Top 5 Deals on the Costco Food Court Menu
Costco shoppers know the best bargains aren’t just in the aisles, they’re in the food court, too. Some of the Costco food court offerings have drawn cult followers, including its inexpensive hot dog, quality churros, and one-of-a-kind baked chicken. Not only will these treats fill you up after hours of shopping (or waiting), but they’ll also give you value for your money.
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Here’s a look at the best deals on the Costco food court menu.
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Any Hot Dog or Polish beef and 20 ounces of soda
Costco is famous for its $ 1.50 hot dog and soda combo – the price has stayed the same since 1985, according to Mashed. Inexpensive hot dogs are so popular that Costco is said to sell 100 million a year.
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Redbook magazine has declared the twisted churro to be the best item on the Costco food court menu, stating that it is comparable to what you would find at a country fair. Although the churros were $ 1 before they were temporarily removed from the menu amid the pandemic, Instagram user @ costcoguy4u says they’re now bigger and well worth the extra 49 cents.
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Costco’s food court pizza is 18 inches tall and has 12 slices for under $ 10. That price is the same whether you go for a cheese, pepperoni, or combo pizza (although combo pizza has been put on hiatus at some food courts amid the pandemic).
To put that price into perspective, a large, hand-thrown Pizza Hut pizza is only 14 inches tall and sells for $ 14.95 without any toppings.
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Some Costco enthusiasts were upset when the wholesaler replaced their $ 1.45 berry smoothie with the more expensive fruit smoothie, but the healthier version is worth the extra price. The new version has no added sugar, no artificial flavors or colors and four servings of fruit. Plus, it’s still a great deal compared to other fast food smoothies. Jamba Juice’s cheapest smoothies cost $ 4.69 for a small one.
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Costco Baked Chicken is a one-of-a-kind treat that features chicken, cheese, bacon, and Caesar dressing stuffed in a crispy pastry shell. And for under $ 3, it’s a steal, too. While there is no exact fast food equivalent of baking Costco chicken, McDonald’s Premium McWrap Chicken & Bacon costs over $ 1 more at $ 4.69.
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