It has been a couple months since we told your that Mr. Wish, a fresh fruit beverage and bubble tea shop, was coming to Congressional Plaza in Rockville– taking over the location that was formerly home to Honeyfish Poke in Congressional Plaza (1615 Rockville Pike).

Per Mr. Wish: 🕺🏻Get Ready! Mr.Wish is Coming to Rockville, MD! | Fresh – Natural Fruit Tea | Fresh Boba |🧋Celebrate with us on 09/25 & 09/26, first 100 customers will get our boba keychain as a gift! 🍊 Soft Opening 09/22-09/24 🍌 Grand Opening 09/25-09/26 BOGO Free [Wish Special (M)] 🥝 50% off on 2nd Drink 09/27-09/28📍1615 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 ⏰ Mon-Thurs 11AM-9PM | Fri-Sun 11AM-10PM

Marketed as the “Number 1 fresh fruit tea brand in Taiwan,” Mr. Wish was established in Taichung, Taiwan in 2006 by a team comprised of professionals with years of tea beverage Research & Development experiences, specializing in creative bubble teas and fruit beverages, according to the Mr. Wish website.

“Mr. Wish started the journey from Central Taiwan and expanded its footsteps to Northern and Southern Taiwan. After years of efforts and market cultivation, Mr. Wish has become the No. 1 fresh fruit tea beverage brand in Taiwan and gained popularity among consumers.”

Featured photo courtesy of @MrWish_Rockville


Kyoto Matcha and Gong Cha Open This Week at The Block in Pike & Rose

Kyoto Matcha, a matcha and dessert-focused restaurant, will take over the stall that used to house SnoCream.

Their menu features ice cream, cakes, soba, mochi, and more flavored with matcha, purple sweet potato (ube), rose, maple, and other Japanese delicacies. (Read more about Kyoto Matcha here.)

Kyoto Matcha currently has locations in Rockville Town Center and Ellicott City. The Rockville Town Square location opened in December of 2019.

The new location will open on Saturday, April 17th.

Gong Cha, an international Bubble Tea chain, is opening a stall in The Block.

Gong Cha is best known for brewing fresh tea and cooking fresh pearls (boba) every 4 hours, per their website. They also are known for their Milk foam, which is a slightly salted cream topping added to their drinks. They focus on quality, innovation, service, and adding new trendy elements to traditional teas.

Gong Cha has over 1,500 locations internationally, this will be their ninth Maryland location. Their other MoCo locations are along Rockville Pike (their flagship location), inside The Spot in Rockville, and in downtown Bethesda.

Gong Cha will open tomorrow, Thursday, April 15.

Kyoto Matcha and Gong Cha are not the only new vendor joining the Pike & Rose foodhall– A little while ago, we let you know that BB.Q Chicken will be a new addition to The Block as well.


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