situation is complicated by the fact that not all of the machines can handle the high-oxygen flow that COVID-19 patients require.

Meanwhile, more than 100 employees tested positive for COVID-19 and were on sick leave, and patient deaths are mounting, Hays said.

“I had to learn how many bodies our morgue could hold yesterday and determine whether that was going to be adequate for what our needs are,” she said.

HCA Midwest Health has been shuffling ventilators around among its Kansas City-area hospitals, where 255 COVID-19 patients were filling about a quarter of the beds, said Dr. Kim Megow, the chief medical officer. Another 25 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Wednesday in the health system’s rural facilities.

Megow said she had hoped that the arrival of a federal disaster medical assistance team at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, would allow the system to handle more patients. But she said the federal contingent instead has had to act as substitutes because more than 400 employees were out sick.

“The COVID blizzard continues,” she lamented.

Ascension Via Christi Health’s Wichita hospitals were treating more than 170 COVID-19 patients, said Dr. Sam Antonios, the system’s chief clinical officer. He said about 30 more were hospitalized in the system elsewhere in the state.

“We have unfortunately beat the 2020 record that we had,” he said. “And it’s obviously putting strain on the system.”

He said Ascension has been able to move ventilators around to prevent a shortage, adding that the bigger concern was the low supply of monoclonal antibodies.

His comments came after Wichita’s City Council received a dire report from medical officials Tuesday. The council took no action on the report, but it directed the city manager to look for ways that the city can contribute to efforts to improve testing availability and promote the vaccine, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Dr. Catherine Satterwhite, a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services official for a region that includes Kansas and Missouri, said case counts were on “a very, very steep trajectory.”

“We anticipate that it will be a sharp decline,” she said. “What we don’t know is when, and we also know that there are still a lot of pockets of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated people. A lot of people haven’t started their vaccine series, and a lot of people haven’t gotten their booster yet. So those kind of things impact how long omicron will hang around.”

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Kansas reports 9 omicron cases; most are in Sedgwick County

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Medical experts from coast to coast have been sounding the alarm about the new COVID-19 Omicron variant. Like many things in Kansas, being in the middle of the United States, it took a while for it to get here… But it's here."What we do know about Omicron is that it is very contagious," said Sedgwick County Health Department Director Adrienne Byrne.According to the KDHE, there are now nine total cases of Omicron in Kansas, and 5 of them are right here in Sedgwick County.Byrne said ...

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Medical experts from coast to coast have been sounding the alarm about the new COVID-19 Omicron variant. Like many things in Kansas, being in the middle of the United States, it took a while for it to get here… But it's here.

"What we do know about Omicron is that it is very contagious," said Sedgwick County Health Department Director Adrienne Byrne.

According to the KDHE, there are now nine total cases of Omicron in Kansas, and 5 of them are right here in Sedgwick County.

Byrne said while it's not a surprise, it's a huge concern.

"...That could have more people becoming ill, more people needing to be in the hospitals. Our hospital systems can't take it. They just can't take it," said Byrne.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Thomas Moore is in the middle of it every day. So swamped with delta patients that he didn't even have time for a zoom call, he sent KAKE News a statement saying:

"This is no surprise. The omicron variant has a doubling time of 2-3 days and is more contagious than any variant seen so far—even the Delta variant, which is already as contagious as chickenpox, and much more dangerous. We can expect a surge of cases on top of the current surge of delta cases we have been seeing.

This virus will find you, no matter how hard you may try to avoid it. Your only chance to avoid severe disease and death is to get vaccinated. The vaccine is free and much cheaper than a hospital bill. Please keep yourself, your family, your friends and neighbors safe—please get vaccinated with one of the mRNA vaccines, which have been shown to provide good protection against these new variants!"

Moore said 92% of the COVID patients in the hospital are unvaccinated.

Byrne said her top priority, knowing Omicron will inevitably get worse, is to continue looking for ways to answer questions and ease fears our community has with the vaccine.

