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The Market at River Falls | 301-765-8001
10124 River Road Potomac, MD 20854
10-7 Monday through Saturday, 11-7 on Sunday.

Real Poke Bar of Potomac

Poke Bar Market Potomac

We have a Poke Bar! And for those of you with young kids, no this is not a Pokestop to catch a Pokemon. 🙂

Poke (pronounced poh-kay) is diced raw fish served either as an appetizer or as a main course and is one of the main dishes of Native Hawaiian cuisine. It originated in Hawaii and is part of their culture but has adapted along the way to appeal to American tastes.  It’s delicious, fresh, healthy and best of all, portable!

The history of Hawaiian poke dates back to pre-colonial, Polynesian times and literally means “to cut crosswise into pieces” as their fresh catch of the day was the foundation of a meal.

In Hawaii, the grocery store’s equivalent to a deli counter is a poke counter, where customers can line up for ahi tuna, marlin, or octopus. We love this idea and wanted to bring a similar experience to our customers.

Our food consultant, Dani Crichton was the brainchild behind this new addition and as soon as she mentioned it, we knew we were going to run with it. Dani is passionate about food and was acutely aware of the poke bars popping up all over DC and increasingly spreading into Montgomery County. She expressed that the “poke formula is fairly simple but requires a careful attention to detail and the freshest possible ingredients. Dani expressed, “In my mind, there was no business better poised to deliver on this freshness guarantee than The Market. Potomac residents, and foodies in the surrounding area know that they can always find the freshest fish at The Market at River Falls and therefore I was confident that the Poke Bar would be well received.”

Dani lives very close by and has a personal love for both fresh fish and all things in a bowl so she was particularly motivated to see this happen, stating she “would be able to pick up a poke bowl (or several bowls, for her family as well) on a regular basis and if I wanted this, I knew that my friends and neighbors would feel the same.” It turns out, she was absolutely right!

So, we got busy creating our menu and carving out space at the counter for the Poke Bar. We wanted to be sure to offer the ingredients found in a traditional poke bowl while putting our own unique spin on it as well. We have been thrilled with the response from the community. Our customers love it and more and more people are coming in daily to customize and enjoy a fresh poke bowl.

Come on in and make yours today! The Poke Bar is open daily from 11am- 6 pm.

Pick your Base: (pick one or half & half)
Brown Sushi Rice
White Sushi Rice
Spring Mix, Spinach or Romaine

Pick your Protein: ($12.99 for 2 scoops/$3 for an additional scoop)
Ahi Tuna (plain or marinated)
Salmon (plain or marinated)
Cooked Shrimp or chicken

Pick your toppings: (unlimited)
Pickled cabbage, red onion, shredded carrot, seaweed salad, tomato, corn, radish, pickled ginger, jalapeno, mango, cilantro, edamame, cucumber, scallion,
avocado (+ 1.50)

Choose your dressing:
Miso Ginger, Toasted Sesame, Spicy Ponzu, Sriracha Mayo, Tamari Ginger (GF) & Sriracha

Add your crunch: (unlimited)
Sesame seeds, Furikaki, Fried Shallots

Start Any Party with a Cheese Platter

Market River Falls Cheese Platters

It’s Springtime. And with that, comes all things al fresco…time to live, eat and be outdoors gathered with friends, enjoying our back yards, patios and pools while relaxing into the ease of summer living.

We love an impromptu, casual fun get together with neighbors, friends, and family. That pretty much always means food & drinks and we like to keep it simple. The easiest way to feed a group of people with little to no prep time or stress is a cheeseboard. Because really, everybody loves cheese!

To create an impressive and bountiful cheese board in just a few minutes, we have everything you need right here at the Market.

If you have a wooden cutting board (or a piece of slate for a twist on a sophisticated look), a couple of ramekins, some cheese spreaders/knives & napkins, we’ve got the rest covered.

For variety and presentation, we recommend you mix together hard & soft cheeses. Some of our tried-and-true favorites:

  • Aged Manchego, Il Truffelino, Gruyere, Parmigiana, Cheddar, Roquefort (semi-hard & hard)
  • Brie, La Tur, Triple Crème, Camembert, Bûcheron, Humboldt Fog, Mozzarella (soft & creamy)

Add some meats like salami or prosciutto in piles on the board. Place ramekins of olives, or nuts in the empty spaces and add a pâté for a different flavor note and for texture. Throw in some fresh fruit, herbs and veggies for color.

If you need to feed more people, it’s easy to include some hummus (choose from our pine nut, lemon, red pepper, caramelized onion and of course traditional), our homemade salsa with chips, or some delicious Picnic Gourmet Spreads in flavors like Herbed Goat Cheese, Parmesan, Chipotle Sage & Moroccan Cilantro.

Be sure to include some satisfying crunch, with crackers from Firehook, Mary’s Gone Crackers and Stonewall Kitchen or a nice, fresh, sliced baguette.

Of course, if you find out last minute that you’re expecting more people and this snack becomes more of a meal, our prepared food offerings are so plentiful, we have you covered. You can pick up a variety of dishes when you’re here getting your cheese board essentials, or you can hop online to order everything you need, and it will be ready in 30 minutes for you including pastas, salads, fish spreads, shrimp (cocktail, peel & eat or grilled) side dishes, and of course anything you need for grilling.

We know for many, no cheese board is complete without the perfect wine or beer to compliment your selections. We have a great selection of whites, rosès, bubbles & beer, always chilled and ready, as well as a wonderful selection of reds.

“You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.” – Anthony Bourdain

Image: Cheese and pate display from our Catering Menu

Best Crab Cakes Potomac

Award-Winning Crab Cakes Potomac

 

Best of Bethesda, Award-Winning Crab Cakes

We believe in the highest standards…from customer service to the top quality and variety of foods we offer here at The Market including our crab cakes which have been awarded the BEST crab cakes!

We are honored that those high standards have earned us some great recognition and awards through the years. We were recently awarded “Reader’s Pick, A Top Vote-getter as “Best Neighborhood Market” and “Best Place to Buy Prepared Foods” in Best of Bethesda 2019. A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to those of you who support and vote for us!

Among the things we are very proud to be recognized for are our Award-Winning Crab Cakes. We have been serving the same original recipe for 18 years with the only change being we now offer a gluten-free version made with rice flour instead of panko breadcrumbs. Our crab cakes are made daily, often two times per day, and are overflowing with fresh jumbo lump crabmeat in a large 6½ oz. portion. They are SO GOOD that we sold almost 40,000 of them last year!

Did you know that the biggest producers of crabmeat in the world are Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines? We only source from the Northern Hemisphere, always from the Gulf of Mexico and we rotate our suppliers based on season to guarantee fresh, never pasteurized, jumbo lump meat. We get our crabmeat from Venezuela in the Winter, Mexico & Texas in the Spring & Fall and from the waters off of Louisiana, Florida & North Carolina in the Summer.

Our crab cakes are available fully cooked (just reheat them in the oven for 10 minutes), or uncooked (bake them for approximately 25 minute or until golden brown). And they are always served with our own exceptional tartar sauce, remoulade and/or cocktail sauce on the side.

And ready for this… If you really want to impress a crab cake lover, we SHIP them via FedEx Overnight!

Just give us a call at 301-765-8001 or send us an email to make arrangements.

If you’ve had our crab cakes, then you know how good they taste and we appreciate your loyal and continued business.

But, if you haven’t tried them, check this off your bucket list, so can say that you have had the very BEST crab cakes around…

We promise!