Gluten-Free Costco Shopping Guide

I started this blog in 2014 to help anyone who needs to eat gluten-free.  Please check out my family-friendly recipes and gluten-free desserts if you have time. I would also invite you to comment with the gluten-free   Costco foods you find. There are tons of readers who have written and shared what they found in their own local Costco stores.

I am lucky to have three Costco stores in my area. We have two in San Jose and one in Santa Clara nearby. If you are looking for your local Costco, here is a store locator!

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Usually, Costcos have the same foods, but every now and then things are a little different. Many of these finds are from the Coleman Costco in San Jose. It is just minutes from the San Jose Airport. I like this location best because it is never crazy busy like the other Costco stores. (Well, except over the holidays, then no Costco is easy!)

Gluten-Free Costco UPDATED 6/21/17

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Gluten-Free Costco

Groceries are expensive and gluten-free products tend to cost more than other grocery items. Our family loves to save money buying in bulk at Costco and fortunately, Costco has a great selection of gluten-free products for us to choose from.

Products will vary from store to store (even within the same city) and below are the gluten-free products available in our area that could be available in yours too.

If you spy something gluten-free at your Costco, please leave a comment and let us all know.

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Gluten Free Pastas

*I have some tips on preparing gluten-free pasta and recipes that you can read, here are more yummy Gluten-Free Pasta Recipes to try.

Gluten-Free Costco shelf with Rice Ramen soup mix

Rice Ramen. This is NEW at my Costco in San Jose, CA.  I love that there is a gluten free ramen option. Has anyone seen this in their local Costco yet?

Gluten-Free Costco with organic gluten free pasta

Go Go Quinoa Organic Macaroni Pasta…I didn’t pick this gluten free pasta up. I am wondering if this gluten free pasta will stay a la dente. Has anyone tried this new Costco pasta?

Gluten-Free Costco organic edamame spaghetti

Edamame Spaghetti. I have a sample of this, but I have yet to try it. (Update, we finally tried this pasta. It is easy to over-cook this pasta so pull it out of the boiling water a little earlier than you would normally.)

 

Gluten-Free Costco Hodo Soy Spicy Yuba Noodles

Hodo Soy Spicy Yuba Noodles

Hodo Soy has become pretty popular here in the Bay Area. They are local and sell in some of the farmer’s markets.

Gluten Free Snacks

There are lots of gluten free snacks on my blog that you can make at home. Let me know what you try :-).

Square Organic Protein Bars

Brand new at our Costco. Have you tried these Organic Protein Bars from Square Organics?

Nogii Gluten Free Bars

Another new item this month! I did buy these protein bars and I really like them. They are the perfect pick me up in the afternoon.

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of Figgy Pops

Another NEW product, Figgy Pops. These are little energy bites.

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of Pro Bar Fuel gluten free energy bars

ProBar Fuel. This is a paleo friendly sports bar. I picked up a bag to try on bike rides to see if it gives me a boost.

Gluten-Free Costco box of kid snacks by Made Good

The people that invented Made Good Granola Bites is just genius. This product has tons of veggies in it, and they taste like cookies. Your kids will have no idea these are healthy!!

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of The Perfect Bar

The Perfect Bar. These are by far our family’s favorite gluten-free protein bars. (They have to be refrigerated because they have egg white protein.) They come in Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, and a fun Cranberry Rice Puffy Crisp. Still here in 2017!!

Gluten-Free Costco bags of Chex granola mix

Gluten Free Chex Granola Mix. Our Costco had this for a few months, then it was gone. It was fun to sprinkle in yogurt. This is no longer at our Costco as of February 2017.

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of Two Mom's Blueberry Granola Bars

Two Moms in the Raw granola bars.

Gluten Free Cookies and Crackers

Click here to view my gluten-free cookie and gluten-free dessert bar recipes.

Cocola Macaroons

If you love a French Macaron, pick a box of these Cocola Macarons up. They are sooo good!

Gluten-free Costco boxes of Walker's Shortbread Cookies

Gluten-free Walker’s Shortbread

I love that Walkers Shortbread is now available in a gluten free option. These are delish!

Gluten-Free Costco bags of Cocoroons raw cookies

Certified Gluten Free Coco-Roons Cookies. These raw treats are healthy and delicious. My kids love the lemon flavor best.

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of Tate's gluten free cookies

Tate’s Gluten-Free Cookies. These are a great cookie. I also think Tate’s makes these under the Trader Joe’s label as well. Our Costco is sold out of these Tate’s Gluten-Free Cookies, but you CAN find these under Trader Joe’s private label.

Gluten-Free Costco bags of Nothin But Cookies in a box

Nothinbut Granola Cookies. These gluten free cookies look like they would be great for a school lunch box.

Gluten Free Prepared Meals

These prepared meals definitely save you time in the kitchen. If you have some time to cook, here are some awesome meal recipes, many of which are ready in under 30 minutes.

