Planning a Costco Trip? Here Are the 51 Best Foods to Buy

No matter what’s on your menu, there are plenty of great options to add to your grocery shopping list at Costco.

Shopping at Costco is always an adventure. You can buy just about anything at the membership store that specializes in selling bulk goods, but you can never quite predict exactly what you will find there at any given time. The selection changes rapidly and can fluctuate quite a bit from one store to another.

Even if you limit yourself to just the food aisles, you can still spend hours checking out new surprises while also stocking up on old favorites. To help give you a head start, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top items that should definitely be added to your Costco shopping list.

Best Costco Food

1. Halloween-Themed White Chocolate Cocoa Bombs

Obviously, you can only find these at certain times of the year, so grab them while you can. These are perfect for a Halloween party treat! They usually sell at Costco for around $20 a box.

2. PBFit Organic Peanut Butter Powder 

With 8g of plant-based protein per serving, this peanut butter powder from PBFit has 87% less fat than traditional peanut butter but still tastes amazing!

3. HighKey Keto Friendly Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Highkey Mini Cookies

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Anyone who thinks you can’t enjoy scrumptious chocolate chip cookies on a Keto diet obviously hasn’t tried these bite-sized HighKey mini cookies, which have just 1g of net carbs per serving. 

4. Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

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These fig bars from Nature’s Bakery are made with real fruits and whole grains, so they are a perfect option for those following a plant-based diet. 

5. La Terra Fina Spinach Artichoke and Parmesan Dip/Spread

Instagram commenters suggested a range of ways to enjoy this tasty (and versatile) dip & spread, including scooping it with a tortilla chip or using it to stuff chicken. CostcoHotFinds notes that it’s great both warm and cold.

6. Brazi Bites Cheese Bread 

With just the right balance of crispy and chewy, these cheese bread bites from Brazi Bites are gluten-free and made from simple, natural ingredients.

7. Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks 

With 80mg of natural caffeine, these energy drinks from Aspire give you the boost you need without those unwanted jitters. Plus, they have zero calories and no carbs or added sugar.

Related: Here Are the 31 Best Wines at Costco 

8. Roasted Chicken Croissant Meal

This is a great deal, as costcohotfinds on TikTok noted you get an entire meal—which means “a ton of food” for $10. The package includes a roasted chicken sandwich on a croissant and a Caesar salad.

9. GODIVA Chocolate Domes 

If there’s one name that’s synonymous with delicious, decadent chocolate, it’s GODIVA. Consisting of three layers of distinct textures that each have an individual flavor, these domes provide an exciting way to enjoy premium chocolate.

10. Hannah Mediterranean Feta Dip Trio 

Get three delicious flavors of feta dip in one package for around $7.

11. Mighty Spark Bruschetta Chicken Patties 

Instagrammer costcobuys raves that these all-natural chicken patties—which come from chickens raised without antibiotics and no added hormones—are “delicious.”

12. Unreal Deli Plant-Based Deli Meat Variety Pack 

The term “plant-based meat products” may sound like an oxymoron to those unfamiliar with the concept, but once you try these delicious offerings from Unreal Deli (which all have 14g to 16g of protein per serving), you will quickly embrace the idea.

13. Trü Frü Chocolate Strawberries 

Instagrammer mom_boss_plus_4 called these chocolate-covered strawberries “a MUST TRY at Costco.” Be sure to look for other Trü Frü varieties, like chocolate-covered raspberries or bananas.

14. Wild Planet Wild White Anchovies 

Anchovies offer a variety of health benefits, partly because they are packed with omega-3 acids. These anchovies from Wild Planet are sustainably caught and have a clean, mild flavor.

15. Real Good Foods Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

Real Good Foods Stuffed Jalapenos

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Cost Contessa deems these bacon-wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños “an easy, delectable keto treat!” Each serving has an impressive 20 grams of protein and just four grams net carbs.

16. Milton’s Craft Bakers Thin & Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza

This gluten-free pizza from Milton’s Craft Bakers is loaded with flavor-packed vegetables and an assortment of real cheeses. “The crust has a great, chewy texture, it’s loaded with vegetables, and the sauce is just a hint of sweet,” says Dan the Costco Man.

17. One Degree Organic Rolled Oats 

One Degree Organic Foods’ slogan is “all ingredients from farmers we know” and they back that up by using 100% traceable ingredients. An 80-ounce bag of these rolled oats usually sells for around $7.50 at Costco, although some online shoppers have spotted them periodically offered at $2 off the normal price.

