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5 Items Costco Is Bringing Back to the Food Court

Because we all need some post-shopping fuel.

Some things unique to Costco have disappeared from warehouses amid the pandemic. Though COVID-19 vaccination centers are popping up, photo centers are gone for good. And while food courts are still open inside each warehouse, there's no seating and smaller offerings. (Thankfully, Costco's Beloved Food Samples are Back—But With a Major Twist.)

Good news: More items are finally coming back to the menu! Without further ado, here are five things returning to Costco food courts soon. And to find out what you shouldn't buy in the warehouse itself, don't miss the Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to Nutritionists.

Ice Cream

costco frozen yogurt cup
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There are few things better than a fresh cone or cup of ice cream from the Costco food court to celebrate a successful shopping trip, and we haven't been able to taste a victory as sweet as this in while. Thankfully, it's one of the items making a comeback soon, according to CNN.

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costco menu signs with acai bowl and frozen yogurt

A $2.99 smoothie is a steal (we wouldn't expect anything less from Costco!), and members will be able to take advantage of this deal again soon, CNN reports. But beware: One smoothie has a whopping 50 grams of sugar, so you're better off opting for the slightly more expensive acai bowl (if it's available).

For more on what to order, here are The Best & Worst Menu Items at Costco's Food Court.


menu at costco featuring acai bowl and churros

In January, rumors started swirling like fresh churros in cinnamon sugar that this beloved treat was officially coming back as signs popped up in some warehouses—and there's a plot twist. The new churros will be bigger, but they'll also be $0.49 more than the original $1.

One thing that will never change in price? Costco's hot dog and soda combo—and here's why.

Outdoor Seating

costco exterior

Not only is the Costco food court menu changing, but so is the rule that you can't eat your food in the store. The warehouse chain is putting tables and chairs back at locations equipped with outdoor seating areas just in time for warmer weather, according to CNN. Now, you'll no longer have to snack on that slice of pizza in the car!

Related: Costco Is Selling A Huge Bag Of This Beloved Snack

Indoor Seating

costco food court signs and seating

Speaking of seating, Costco is also thinking about bringing back indoor seating as COVID-19 restrictions loosen in the future, CNN reports. Stay tuned on when and where the rollout happens.

In the meantime, here are The Worst Costco Foods, According to Nutritionists.

Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda