Let's make a deal. Costco-loving Chowhounds share insider tips for what to pick up at the big-box store and what to skip. Weigh in and give us your opinions on the best (or worst) things about Costco.


Verdi Castelvetrano olives from Costco

by gmm 7 years ago

I bought a container of these yesterday. The Castelvetranos I've had in the past were from olive bars or the Mezzatta brand. They've always been very mild flavored. The Verdis have quite a bit mo...

Freezing portions of a gigantic costco chicken pot pie

by elise h 4 years ago

The Costco chicken pot pie is wonderful. Bountiful large chunks of chicken (white meat) and vegetables. I didn't detect filler potatoes. Creamy, natural tasting sauce. Delectable crust that both cr...

Costco Bus Centre in Scarborough

by itryalot 9 days ago

I've never been and will be driving through. Do they carry non perishables only or do they have the full bakery and clothing section as well?

Costco $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken still a great deal...

by gutreactions 1 month ago

Made a run thru our local Costco in New Rochelle, N.Y., and picked up a 3 lb. Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken. What a tender, meaty great deal. Wrapped a fresh salad and veggies around it, and it was a...

Costco Ahi tuna...sushi grade?

by cleopatra999 6 years ago

I am assuming the ahi tuna at Costco is not sushi grade. I am wanting to make ahi poke, and most of the recipes call for sushi grade tuna. Any problems with using the Costco Ahi in it?

Costco Food Finds - 1 st Quarter 2019

by treb 3 months ago

A new year and new finds at Costco. I always look for blow outs (holiday stuff) in January, one of my favs is English Stilton cheese usually half price. Hope all you CH'ers have a great 2019, p...

Any opinions about Solomon's meat from Costco?

by helou 7 years ago

I was at the Five Towns Costco for the first time last week, and was very pleasantly surprised to see fresh kosher chicken and meat. While I'm familiar with Empire chicken, I don't know much abou...

Price of Cream and H&H at Costco?

by kaleokahu 4 years ago

I thought I'd grab some of both cream and half-n-half at Costco in Seattle last time I was there. H&H? $3.79/half gallon Cream? Just shy of TEN DOLLARS/half gallon! I'm used to paying a *li...

Chicken Pot Pie At Costco?

by Tujunga Mike 15 years ago

okay, I admit it... I love chicken pot pie. Recently on a Costco run I noticed in the meat department, an enormous chicken pot pie. I'm telling you, the thing was the size of a wagon wheel (it ca...

Costco Country French Bread discontinued!

by vanessa7 2 months ago

I don't know if this has already been brought up here, but I was super disappointed to see that Costco has discontinued their Country French Bread. I was told it was a corporate decision and that i...

Grocery Store Roasted Chicken - Who has the best?

by JayDK 8 years ago

QFC, Costco, Metropolitan Market, Whole Foods. Who do you think has the best roasted chicken? Prices range from $5.99 to $9.99. Is there really any difference? Your opinion? ----- Metropolitan...

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2018

by treb 6 months ago

Well, we're heading for the last hurrah for 2018. Holiday planning, family and friends gathering. A great time of the year to prepare some great bites. I hope Costco will stock some interesting ...

Costco prepared entrees in refrigerated section

by elise h 4 years ago

Along with Costco's excellent pot pies in the refrigerated section, I saw these freshly made entrees in my local Costco: mac & cheese, (chicken?) enchiladas, ground beef and rice stuffed peppers. ...

Costco Poppyseed Dressing (w/ Spinach Salad)

by chococat 11 years ago

Dang. The dressing is amazing. What's in that stuff? Crack, probably. Anyone have an idea where it I can buy it by the bottle? Ironically, Costco will only sell it in little cups included with the ...

Fresh winter white truffles at Costco.com

by fdb 10 years ago

Fresh Winter White Truffles 2 Ounces Tuber Magnatum $399.99 shipping & handling included Has anyone bought this? How is the quality?

Costco's product recall alert system

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"It's simple: Be a member at Costco! The store will use your contact information to inform you about recalls applicable to your purchases."

Costco whiskey

by odkaty 6 months ago

I keep seeing that Costco has decent self-branded whiskey. All I've seen (and tried) is their Canadian whisky. Do they carry something other than the Canadian whisky? IOW, please tell me that...

How do I convince CostCo to open in my area??

by Diane in Bexley 13 years ago

In Ohio, CostCo has outlets in Cleveland and Cincinnati but none in Columbus. I have been e-mailing them. My city is actually the largest in Ohio. All we have is stinkin' Sam's Club, and being a fr...