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The Costco Food Court — The Holy Grail of Cheap Eats

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CHICKEN BAKE! Best bake in the world.

Some lucky assholes have parents who buy them  Costco memberships just for the hell of it, but I’m not one of those lucky assholes.  Rather, I am a young broke-ass who refuses to pay $100 a year for a membership to anything, even if that membership includes FREE samples and the biggest, cheapest box of frozen dinosaur chicken nuggets known to man.

But just because I can’t actually step foot inside a Costco doesn’t mean I don’t have access to the amazing, cheap-as-dirt outdoor food court.  Many of you know of this gem, but for those who don’t, I will explain some highlights from the menu.  A slice of pizza = $1.99; a whole large pizza = $9.95; a hot dog or polish dog PLUS a 20 oz. soda = $1.50; and the best food item ever created, the chicken bake, a huge, delicious shitshow of chicken, cheese, bacon, caesar dressing, and pizza dough = $2.99.  Also, I just learned via a fellow foodie that the food court now carries GELATO.  This just keeps getting better.

They also have some other things that an unhealthy person like me would never order, like a chicken caesar salad, some kind of turkey wrap, and some mocha and smoothie thing.  That stuff is also cheap and consists of huge portions, which you skinny bitches will probably only eat half of.

Remember, there’s nothing wrong with eating delicious food in a dirty outdoor seating area filled with screaming children and parents with multiple shopping carts each — as long as it’s at Costco!

Costco Food Court 450 10th St. [SOMA]

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When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.


  1. July 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    A little known fact: You can buy liquor at Costco without a membership in California. Some kind of state law. They also sometimes have sales on booze. I once picked up a super size of Tanqueray (the one with the handle) for the same price of a fifth at Safeway!

  2. July 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Costco’s food court is an awesome deal.

    I love their frozen yogurt. Filling and no where near as bad for you as a Blizzard from DQ.