"...To find a way, and the answer is vaccination, to keep people out of the hospital. Just to be able to have beds necessary for everyone that needs medical care, versus potentially sending them home because there's not a bed, all the beds are full," said Byrne. "It is just wearing medical staff out to continue to see people dying that wouldn't be if they were vaccinated."

For more information on the COVID-19 and a list of places you can get it, click here.

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Kansas has confirmed nine total cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's COVID-19 dashboard shows five of the cases are in Sedgwick County, two are in Wyandotte County, and Douglas and Franklin counties each have one.

The data comes just days after the state’s first case of the variant was confirmed Thursday in Franklin County.

Dr. Jennifer Schrimsher, deputy Douglas County health officer and infectious disease physician at LMH Health, said, “This virus is highly infectious and transmittable. Vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.”

Meanwhile, rural Kansas hospitals are struggling to transfer patients as COVID-19 numbers surge, with some patients left stranded in emergency rooms for a week while they wait for a bed. Motient, a company contracting with Kansas to help manage transfers, says the situation improved slightly this fall, but now is worsening again.

And it isn’t just rural hospitals looking for beds. Overwhelmed hospitals as far away as Minnesota and Michigan have been calling looking for beds in larger Kansas hospitals. Often there simply isn’t room.

Monthly Wichita Flea Market has outgrown Kansas Star Casino, will move back to Wichita

The Wichita Flea Market will get a new home early next year, its organizers recently announced.The market, which Jimmy Spillman founded at Century II in May 2018 and moved to the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane a year later, is preparing to move for the third time.Starting in January, the market will offer monthly ...

The Wichita Flea Market will get a new home early next year, its organizers recently announced.

The market, which Jimmy Spillman founded at Century II in May 2018 and moved to the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane a year later, is preparing to move for the third time.

Starting in January, the market will offer monthly installments at the Farha Sports Center at the South Wichita YMCA, 3405 S. Meridian. The first show there will be on Jan. 15 and 16.

Spillman said that although the arena in the casino has been a good home for the market, it has outgrown the space. At his last several markets, he said, he’s had to put vendors on long waiting lists.

The larger Farha Sports Center has enough space for him to eventually double the market’s size, he said.

At first, the market will be able to fit 215 booths but eventually will be able to grow to more than 400. The market had recently been filling the arena at the casino with more than 200 booths occupied by vendors selling things like antiques, artwork, comics, jewelry, toys, collectibles, crafts, food items and more.

Spillman said he’s signed a five-year lease with the YMCA.

“We want to make it home for as long as we can,” he said.

Though the market has for years happened on the third weekend of each month, its 2022 dates will be a bit less predictable because of events at the center that were previously scheduled. See the dates for the 2022 markets below.

Booth prices won’t change for the vendors, and the times and admission fees for the public also will remain the same. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission will be $3 for a one-day ticket and $5 for a two-day ticket. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free.

• January 15-16,

• February 19-20

• March 12-13

• April 9-10

• May 14-15

• June 18-19

• July 16-17

• August 20-21

• September 17-18

• October 15-16

• November 19-20

• December 17-18

Student: Kansas school board ‘childish’ for mask dispute, canceled meeting

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH/Gray News) - A board of education in Kansas canceled its first meeting of 2022 when its new members refused to wear masks, disappointing students there to be recognized for their achievements.Wichita Public Schools Board President Stan Reeser called on people to wear masks then suspended the meeting Monday after several people, including three board members, did not put one on, KWCH reported...

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH/Gray News) - A board of education in Kansas canceled its first meeting of 2022 when its new members refused to wear masks, disappointing students there to be recognized for their achievements.

Wichita Public Schools Board President Stan Reeser called on people to wear masks then suspended the meeting Monday after several people, including three board members, did not put one on, KWCH reported.

