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Jan 25, 2007 12:16 PM

Rihab's bakery for sale

Just had a delicious lamb shawarma sandwich on their fabulous bread. Owner's tell me that they have to go back to their country. Enjoy while it's still around

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  1. Any news as to when? I am guilty of driving past it many times a week without going in. I suppose this is the motivation I need to get in there...

    1. Isn't "their country" ....Iraq!!!
      Not a good time for emigration...
      I will miss them...a real Chowhound find!


      7 Replies
      1. re: ChowFun_derek

        Rihab, the founder, is Iraqi, but she sold the business. The current owners are Palestinian.

          1. re: rdabke

            I was there about 3 weeks ago, don't know about now.

            Here's the contact info to find out, pls. let us know what you learn.
            Rihab's Bakery [Peninsula]
            1504 El Camino Real
            San Carlos 94070

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              I was just there last week. He said he'd be there until it sells. So I guess there's no definite timeline.

            2. re: rdabke

              I was just there yesterday, and the food was just as good--maybe better than ever. Four of us had 2 lamb shawarmas--full of lamb flavor enhanced with just enough spice and a touch of lemon juice--a kofta, a beef shawarma, and a beef kebab. The bread is just as delicious as ever, and I hope the bakers don't leave. There's nothing like their bread, nicely warmed so it's crisp outside and chewy inside, dunked in olive (or truffle) oil and sprinkled with a touch of salt. No one else makes anything else like it.

            3. re: Melanie Wong

              I ate there today and asked about the change. Menu remains the same as far as I could tell and everything was as I remembered it. The man working the cash register told me that they are Syrian, which would seem to be confirmed by the Syrian pictures on the wall.

              It's too bad the previous owner had to sell. She worked so hard to make a success of that place.

              1. re: Peter Yee

                Just dropped by Rihab. It's alive and well with a cool and friendly new owner Jeff. Same yummy handmade baked flatbreads and turnovers (but same cheesy sign out front).