Sherman's Food Adventures: Costco

Costco

Costco??? I know what you are thinking... Sherman has really lost it this time, why in the world is he talking about Costco? No, I'm not talking about their frozen food (some are tasty though); rather, I'm talking about their fast food stand. Before anyone makes a quick judgment about the food, please hear me out. First of all, please do not expect gourmet food here, after all it's a cafeteria-style joint. But there are some decent eats here.

First of all, the Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich is pretty good for $5. It will never be confused with a real deli sandwich from NYC, and I have eaten real deli sandwiches in NYC. I can honestly say, that this is not bad for the money. The meat is melt-in-your mouth goodness with lots of flavour (you can see there are a lot of peppercorns and mustard seeds). However, the bun (not sure why they use a bun) is a bit too chewy and big for my taste, but hey it's $5. The Ribs and Fries is a very good deal at $8. You get a large half rack of side ribs and crispy fries for that price. Again, you won't confuse these ribs for real Southern BBQ. In fact, the ribs are the boiled variety and the sauce is a bit generic. However, for $8, you get a very meaty half rack of ribs that are really not all-that-bad if you consider where you got it from. The fries are quite good too, if you like fries that are starch-covered. They are very crispy. The pizza is alright, it's pretty much generic slice pizza which is a bit oily. That goes the same for the hot dogs, they are large, but... they're hot dogs. The only time I would rave about a hot dog is Japadog. So what I'm saying here is, the next time you are in Costco, do not be afraid to try the selections at the food stand. They're not bad and it's a good value.


The Good:
- It's cheap
- Food is actually not bad
- Good portions

The Bad:
- It ain't authentic (for that price, what do you expect?)
- Ambiance, uh... it's Costco

Costco (Various Locations)
3550 Brighton Avenue
Burnaby, B.C.
604-444-9600

Business Hours:
11:00am - 8:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:30am - 6:00pm (Sat)
10:00am - 5:00pm (Sun)

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8 comments:

Anson said...

I've frequently stared at the Costco selection and have eaten a hotdog before. I think it's like $2.99 or something cheap for a hotdog and a softdrink. However, most of their food selection is quite... UN-Heart-Healthy.

$ is good. But in general, I'll have to pass. Need my arteries unclogged. :)

glory said...

Hi, nice blog. One suggestion though, the alternate left and right placement of the pics makes it very hard to read.

Sherman said...

Yup, I have to agree with you. Healthy eats it's not. Especially the pizza... oily...

Sherman said...

Nice suggestion Glory, I'll try to move the pictures to one side and see how that goes...

KimHo said...

This is a case of you get what you pay for... A good option for quick meal/snack if you are in the area. Unfortunately, given where they are usually located, that's a big if...

Sherman said...

Kim,

You got that right... They're not located in the most convenient places and as Anson stated... It's unhealthy...

Rich said...

There is something in the "hot dog" which I am highly allergic to. I have only tried it twice, and immediately gotten sick all over the place.

The strange thing is, I am not allergic to anything else. I can eat anything with an iron stomach... just not the costco hot dog.

Sherman said...

@rich There is so much sh*t in hot dogs, it is a wonder why more people don't get sick!