Rice to Riches
I just heard about Rice to Riches for the first time last week and I’m dying to try it out.
I wouldn’t call myself a rice pudding fan, but it just sounds like a pretty creative concept that’s so targeted and such a niche market, that the place has to be good.
After perusing the web and digging up some info, the flavors look really good and the store itself looks a little futuristic.
Flavors include Coast to Coast Cheesecake, Sex Drugs & Rocky Road, Rest in Peach, Man-Made Mascarpone with Cherries, Perfectly Legal Pecan Pie, Almond Shmalmond, Surrender to Mango, and a bunch of other ones.
As for toppings, there’s a bunch to choose from, but they include NUDGE (chilled espresso with a touch of cocoa), BURST (oven roasted fresh fruits, 3 varieties), FLOURISH (toasted buttery pound cake), and HEART THROB (tender loving jelly). Toppings range from $.50 to a buck.
Sizes seem pricey, but apparently you can share a SOLO (which will cost ya $5). The EPIC (serves 1 or 2, or 3 apparently…) with 1 or 2 flavors costs $7.50. The SUMO serves 5 and is $20. And the MOBY which serves 10 is $35. Local delivery is available in NYC, but if you’re stuck on the west coast like I am, you can ship overnight (minimum order is a SUMO size.)
The rice pudding doesn’t look too pretty, but the decor of their store plus the really cool plastic bowls and shovel spoons (that are reusable) are a nice touch that make the pudding look a whole lot nicer.
I’ll definitely be stopping by next time I’m in NYC, but I might be tempted to place an overnight order and try this stuff out.
If you’re on the east coast or if you’ve been to Rice to Riches, please comment on how it is! More pudding goodness on Flickr.
RICE TO RICHES
37 Spring Street
between Mott and Mulberry St,
New York City – 212.274.0008
Open: Sun-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11am to 1am
Local Delivery from Noon – 10pm
And we ship overnight to anywhere in the USA!