Ahhhh Costco, where you can get your medical prescriptions, TVs, car tires, a gallons of milk and a dozen eggs, all under one roof. Aside from loving Costco and everything it stands for, I’m also a massive fan of the Costco food court. Open to anyone, membership or not, the Costco food court is a fantastic place to fill up for a few bucks. Here are some of the best of the best options when it comes to getting your grub on after dropping some dough on the cheapest TV you’ve ever seen.
The All Beef Hot Dog and soda at $1.50 is a combo can’t be beat. These hot dogs are massive and the bun is so buttery and soft and the frankfurter itself is actually… pretty decent. Throw some ketchup and mustard on there and you’ve got yourself a real wiener (see what I did, there?)
The churros are absolutely delicious. While soft and gooey on the inside, the Churro’s warm, crispy, excessively sugared twisted outside makes for the perfect dessert to snack on. Add that to the fact that it’s definitely over a foot long and well under a dollar and it quite literally could be the best bang for your buck in American dessert history.
The Vanilla frozen yogurt SLAPS, hard. It’s so thick and creamy, you almost forget you’re eating yogurt. For the ultimate dessert hack, break up half a warm churro and mix it into the cold cup of Vanilla deliciousness. You’ll thank me later.
I don’t know many people who would go to the Costco Food Court and end up ordering a caesar salad but just… don’t. While the ingredients are fine and fresh on their own, it’s just super plain and basic. The Costco food court has so many more enjoyable options. If you’re just trying to stay on the “healthier” side then maybe you should just leave the Costco food court altogether.
I might be in the minority here, but unfortunately, I’m going to have to call out Costco pizza for being just horribly overrated. A slice of Costco Pizza is horrendously overcheesed and way, way too chewy. Flop city over here. I’ve never seen a slice of Costco pizza and not just thought “ugh, what is this plate full of soft, doughy goop?” Skip the pizza, unless you want your stomach to pick the battle of a lifetime with Commander Gluten and Sergeant Lactose.
The next time you hear your tummy rumbling while balling on a budget, get yourself over to the Costco food court, you’ll be so glad you did.