21 Delicious Best Buys at Costco

My top 21 Best Buys at Costco for all things FOOD! From tasty frozen finds, to fresh produce – Costco has it all. Get your grocery list ready for your next trip to our favorite wholesale store!

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Hey foodies, are you looking for the best buys at Costco? I have just the thing you’re looking for. We know many of you love Costco, because well… Who doesn’t?! But since Costco is such a huge place, I wanted to share my top 21 delicious foodie finds to help you out on your next trip there. Shall we?

This post is not sponsored by Costco, we are just love us a good Costco trip.

#1 Taylor Farms Asian Cashew Chopped Salad

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Costco has 3 bagged salads – all 3 are amazing, flavorful, and totally not boring. They also make your life a whole heck of a lot easier! Salad in a bag, heyoo – my kinda thing.

This Asian salad is definitely a must try!

#2 Taylor Farms Sweet Kale Chopped Salad

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Oh, hey! Another salad.

This chopped salad comes with a sweet poppy-seed dressing and a delicious texture topping with pumpkin seeds and cranberries! I guess you could say this was our “first love” salad from Costco. We usually swap back and forth between this and that nommy Asian salad!

{ How we use it: BEST eaten with #18 Salmon Burgers. }

#3 Philippine Naturally Dried Mangoes

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If ever i’m in need of a little treat, I love getting these dried mango’s! I used to be overly obsessed with them, but I’ve toned it down a bit and gained a little self control. 😉 If you like dried mangos, you will for suuure find these delicious!
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#4 Organic Edamame Spaghetti

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Such a good pasta find – completely plant-based and packed with protein. We eat this with pasta sauce and sometimes turkey meatballs! It’s obviously healthier, but gives you a satisfying feel of pasta without the guilt.

It takes only several minutes to boil, and one box alone will last you forever.

#5 Organic Vegetable Potstickers

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I find myself frequently falling in love with the freezer section at Costco. Drew and I tried this potstickers when we first got our membership and couldn’t stop buying them! I love adding them to a dinner, or just having them to throw together appetizer.

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Clean ingredients and SO yummy!

#6 Milton’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Okay guys, if you are looking for a healthy pizza that actually tastes good – here you go! This is probably one of the better (if not THE best) cauliflower pizza crusts I’ve had. Crispy, thin, topped with flavorful veggies – seriously delicious! One of my top best buys at Costco.

#7 Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

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This turkey breast was one of the very first things I ate from Costco. It has nothing added, is a great healthy protein option, and is seriously so yum! This turkey breast is pre-cooked, has delicious flavor, and can be served in so many different ways. Heat it up in the oven with gravy and a side of potatoes, or slice it up for a sandwich or salad. We love it all!
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#8 Smoked Whitefish Salad

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Stay with me here – I will say this is one of the most unexpected things I have loved from Costco! I tried it at a party (extremely skeptical…we’ll put it that way). Anyway, I ended up loving it! A fancy appetizer option to have with crackers for dipping.

#9 Larabar Cashew & Almond Butter with Dark Chocolate Coconut

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I mean, what more is there to say? Larabar in peanut butter form is kind of heaven on earth. Costco does move their nut butters in shifts, so this may not always be there – but i love the combination of different nuts and added chocolate (obviously).

Like a healthier Nutella!
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#10 Pomegranates/Seasonal Fruit!

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As you can tell from several of my salad recipes — I love, love, love using pomegranate seeds in my salad! I eat about one (big Costco pomegranate) a day when in season. Ha!

Costco not only has the biggest Pomegranates I’ve seen in my life, but you get more for you buck when buying these/any fruit at Costco! So worth it!!

{ How we use it: We love using pomegranate seeds in our Kale & Wild Rice Salad with Lemon-Herb Dressing, Apple-Pomegranate Harvest Salad, Strawberry-Pomegranate Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette. }
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#11 Fresh Rotisserie Chicken

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We’ll cut to the chase–I don’t ever leave Costco without my rotisserie chicken! It is one of the most resourceful things I have ever purchased from Costco. Yes, it’s rotisserie chicken–nothing new here–but it’s huge, has incredible flavor, and can be used for multiple dinners from the leftovers. This makes life a whole lot easier.

#12 Udi’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread

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I cannot rave about this bread enough! I was huge into Ezekiel Bread (and still am) before finding this. I love having toast with peanut butter in the morning and this bread is SO great for a GF option. Great texture and taste! LOVE this bread.

Also, you are saving about $2 buying it at Costco compared to regular grocery store pricing. Win!

#13 Snack Factory Pretzel Crips

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Hollllaaa at all the pretzel luvrzzz! We purchase these almost every Costco trip. We are currently obsessed with dipping them in Costco’s organic hummus!!

#14 Birch Benders Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix

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This pancake mix is ahhh-mazing. I was a little leery when I first purchased it. Due to the ingredients being healthier I wasn’t sure if the texture or flavor would be off. But these are hands down the best “healthier” pancakes I’ve ever had! Since trying them, I’ve told quite a few people to purchase them. If you enjoy making pancakes on the weekend or for a holiday, this is THE perfect addition to your pantry. These pancakes taste identical to a classic recipe, texture is fluffy and soft, with a slightly sweet flavor. And best part is – they are made with all clean, plant-based ingredients.

We enjoy these drizzled in peanut butter + honey, and topped with bananas. YUM!

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We interrupt your current readings to bring you my favorite Costco partner and husband – Drew! Haaiii.

#15 Sabatasso’s Gluten Free Pizza

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Gluten free pizza? Usually does not taste like pizza. But this is seriously yum when it comes to frozen pizza options. Tastes just like regular pizza and is  super good! I was amazed when I first had this.

