The Rice Hedgehopper is a program focused on getting students to explore outside the hedges and really experience Houston. To some it might be a dressed up advertising gig for select number of restaurants, but to others, it is a way to save a few bucks and get some culture. So, read on and see what you can save!
With an 85% rating on Urbanspoon, the award-winning Amazon Grill is a perfect place for a casual lunch or supper when you’re in the mood for a Latin-infused cuisine. Featuring specialties including plantain chips, ceviches, and tacos, the establishment offers 15% off food for Rice students.
With a 3.5 star rating on Yelp, BlackFinn offers everything from a full-dining sit-down area to a social bar area perfect for a catch-up or a entertaining happy hour. With a huge variety of dishes ranging from tuna poke to burgers to flatbreads to fish tacos and even steaks and salmon, Blackfinn has whatever it is that you are craving. Stop by and mention your a Rice student and get 15% off full-priced itms.
Bodegas Taco Shop, a casual Mexican restaurant and tequila bar with great tacos, burritos, and nachos is a great place to try on a casual Saturday night. Located in the heart of the Museum District, Bodegas offers Rice students a free 16 oz. drink with purchase of meal $6.99 and up!
Representing a fusion between Indian and Italian cuisine, Bombay Pizza Co. serves up pizzas with distinctly Indian tastes such as Saag Paneer, Tandoori Chicken, and their own homemade Cilantro-Mint Chutney. In addition, they carry a variety of traditional Italian and Indian classics with a spin. With 25% off with a valid Rice ID, next time you and your friends can’t decide between pizza and Indian food, hit up Bombay Pizza Co. for some delicious eats. Offer is not valued during happy hour or special eating discount times.
This little Med Center favorite is known for its mix of burgers, sandwiches, salads, breakfast items, and surprisingly, Mediterranean food. The menu is relatively reasonable to begin with, so taking another 15% off food with valid Rice ID and HedgeHopper card makes Cliff’s a definite deal.
Dessert Gallery is an interesting mix of foods, boasting a menu of cakes, pies, fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps, and coffee. As a place to relax with free wi-fi, Desert Gallery is best known for its delicious assortment of gourmet cakes. We recommend the Everyone’s Favorite Mousse Cake and the Strawberry & Cream Cake. Remember to bring your valid Rice ID and HedgeHopper card, because Dessert Gallery offers 15% off to Rice students.
Freebirds World Burrito is a chain of fast-food restaurants offering customers the ability to order cafeteria-style, allowing them to customize their meal by choosing each item (burrito, tacos, salads, nachos, bowls), meats, cheeses, beans, vegetables, and sauces. With a valid Rice ID, Freebirds offers $1 off the purchase of regular menu items (excluding tacos).
Located in Upper Kirby, this Houston tradition is known for its honest food and laid back style. Goode Company Taqueria and Hamburgers offers a wide variety of food including burgers, hot dogs, tacos, and nachos, in addition to a whole slew of other Texas favorites. With a valid Rice ID and HedgeHopper card Rice students can expect 10% off their meal, excluding alcohol.
Perfect for everything from a playful brunch to a casual dinner, Hungry’s Cafe has been a West University favorite for many years, cooking up delicious tastes in American cuisine since 1975. With a diverse menu, you’ll have to take closer look to truly understand Hungry’s delicious entrees. With 15% off food, Rice students with a valid Rice ID can get 15% of dine-in food, excluding alcohol.
Serving authentic Turkish-Mediterranean food since 2004, Pasha serves delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared in their kitchen fresh daily. Stop by with your Rice ID and you can receive 15% off dine-in during weekdays and until 5pm on weekends, excluding alcohol. This offer may not be combined with other promotions.
One of Houston’s top tapas restaurants and bars, Mi Luna offers a variety of Spanish treats ranging from patatas con alioli (red potato salad in a garlic alioli) to empandas to croquetas de pollo (chicken & saffron rice croquettes with basil pesto, roasted bell peppers, and alioli). Stop by with your Rice ID to receive 15% off your next meal.
If sizzling Mediterranean and spicy Turkish dishes are what you crave, look no further. Pasha is an authentic Mediterranean restaurant with all your favorites. With every type of kebab you could imagine on the menu and a number of delicious seafood and vegetarian dishes, it’s no wonder Pasha was rated in Zagat from 2008-10 and ranked as one of Houston’s best restaurants by the Houston Chronicle in 2004. It’s located right in Rice Village, so keep Pasha in mind for Saturday nights! Stop in with your valid Rice ID and you can receive 10% off.
Serving up a tasty combination of Caribbean cusines, Reggae Hut Cafe is there to satisfy your cravings for jerk chicken and plaintains, among other island eats. Stop by with a valid Rice ID to get 15% off your purchase!
Self described “entrepreneurs with a dream to revive the art of eating crepes,” the minds behind Sweet Paris have dedicated themselves to perfecting the crepe. They offer a delicious variety of crepe fillings, from sweet s’mores and fruit to savory chicken carbonara and smoked salmon. Other treats include nutella hot chocolate and mini creme brulee! With 10% off Monday-Friday (excludes alcohol), this is a tasty opportunity you won’t want to miss!
When you’re in the mood for Thai, look no further than Thai Village. With a wide variety of delicious dishes, Thai Village should fulfill your craving. With a Rice ID, receive 15% off your dine-in bill!
Bombay Brassiere is a restaurant specializing in Indian cuisine. This famous Indian restaurant was named “Best Buffet” by the Houston Business Journal, “Top Indian Restaurant by Zagat,” and “Best Indian Restaurant” by the Houston Press. With 15% off your dinner bill with a valid Rice ID, you definitely need to try Bombay Brassiere.
Having been featured on the Food Network series, “Kids in a Candy Store,” this unique chocolate store sells everything related to chocolate including ice creams, chocolates, cakes, pies, cookies, and brownies. If you’re looking for dessert, stop by the Chocolate Bar with your valid student ID to receive 15% off your purchases.
A fun sports bar and grill, Christian’s Tailgate offers all your favorite bar appetizers including jalepeno poppers, potato skins, queso and chips, fried pickles and nachos. And, as always, they have wings, burgers, and everything and more you might expect from a sports bar. Don’t forget to check out their extensive beer menu either! Stop by for an appetizer, a meal, or a drink with your Rice ID and get 10% off.
Today’s vision is a network of eye doctors in Houston, with the closest location in Rice Village. With 15% off eye exams, glasses, and selected contact lenses with a valid Rice ID and HedgeHopper card, you have no reason not to have your eyes in tip-top shape.
A hybrid between a taxi and a public bus, the Houston Wave provides shuttles that run along set routes. Buy a night pass for the ability to hop on and off or just take it one way. Wave down the shuttle or send them a text to come and grab you and the shuttle will head your way. Shuttles have upgraded seats, stereos, coolers, and interiors. With your valid Rice ID, you get $2 off all-night passes and 15% off private rentals. Looking for a party bus? This might be your chance.
Ten Thousand Villages is a “fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor” located in the village. With products from more than 38 countries, Ten Thousand Villages is one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations. Next time you need some cool traveled art from around the world, head to Ten Thousand Villages with your valid Rice ID and HedgeHopper card and take 15% off your final purchase.
Gawee Jewelers, which opened in April of 2011, supplies high quality jewelry and watches from companies such as Tissot, Victorinox, Swiss Army, and Elle. With an extensive variety of fine jewelry, timepieces, watches, and other gifts, including custom and engraved pieces, Gawee Jewelers is the perfect place for finding your next big gift. With your valid Rice ID and HedgeHopper card, take 15% off your final purchase.