Born out of a sales strategy, the Costco Food Court offers members good quality food at a very affordable price to attract customers into their warehouses. Costco offers a stripped down, but mighty menu consisting of pizza, hot dogs, and ice cream among a handful of other items. Cheese, pepperoni, and supreme pizzas are the most popular menu items and make Costco Food Court the highest volume pizza operation in the United States.
Would you believe that their hotdogs have stayed at $1.50 since 1984 as well? I don’t know how they do it. Despite record high food inflation, the companies CEO has confirmed in a recent interview with CNBC the price is not going up. Not surprisingly this is the 2nd most popular item on the menu.
To order food at the Costco Food Court there’s no waiting in line at most locations. Instead you swipe your membership card, place an order, and pay at a kiosk. Then listen for your assigned order number and show your receipt at the food court window. From there, you can just pick up your food and eat it right away at seating located inside or outside the store depending on location. Here’s the up-to-date Costco menu prices for 2023.
- Costco Menu Prices
- Costco Pizza Menu
- Costco Party Trays and Platters
- Costco Dessert Trays and Fruit Platters
- Costco Cakes Menu
- FAQs about the Costco Menu
Costco Menu Prices
Costco Pizza Menu
|Costco Cheese Pizza Slice||$1.99|
|Costco Pepperoni Pizza Slice||$1.99|
|Costco Whole 18” Cheese Pizza||$9.95|
|Costco Whole 18” Pepperoni Pizza||$9.95|
Costco Party Trays and Platters
|Croissant Sandwich Platter||serves 16-20||$32.99|
|Chicken & Swiss Rollers||serves 20-24||$32.99|
|Shrimp Platter||serves 20-24||$39.99|
|Meat & Cheese Platter||serves 16-20||$26.99|
|Prawn Platter||Comes With Cocktail Sauce||Serves 8 People||$49.98|
|Sushi Platter||Salmon, Spicy Tuna, Crispy Chicken And Vegetable Tempura||Serves 24 People||$36.99|
|Buffalo Wings Platter (Chilled)||Comes With Blue Cheese Drip||Serves 15 People||$41.97|
|Costco Vegetable Tray||Carrots, Broccoli, Grape Tomatoes, Snow Peas||4 Lbs||$10.79|
Costco Deli Platters And Deli Trays
|Assorted Hye Roller Platter||Beef & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tomato & Cheese, Ham & Cheese||40 Pieces||$39.99|
|Turkey & Swiss Roller Wraps||Turkey & Swiss Wraps||40 Pieces||$29.99|
Costco Dessert Trays And Fruit Platters
|Decorated Sponge Cake||Choose From White Or Chocolate Cake, With Raspberry Or Chocolate Filling And White Or Chocolate Whipping Cream Icing||Serves 48 (2×2 Inches)||$27.98|
|Costco Fruit Platter||Includes Seasonal Fruit||Serves 24||$10.99|
Costco Special Occasion Sheet Cake
Costco Cakes Menu Prices
|Round Cake (Eg: Key Lime Cake)||68 o.z||$11.99|
|Costco Round Cheese Cake||72 o.z||$12.99|
|Costco Specialty Round Cake|
(E.g: Topped With Strawberries)
|Costco Cinnamon Butter Pound Cake||44 o.z||$6.99|
|Costco Bar Cake|
(E.g: Tuxedo Chocolate Mousse, Fruit Topped Vanilla Mousse)
Costco Salads Menu Prices
|Ready Pac Chicken Queso Fresco Salad Bowl||6.25 oz, 4 ct||$13.59|
|Ready Pac Bistro Chicken & Guacamole Salad Bowl||6.85 oz, 4 ct||$14.59|
|Ready Pac Bistro Smoky Sunflower Crunch Salad Bowl||6 oz, 4 ct||$13.59|
|Costco Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad Bowl||6.25 oz, 4 ct||$13.59|
|Costco Organic Caesar Salad Kit||24 oz||$10.19|
|Ready Pac Bistro Santa Fe Style Salad Bowl||6.25 oz, 4 ct||$13.59|
|Costco Ready Pac Bistro Turkey & Bacon Cobb Salad Bowl||7.25 oz, 4 ct||$13.59|
|Costco Eat Smart Chopped Salad Kit, Sweet Kale||14 oz, 2 ct||$6.79|
|Costco Salad Mix||5 lbs||$6.19|
