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Everything on the Costco Food Court Menu (10 Favorites Under $10!)

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If you've ever wandered through a Costco, chances are you've been tempted by the Costco Food Court. But the food court is more than just a convenient place to grab a snack — it's a goldmine of good eats at even better prices. From the hot dog to the Costco pizza and even the new chocolate chip cookie, there's just about something for everyone, and everything's under $10.

Prices at the Costco Food Court remain impressively low, with pizzas, hot dogs, and other items typically costing just a few dollars. Some menu items get switched out from time to time (which we'll cover in a minute), but you can generally expect the same low prices at every Costco location.

And if you need more of a selection than what the food court offers, we can also help you learn how to order Costco Catering and how to order a Costco sheet cake (it's one of our favorite Costco Bakery secrets).

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Costco Food Court Menu and Prices (2024)

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Some of the Costco Food Court menu prices have gone up in recent years — but for the 12 menu items they offer now, the average cost per item is still less than $5.

A few menu prices increased back in July 2022, including the 20-ounce fountain drink (up $0.10) and the Costco chicken bake (up $1). We also saw the price of the Costco Caesar Salad go from $3.99 to $6.99, when it got renamed the Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad.

Here's the full Costco Food Court menu as of March 2024, listed from cheapest to most expensive:

1. Hot Dog with Soda, $1.50

The Costco Food Court is by far the best place to get a hot dog because the Costco hot dog has always been (and will forever be) $1.50 — their price since 1984.

It's a quarter-pound hot dog and a 20-ounce drink for only $1.50 — one of the best deals on hot dogs around. (If you just need a drink, you can grab one for $0.69.)

The Costco hot dog vs. the Sam’s Club hot dog debate is a hot topic among shoppers, with many siding with Costco for both taste and value.

2. Pizza, $1.99 (Slice) - $9.95 (Whole)

Whether you want a slice or a whole pizza, you can get both from Costco, and even eat them while you shop. The only drawback is the topping options — you only get to choose from pepperoni or cheese.

A whole 18-inch Costco pizza costs $9.95, which is cheaper (and larger) than most pizza chain options. Here’s how the prices compare for the biggest pepperoni pizzas on the menu:

  • Costco Whole Pizza (18 inch): $9.95 — $0.039 per square inch of pizza

  • Sam’s Club Pizza (16 inch): $8.98 — $0.045 per square inch of pizza

  • Papa John’s Extra Large Pizza (16 inch): $18.49 — $0.092 per square inch of pizza

  • Domino’s Extra Large Pizza (16 inch): $19.84 — $0.099 per square inch of pizza

  • Pizza Hut Large Pizza (14 inch): $17.49 — $0.114 per square inch of pizza

*Prices are for carry out, without any coupons, in Florida.

So if you're comparing the cost per square inch of pizza, a whole Costco pizza is 13% cheaper than Sam’s Club, 58% cheaper than Papa John’s, 60% cheaper than Domino’s, and 66% cheaper than Pizza Hut!

3. Ice Cream Cup, $1.99

At Costco, you can choose between 10 ounces of vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream in a cup for just $1.99.

A plain sundae from McDonald’s will cost you $3.49 — making the Costco ice cream cup 43% cheaper.

4. Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie, $2.49

Costco's food court menu got an update in January 2024, swapping out the beloved churro for a brand-new cookie. Weighing in at 5.5 ounces, this oversized cookie is served warm and large enough to split with someone else.

Compared to other jumbo cookies from Crumbl Cookie or Insomnia Cookies, Costco offers the best price per ounce, coming in at $0.45 per ounce. The next-best price is actually the Subway Footlong cookie.

5. Ice Cream Sundae, $2.49

The vanilla ice cream sundae at Costco costs $2.49 and gives you the option of either strawberry or chocolate topping.

For comparison, a McDonald’s sundae costs $3.59 and is smaller than what you’ll get at Costco. This makes the Costco sundae 30% cheaper for about twice the sundae.

