Sharaf natural foods, a true story.
In 1940, at the tender age of nine, a young boy called Mohammed Sharaf had to leave school after the death of his father. Mohammed lived in a city called Nablus, to the West side of the River Jordan. He asked his Mum to make him some falafel, like the ones his Father and Grandfather before him used to make, so he could sell them, to make some money, to help the family. The falafel sold really well particularly amongst the British police and army personnel, who were stationed in the area during that time, who then started to call him the “Falafel Boy”. When Mohammed grew up he started making his own falafel and started to experiment with various herbs and spices in his recipe until he perfected a unique flavour that no other falafel maker in the area was able to match.
Sharaf’s falafel became so popular that everyone who had the chance to try them realised that they were the best, and visitors to the city would come to his shop so they could taste that unique falafel flavour.
Wherever Mohammed traveled he always liked to try other falafels but he always knew that no one could match his own.This used to make him so happy.
The above photo was taken in 1976, at Mohammed Sharaf's shop, in Nablus. Mohammed, the one in the middle in his apron, with some of his delicious falafel. His eldest son, Sam Sharaf, second from the right, came to England in 1978 to study and has been living in the UK ever since.
In 2007, in respect of his dad's memory, Sam has decided to start producing Falafel products using the same old family recipe.
What do we stand for
“Natural food does not cost the earth” . That’s our motto. At SHARAF NATURAL FOODS we believe that three basic elements are always needed to create good food, Simplicity, Tasty Natural ingredients & Passion.
We only use original authentic recipes in our creations.
Natural ingredients :
No artificial colouring, preservatives or additives, just natural.
We are so passionate about what we do; every item of our foods is made with pride, joy and lots of care.