Costco food courts sell different meals around the world — here's a look at what you can only get outside the US

YelpUp in Canada, Costco warehouses feature poutine.
  • Costco‘s food court menus tend to be fairly static in terms of offerings and pricing.
  • But the international retailer sometimes puts out dishes aligned with local tastes.
  • From the bulgogi bakes sold in Japanese warehouses to France’s go-to ham-and-cheese croissants, here are menu items you can only order in certain Costco food courts around the world.

Costco food courts don’t have perfectly static menus.

Sure, you’ll have a general sense of what’s up for grabs when you head into most warehouses around the world.

But Costco currently operates 770 warehouses across the globe, according to the company’s latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The majority of those warehouses are based in the United States, but the company also has a presence in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Spain, Iceland, and France.

Read more: Costco employees share their 13 best food-court secrets and hacks

Those warehouses’ food courts are catering to an awful lot of hungry shoppers. And in some cases, Costco has opted to adjust its menu to suit local tastes and customers. The February 2019 edition of the Costco Connection breaks down the warehouse chain’s exclusively international fare.

Here are some dishes that you can only find in certain Costco food courts around the world:

France’s single Costco warehouse features a food court that sells croissant sandwiches topped with ham, cheese, and mustard.

YelpCroissant sandwiches at a Costco in the United States. These are not from the Parisian food court.

Source: Costco Connection

France’s Costco also features chicken tenders and fries.

YelpChicken tenders at Costco.

Source: Costco Connection

Canadian Costcos boast fresh poutine, a dish from up north that features French fries drizzled with gravy and cheese curds.

GoToVan/FlickrPoutine at Costco.

Source: Costco Connection

You can pick up a meat pie at Australia’s 10 Costco warehouses.

Stanley C. / Yelp

Source: Costco Connection, Securities Exchange Commission

Costco operates 26 warehouses in Japan and 13 locations in Taiwan, where the food courts serve up spicy Korean bulgogi bakes instead of chicken bakes.

Ericsurf6/YoutubeA bulgogi bake from Costco.

Source: Costco Connection, Securities Exchange Commission

Costco members in Taiwan can also pick up a cup of clam chowder …

Mitzi W. / Yelp

Source: Costco Connection

… mango shaved ice …

Lee S. / Yelp

… and pizza smothered in seafood or corn.

Lucky C. / Yelp

Mexican Costco customers can enjoy a special type of pizza in the warehouse’s food court: pineapple-and-pork-topped pizza pastor.

Jay W. / Yelp

Source: Costco Connection

Customers at Mexico’s Costcos can cool down with piña colada–flavored smoothies.

Flickr/ruben iThis piña colada is not from Costco.

Source: Costco Connection

Spain’s twin warehouses include bocadillo — Brie and cured ham on a baguette — in their food court menus.

Source: Costco Connection

Shoppers at the United Kingdom’s 28 warehouses can select jacket potatoes — or baked potatoes — from Costco’s food court menu.

Nicola H. / Yelp

Source: Costco Connection

UK-based Costco members can dig into a meaty cottage pie at their local food courts.

Justin C. / Yelp

Source: Costco Connection

South Korea’s 15 warehouses feature a dish of chicken teriyaki on the menu …

Piyato/ShutterstockThis chicken teriyaki is not from Costco.

Source: Costco Connection, Securities Exchange Commission

… as well as a stir-fried rice meal called nasi goreng.

Vee Satayamas/FlickrThis nasi goreng is not from Costco.

Source: Costco Connection

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