The last Cheap Eats IKEA post would be hard to top if it wasn’t for our next competitor, your friendly neighborhood Costco. I’m sure the food deals at Costco don’t need to be advertised but at least it should be noted amongst the best places in town to get a good deal.
For the few of you out there who have never experienced Costco, the membership fee alone is well worth the savings in products, services, and the (sometimes free) food.
If you’re being particularly frugal you can always cruise around the tasting stations and stock up on free (sometimes cooked) free samples of food and drinks. I don’t think the people who prepare the samples would really care enough to give you the stink/evil eye if you show up more than once. From orange juice, to little tiny sausages, to crackers, jelly candy, and hummus you can try your best to hit each food group.
For a more sensible way to enjoy a meal at Costco without making multiple stops we recommend you venture on over to the food court area. Now Costco meals are more of a sometimes food than anything else and we don’t encourage large consumptions of hot dogs and pizza but at this price it’s hard to turn them down.
The menu at Costco is very limited but the quantity and quality of food is really great for the price. Drinks are refillable and you can top off your hot dog, burger or whatever with tons of condiments!
- Angus Beef Cheeseburger (1/2 pound) with fries & pop ~ $5.99
- Chicken strips with fries ~ $5.99
- Pizza Slice ~ $2.99
- Whole Pizza (18″) ~ $13.99
- Hot Dog & pop ~ $1.99
- French Fries ~ $2.19 + ($0.30 for gravy)
- Poutine ~ $3.99
- Montreal smoked meat sandwich ~ $4.99
- Pop ~ $0.79
- Cappuccino ~ $1.99
- Caffe Latte ~ $1.99
- Ice cream cone ~ $1.99
- Ice cream sundae ~ $2.19