Upon walking out of the Iwilei Costco picking up some groceries the other day, I noticed the Food Court menu out front had changed slightly. Don’t mind me, as I’m most definitely not a regular at the Food Court, in fact usually purposely diverting my walk path AWAY from that area, as the combined greasy smell of pizza and hot dogs can be nauseating for me.
This blog’s statistics constistently reveals the Costco entries here are the most popular ones, mostly because they’re being linked to by numerous mainland-based discussion boards on the subject.
With that, it’s always interesting looking at national chain eateries’ menus whose selection differs slightly by region. Costco’s Food Court is no different, so this entry is to keep all you folks linking here updated on the menu here in Honolulu. ;-)
Thankfully for the hot Hawaiian summer, they still have the Very Berrie Sundae, Kirkland Yogurt, Berry Smoothie and Latte/Mocha Freeze (mahalo to reader ‘Chubs’ for the heads-up on that!)…
I could go for a 3-scoop Gelato right about now…
I haven’t checked recently, but last I seen, the Hawaii Kai Costco didn’t have the Gelato as the Iwilei location has.
When winter rolls in again, this is what I’d love to see on the menu…
Costco Food Court Saimin! Definitely with the most excellent Sun Noodle Factory being the supplier, whom is already an established local vendor within the warehouse club.
Reason I throw that idea out, is that McDonald’s of Hawaii is said to be the very first location in their history to introduce a regional specialty on their menu, which was Saimin. A local favorite that the late Maurice Sullivan, founder of Foodland, was able to convince Ray Kroc in doing. At the time, the recipe for McDonald’s historic introduction of Saimin on their menu was developed by Washington Saimin (now a bygone eatery).
For your convenience, here’s the entire current menu transcribed to text:
COSTCO FOOD COURT MENU
Iwilei location (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Current as of July 21, 2014
- FRESH MADE GELATO
Pistachio • Chocolate • Stracciatella
3 Scoops Served in a Waffle Cone – $1.50
Hand-packed Quart to Go – $4.99
- CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD – $3.99
Combo Cheese or Pepperoni
Slice – $1.99
18″ Whole – $9.95
- 1/4 POUND PLUS ALL BEEF HOT or POLISH
& 20 OZ SODA (with refill)
- BBQ BEEF BRISKET SANDWICH
USDA Choice Beef Brisket, BBQ Sauce, Coleslaw
- HOT TURKEY & PROVOLONE SANDWICH
Oven-browned Turkey, Provolone, Red Onions, Tomato, Basil, Tomato, Garlic, Mayonnaise, on a Toasted Torta Roll
- TURKEY WRAP
Turkey, Havarti Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo’ on a Whole Wheat Wrap
- CHICKEN BAKE
Chicken Breast, Cheese, Bacon, Caesar Dressing
- VERY BERRY SUNDAE with STRAWBERRIES – $1.65
- BERRY SMOOTHIE or LATTE/MOCHA FREEZE – $1.45
- 20 OZ. SODA with REFILL – 59¢
That said, for you folks who frequent (or pass by) Costco’s Food Court in your neck of the woods, what items do you have or don’t have that’s currently on the menu here in Honolulu? Please share!