18. Yakisoba Stir Fry 

Hayleigh Luttmers on TikTok raved about this stir fry kit, “Oh my God, it was so good! 10 out of 10—highly recommend.”

19. Creative Snacks Co. Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Flavored Pretzels 

One online reviewer noted that these pretzels from Creative Snacks Co. were “very smoothly flavorful and crunchy. Satisfied my seasonal pumpkin spice craving!”

20. Dewey’s Bakery Peanut Butter Cookies 

The lemon cookies from Dewey’s Bakery are a popular Costco pick, and it looks like the brand’s peanut butter cookies are also a hit. Floridamomof3 on TikTok suggested they would be great crumbled up and used as a pie crust.

21. Via Emilia Italian Gelato Macarons 

This box of gelato macarons includes an assortment of six different flavors. Costcohiddengems calls them “the perfect sweet little dessert!”

22. Cinnamon Pull-A-Part Bread

TikTok and YouTube reviewers cannot stop raving about this pull-a-part bread that is coated with gooey, delicious icing when heated. Costcokitchen on TikTok promised it will be the “best $6.99 you’ll ever spend.”

23. Dark Chocolate Covered Mangoes 

Floridamomof3 on TikTok was skeptical of these Kirkland chocolate-covered mangoes, but quickly became a fan, saying they “taste like caramel.”

24. Muffins 

Costco has a wide assortment of freshly baked muffins in their bakery section, ranging from coffee cake to double chocolate chip. But when it’s “pumpkin spice season,” you will definitely want to look for the pumpkin streusel muffins.

25. Key Lime Pie 

This key lime pie is a fan favorite at Costco but had disappeared for a while. At 68 ounces, the pie is massive—yet a great bargain at just $15.99, so it’s not surprising that online Costco observers were thrilled to spot it back in stores. 

26. Blue Diamond Chilé ‘N Lime Almonds

Costcoguide on Instagram deemed these almonds “so good” and said the taste isn’t spicy as you might expect but is more on the zesty/tart side. Blue Diamond noted in a Facebook post that these popular almonds are available exclusively at Costco.

27. Half-Sheet Cakes 

Costco’s half-sheet cakes were legendary and extremely popular. Besides being delicious, they were also a great bargain—you got a huge cake designed to serve close to 50 people for only $20. Then these cakes quietly disappeared in the spring of 2020, reportedly due to the rapid drop in large gatherings during the pandemic. The good news: they have since returned. You can’t order the cakes online, though—you must actually go to the store in person and place an order.

Related: The 51 Best Foods to Buy at Trader Joe’s

28. Asaro Organic Castelvetrano Green Olives 

Costcohotfinds spotted a 19-ounce jar of these olives for just $5.49. One commenter loved them enough to buy three jars, while another noted they use one of these olives in their cocktail every night.

29. Mini Raspberry Cakes 

These diminutive raspberry cakes are a popular pick in the Costco bakery section. Be warned: some online commenters noted that the frosting is very sweet.

30. JoJo’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Filled Bites 

Pumpkin spice and dark chocolate sound like a winning combination! Made with Oat Haus granola butter, these tiny treats are vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

31. Veggie Kabobs 

These veggie kabob kits include skewers and a variety of flavorful vegetables. Costcohiddengems said that these and the Veggie Side Kits “help you add some healthy vegetables to your meal easily.”

32. Ready-to-Go Meals 

Costco has a wide assortment of ready-to-go meals, including stuffed peppers, meatloaf with mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, and spinach salad. Just heat and enjoy!

33. Food Court Pizza  

Costco is famous for its food court menu (and amazing prices) and, not surprisingly, pizza is one of the most popular offerings. Although the retailer did raise the prices on some food court items recently, you can still get a whole pizza for less than $10. Cost Contessa notes that you can order a food court pizza in advance by phone.

34. Frozen Bean Latte and Frappe Mix 

Easily create your own yummy frappe or latte (either hot or cold) at home with this handy mix, which offers a 2x double shot of caffeine.

35. Beecher’s World’s Best Mac & Cheese 

Declaring you have the “world’s best” mac & cheese is an ambitious claim, but some online reviewers attest that this easy-to-prepare mac & cheese from Beecher’s is indeed delicious.