#16 TastyBite Brown Rice & Lentils

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We love cooking brown rice in our house, but I’m not the only one in the world to say brown rice takes forever to cook. Not only is this super handy to have because of how fast it cooks but it has amazing ingredients and simple herb flavors to spice it up.

Our favorite way to eat this is as a side dish or with #21 Madras Lentils!

#17 Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips

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If you haven’t yet had these, you must! These are the best tortilla chips ever. Always keep these stocked in our pantry!

#18 Alaskan Salmon Burgers

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These are so amazing. And have come to save the day when I have no dinner to make! We put them on salads, buns, quinoa–you name it! They are so delicious.

We mention in #2 – Sweet Kale Salad, that we love pairing these two together. Try it!!!

#19 Kirkland Milk Chocolate Almonds

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Okay, if you haven’t ever had Kirkland chocolate covered almonds you may need to stop whatever you are doing and immediately go get them. I’m doomed whenever I eat them because I literally can’t stop snacking on those little pieces of gold!

LOVE them.

#20 La Brea Bakery Naan Bread

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If you love pizza or flatbreads this is such a great item to have in your kitchen! Whenever I buy these for pizza I usually throw the rest of what I didn’t use in the freezer and take em’ out whenever I need them next.

You can make the quickest, tastiest pizza’s with these! Naan Bread is one of my favorites.

#21 TastyBite Madras Lentils

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Madras Lentils from TasteBite! And I’m not your average joe that buys quick meals like this. But all the ingredients in this product are clean. HUGE win in itself. And it’s dinner done in 1 minute. Convinced yet?

This and #16, Brown Rice & Lentils, are a match made in heaven. They’re literally the perfect back up when I need a quick dinner or side thrown together. So good!

Side note: I saw one pack of these being sold at my local grocery store for 1/2 the price of this box (that holds SIX). You are saving a ton on this one!

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Oh, and Costco is the best place to get flowers!!


I hope you enjoyed this post – have you purchased any of these delicious foods I’ve listed? What do you think of them? Be sure to share YOUR favorite best buys at Costco in the comments with me!

If you enjoyed this one about Costco, or maybe you don’t currently have a membership (sad face), check out 15 Grocery Must-Haves at Target.
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23 Comments

  • Avatar for Linda LeBlanc Linda LeBlanc says:

    Would you have egg free and buffalo or goat cheese for food allergies.

  • Avatar for Barbara Barbara says:

    There’s a lot on the list that I will definitely trying very nice

  • Avatar for Debby Debby says:

    Awesome tips!
    Thank you.

  • What do you have to add to make the Paleo pancake mix. That always determines if I want to but it.

    • Avatar for Bethany Kramer Bethany Kramer says:

      Hi Beverly, all you add to the pancake mix is water. I also add some cinnamon and vanilla just for fun 🙂

  • Avatar for Bridget Mullin Bridget Mullin says:

    This was the best information I found on Costco items. I was looking for something new for my trip today. I can’t wait to pick up the mangos, rot. chicken and madras lentils. Thanks for your advice!

  • Avatar for Johanna Johanna says:

    I want a good way to cook the sal.on burgers. I hesitate on microwave and attempting to find a good sauce for them if avoiding carbs. And i say the coffee as well is my go to at costco

    • Avatar for Bethany Kramer Bethany Kramer says:

      We love pan searing or grilling the salmon burgers. We’ve had it with a yogurt & dill sauce (costco sells Tatziki) or eat with a salad. And amen to that! We always get coffee at Costco – such a good deal!

  • Avatar for Monica Young Monica Young says:

    Thank you for supplying this list.

  • Avatar for Dasha Dasha says:

    Great list! I already buy some of these. Maybe it might help if you mentioned prices?

  • Avatar for Gaylyn Hawkins Gaylyn Hawkins says:

    What is the cost of membership for senior citizens?
    Love the stores that I have visited

  • Avatar for sara goldstein sara goldstein says:

    Also, try Issio’s breads! Great for sandwiches, toast or melt cheese with vegies on the slices in micro-wave-delicious.

  • Avatar for Phoebe Phoebe says:

    This list was great until I saw the cauliflower crust pizza – it was awful! The most cardboard, bland pizza I’ve ever had. A piece of toast tastes better. I tried it twice (package has 2) and the oven settings didn’t make any improvements.

    • Avatar for Bethany Kramer Bethany Kramer says:

      That totally surprises me! I’ve tasted quite a few cardboard cauliflower pizzas but this one is one of my favorites.

  • Avatar for Cynthia Cynthia says:

    Thanks for the list. I will definetly try some of these.
    #15 gluten free pizzas i have purchased several times and are very good. Much better than takeout gluten free pizza. Everyone in my house etas them, even if they do not have to eat gluten free.

  • Avatar for Ray White Ray White says:

    If you have a dog the Kirkland Lamb and rice formula is one of the best rated, most nutritious dog foods around. Our weimaraner has stayed healthy and happy on it for almost a decade now.

  • Avatar for Dawn Dawn says:

    Did you know that Worlds Finest Chocolates makes the chocolate covered almonds? That’s why they’re so delicious! I know cuz a family member used to make them!

  • Avatar for Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Hi, How do you think that turkey breast would work for Thanksgiving? I really don’t want to buy a whole turkey so we’d like to cook a breast but this looks even easier. Could we heat it, slice it and serve it that way without it tasting like a total shortcut? Thanks for any insight. : )

    • You absolutely can! I know people who do. My husband and I this year will be spending Thanksgiving away from family and I will most likely use this turkey breast. We like to slice it (cold) then make a gravy and place it in a pan with gravy – heat for a few minutes then serve. It’s delicious! 🙂

    • Avatar for Jennifer Jennifer says:

      Thank you! Ahhhh….this sounds it’s going to make things so much simpler.