Halal Food Near College Park, MD

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Halal food near College Park - The Rice Bowl and Ninis Pizza in Langley Park

If you’re a student at the University of Maryland in College Park, you are faced with a unique challenge. Lots of food options, but not all are great. If you’re looking for good Halal food near College Park, it becomes even trickier. What’s worth actually visiting?

It’s a tough one. Because there are restaurants all around UMD. And there are also some Halal restaurants nearby. But every single restaurant is not going to be your favorite! And it’s an added layer of difficulty to find a delicious Halal restaurant near CP because now you’re requiring a restaurant to be both delicious + HALAL friendly. Our gluten-free friends or vegan friends have a similar challenge. (Have you tried to find a gluten-free, or vegan, or similar restaurant where the food was DELICIOUS?).

But Halal options that are DELICIOUS really do exist! And two of them are actually inside a single food court. And that food court is VERY close to College Park!

The Rice Bowl in Langley Park AND Nini’s Pizza in Langley Park are BOTH Halal.

Halal food from The Rice Bowl and Nini’s Pizza at BITES Food Court – 8046 New Hampshire Avenue in Langley Park

If you are a student at the University of Maryland, yes, there are a ton of restaurants and eateries nearby. And you don’t have to worry about figuring out which ones are good, because two of your soon-to-be favorite restaurants are just around the corner from you in Langley Park.

The Rice Bowl and Nini’s Pizza are BOTH located inside BITES Food Court at 8046 New Hampshire Avenue, Hyattsville MD, where Woodlands used to be.

Previously, the Hyattsville Wire covered some great Halal options down the Route 1 corridor near College Park. That list is here if you are interested (however, it is from 2018 so it is not up to date, and does not include The Rice Bowl and Nini’s Pizza since it’s from 2018!).

So if you’re looking for delicious Halal food near College Park, MD? Look no further!

Order delicious Halal food from Nini’s Pizza or The Rice Bowl. Or come see us in person at 8046 New Hampshire Avenue. Both The Rice Bowl and Nini’s Pizza are located inside BITES Food Court.

BITES Food Court + Bar in the former Woodlands space

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What happened to Woodlands Langley Park? It is now BITES Food Court

BITES Food Court + Bar is now in the heart of Langley Park. For years, Woodlands Pure Vegetarian Indian Cuisine (or just “Woodlands in Langley Park”) was a mainstay in the area. Known as just Woodlands to most, the restaurant was a favorite among fans of South Indian food, and also of vegetarians. However, the Woodlands in Langley Park closed at the beginning of this year, and people were sad to see it go.

Luckily for fans of Woodlands, they have since reopened at a new location in Gaithersburg, according to MoCo Show (here’s the new location at the Woodlands website). And even more luckily, the new business that has taken over the old Woodlands space is something everyone will enjoy: BITES Food Court + Bar, the home of The Rice Bowl – Halal food, Nini’s Pizza (Halal toppings), Charleys Philly Steaks, and SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea, and the BITES Bar/Cantina.

Before and After. What happened to Woodlands Langley Park? It is now BITES Food Court, home of The Rice Bowl Halal food, Nini’s Pizza, SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea, and Charleys Philly Steaks & Wings

The owner of BITES came in and FULLY renovated the space. Working closely with the elite designers/architects from 20|10 Architects (follow them on FB – 20|10 Architects), they fully changed the interior into something both unrecognizable, and amazing.

The video below (embedded from Instagram) shows an awesome tour of the inside of BITES. The video is created by food instagrammer @michellemunches.

BITES is something unique with a clear vision

BITES Food Court is MORE than just an awesome new concept. The owner of BITES Food Court + Bar wanted to create the kind of place he would have wanted to take his own children when they were young; a place with:

  • Amazing ambiance!
  • Family-friendly!
  • But with a bar (so grown-ups could enjoy a good drink)!
  • And food that catered to multiple taste cravings so EVERY member of the family would enjoy!
  • Fun things to do for the kids (like FREE arcade games!)
  • Affordable, but still with great quality ingredients (not “cheap” tasting)!
  • The kind of vibe where once you sat down, you’d think: “we are definitely coming back here.”

He has done it! This food court offers all of the above!

✅ The ambiance at BITES is great.

Bright lighting and plenty of seating at BITES Food Court + Bar makes for great ambiance.

Bright lighting and plenty of seating at BITES Food Court + Bar makes for great ambiance.

✅ BITES Food Court + Bar is family-friendly with lots of seating.

BITES Food Court + Bar is definitely a family-friendly place! Check out this picture from the opening weekend.

BITES Food Court + Bar is definitely a family-friendly place! Check out this picture from the opening weekend.

✅ BITES Food Court + Bar has a full bar and excellent drinks.

