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227 Mott St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-5775
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I had both the Eggnog and cheesecake flavors. Not only were both absolutely delicious, it was served in the coolest container. I am definitely glad...


I actually really like rice pudding. But somehow I didn't find any of their puddings really appealed to me. I mentioned the place to one of my friends and was told it was a well k...

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love rice pudding! 7/17/2007

My friends and I really enjoyed the pudding here!! Its very original and crazy and I love that! The flavors are really good and its a great spot for some dessert! You'll absolutely love it, give it a try! more

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Like an Rice Pudding Funky Ice Cream Parlor 4/9/2007

I happen to like pudding and rice pudding a lot, but recently took friends here who don't even like rice pudding and loved the place. It is expensive ($5 without a topping for a small, though a small is enough to share), but I guess for NYC it's not a total outrage (and you'd probably pay about as much for ice cream). The place is a total gold mine and is usually rather crowded (they do have a decent amount of seating, and if the weather is okay there are some benches at the dumpy park across the street). The array of flavors is fun (fruity things and cheesy things and chocolatey, etc.), and you can be creative with their assortment of toppings. My biggest complaint is that their takeaway containers, while lovely to behold, are made of a very thick plastic and seem environmentally unsound. The spoons are funky, too. Place is very clean. more

Rice to Riches Rocks 4/6/2007

We stop in there everytime we are in New York. I even order it off the website. I was hoping they would franchise so that I could open my own Rice to Riches shop here in my hometown but so far they have not. It is really worth the ride downtown to get some and I love the containers. more

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For Rice Pudding Lovers 11/22/2006

I don't really like rice pudding, but this restaurant in New York City serves only that! It's so colour full and fun, that I had to write about it. Rice to Riches looks like an ice cream parlor with different flavors of pudding and even free samples of their many different offerings. Portions are served in this neat plastic containers that are reusable and come with a lid if you have left overs. I tried the "Chocolate Bear Hug", which tasted like a Rocher chocolate if you've ever had those. I like it because it tasted the least like rice pudding! But if that's your thing, then this is the place for you. They have funny sayings and signs all over the place, and they will overnight ship rice pudding to anywhere in the US! Even the website is just silly. Check it out and order some for the rice pudding lover in your life: more

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Fancy place for yummy pudding! 9/23/2006

This gourmet rice pudding place is immaculately decorated. Everything is steamlined, clean, and high-tech. It's a small place but never feels cramped. They've got every flavor of rice pudding you can think of, from cheesecake (my personal favorite) to rocky road and french toast flavored. The pricing is just as streamlined as the decor - $5 a bowl with similar nice round numbers for bigger sizes. Definitely worth a trip downtown to check out, even if you're not a huge rice pudding fan because it's a fun place. more

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Underworld Rumours 7/19/2006

I actually really like rice pudding. But somehow I didn't find any of their puddings really appealed to me. I mentioned the place to one of my friends and was told it was a well known front for a drug operation or something like that. Just a rumour, but I did find the following link about the owner's involvement in an illegal gambling operation: more

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Stylish rice puddings 4/11/2006

The interior design is modern and sleek with bold, bright colors. The bowls are fashionable. The names (Sex, Drugs, and Rocky Road) are clever and witty. The to-go containers are unbearably cute. And the portions are large. Rice to Riches makes rice puddings fashionable; with an endless amount of toppings comes an endless amount of possibilities. more

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Rice to Riches 4/9/2006

There are so many flavors of rice puddings here, it's crazy. They have many toppings to choose from. I go here every now and then because rice pudding just seems healthier than ice cream. It's not extremely expensive, but pricey for rice pudding. However, I really do recommend you try this if you haven't yet; its popularity has been soaring recently. more

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Rice to Riches 4/2/2006

I actually really hate rice pudding, but this place makes it tasty and edible (plus, my boyfriend really seems to like it). The decorations (or, as someone else here put it - 'Jetson'-style decor) are fun and help distract you from all the calories you're inhaling (note: while the term 'rice pudding' might sound healthier than other desert options, it most certainly is not when combined with rocky road and other crazy flavors!). I like to eat around the rice and enjoy the chocolate flavored goop it comes in, but if you're a true fan of rice pudding (and eat the whole thing), then I'm sure this place is for you. Fun variety and a good date place (with video entertainment on the walls if you run out of stuff to say). more

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The Palace of Rice Pudding 3/30/2006

