Kösta Bowls got its start in 2018 in the small Soho Shoppes of Market Common in Myrtle Beach, SC. Founders, Maria Cossentino and Kyle Dick, decided to pursue their dream of owning a business together and Kösta Bowls has exceeded their expectations. Maria, who was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, began living a health conscious lifestyle years ago when she began teaching yoga. The problem she frequently encountered was the lack of healthy options along the Grand Strand. Having been a smoothie barista, she began perfecting her favorite smoothies/bowls from her yoga travels at home. Since the Myrtle Beach area was lacking its own healthy options, Maria and Kyle put their skills together to create Kösta Bowls. Kyle, currently a full-time police officer for the city of Myrtle Beach, is originally from Brick, New Jersey. While in law enforcement in New Jersey, Kyle also owned and operated a successful business.
With his years of discipline and business experience, he runs the back end and logistics of the business, while Maria runs the front end and uses her recipes created in their home, to make up the menu that their customers enjoy at Kösta Bowls. After years of brainstorming, taste-testing, and menu creating, the two took a leap of faith- bought a few blenders, a freezer, a fridge, some tables, hired 1 employee, and opened the doors of Kösta Bowls. They quickly learned they had already outgrown their 350 sqft. shop when people were lined up to learn about acai and get a taste of what everyone was talking about. Their growing business is a blessing to them as they continue their vision and mission of spreading the word and providing the health benefits of super fruits while showing their community that healthy can taste good! Healthy living is the best living.