Real Food Shopping Guide for Costco


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When it comes to grocery shopping, I prefer to buy local when I can. The produce is without a doubt fresher than what’s in stores and you support your local farmer in the process. That said, you obviously can’t buy everything from your local farmer. There are many pricey specialty items that can really add up when shopping at your average grocery store. That’s where having a Costco membership really comes in handy. There are plenty of real food options available at Costco – IF you know what to look for. I’ve put together a Real Food Shopping Guide for Costco so that you can see a list of the things that I buy (or would consider buying) to help you out while you shop.

If you have any real food suggestions that I might have missed, please leave a note below in the comments and I’ll add it to the list. I’d love for you to be able to print this out and take it with you on your next shopping trip. Definitely bookmark this page as I plan to continue to update it with my Costco finds. Remember though, not every store will carry the same product – and many products will vary by season.


I have added some new items to this list thanks to updates from readers. You may not see prices listed for these new items. Also, remember that every store carries different products at different times.

And for those of you who are wondering whether Costco’s cans are BPA-free, here is a direct quote from an email that I received from them: “Costco carries many brands of canned goods. Kirkland Signature™ organic items are all in BPA-free cans. Due to rapidly changing inventory and a variety of suppliers it is not possible to list each specific item.” – Craig Wilson, Vice President/GMM

Organic Meat & Eggs:

Eggs $6.99/2 dozen
Pasture Raised Eggs $6.29/1 dozen
Grassfed Beef 3 pks for $18 ($4.49/lb) *some stores carry both organic and organic grassfed – make sure to look for the grassfed!
Chicken Thighs $4.79/lb
Chicken Breast  $5.99/lb
Whole Fryer Chickens $2.49/lb
Wild Planet Canned Tuna 5 cans for $15
Sardines: 5/3.75oz cans for $7.99
Wild Alaskan Tuna: 6/5oz cans for $14.99
Wild Sockeye Salmon: 3/6oz cans for $10.99
Fresh Wild Sockeye Salmon $10.59
Wild Salmon (freezer section)
Uncured Canadian Bacon
Organic Chicken Stock: 6/32oz for $10.99
Aidells Sausage (not organic unless it says so on the package) $13.59
Prosciutto $9.99


Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter 1.5 lbs for $6.99
Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese: 2.18lbs for $12.99
Goat Cheese Logs $6.79

Oil & Sweeteners

Coconut Oil (Carrington Farms) 54oz for $16.99
Avocado Oil (Chosen Foods) – 33oz for $10.49 read my post about why I love avocado oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 liters for $13.89
Organic Honey 4.5lbs for $12.99
Raw Honey (click here to see the brand) $14.79
Organic Maple Syrup 1 liter for $13.99
Organic Sugar (Itaja) 10lbs for $8.49 (good for Kombucha or other fermented foods!)
Organic Hemp Oil 24 oz/$4.97

Nuts & Seeds & Flour:

Organic Chia Seeds (Nature’s Intent) 2lbs for $13.99
Golden Flax Seed 48oz for $7.99
Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour 4 lbs/$6.99 *not available at every Costco
Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour 3lbs/$17.99 *not available at every Costco
MaraNatha Roasted Almond Butter 26oz for $6.29
Whole Almonds: 48oz for $12.79
Sliced Almonds: 32oz for $7.99
Macadamia Nuts: 24oz for $17.69
Cashews: 40oz for $14.99
Pistachios: 48oz for $15.79

Canned & Dried:

Organic Diced Tomatoes: 8/15oz cans for $5.99
Organic Tomato Paste: 12/6oz cans for $5.99
Organic Tomato Sauce 12/15oz cans for $7.59
Organic Oven Dried Roma Tomatoes in organic olive & sunflower oils 35 oz/$8.99
Natural Olives: 6/60z cans for $7.29
Organic Sliced Mushrooms 12/4 oz cans – $9.89
Sun-dried Organic Calimyrna Figs (made in nature): 40oz for $10.99
Dried and Unsulfured Antioxidant Blend (berries) 24oz for $14.99
Dried and Unsulfured Apricots 3lbs/$9.49
Raisins 4lbs/$7.99
Freeze Dried Fruit: 20ct bags for $14.99
McCormick Organic Oregano $3.99
McCormick Organic Basil $3.15
McCormick Organic Thyme $5.35
McCormick Organic Rosemary $4.15

Organic Frozen Items:

Berry Supreme (Townsend Farms) 3lbs for $9.99
Cherries (Nature’s Touch) 4lbs for $13.99
Mangoes (Sunrise Growers) 3lbs for $7.99
Peas (Watts Brothers Farms) 5lbs for $6.69
Mixed Vegetables (Watts Brothers Farms) 5lbs for $6.79
Wild-Caught Salmon

Organic Fruits & Vegetables (vary):

Spinach $3.99 – $4.49
Spring Mix $4.49
Beets (Love Beets – cooked) 2.2lbs for $7.99
Carrots 10lbs for $6.99
Fuji Apples


Suja Green Juice $8.99
Vita Coco 4 qts for $15.79
Koh Coconut 6 qts $ 16.99
Mayorga Organic Coffee Whole Beans: 2lbs for $13.99
Newmans Own Organics Coffee Pods for Keurig
Pure Sea Salt
Lara Bars: 18ct Box: $15.79
Wholly Guacamole: 4/12oz for $8.49
Hail Merry Mini Tarts
Applegate Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets 32oz/$12.99

Paleo Gray Area/Not Paleo Foods

Organic Hummus
Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend (Namaste Brand) 5lbs for $9.49
Organic black bean spaghetti 2lbs for $8.99 (made with black beans and water only)
Aidells Sausage 3lbs for $13.49
POM Juice: $8.99
Organic Carrot Juice 2 liters for $8.59
Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa 32oz jar for $6.49
GoGo Squeez Apple Sauce 16/3.2oz pouches for $4.69
Kind Bars (5g sugar) 18 for $17.49
Ricklands Organics Trail Mix
Udi’s Gluten-free Bread
Organic Gimme Teriyaki Seaweed Snacks 20 packs (.16 oz)/$9.49

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  1. Karen says

    Just to be clear, 3 lb of Grass-fed Beef at $18 is $6.00/lb – not $4.49/lb.

    I am still trying to find out what their Organic Whole Chickens have in them because stores are allowed to claim organic if they practice those procedures for the last portion of the life of the bird. Do you know if they hatch their own chicks and grow them with organic protocols for their entire life and whether they are pastured or housed in crowded buildings with a little door to give the “access” to grass?

  2. CJ says

    Must be Costco in the US, because the prices are FAR too low to be Canada. The organic eggs, for example are $10.99+ for 2 dozen in Canada ….. I WISH there was grass-fed beef available at the Costco warehouse where I shop (and just because meat is organic, doesn’t mean the animals weren’t kept in deplorable conditions, they were just fed organic feed – chicken is a prime example – You want to get grass-fed for beef (not kept in a feed-lot), and pasture raised for other meats such as pork and chicken) … yes, it’s all about being pedantic about semantics

  3. Margot Banescu says

    searching for beet root products, juice, powder or crystals. Good for blood pressure and brain power and many other things.

  4. Rachel says

    This is a very helpful list when looking for real food! Thanks so much for putting in your hard work in order to help us all out 🙂 I will be sharing this post – I know several people who shop at Costco all the time!

  5. Dave Murray says

    The Issaquah location is selling Kiolbassa Grass Fed Beef Sausages 15.49 for ~2lbs. They are awesome on the grill!!

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