The Bartenders at BITES Food Court + Bar can make any drink, from tasty alcohol-free mocktails, to mixologist specialties

The Bartenders at BITES Food Court + Bar can make any drink, from tasty alcohol-free mocktails, to mixologist specialties

✅ BITES Food Court offers plenty of yummy options from The Rice Bowl to Nini’s Pizza to Charleys Philly Steaks to SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea.

Everyone can have what they want, without having to go to multiple places!

Variety is the spice of life! BITES Food Court + Bar has something for everyone. Maybe the parents want kabob bowls from The Rice Bowl. One kiddo gets pizza. Another gets fries and a cheesesteak from Charleys. And EVERYONE can get an ice cream sundae for dessert from SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea. Plus, a glass of wine or a refreshing beer for anyone who wants it (over 21 only with valid ID).

Variety is the spice of life! BITES Food Court + Bar has something for everyone. Maybe the parents want kabob bowls from The Rice Bowl. One kiddo gets pizza. Another gets fries and a cheesesteak from Charleys. And EVERYONE can get an ice cream sundae for dessert from SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea. Plus, a glass of wine or a refreshing beer for anyone who wants it (over 21 only with valid ID).

✅ A fun atmosphere for the whole family, and FREE arcade games!

More arcade games have been added at BITES. The games are FREE for kids to use!

More arcade games have been added at BITES. The games are FREE for kids to use!

✅ High quality ingredients and great menu options.

High quality, delicious ingredients at BITES Food Court. The food at The Rice Bowl and Nini’s Pizza features halal ingredients. All the menus in the food court offer delicious menus for carry-out, dine-in, or delivery through third party apps.

High quality, delicious ingredients at BITES Food Court. The food at The Rice Bowl and Nini’s Pizza features halal ingredients. All the menus in the food court offer delicious menus for carry-out, dine-in, or delivery through third party apps.

✅ Most of all, BITES Food Court + Bar is definitely a place you want to come back to again and again.

BITES Food Court + Bar has so many options for everyone, and offers a fantastic vibe. The Bar itself is a great destination after work, or for an evening out with friends. And even if you don’t drink, the variety of food options offer something for everyone!

BITES Food Court + Bar has so many options for everyone, and offers a fantastic vibe. The Bar itself is a great destination after work, or for an evening out with friends. And even if you don’t drink, the variety of food options offer something for everyone!


Many restaurant owners come in with a good idea of how to make great food, but may not have a strong business vision. Or, they are business owners but have no love of the food industry.

But the owner at BITES, The Rice Bowl, Nini’s Pizza, SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea, BITES Bar/Cantina, and Charleys @ BITES Langley Park comes with something else. In addition to business acumen, a love of the food world, and a clear vision, he has a commitment to BITES’s bigger goal – to Eat good. Do good.

BITES Food Court is a place for families to come together. Everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy themselves in Langley Park. There is food here that caters to all kinds of tastes.

  • Craving pizza for your family? Try Nini’s Pizza (with Halal toppings!).
  • Want New York style chicken and rice, or koftas, or gyros, or halal lamb, or similar?
  • Try The Rice Bowl for delicious Halal food options!
  • Craving Boba? Try a delicious milk tea or brown sugar tea from SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea!

What happened to Woodlands?

If you’ve been local for a long time, this is the same location where “Woodlands” South Indian restaurant used to be. The South Indian restaurant Woodlands’ Vegetarian Indian Restaurant was a longtime favorite for vegetarians and fans of South Indian cuisine in the area. But fans of Woodlands can still go to their new location. But it has opened a door for something new. And thankfully, locals have something wonderfully awesome to visit.

After it closed, something new came in its wake, and thankfully that something is new and lasting in the Langley Park area.

The restaurant scene in Langley Park won’t be the same – BITES Food Court + Bar is nothing like the area has ever seen.

So come on down to where Woodlands used to be.

It’s called BITES now, and it’s probably going to be your new favorite place.

We’re hiring again! Bartenders, Kitchen Staff, and Assistant Managers Wanted

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BITES Langley Park is hiring

BITES Langley Park is hiring!

Bartenders, Kitchen Staff, and Assistant Managers all wanted for BITES Langley Park. Come join our team!

If you’ve been searching for a bartender job in Langley Park, or a leadership role within a great team in the Langley Park area, or even a management or assistant manager role with a good salary and opportunity to grow, Stop! You can end your search. Because BITES Langley Park / Charleys Philly Steaks & Wings @ BITES Food Court + Bar in Langley Park is the start of your next chapter!

BITES Langley Park is hiring! Bartenders, Kitchen Staff, and Assistant Managers all wanted for BITES Langley Park. You can see and apply to our current job postings on our Facebook page, Facebook.com/BITESLangleyPark


A look at some of the jobs we’re hiring for in Langley Park right now:

  • Bartenders & mixologists ($12-15) – We are looking for friendly, charming experienced bartenders and mixologists and bar helpers for the brand new BITES BAR inside BITES Langley Park! And, positions pay between $12-$15/hour PLUS POOLED TIPS!
  • Kitchen staff ($12-15/hour) – We are also looking for experienced restaurant staff (grill, fryer, kitchen experience a must!
  • Assistant manager & shift leaders (from $12-15/hour OR $40K to $52K salary!)  – We are also seeking excellent leaders with restaurant experience for assistant manager / management and shift leader roles!