|Costco Reser’s Potato Salad||5 lbs||$7.49|
|Costco Reser’s Macaroni Salad||5 lbs||$7.99|
|Costco Azuma Gourmet Seaweed Salad||28 oz||$12.39|
|Costco Fresh & Ready Garlic Pesto Penne Pasta Salad||9.5 oz, 6 ct||$18.69|
|Costco Ready Pac Chopped Romaine Lettuce||2 lbs||$4.79|
|Costco Dole Tropical Fruit Salad, #10 can||6 lbs 10 oz||$4.79|
|Kirkland Signature Normandy-Style Vegetable Blend||5.5 lbs||$9.09|
|Costco Fresh & Ready Egg Salad on Wheat Sandwich||5 oz, 6 ct||$18.19|
Costco Sandwiches Platters & Sandwich Trays Menu
|Costco Sandwich Platter||Chicken Mayo, Egg Mayo, Roast Beef & Cheese, Ham & Cheese||Serves 10 People||$29.99|
|Costco Croissant Sandwich Platter||Turkey Breast, Ham, Roast Beef||Serves 10 People||$29.99|
Costco Hotdogs with a soft drink are still available for only $1.50 each. There are also Berry Smoothies available at some locations for $3.00 each. Ice Cream with Chocolate or Strawberry Sauce can be purchased for $3.00 – $4.00 Depending on location. The Latte/Mocha Freeze is also available at select locations for $3.00.
FAQ’s About Costo’s Menu
What menu items have been discontinued at Costco?
Being a food court that offers a large menu including the food they sell from their grocery store, Costco is sure to have a long list of discontinued items. But here, we’ll be looking at 5 of the most missed Costco menu items that always attracted customers to sit and dine after a long haul at the cashier.
- Half-Sheet Cakes
- Parmigiano Reggiano Wedges
- Polish Dogs
- The combo pizza
- Kirkland Take and Bake Pizza
Post pandemic Costco also stripped down their menu items at select locations. One item removed from most locations was the beloved crank wheel that dispensed onions on hotdogs. I’ve heard many members claim they now take their hotdogs home and chop their own onions before enjoying.
Are there any discounts you can claim at Costco?
Costco Food Court does not have any discounts for seniors or students. As an Executive Member at Costco myself, I’ve never seen any limited time discounts at the food court. And that’s okay in my book. The prices are already low enough.
How is the Costco Food Court Menu able to be so Cheap?
A lot of people wonder how Costco is able to make money with their food court. And the reality is, they probably don’t make much of a return selling hot dogs and a drink for only $1.50. It all comes back to the business model of selling memberships to drive revenue. In fact, Costco generated a staggering $3.9 billion in memberships alone in 2021.
Costco offers a few different membership options ranging from $60 per year for Business and Gold Star options or Executive Level options for $120 per year. Perks like access to the food court, free in-store samples, low-priced gas and frequently changing inventory keep customers coming back and enrolling their membership each year. The current rate of renewal is an unheard of 91% in the United States and Canada.
From a personal standpoint, I live a few blocks away from a Costco and I would never let my membership lapse. I frequently shop at Costco not only for food items, but I also buy almost all of my gasoline there since I know it’s where I’ll find the best price. It’s clear that the millions of other Costco members feel the exact same way as me.
What are the most popular menu items at Costco?
Whether you’re grabbing a quick energy snack from all the shopping or you’ve worked overtime and need dinner ready pronto, Costco delivers with their easy prep meals. Customers time and time again can rely on the following menu items depending on the market.
