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12 International Costco Food Court Items We Want In The U.S.
By Carly Terzigni
1. Poutine (Canada)
To distinguish themselves from the rest of the world, Costco food courts in Canada offer poutine — an iconic Canadian dish made of french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds.
One Redditor even claimed, "Costco Poutine is the best Poutine," adding that the sturdiness of the french fries, the tasty gravy, and the large cheese curds yield a perfect treat.
2. Poke Style Salad Bowl (Australia)
Across the Pacific Ocean in Australia, members can order Poke Style Salad Bowls at Costco. However, as Costco took a couple of liberties with the item, it’s labeled “Poke Style.”
Poke bowls typically have sliced pieces of raw tuna on top of rice and veggies, but the Costco Poke Bowls are served vegetarian. However, you can add cooked chicken or pork on top.
3. Gelato (England, Iceland)
Although some Costco locations in the United States reportedly used to serve gelato, you will now find the frozen treat only in Europe, notably in England and Iceland.
Both ice cream and gelato have milk, cream, and a sweetener, but gelato contains eggs. Gelato typically has less air in it than ice cream, so its texture is denser and creamier.
4. Aberdeen Angus Cottage Pie (England)
The Costco food court in England also sells the savory Aberdeen Angus Cottage Pie. Unlike a shepherd's pie that typically includes ground lamb, a cottage pie uses ground beef.
An England-based Costco member shared a photo of the cottage pie on Reddit, and the proportion of potato to meat was seemingly skewed a bit in favor of the starch.
5. Mini Cinnamon Donut Balls (Australia)
In Australia, Costco members can order Mini Cinnamon Donut Balls, which pair wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee, and are just as delicious as their full-size donut counterparts.
In the U.S., Costco members can order churros, which are the same thing in a long, stick-shaped form. However, as one Redditor puts it, "churros out, mini donut balls in!"