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7 Surprising Foods You Didn't Know You Could Get at Costco's Deli

Ready-made buffalo wings and shrimp cocktail? Yes, please!
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Costco is a great place to buy fresh ingredients like meat and produce. But sometimes, you just want an appetizer or side dish that's ready-to-go without any prep work on your part. Enter the foods at Costco's deli.

The Costco deli isn't like the deli counter at your local grocery store, with freshly sliced meats and cheeses. Instead, it's where you can find everything from shrimp cocktail to fresh chicken salad. Whether you're looking for a protein or a side dish, Costco has you covered.

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Shrimp cocktail

shrimp cocktail from costco

Have a happy hour right at home with Costco's ready-to-serve shrimp cocktail. The warehouse is generous with the sauce—just dip and eat!

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Chicken salad

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Costco is famous for its $4.99 rotisserie chickens. They're great for making rotisserie chicken recipes like buffalo chicken dip or chicken salad. But you can also buy a premade chicken salad, with that signature rotisserie chicken, right at the Costco deli.

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Chicken wings

fried chicken wings on plate with white dipping sauce
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If you don't want the whole bird, you can buy a platter of fully cooked chicken wings at the Costco deli, too. Yum!

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Beef bulgogi


You might not be able to share a platter of Korean barbecue with your friends during the pandemic, but you can get a premade beef bulgogi platter at Costco. Just heat it in a skillet, and you'll be good to go!


Shrimp salad

shrimp salad with cucumber and dill
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Not into shrimp cocktail? Serve this chilled shrimp salad as an appetizer instead. It's ready to eat, no cooking necessary!

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Meatloaf and mashed potatoes


Think of this as a ready-made version of the classic comfort food dinner. This platter will serve multiple people, and all you have to do is heat it.


Mac and cheese

macaroni and cheese

Need an easy side dish to go with that rotisserie chicken? Try this mac and cheese from the Costco deli. All it needs is 40 to 60 minutes in the oven, no assembly required.

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Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more