LOTS of new gluten free prepared meals at our Costco this month!!

Cooking Made Easy Thai Dinners

I bought this Thai Coconut Chicken Dinner, but we haven’t tried it yet. It looks really good so I will keep you posted how it tasted.

Chicken Skewers

These Chicken Skewers look really good for feeding a crowd.

DeeLite Black Bean Burgers

A new meatless burger. Very few are gluten free so I was excited to see this.

Atkins Lamb Shanks

Another new product…I was very tempted to pick a box of these up. Has anyone tried these yet?

Chicken Burrito Bowls

I bought these to try out. My teens loved them…I was a little less enthused.

Gluten-Free Costco packages of pupusas by Del Real Foods

I can’t believe these pupusas are gluten free. These are in my freezer and I will report back soon to let you know how they taste. (*Update, we really liked these pupusas. They are really handy to pack and take for lunch if you have access to a microwave!)

Gluten-Free Costco Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad by GoodFoods

Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad by GoodFoods

This cranberry almond chicken salad by GoodFoods looks healthy and delicious. A few readers commented below if you want to know if this is good.

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of Hodo Soy Tofu Veggie Burgers

Hodo Soy Tofu Veggie Burgers

Hodo Soy also makes a gluten-free tofu burger. Most meatless burgers have wheat so these are a great option if you want to have a vegetarian option.

If you want an option that isn’t vegetarian, click here to try my Grilled Lamb with Leeks and Fennel recipe.

Gluten-Free Costco bags of tamales by Del Real

Del Real Foods made delicious tamales that are gluten free. This is worth picking up if you need quick meal options.

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of Veggie Bites in the refrigerated section

Organic Veggie Bites are a kid-friendly healthy snack.

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of Del Real Carnitas

Another gluten free product from Del Real…Gluten Free Carnitas. These are perfect in tortillas.

Gluten-Free Costco containers of stuffed grape leaves

Stuffed Grape Leaves. I LOVE Mediterranean foods, has anyone tried these yet?

Costco Gluten Free Foods Sukhi's curry boxes

Sukhi’s Curry Meals. I haven’t tried these prepared meals, but we have tried several of their jarred Indian sauces by the same company. My kids prefer the mild flavors so I don’t buy the spicier sauces often. My Costco still carries these as of February 2017.

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of organic broccoli cheddar stuffed chicken breasts

Stuffed Chicken by Vicky’s Kitchen. I haven’t tried this but it is certified gluten free. Fill in a comment below if you have tried these so other readers will know if these are worth purchasing! I didn’t see this one last week. Did you try it?

Gluten Free Meats

Gluten-Free Costco packages of spinach, garlic, and asiago sausage by Silva

Gluten-free spinach, garlic, and asiago sausage by Silva

Certified gluten free sausage by Silva. My son loved this gluten free chicken sausage. It is organic and makes an amazing easy lunch.

Gluten-Free Costco packages of Amylu natural chicken sausage

Sugarhouse Maple Chicken Sausage are so good for breakfast. Have you tried these gluten free sausages from Costco?

Gluten-Free Costco packages of Columbus roasted turkey deli meats

Columbus Deli Meats are also gluten free.

Gluten-Free Costco containers of Oscar Mayer natural turkey deli meat

Oscar Meyer is touting its gluten free turkey breast deli meat. This is good and my kids like to have this turkey sandwich meat in their lunchboxes. Still at Costco in February 2017.

Gluten-Free Costco Bags of Nature Raised Grilled Chicken Breast Strips in the frozen section

Nature Raised Grilled Gluten Free Chicken Strips. These are really good and I find they are perfect for dinner in a hurry by making chicken tacos out of them. I loved these but unfortunately, our Costco sold out of these quickly :-(.

Does anyone’s local Costco have these still? I so miss these convenient chicken strips!

Gluten Free Chips

Gluten-Free Costco bags of Rhythm Kale Chips

Rhythms Kale Chips in cool ranch. I tried these at the San Francisco Fancy Foods Show and really liked them. I could almost get my daughter to eat these :-). Still at Costco 2-2017.

Gluten-Free Costco bags of Calbee Spinach and Kale Tortilla Chips

Calbee Spinach and Kale Corn Chips. My kids wouldn’t touch this but it was really good dipped in hummus. These were not in our local Costco 2-2017.

DESSERTS

NEW! This chocolate mousse from Sweetaly was very tempting. Has anyone tried it yet?

Gluten-Free Costco boxes of Harry's Organic Tapioca Pudding

Harry’s Organic Tapioca Pudding

Harry’s Organic Tapioca Pudding is a nice snack or dessert.

I am typically a sucker for tapioca pudding, but my family enjoys my Caramel Tapioca Pudding recipe over store bought, so there is no desire to buy this 🙂

If you are looking for something sweet, click here to view my gluten-free dessert recipes.

