Montgomery Mall Food Court Update

Below is a list of restaurants that are coming soon to the food terrace at Montgomery Mall, as well as several that have recently closed. 
Coming Soon: VinoRita

VinoRita Wine Slushies is coming to the Montgomery Mall food court, taking over the kiosk space that was previously home to HalfSmokeGelato Galax, and Coldstone Creamery. HalfSmoke closed in April and VinoRita had its hearing with  Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) earlier this month. VinoRita currently has locations in Georgia (Atlanta) and North Carolina (Charlotte and Concord). While an opening date is not yet available, we expect the location to open sometime this summer.

The menu consists of a variety of flavors, including the best selling “Black San,” which is a Blackberry Sangria. Other flavors include Peach Frose, Strawberry Daquiri, Blueberry Pomegranate, and a variety of non-alcoholic slushees. Additional information below, Per VinoRita😐
“If you’ve never had a wine slushy before, you’re in for a treat! Even if you have  had a wine slushy, you’re in for a treat! VinoRita was created to bring you a fun & unique, Love at First Sip, top notch customer experience! Our goal is to revolutionize the way you experience wine! We’re not biased, our slushies really are delicious & they really are  made with wine – no hard liquors or spirits are added. At VinoRita, we offer a delicious slushy cocktail that does not require you to indulge in hard liquor to have fun! We’ve worked hard to perfect our recipes over the years and can’t wait to bring our wine slushies to a city near you.  In some of our locations, you can have a wine slushy while you shop! 🍷🍹🛍How fun is that? Check out our locations page to see where you can find us & experience Love at First Sip with a VinoRita Wine Slushy!” Based on the way alcohol and liquor licenses have previously worked at the mall, we do not expect customers to be able to leave the VinoRita area with the drinks, but are awaiting word on that. Featured photo courtesy of

Closed: Malia’s Kitchen
Popular local food truck Malia’s Kitchen has closed its location inside the Montgomery Mall food court. Malia’s Kitchen serves soul food and seafood, which they describe as the best “homemade” down home cooking in the DMV. Items on their menu included crab cakes, fried chicken, fried fish, and BBQ. Malia’s will continue to operare their food truck/catering business.

Closed: Addoni’s Desserts 
Adonni’s Desserts, a “haven of sweets”, which was also owned and operated by the people behind Malia’s Kitchen, has closed. Menu items at Adonni’s included fried Oreos, funnel cake fries, brownies, bread pudding, and an assortment of ice cream and cakes.

Coming Soon: Pollo Campero:
Pollo Campero is coming to the space recently occupied by Greek Aroma Grill. Menu items include fried and grilled chicken, empanadas, yuca, plantains, and flan.  No opening date has been announced. Pollo Campero has additional Montgomery County locations in Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, and Wheaton. The fried chicken chain, which originated in Guatemala, opened its first location in 1971 and has grown to over 400 locations worldwide, including over 70 in the United States.

Closed: Ya Mon! Island Grill
Fast-food Caribbean restaurant Ya Mon! Island Grill, which was located next door to Chick-Fil-A, has recently closed. Ya Mon! served jerk chicken, meat, fish, beef patties, along with salads and sides.

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