36. Stryve Beef Biltong 

Stryve Beef Biltong

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This Stryve Beef Biltong is a great choice if you are seeking a protein-packed snack. Biltong is a type of dried meat prepared using a technique popular in South African countries. These gluten-free and keto-friendly treats have 16g of protein per serving. 

37. Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil

Chosen Foods Avocado Oil

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If you are looking for pure, all-natural avocado oil, you can’t do better than this 100% pure variety from Chosen Foods. Its versatility makes it super helpful to keep handy in your kitchen—you can use it for cooking, roasting, grilling and marinating.  

38. GoGo SqueeZ Organic Applesauce

GoGo Squeez Applesauce

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Bursting with rich, natural flavors, this organic applesauce from GoGo SqueeZ is a healthy treat your kids will actually enjoy. Available in 9 flavors, you can also find a 4-flavor variety pack at Costco. 

39. RW Garcia Sweet Potato Crackers

RW Garcia Crackers

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The Costco review site CostCuisine noted that these crackers from RW Garcia are thin, almost like a tortilla chip—but added, “That doesn’t mean they aren’t super delicious and slightly unique because they are.” They’re not currently showing up on the Costco website, so be sure to keep an eye out for them in stores.

Related: 25 Best Costco Frozen Foods

40. Utz Pub Mix 

Utz Pub Mix

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Here’s a snack that will appeal to fans of the classic bar snack mix. You get an assortment of savory flavors and textures in this Utz Pub Mix, with contents that include cheddar cheese twists, pretzel sticks and nacho bagel chips. 

41. SkinnyDipped Dark Chocolate Bites

SkinnyDipped just recently launched a new line of Dark Chocolate Bites that are available exclusively at Costco. Loaded with luscious, creamy caramel, these treats will quickly become one of your new favorites! 

42. Harry’s Organic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Harry's Tomato Soup

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This popular soup seems to be a seasonal item, so the Cost Contessa was excited to recently spot it at Costco stores again, noting that it’s “a thick, rich, chunky tomato and basil soup with a great flavor and creaminess!”

43. Smart Sweets Peach Rings

Smart Sweets Peach Rings

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CostCuisine pronounces these peach rings from Smart Sweet to be “SO good. They taste just like really fresh, sweet, juicy and slightly sour fuzzy peaches.” Be sure to look for other Smart Sweets products at Costco, as well.

44. Milk Chocolate Almonds 

These Kirkland Signature chocolate-covered almonds don’t skimp on the chocolatey goodness, according to Costcofoodreviews on TikTok, who gave them a 9 out of 10 rating.

45. Rip Van Wafels Dutch Caramel & Vanilla 

If you like stroopwafels, you have to try these fabulous treats from Rip Van Wafels. Costcohiddengems says they are “totally decadent while being super low in sugar and high in fiber!”

46. Braided Apple Strudel

Look for this tasty treat in the bakery section. Costcohotfinds says it is “sweet, doughy and SO good!!”

47. Real Good Foods Chicken Enchiladas

Here’s a Costco exclusive you won’t want to miss. The reviewer at Costcofoodreviews on TikTok was excited to spot these when they first arrived at Costco earlier this year. They are the “grande” version of Real Good Foods’ original enchiladas. With 20g of protein and just 2g of net carbs per serving, they are both healthy and delicious.

48. Kirkland Signature Organic Diced Tomatoes 

Kirkland Diced Tomatoes

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These Kirkland Signature organic tomatoes have a fresh, hearty taste—and they’re a great time-saver since they come already diced. A pack of eight 14.5-ounce cans typically sells for $7.99. 

49. Salmon Milano with Basil Pesto Butter

This is one of those Costco products that seems to have developed a cult following. This Kirkland Signature salmon with pesto butter is “everything you need for a quick, delicious, healthy meal,” says Costcofoodreviews on TikTok.

50. Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter 

Kerrygold Irish Butter

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Grass-fed butter in general tends to have a better taste than your run-of-the-mill butter, but Cost Contessa says “Kerrygold is another level of special” and is a “great versatile, all-purpose, all-natural butter.” Available in salted or unsalted varieties.

51. SoKusa Happy Shrimp Chips 

Happy Shrimp Chips

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If you’ve never tried shrimp chips, you are in for a real treat – at least., according to the legions of fans who rave about these SoKusa Happy Shrimp Chips online. One Reddit user called them “super yummy.” 

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