50 foods that Costco employees and members love
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- Costco's food court is home to a number of cheap and tasty menu options that members and food critics love.
- Costco employees themselves have some favorites, too.
- Business Insider reached out to 49 Costco workers and scoured the web to figure out what meals and Kirkland Signature brand items in the store are considered standout hits.
Costco food courts are a prime attraction at the warehouse company.
And so are many of the delicacies put forward by its in-house brand: Kirkland Signature.
Whether you're looking to grab the chain's classic $1.50 hot dog-and-beverage combo, visiting international Costcos on a globe-trotting adventure, or grocery shop for your family's weekly meals, it's a good idea to gather intel on what tastes good at Costco.
Business Insider spoke to 49 current and former Costco employees about their favorite food offerings at the company. We also trawled the internet for items that members found especially praiseworthy. Keep in mind, prices and food court menus vary between warehouses.
Here are the food options employees and members love at Costco:
Costco's giant muffins are a good pick, despite the calories
Members love the croissants — and recommend popping them in the oven to make them even betterAdvertisement
The company's maple syrup is a 'steal' — it's an easy way to sweeten up your pancakes without feeling sour about spending
Kirkland coffee can be quite a pick-me-up for someAdvertisement
The massive quantities of blueberries are perfect for some members — many members find the large quantity of fruits and vegetables just right
One member praised the chain's almond milk — it was considered "just as good as Blue Diamond"Advertisement
Variations on the turkey provolone sandwich got a thumbs up from employees
The chicken bake is a well-liked guilty pleasure. One Costco member wrote, "I get the chicken bake the most because it's delicious — and I enjoy the self-loathing after I eat it."Advertisement
The cheese pizza at Costco's food court is a popular pick among employees — and Costco is technically the 14th largest pizza chain in the US
... but a number of people also sprang for Costco's combo pizza...Advertisement
... while others opted for the pepperoni slices
If you don't have time for the food court, there's always Kirkland's frozen pizzaAdvertisement
The classic hot-dog-and-soda combo has been a hit for decades
The food court's bratwurst may be on its way out, much to the disappointment of some Costco employees and membersAdvertisement
Italian sausage sandwiches are also a flavorful option at the food court
Costco's outgoing Polish dog will be missed by many...Advertisement
... but the food court's relatively new chili option has received praise
Costco's poutine options are a big draw for Canadian members...Advertisement
... and the chain's French fries are also an international hit...
... as are the bulgogi bakesAdvertisement
The chicken Caesar salad is a good option for salad-lovers
Kirkland's olive oil is a boon to many membersAdvertisement
And Costco's quinoa options allow shoppers to make healthier choices
A number of members rely on the company's chicken stock...Advertisement
... while the warehouse's chicken noodle soup is also a favorite...
... and, of course, the chain's famous rotisserie chickens are a classic mealAdvertisement
One shopper praised the 'gigantic pork loins'...
... while others swear by Costco when it comes to bringing home the baconAdvertisement
Some members always make sure to pick up some pulled pork
Some members like to live on the briny side and spring for Costco's seafood ...Advertisement
... specifically the salmon
And others said that the basil pesto makes everything betterAdvertisement
Kirkland's dried blueberries are a healthy snack beloved by at least one member
The beef jerky has been described as both 'worthwhile' and 'tender'Advertisement
Kirkland granola bars are worth biting into
According to some members, Costco makes a mean Irish cream...Advertisement
... a party-worthy margarita mix...
... standout vodka ...Advertisement
... 'shockingly good' Scotch ...
... and their gin is 'good stuff,' tooAdvertisement
According to one critic, Costco's wines are also worth a toast...
... as is their ProseccoAdvertisement
The chain's sheet cakes are a big deal for some members
Costco's pumpkin pies are more than just a holiday go-to for some familiesAdvertisement
The chocolate chunk cookie is a mouthwatering treat for some members
Three employees find the mocha freeze yummyAdvertisement
Gelato is a refreshingly icy treat for many food court denizens...
... while some opt for the frozen yogurt...Advertisement
... and others go for berry smoothies instead
And when it comes to dessert, churros are always a fan favoriteAdvertisement
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