Documents show a nationally stocked food business is set to leave its Watford home.

Ramona’s Kitchen is currently based out of a 700-square-metre Greycaine Road unit, from which it makes houmous for shelves in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, and all UK Costco warehouses.

A planning application, approved by Watford Borough Council yesterday (June 10), seeks permission to change the building’s approved use class from food production to industrial and commercial units.

This is apparently being done to “facilitate the marketing and re-letting of the unit” because Ramona’s is due to vacate it, with the lease ending “shortly”.

Ramona’s Kitchen has occupied the space since 2015 after being granted permission to change its use class to a commercial kitchen that summer.

Ramona Hazan, from Watford, started the brand from the kitchen of her one-bedroom flat while working as a computer engineer in 2004. It is best known for its houmous ranges but also produces falafel and other dips.

The Watford Observer has contacted Ramona’s to find out whether it plans to find another location in the town, or whether it is leaving Watford altogether.