Not a restaurant for the indecisive, Rice offers an array of savory toppings (grilled shrimp satay bathed in almond-peanut sauce, ratatouille, vegetarian meatballs). Mix and match them with your choice of ten different rices, including Bhutanese red rice, Thai black rice steamed in coconut milk and straightforward brown and basmati. Park benches double as seating in the warehouselike space, or you can grab a table on the pretty, flower-filled patio. The Nolita location has a takeout shop and a small, perpetually jammed dining room.
81 Washington St
|Cross street:||between Front and York Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C to High St; F to York St|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. Cash only|