The Costco cafeteria-style, fast food restaurant located to the right of main entrance.
Alright. We decided to do a review on Costco’s food because we couldn’t find any on the internet! This Costco is extremely conveniently located right across from Roger’s arena, so many hockey lovers and concert attendees come here for cheap bites before their shows. We personally come here for a hotdog or a poutine before the big game.
Hot dog - $1.50 (6/7)
This is a huge hotdog. Classic or Polish, both are gigantic and flavourful. The condiment stand has the basic toppings (raw onions, relish, ketchup, mustard, banana peppers) so you can fully load your hotdog with all the essentials. (Gabriel personally loves raw onions and relish while Diana loves the peppers). Costco is honestly one of the best places to grab hot dog and for the price of $1.50, it’s a steal! You also get a bottomless fountain pop with this great deal.
Poutine - $3.99 (5.5/7)
This classic Canadian dish is loaded with fat pieces of cheese curds and drenched in gravy. It is really similar to La Belle Patate but a lot cheaper. Personally, we would have preferred the gravy to be hotter, but I guess we can’t complain since it was so cheap!
Pizza - $2.99 (5.25/7)
This giant slice of pizza was so big that the server had to cut it in half. We chose the meat lovers pizza which had pepperoni and sausage in it. The crust was surprisingly delicious and we both enjoyed this pizza.
Anyway, we were stuffed full with a mere total of $11. We walked out with our bellies and wallets (still relatively) full. The best part about downtown’s Costco is that the food area is a separate part of the building! In the majority of the stores, the food area is located inside the store itself so you cannot get in without a Costco membership. However, anybody can purchase a cheap meal at this location!
If you are looking for a place to get a lot of food for cheap and you're not very health conscious, this is the place for you. They have a variety of items to choose from including pizza, sandwiches, poutine, hotdogs, etc. They also have a decent patio so you can sit outside and eat your food but its overlooking Expo Boulevard next to GM Place so there isn't much to look at except traffic. I sometimes get cravings for their poutine which is a massive amount of food for less than 5 bucks but I usually feel like I need a salad after.
Mrs. C and I found ourselves at Costco and we wanted to get some food to take home to eat while watching hockey. Surprisingly, the place was deserted, so there was no lineup. Ambiance was good compared to other Costco locations. The place was reasonably clean, and the tables were arranged in neat rows to increase efficiency. This restaurant has one other virtue: You don't need to fish out your card in order to get in since there is direct street access to the restaurant. That's right, all you non-members can eat without buying a membership!
Service was perfunctory as usual, and alas they do not sell the ribs at this location. Luckily they had the Angus burger, so we got a couple of those and enough fries to feed a whole village along with the usual vats of iced tea. All were tasty and a terrific value. There is a giant roll-up door that exposes one side of the restaurant, so you can watch the passing parade of cops and scruffians along the boulevard. If you are heading to GM Place or stepping on the nearby Skytrain, it is worth a try.
Located near stadium skytrain station, this Costco cafetaria is outside the store and accessible for non-members. Best buy is $1.50+ for giant hotdog and unlimited soft drinks combo. Your choice of beef or European hotdog. Free mustard, relish, ketchup, garlic and pepper pieces. A similar hotdog alone would cost $3.00+ at street vendors downtown. Other bargains are the ice cream and fries or poutines in large portions. Pizza and fried chicken are available too. At the takeout counter, customer service is fast and efficient with lineups common. Ambiance isn't pretty or comfortable but there are tables if you don't mind dining outside and a view of hockey arena across the street. Overall, incredible deals here.
I got a hot dog post-Costco shopping last week. Note that there may be a parking fee associated with coming here if you're driving. The parking downstairs in the Costco parkade is $2 for 2 hours (reasonable), there's metered parking right by the Costco entrance and some free parking available 2-3 blocks away.
It was $1.99 for my hot dog and pop.
*That* is ridiculously cheap.
I enjoyed my hot dog which I filled at the condiment counter with ketchup, mustard, relish and small cup of onions. The soda was okay - not too watered down.
So the bad thing is, that the napkins weren't stocked. They were there - like all 10 of them - but they were in such a disarray that I wasn't sure if it was a garbage bin or whatnot.
I went back for a $2 ice cream cone. It was delicious.
Was in the mood for a quick bite after perusing some of the deals inside. Usual choice of hot dog and drink for $2, you can't go wrong. Only thing here is the lack of condiments compared to other Costco locations. No peppers, no kraut, though they did have onions in small plastic containers. Not quite as good without all the goods!
Service was quick although there was a long line when I went into the warehouse initially. Ambiance was alright, at least you're outside.