While 2020 may have been a dumpster fire thus far, Costco’s gluten-free chicken nuggets, tri-tip steak, and pre-cooked cilantro shrimp are trying real damn hard to turn things around. If you don’t have much time for cooking and being in in the kitchen, Costco is bringing the heat with food heroes we didn’t know we needed.
Costco Membership = Worth Every Penny
I can’t recommend enough to get a Costco membership – it’s worth every single penny. Aside from being able to buy house things in bulk (toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, dish washer pods, laundry detergent, etc), the savings are too good to pass up by buying food and groceries in bulk.
There always tends to be more higher quality food options, more organic options, and more allergy-friendly food options than Sam’s Club. So if you have the choice between Sam’s or Costco, Costco all the way!
The Place to Shop For Meats
10/10 recommend purchasing your meats and animal proteins from Costco as much as possible, as prices are usually cheaper than most traditional grocery stores. Anything you won’t get to immediately, just pop in a plastic bag and toss in your freezer for future use. Whenever you are ready to use it, you’ll let it thaw and then it’ll be ready to cook!
I tend to frequent a lot of chicken thighs, bison, grass-fed beef, and their NY strip steaks. In the pre-made food section, I also love the rotisserie chickens, cilantro lime shrimp, and the pre-seasoned chicken drumsticks. In the freezer section, the Columbus turkey burger patties and gluten-free chicken nuggets are bomb (if your store happens to carry them).
The Fruit & Veggie Section is Primo
Whether you’re on a budget or prefer buying organic, they’ll always have pretty much every and any fruit and veggie you could want. There are some things I still prefer to get at Trader Joes, Sprouts, etc so I can get in smaller quantities, but raspberries, blueberries, asparagus, bell peppers, green beans, and avocados are ones I tend to pick up in bulk at Costco.
Don’t Sleep on the Spice & Oil Aisle
Been a loyal fan to Costco’s olive oil for quite a few years now. We tend to use coconut oil for our cooking oil, so I buy that in bulk at Costco as well. Also love getting spices like Himalayan sea salt, everything bagel, onion powder, garlic powder, and any fun blends they may have. I got a giant container of Traeger Grill Seasoning last year that was LIFE CHANGING. There was also a time they stocked spice blends from Rachael Ray that were fire as well.
Great Prices on Flowers, Too (:
If you love buying flowers for yourself or someone else, Costco usually has super affordable prices on really pretty flowers right before you hit the checkout lane. Now you knowwwww.
Favorite Foods I Love Buying from Costco:
- Ground Bison: Great Range Brand All Natural Ground Bison, 20oz
- Shrimp: Cilantro Lime Shrimp
- Angus Beef Sirloin Tri-Tip: Morton’s Of Omaha Premium Signature Angus Choice Tri-Tip
- Chicken Sausages: Chef Bruce Aidells All Natural Chicken Apple Sausages, 48oz
- Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets: Golden Platter Organic Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets, 32oz
- Thick Cut Bacon: Kirkland Bacon
- Bibigo Steamed Dumplings: Bibigo Steamed Dumplings Chicken and Vegetable 36ct, 39.6 oz
- Frozen Rice Blend: Live Simple Cilantro Lime Rice Blend
- Gluten-Free Pasta: Banza Rotini Made from Chickpeas
- Daves Killer Bread: Dave’s Killer Bread: 21 Whole Grains and Seeds Organic Bread
- Green Beans: Pero Family Farms Organic Snipped Green Beans, 1.2 lbs
- Mini Bell Peppers: Sunset One Sweet Mini Peppers, 1.5 lbs
- Blueberries: Central West Organic Blue Berries, 18oz
- Fruit Pouches: GoGo Squeez Organic Blastz
- Gummy Bears: Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears 65 ct
- Mineral Water: Topo Chico Twist of Lime Mineral Water