The board passed a directive in August that requires anyone ages 3 and up to wear a mask in district buildings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

One of the students set to be honored for academic achievements, high schooler Andrew Le, said he and other students have lost respect for the board.

“If the board members are going to be childish and act more childish than even high school students then why should we respect them in the first place?” he said.

Kathy Bond was one of the new board members who refused to wear a mask, along with Diane Albert and Hazel Stabler. Bond posted on Facebook that it was “a rocky beginning” but said she believed the board members all had the same goals in mind, albeit different ways to achieve them.

“It is my hope that this school board will be able to move forward after last night and focus on the business at hand and make our student’s academic success our priority. Therefore, I will do what I must do, until I can do what I need to do.”

Other students there for recognition included several members of the Wichita Mayor’s Youth Council. The group said on Twitter that “unforeseen events” prevented the children from being honored, but they were proud of all their members.

Le said he hopes the school board will instead have productive discussions in the future, “because that’s what board meetings are for.”

“That’s what really frustrated me the most - they had to put their pride and their selfishness over the fact that they’re supposed to be celebrating and commemorating the students,” Le said.

Albert sent a statement to KWCH, noting the former board members had voted on the mask policy. She said they have asked for COVID protocols to be put on the agenda, but Reeser had refused.

“(Monday) night’s stunt was unprofessional and political,” she said.

Reeser said the meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, and board members who do not want to wear masks can join remotely. They will not be able to vote remotely per board policy, he said.

“We are more than willing to have this discussion about whether this mask mandate should continue. But at first, we must have the rules followed,” Reeser said. “You cannot change the rules ahead of time. You actually have to have a debate on it.”

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No injuries reported in S. Wichita home explosion

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a house to explode in south Wichita Monday morning.The explosion happened around 10 a.m. in the 3100 block of S. Clifton in the Planeview neighborhood.“There’s a couple of real close homes right next to the one that exploded,” said Wichita Fire Battalion Chief Kelly Ross. “They do have a little bit of damage to them. I wouldn’t call it severe damage, but there are some windows and sides that appear t...

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a house to explode in south Wichita Monday morning.

The explosion happened around 10 a.m. in the 3100 block of S. Clifton in the Planeview neighborhood.

“There’s a couple of real close homes right next to the one that exploded,” said Wichita Fire Battalion Chief Kelly Ross. “They do have a little bit of damage to them. I wouldn’t call it severe damage, but there are some windows and sides that appear to be damaged.”

Crews said no one was home at the time of the explosion, but some neighbors say someone was preparing to move into the house in a week.

“It’s pretty well flattened. There’s a lot of damage to it,” Ross said. “So, essentially, it just blew up and then collapsed down onto the slab portion.”

Neighbor Lindsey Black likened the sound on Monday to that of a possible tornado.

“It almost sounded like a tornado imploding on a house. Then, the whole house, the garage, like my mom said, just kind of shook, and then you heard the explosion. and, even going out the back door or the front door, there’s debris everywhere,” said Black.

She said a few days ago, there was a fire at the house caused by space heaters. Earlier this year, another home exploded causing a gas leak which led to some homes in the area having to be evacuated, Black said.

Utility crews were also called to the scene to try and figure out what caused the explosion.

The blast scattered debris around the neighborhood, including drywall, insulation and bits of the house spread on the ground. Much of the debris landed on Black’s property.

“Even going out the front door or the back door, there’s debris everywhere,” Black said.

There is a confirmed report of a house explosion near the 3100 block of S Clifton in Wichita. There are unconfirmed reports of power lines being down.

KWCH has a crew at the scene. Reporter Shawn Loging says no one was living at the house that exploded, but the house has had an ongoing gas leak issue. There was a fire there last week caused by a space heater.

Battalion Chief Kelly Ross said no injuries were evident, and investigators and utility companies were at the house to determine a cause for the explosion.

In March, a gas leak was reported on the same block. The call then came in as a building collapse, and the area was evacuated.

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