14 International Costco Food Court Items That We Hope Come to the U.S.

Sample Costcos extraordinary food court items available exclusively overseas.
Updated Sept. 27, 2023
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You may love a stop at the Costco food court as part of your shopping experience at the warehouse retailer.

You may enjoy the famous $1.50 deal for a hot dog and a drink. Or maybe you use a smart Costco hack like ordering a pizza when you walk in so it’s ready when you’re done shopping.

But not everyone has the same food court menu as your local Costco. Check out some of these unique food court items you can find in Costcos worldwide.

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Clam chowder

cindygoff/Adobe Bowl of new England clam chowder,made with thick creamy milk, clams, potatoes, and onions;

You may not be able to find soup on the menu at your local Costco food court, but you can in Taiwan.

Try to find the clam chowder at one of Costco’s 14 locations in Taiwan and be prepared to eat it with a real spoon as the Taiwan stores don’t have plastic utensils.

Korean chicken wings

pada smith/Adobe A wooden table displays a Korean-style deep-fried chicken wing with garlic sauce, kimchi, and pickled radish as accompaniments.

You may be surprised to find Korean chicken wings at your local Costco food court in Australia.

The wings feature a Korean-style fried chicken sauce for your wings to give them some extra flavor while you’re eating at the local food court.

Southern-style chicken burger

timolina/Adobe Burger with grilled chicken, tomatoes, cheese and lettuce

Several international Costcos have this chicken burger on their menus, sure to delight international customers.

The sandwich features battered chicken with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and a special sauce as an extra kick.

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fudio/Adobe poutine made up of  french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy to be taken away.

Costco has added poutine, a Canadian staple, to some of its 107 locations, sure to please Canadians and international shoppers.

Poutine is a traditional Canadian way to serve fries with cheese curds and gravy on top to make it super delicious for Costco shoppers.

Cottage pie

istetiana/Adobe Shepherd's pie a traditional British dish, made from lamb or mutton and mashed potatoes served in red beautiful bowls

England has you covered with a savory pie that is sure to serve up the taste.

The Aberdeen Angus Cottage Pie consists of beef and vegetables in a gravy sauce topped with delicious mashed potatoes.

So grab one if you’re in one of the 29 Costcos in the United Kingdom.


FreeProd/Adobe Traditional Spanish croquettes filled with cheese made at home, presented on a wooden table with a black napkin.

Spain’s food courts may be a great place to try a traditional Spanish dish like a croqueta.

Croquetas are deep-fried rolls stuffed with ham and cheese, similar to the French dish called a croquette.

Alas, they’re not served in U.S. Costco food courts, so you’ll have to go across the Atlantic to try them.

BBQ chicken pizza

JJAVA/Adobe A thin crust pizza with barbecued chicken chunks and onion as tropings

Costco got rid of its combo pizza, much to the chagrin of American Costco members. You may get even more frustrated when you find out about other pizza offerings in international stores.

The BBQ chicken pizza features rotisserie chicken, red onions, and barbecue sauce for the perfect slice.

Chicken fajita wraps

exclusive-design/Adobe Tex-Mex tortilla wraps with creamy avocado and hearty black beans combine with Tex-Mex flavors served on wooden dish.

Another international option that you can’t find at your local Costco is the chicken fajita wrap.

The wraps are packed with chicken and lettuce, making it the perfect easy option to grab at the food court at Costco — if you’re outside of the U.S.

Bahn mi

DAVID/Adobe  The teriyaki beef banh mi, a Vietnamese sandwich, complete with parsley leaves and a variety of vegetables, at a restaurant.

This traditional Vietnamese sandwich comes packed with chicken and pork, and plenty of vegetables to make it a quick grab-and-go meal.

Unfortunately, you can only get these in Australia’s Costcos, so you may have to take a long flight to try one.

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Fish and chips

beats_/Adobe Traditional British fish and potato chips served with creamy sauce and lemon in a wooden dish.

Surprisingly, this traditional British dish can actually be found in France’s Costco food courts.

Check out the battered and fried fish and french fries at your local French Costco. But be aware there are only two in the country, so your choices may be limited.

Bulgogi bake

성민 정/Adobe A delicious looking freshly baked bread with fine toppings on the top against plane white background.

Another traditional Asian dish that you can find in several international Costcos is the bulgogi bake.

It’s similar to Costco’s chicken bake at its stateside food courts but replaces the chicken with traditional bulgogi beef.

This gives it a unique and distinct Asian flavor that will impress you if you find yourself at an international food court.

Mango smoothie

galitskaya/Adobe A delicious mango smoothie is served in a glass mason jar with a red-striped straw, set against an old wooden background.

Some international stores have a mango smoothie on their menus that you can’t find in the U.S.

Check out food courts in countries such as Mexico or Iceland’s single Costco location to try this sweet option.

Jacket potato

Igor Dutina/Adobe Boiled potatoes seasoned with pepper and stuffed with a tasty filling of baked beans served on black sheet.

The British version of a baked potato is called a jacket potato, and you can get one at Costco, along with several different types of toppings.

But as the jacket potato is unique to an international Costco, so are the toppings.

You may be surprised by options like baked beans, tuna, and more traditional American options like chili and cheese.

Donut balls

MagdalenaPaluchowska/Adobe Three doughnuts holes are placed on a piece of baking paper in the foreground, with a white bowl filled with more doughnuts visible in the background.

Even international Costcos know about the deliciousness of donut holes — or donut balls, as they call them.

Stores in Australia feature these mini cinnamon donut balls fried up and rolled in cinnamon and sugar for a special treat.

Bottom line

Eric BVD/Adobe Costco food court in Kirkland menu displayed in detail.

We’re not saying you should earn miles and travel more just to taste these international Costco food court items.

But if you find yourself overseas, you can locate your nearest Costco to pick up some groceries and sample these unique bites.

Just remember to bring a shopping list to help you stick with your Costco budget.

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