It may be the best place in Anchorage to find your Charmin in bulk, buy milk in gallon packs of two and get those blocks of cheese large enough to serve a platoon. But it is also a Cheap Eats gem. The Costco Food Court is located near the exits at both Anchorage Costco locations, and is open to everyone, not just Costco members.
Costco’s Food Court serves pizza, hot dogs, chicken bakes, salads, churros, frozen yogurt, berry and mocha smoothies, and a few more tasty and inexpensive menu items. It’s so easy to spend so little to feed two adults. Any combo of items will more than likely be less than a $10 bill.
One of the best deals is a huge hot dog or polish sausage dog and a medium soda (free refills) for a $1.50. The pizza is fresh, hot and loaded with toppings for only $1.99 per slice. You can even order a whole pizza, and it’s quite large, for a mere $9.99. Although the topping choices are limited to cheese, pepperoni or combination with sausage, it’s probably the cheapest extra-large pizza in town.
The downside to this cheap alternative to a regular restaurant is, well, it is in a warehouse setting. Sure, there are tables, but they are plastic and you are surrounded by fluorescent lighting and seated next to a row of 30 cash registers. Often the dining area is packed and you might have to share a table with other Costco shoppers. The plus side is cheap food, you don’t need to leave a ti,p and best of all, it’s quick and simple.
You can also grab free food samples on Saturdays and Sundays at most Costco stores. By the time you get through the whole warehouse, it’s like a light lunch!