Rice to Riches (Nolita, New York)

37 Spring St. (between Mott St & Mulberry St)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 274-0008

With all this craze about rice pudding for dessert, I had to stop by Rice to Riches to see what the hype was about. This clean and futuristic-looking dessert shop in Nolita features rice pudding in custom-made plastic containers with matching spoons. (These containers aren't very Earth friendly so take it home and reuse them). The small size can be filled with two flavors, while the large container is ideal for taking it home. Rice to Riches was also featured in Hitch where Eva Mendez confesses her affection for Will Smith to her best friend over a bowl of rice pudding.
The place is really sleek and clean, but prepare to stand as there is only a small booth area and few counters to stand around.
This is the "Raspberry Statement"...Not a very appealing look, but somewhat tasteful. I'm not a rice pudding kind of person so I could be biased. The first few bites were okay, but after awhile, it got too rich and heavy and I could not finish the bowl.
A cute sign in their bathroom....
If you like rice pudding and adventurous in discovering different flavors, you should check it out. We met a couple from Connecticut who always come here when they visit Manhattan. But I probably couldn't come back here. The dessert was much too heavy for me...Good to share with someone though.

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