KCL TIP: Although its not listed on the menu, some Costco locations will let you make a chocolate sundae with strawberry ice cream.

6. Cold Brew Mocha Freeze, $2.99

The 16-ounce Cold Brew Mocha Freeze costs $2.99 and is made with cold-brew coffee (from Kirkland Signature Colombian beans, of course) and chocolate. If you prefer it without the chocolate, just ask.

Opting for Costco's caffeine fix instead of a similar frozen coffee from Dunkin’ can save you 30%.

7. Fruit Smoothie, $2.99

The $2.99 Costco fruit smoothie is a blend of strawberries, blackberries, and acai. It has four servings of fruit and no added sugar. The same-size smoothie would cost you $4.29 at McDonald’s — making the Costco version 30% cheaper.

From June to September, the berry fruit smoothie gets replaced with the seasonal Mango Smoothie at Costco.

8. Chicken Bake, $3.99

The Costco Chicken Bake is a crowd favorite with Costco members, though its price did jump from $2.99 to $3.99 in 2022. It has chicken breast, cheese, bacon, and Caesar dressing wrapped in bread.

KCL TIP: You can buy a six-pack of Costco Chicken Bakes from the frozen aisle for $13.99. These at-home versions are a tad smaller than what you'll find at the food court and include an additional ingredient: green onions.

9. Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad, $6.99

If you love the Costco rotisserie chicken, then this one is for you. The Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad is made with chicken breast, crisp romaine, Parmesan cheese, and a creamy Caesar dressing.

KCL TIP: If you're not in a hurry for a salad fix, consider grabbing a whole rotisserie chicken and a Caesar salad kit from the Costco deli instead. You could whip up about four salads for around $13, making it a better deal.

10. Turkey Swiss Sandwich, $6.99

This all-new menu item made its first appearance in February 2024. It comes with oven roasted turkey breast, Swiss cheese, sun-dried tomato spread, and a mayo-mustard spread for $6.99 — quite a few dollars cheaper than the roast beef sandwich.

11. Roast Beef Sandwich, $9.99

In 2023, the Costco Food Court introduced a new roast beef sandwich to its lineup. Priced at $9.99, it definitely raised some eyebrows — after all, that's pricier than an entire pizza!

This sandwich has sliced roast beef, onion relish, a blend of mayo and mustard, lettuce, roasted cherry tomatoes, and red onions on an artisan roll. It’s a decent-sized sandwich that can ultimately be shared by two people.

Do you need a membership for the Costco food court?

As of March 2024, you technically don't need a membership. But new Costco food court membership rules are expected to come April 8, 2024.

There’s a workaround to shop at Costco without a membership, though: You can always enter a Costco with a Costco Shop Card — it's essentially a gift card that works all over the store, including at the Costco Food Court.

To get a Costco Shop Card gift card, someone with an active membership has to buy one for you, but you could always buy them a slice of Costco pizza ($1.99) for their trouble.

KCL TIP: We’ve heard that some outdoor Costco Food Courts don’t actively enforce the rule that you need to be a Costco member to dine there, but your mileage may vary depending on your Costco location.

What are the Costco Food Court hours?

The food court follows the same schedule as the main warehouse, so you can expect your Costco Food Court to be open these hours:

  • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Note: Keep in mind that Costco Business Center locations have different hours than regular Costco warehouses — and the Business Centers don't usually have a food court at all.

Bonus: Costco Food Court Nutrition Facts

​​If you're on the hunt for the complete nutritional info of Costco Food Court goodies, you can usually find it displayed on the wall near the food court itself. Oddly enough, Costco doesn't share this breakdown online, but you can find a copy (with microscopic print) posted on Reddit.

We also put together a handy chart using the nutritional facts displayed at our local Costco. Just click to open it in a new window:

costco food court nutritional facts sheet

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