Your search ends here. The next chapter in your career is in this exciting and innovative space. So come be a part of a great team. Apply now here: Facebook.com/BITESLangleyPark

PS – Take note of our new hiring/applications page. Facebook.com/BITESLangleyPark is an easy place to find new restaurant jobs with BITES Langley Park. Plus, we will post kitchen staff jobs, bartender positions, help positions, and leadership positions here as they become available. Interviews schedule quickly. Apply now!

HAPPY HOURS @ THE BITES BAR

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BITES BAR Langley Park happy hours

You might have heard… THE BITES BAR IS NOW OPEN. But did you know about the INSANE Happy Hour(s) deals we’re running? We are currently running some special promos to celebrate the opening of the BITES BAR! Scroll down to read about our CRAZY Happy Hour specials – check them out below! The BITES BAR at BITES Langley Park doesn’t just do Happy Hour – we do Happy HOURS for HOURS!


BITES BAR Happy Hour Promo BITES BAR in Langley Park promos and discounts

Join us for “HAPPY HOURS” (yes that’s hourS with an S at the end!)

BITES BAR is running happy hours from on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 2pm-8pm (yes, happy hour is SIX HOURS LONG!). And during this time…

ALL BEERS ARE 50% OFF!

We have imported and domestic beers including – Corona Extra, Corona Light, Corona Premier, Heineken, Heineken Light, Heineken 00, Modelo, Miller Lite, Amstel Light, Amstel Amber, Michelob Ultra Light, Flying Dog Raging Bitch IPA, Budweiser, Bud Light, and so much more. 

But that’s not all we’re doing…

Every hour is happy with this special deal:

When you bring a CHARLEYS receipt from the same date, you can get…

$1 off ANY* DRINK

(except the 50% off beers, of course!)

Bring the family for a great meal, and while you enjoy your delicious meal at BITES Langley Park, come and enjoy a drink with us!

Please note that these crazy deals are subject to change and are for a limited time only!

BITES BAR is Now Open!

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Did you know… THE BITES BAR IS OPEN! Come visit BITES Langley Park at 8046 New Hampshire Ave, and head down to our BAR today. Grab food from any of our restaurants and come have a drink with your meal. We have beer, wine, and mixed drinks that will pair perfectly with your meal! We will be running some very special drink specials soon at the new BITES Langley Park Bar, so be sure to join the BITES Club if you haven’t already, so you know about our happy hour(s)! Tinyletter.com/bites is the link.

The next photo shows the BITES BAR the day we added the lounge area!

Our bar is fully stocked, and will continue to get better and better. Make sure to come visit so you can try some of our new drinks!

BITES Langley Park is Hiring!

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BITES Langley Park is hiring

Looking for a restaurant job in Langley Park Maryland? Want to work for an exciting new team? BITES Langley Park (Charleys Philly Steaks & Wings – BITES Food Court in Langley Park, MD) is now hiring! Filling the best restaurant jobs Langley Park has to offer!

Call or text at 360-826-0034 and ask for Pauli or Ali to interview!!!

We are looking to hire all restaurant positions NOW! Here are some of the restaurant jobs Langley Park positions we’re looking for: 

  • Executive chefs
  • Roast chefs
  • Grill cooks
  • Teppanyaki chef
  • Cashiers/food prep 
  • Many positions available!

Note, Bilingual (English & Spanish) is ideal!

If you’re looking for a job as a grill cook / line cook, roast chef, executive chef, teppanyaki chef, food prepper, cashier, or any other restaurant position, we may have a spot for you. 

Call or text Pauli or Ali 360-826-0034 right NOW!

Be a part of our amazing new team!


What is BITES?

BITES at Langley, aka BITES food court, is a food court in Langley Park, MD. BITES at Langley offers delicious, exciting, high quality fast-casual dining options, including: CHARLEYS Philly Steaks & Wings, Halal Bowl (chicken & rice; beef & rice), Nini’s Pizza, SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea! BITES is a one-of-a-kind collection of top food vendors under one roof in the Langley Park area featuring high quality options for meals throughout the day for breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner. Whatever your mood, BITES hits the spot!

BITES at Langley is a food court in Langley Park, MD offering delicious, exciting, high quality fast-casual dining options: CHARLEYS Philly Steaks & Wings, Halal Bowl (chicken & rice; beef & rice), Nini’s Pizza, SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea!


BITES at Langley is a food court in Langley Park, MD offering delicious, exciting, high quality fast-casual dining options: CHARLEYS Philly Steaks & Wings, Halal Bowl (chicken & rice; beef & rice), Nini’s Pizza, SmoothieFRESH & Bubble Tea!