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.

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