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A-Lot-A Gelato & More and Rihab's Bakery Deli report

Arlene | Mar 23, 200410:28 PM

I decided to visit A-Lot-A Gelato & More based on Melanie's review of their dessert. It's a tiny storefront in a small business area. It looked closed and even trying the door it was locked even though the sign said they were open. Decided to knock and a little Hispanic girl open the door. Inside was a small office seat up but nobody to greet me. A man was working on scooping ice-cream in another room, don't know if he noticed me. I waited for a bit and a Hispanic woman came by. I asked if they sell truffelatos to the public and she said they did. They don't sell by the piece which is what I wanted but they sell 25 in a box for $12.50

The flavors are: chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. I wanted a mix box but the lady said they don't sell it like that. Maybe if I call the the owner she might do it.

I got the strawberry and really liked it.
From Melanie's description: "I tried the strawberry one encased in a bittersweet chocolate shell, then I had another, and another . . . they’re really good. The filling was more like ice cream than the density of gelato and has bits of fruit embedded with intense flavor."

A-Lot-A Gelato & More
1301 Old County Rd, Belmont, CA
ph: 415-594-0540 (per business card but Belmont is a 650 area code)
name on business card: Patti Piplick

Then went to Rihab's Bakery Deli & Market
More directions for others looking for it: It's right past the light at Harbor Blvd, directly across from 1485 Mahi's Center. It's between Cazadores Deli & Mexican food and Belmont Auto Center, pass the Quiznos.

Rihab's Bakery Deli & Market
1504 El Camino Real (@Harbor Blvd)
Belmont, CA
Open Tues-Sat 9am-6pm, Lunch 11am-3pm

I was there before 11am. My order was 1 baba ghanoush $3.75 reg size, 1 order dolmas (6pcs) $2.10, 2 baklava 75c ea, 2 spinach & cheese feta'ar(calzones) $2.10 ea.

The spinach & cheese feta'ar wasn't ready yet so I waited a bit. It came out hot and very fresh. It looked like a small personal pizza ($2.10 so cheap). I ate a whole one. Very tasty. Good amount of mozzella cheese, small handful of spinach over crusty bready dough. It was different from the last time I tried it, it was wrapped like a calzone the last time. Had some baba ghanoush with the crust and it was smoky and creamy-very good.

Dolmas went home and heated them up-they do taste better heated a bit.

Baklava-my favorite even though the bottom is greasy. Crunchy, not overly sweet, perfect.

Total at Rihab's: $11.55 cash only.

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