New food truck Koa Bowl wants to bring a bit of Southern California and Hawaii to the College of Charleston campus with a menu of acai bowls, poke bowls and nachos, avocado toast and more.
While living on the West Coast, owner Chris Grimalda saw lots of mobile poke and acai kitchens and thought the concept would rock in Charleston. He started the process three months ago and gained the coveted spot on the corner of Glebe and George Streets. Grimalda says that he doesn’t think that previous tenant Antelmo Garcia, better known as the “hot dog guy,” had a bid on the location, so Koa Bowls was able to move in. Garcia had become a fixture on the campus for a cheap meal between classes.
Grimalda says he wants to keep his prices affordable as well. Acai bowls are $8.50, tuna and salmon items are $10, and avocado toast will be $4. Grimalda promises that he has a “special blend” to his avocado toast not seen anywhere else in Charleston. That item won’t hit the menu until September, because produce prices are too high on avocados right now.
Koa is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.