1. Chicken Caesar Salad
Salads from Costco aren’t 5-star level, that’s reality. But most salads taste the same whether it’s from a fast food joint or a Michelin-credited restaurant anyway. If it’s good then it’s great. Costco has various salad offerings for all preferences. Their Chicken Caesar Salad is arguably one of the most affordable and tasteful ones on their menu.
2. Turkey Provolone Sandwich
Want a turkey sandwich that tastes exactly like turkey? Then get the Turkey Provolone Sandwich. It is too savory for some but if you really love turkey meat or flavor, don’t pass up on this.
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3. BBQ Brisket Sandwich
Fast food sandwiches aren’t the most delectable options to get when you’re a foodie. But Costco’s BBQ Brisket Sandwich competes. The coleslaw that sits atop is surprisingly fresh and the buns are not that bad. If you like sweet BBQ flavor on beef go for this.
Costco’s hotdogs are super affordable. They look bland, pitiful, and just downright sad. However, in your mouth and stomach, they deliver. The hotdogs are warm, the buns are soft, and the toppings are straightforward. You can’t go wrong with a hotdog as a snack at Costco.
Costco has a lot to offer in its pizza department. Lots of toppings and flavors to choose from. They’re not the best pizza out there by any means. If you’re looking for an anniversary date night pizza dinner, don’t get Costco. But if you’re looking for a children’s sleepover midnight snack pizza, Costco is here. Costco pizzas are like a long-term relationship. It’s the little moments. The ordinary victories that their pizzas are worth and honestly, it’s exactly why Costco pizzas are the top selling items on the menu.
I know a lot of people who order these pizzas in advance for kids birthday parties or other occasions where a lot of people need to be fed. As a member, you can even call to order these pizzas ahead of time and pick them up. You can easily order 10 or more pizzas and have everything ready to pick up within only a few hours of placing the order.
Is there a secret menu at Costco?
Despite the rumors and many internet myths out there, Costco does not have a secret menu. You can join the masses, however, and create your own Costco food item by mixing different menu items. A hack, the internet calls it.
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An example would be Costco Taco. A hot dog in a pizza rolled in the form of a burrito and eaten like a taco. Yes, we know, very disgusting and confusing. But it exists! Try out some other Costco food “hacks” and see if you can create your own Costco secret menu.
Are there any Costco menu items for specialty diets?
Aside from its long list of salad and fruit dessert options, Costco does not care for specialty diets. At best, their menu items are best eaten on occasion. But if you find yourself stuck at Costco and in need of healthy munchies, check out below their low-calorie food offerings.
- Wild Frozen Blueberries
- The Kirkland Signature Oven Browned Turkey Breast
- Eat Smart Sweet Kale Gourmet Salad
- Wholly Guacamole Classic Guacamole Mini Cup
- Trident Seafoods Frozen Alaskan Salmon Burgers
- Dave’s Killer Bread
- Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers
- Kirkland Organic Pure Maple Syrup
- Kirkland Signature Creamy Almond Butter
- Kirkland Brown Rice & Quinoa Pouches with Amaranth and Garlic
Who is the target audience of Costco’s menu?
Obviously, Costco’s main target is to appeal to there value-minded membership that costs $60 annually for a Gold Membership and $120 for an Executive Membership card. Recently, Costco changed their rules only allowing members to access the food court. Previously, anyone could go on visit the food court even if they didn’t have a Costco membership. As a result, food court diners makeup any shopper that wants an affordable and convenient meal.
Just because Costco appeals to consumers that are seeking value, doesn’t mean their members are considered low income. In fact, a report from Business Insider says the typical Costco customer is a 35 – 44 year-old Asian female making $125k+ in annual income. Only 15% of the warehouses total customer base is considered to be “getting by” or “poor.” It seems that even the most affluent members appreciate a good value.
At the time of writing there are more than 813 Costco warehouses around the world with more being added each year. The company employs close to $275,000 and is well known for better compensation and benefits than other warehouse retailers.