Friday, December 01, 2006

Another Novelty Eatery

Manhattan has the answer to any comfort food craving. In the mood for a peanut butter sandwich? Try Peanut Butter and Co. Like Macaroni and Cheese? Dine at S'MAC. Looking for a cupcake? Magnolia and Billy's Bakery are just a few options. Can't get enough rice pudding? Take a pilgrimage to Rice to Riches, located on Spring St. between Mott and Mulberry.

Rice to Riches is an ultra chic eatery that sells 18 flavors of rice pudding (the flavors change depending on the season).

Good luck trying to make a decision. At least the employees are friendly and patient, allowing customers to try as many flavors as necessary to make a final decision. I tried the sweet "secret life of pumpkin," the slightly disappointing "i'll take eggnog for $200 Alex," the heavenly "stubborn banana," and the deliciously rich "take me to tiramisu," before finally settling on "gingerbread joyride" with a hefty dollop of whipped cream. The winning feature of "Gingerbread joyride" was the pieces of gingerbread mixed in.

The treats are fairly pricey, ranging from $5 for an individual serving (plus extra for toppings) to $35 for a 10 person serving, but they are filling enough to be a suitable meal.

During the winter when it's too cold for ice cream, a nice bowl of rice pudding might be just the ticket.

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1 comment:

Manashi Mukherjee said...

Good tip, Linda. I love rice pudding, and I will be in NY this weekend. Thanks for scoping this place out for us!