You may wonder why anyone would pay upwards of $6 for a bowl of rice pudding. Well, it's the rice pudding dining EXPERIENCE that you get at Rice to Riches, a hidden gem on the Lower East Side. The decor is fabulous, the servers are friendly, the dining bowls and utensils are oh so cute (and you get to keep them!). Oh, and did I mention - the rice pudding is AMAZING. The pudding comes in a variety of flavors, from "Understanding Vanilla" to "Coconut Coma". And, if you can't make it to the Lower East Side for your rice pudding fix, they have a delivery service, which I believe is free for those in the downtown NYC area. Even better, if you don't live anywhere near New York City, you can still have rice pudding delivered to your doorstep from Rice To Riches for a small shipping & handling fee. Enjoy!!! more

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Rice Pudding: Hate it or Love it 3/28/2006

I don't know if this is the place for everyone; with my experience I find that people either hate rice pudding or they love it. If you want good rice pudding in exotic flavors (although I'm not sure how often that craving actually comes up), Rice to Riches is the place to visit. I didn't know what to expect when I first tried rice pudding, but it is actually delicious. I love the look of the place as well, all white with splashes of color and hip with cool tables that hang down from the ceiling (although there are only three tables). Try the Hazelnut Chocolate Bear Hug or Almond Shmalmond. more

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Top it all off Jetsons-style 3/7/2006

So you haven't figured out a way to top off your Saturday or Sunday morning hangover-induced trip to dim sum? Stop at Rice to Riches on your way back uptown. They have finally made an extra small size that means one person can eat a serving and not explode on the way to the subway. With the littlest size, you can only pick one flavor of pudding though (for all other sizes you can mix at least two flavors). I go for chocolate chip almost every time. I know, I'm boring, but I just can't resist the combination of creamy rice pudding and little nuggets of cocoa. But don't be like me - be adventurous! Don't be afraid to ask to try any of the flavors (they are always introducing new ones as specials). I have heard good things about Rocky Road & day I will try... Don't come if you want adventurous beverages -- there is coffee or water! more

Delicious - who would have thought 9/26/2005

It's rice pudding - that's all they serve. But it's amazing. Seriously. For $6 you get a pretty big dowl of the most delicious rice pudding that you could ever conceive of. They have like 30 flavors and they have a changing selection. I imagine that it is healthier than ice cream, but I have no way of knowing - they claim it is, though. Give it a shot at least once. more

An awesome concept 8/26/2005

This ultra-clean futuristic-furnitured dessert place is definitely something new and tasty for rice pudding fans. You can buy about 50 different flavors of rice pudding - just make sure to ask for a taste beforehand so that you get the one you like! Even cooler is the little tupperware it comes in, which they let you keep. more

Who knew rice pudding came in so many flavors 8/22/2005

Rice to Riches has so many of varieties of rice pudding, you won't know what to do with yourself! The first thing that everyone always asks is, "How can a place like that stay in business?" Well, one taste and you'll know right away. My favorites are the tasty maple, the rum raisin, and the hazelnut chocolate. You can get it warm, or have it cold. The "solo" size is $6, and you can get 1/2 one flavor and 1/2 another, if you simply must try two. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is amazing -- high tech, with incredibly witty signage. Definitely worth checking out!!! more

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Like rice pudding 6/3/2005

Most people who know me say that when I find a good thing, I have a tendency to go a little overboard. Rice to Riches falls right into that category. There is only one thing on the menu (rice pudding) and about a hundred different ways to have it. They have every imaginable flavor from vanilla creme to toasted coconut. They also have a variety of toppings. My personal favorite is the marscapone cherry with pound cake croûtons. I read an article in the paper last fall that the owners has been indicted for money laundering. Hopefully, they will pass the rice torch on before heading off to jail. more
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  • The Scene
    If a group of rice pudding-addicted aliens ever set up a shop in Nolita, this is what it would look like. And the color scheme--bright orange, pink, yellow and stark white--along with neon lighting, tables suspended from the ceiling and a profusion of flat-screen TVs, makes it official: This is stimulation central.

    The Food

    You'd better like rice pudding, because that's all they serve. There are 18 flavors, plus three seasonal flavors, to choose from, with cheeky names like "Stubborn Banana" and "Melon-choly." Some flavors, such as "Qualified Lemon" and "Strawberry Floozy," are so over-the-top and mega-flavored that a few bites are more than enough, though children may enjoy them. Grown-ups should opt for the mellower choices, such as "Endangered Maple" with tart blueberries, "Understanding Vanilla" and green tea with black cherries (a special).

  • 6/13/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    NoLita, Downtown, Far Rockaway

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