All the Thanksgiving Groceries You Should Buy at Costco

Buying in bulk is our secret Thanksgiving hack!

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November 20, 2019

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Thanksgiving shopping can be stressful, especially if you're planning to feed a large crowd. That's where buying in bulk can save you time and money. If you already have Costco membership, you're in luck. There are some items that are worth grabbing in large quantities to make your whole holiday go smoother. From pre-made appetizers to a famous pumpkin pie dessert, Costco shoudl be a go-to spot for your Thanksgiving grocery shopping.

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If you’re hosting a large crowd this year, Costco’s plethora of appetizers is a great starting point to make sure your guests don’t get hangry waiting for the main event. A veggie platter, assorted meats and cheeses or one of the many frozen appetizers including meatballs or Spanakopita are perfect for passing the time before dinner starts.


Lock down a great price-per-pound by shopping for your turkey at Costco (in-store only). Whether you’re opting for turkey breast, a whole turkey or are venturing into ham this year, Costco has you covered on all main-dish fronts.


Since buying produce in bulk at Costco is practically a given, it makes perfect sense to stock up on all your side essentials here. Whether it’s a five-pound bag of potatoes (in-store only) to tide over all those mashed potato lovers or a large bag of green beans for that obligatory healthy side, you’ll get enough for the whole crowd by shopping through Costco.

You’re also going to want to add some much-needed flavor to both your turkey and your sides, and there is no better place to shop for spices than Costco. Since whole spices can stay fresh for up to three years, buying in bulk is always a great idea.


It’s definitely not news that you should be visiting the bakery section of your local Costco (sheet cake, anyone?), but it’s especially true during the holidays. Whether you’re grabbing a famous four-pound Costco pumpkin pie, sheet cake or cheesecake, your guests will be pleased with the quality and quantity of desserts at this year’s celebration.

If you’re looking to do some of your own baking this year, you can also snag competitive by-the-pound prices on key ingredients including pecans, cinnamon and pumpkin puree.


One of the biggest struggles each year is figuring out how to properly store your Thanksgiving leftovers. Whether you’re packing them all up to make an epic post-holiday sandwich for yourself or are sending them home with all your guests, you’re going to need proper storage bins. Stock up on bulk sets at Costco, so you can store and send with ease.

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