Gluten-Free Costco Bags of Popcornopolis Kettle Corn

Popcornopolis Kettle Corn

I have tried several of Popcornopolis flavors, this Kettle Corn is definitely my favorite.

Gluten-Free Costco bags of Sonoma Creamery Parmesan Crisps

Sonoma Creamery Parmesan Crisps

These gluten-free parmesan crisps by Sonoma Creamery look really great for entertaining! (These are addictive so buy with caution. They are sooo good!)

Gluten-Free Costco packages of Essential Living Foods Smoothie Mix

Essential Living Foods Smoothie Mix

This gluten free smoothie mix by Essential Living Foods is new. Has anyone tried this yet?

Gluten-Free Costco bags of Go Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Go Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Lastly, Go Raw often has something good at our Costco. These pumpkin seeds will be perfect for fall.

Gluten-Free Costco

Again, if you spy something gluten free at your Costco, please leave a comment and let us all know.

It is so helpful to all of us!

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Comments

  1. I’m curious about maple syrup and organic cane sugar, vanilla and other kirkland brand one ingredient items. I have silent celiac so I wouldn’t know if I was getting glutened. Do you feel that these items are safe? Thank you

    • I have to think they are okay, especially if they are organic. I think the company is highly responsive so perhaps calling to ask about their specific products would help get you the information you need. Take care, Sandi

      • I think this is worth investigating. I just had a massive reaction to their new Kirkland vanilla. It does not say gluten free on the label and often the alcohol is made with grains.

        • Oh wow Emily. Thank you so, so much for letting us know so we can avoid that product. I hope you feel better soon.

        • Update as of April 12, 2017- I contacted Costco directly and asked them about their vanilla extract and this is what they said, “Yes, the Kirkland Signature Vanilla Extract is gluten free. I will send a suggestion to add that to the label.”
          Great news!! Can’t wait until the price comes down on the stuff again, though 🙂
          Enjoy your blog, Sandi.

          • Thank you so much Kim, I am really glad you are enjoying the blog. I also appreciate your adding this info about the vanilla for other readers. Have a nice weekend 🙂

      • Nidal Saket says:

        You could also add Oatmeal – right? 🙂

        • Hi Nidal, it depends if their oatmeal is from a certified gluten free manufacturer. If their package doesn’t say certified gluten free, I would avoid it as it most likely has been cross contaminated with wheat. Take care, Sandi

  2. Edamame Spaghetti is awesome!!! So far I’ve had it with pesto and even my 6 year old loved it.

  3. Laurie Owens says:

    Do you happen to know if the kirkland signature brand 1/3lb sirloin patties are gluten free?

    • Hi Laurie, Thanks for your email. I tried to google this information and I can’t find a definitive answer for you. I buy their organic ground beef all fo the time, but I haven’t tried their Kirkland brand.

  4. Christine Svehla says:

    I am looking for gluten free fish burgers. Can be any kind of fish. Do you know if Cosco has any?

  5. I have been glutened so many times at Sam’s I am going to join Cosco next month. It’s 10 min further each way but I need to do this. I am hoping the raw nuts and also various dried fruits that are naturally GF are not processed on equipment that process wheat, rye or barley. I’m not one for processed foods, so I need frozen fruits, veges, etc that I can count on to be safe.

    • I am so sorry to hear that Bebe. I have never been to a Sam’s, but it doesn’t sound good if you got glutened 🙁

    • Meredith Griffith says:

      Unfortunately, the Costco pecans and almonds I just bought this week carry the warning that they were processed on equipment with wheat. This is a pretty rough blow for our family, as their prices on nuts are amazing and make almond meal baking possible. No more Costco nuts, I guess. 🙁

  6. Does Costco have gluten free pies for Thanksgiving?

  7. Mary Anne Curry says:

    How about gluten free birthday cakes?

    • Hi Mary. Unfortunately, I have yet to see any gluten free cakes at Costco. Honestly, given how they use their commercial kitchens, I don’t think they would be able to manage cross contamination to keep you safe. I do plan to head to Costco later this week and I will do a double check to see if they have any gluten free cake mixes on hand and report back.

  8. Does anyone know the brand of the GF pasta that Costco carried? They were rigatoni shape and have stopped carrying it.

    • Hi Rebecca, I am hoping someone will respond. I know our Costco currently has gluten free rice noodles (Asian style), and a lentil based gluten free pasta. I didn’t buy the lentil based one again as my kids knew right away it was healthy and wouldn’t touch it. Take care, Sandi

  9. Does anyone know if the gf chicken nuggets are discontinued? I really hope not because that is one thing my daughter WILL eat.

    • Hi Jenny, my kids loved those too. I haven’t seen them in a long time at our Costco. Ask the store manager to look them up in their computer next time you are there :-). Let us know…my kids would be psyched it they come back.

  10. Karen Williams says:

    Are there any premade meals at costco in the deli section that are gluten free??

    • Hi Karen, There are quite a few in this post if you scroll down. There are Hodo Soy tofu, frozen gluten free pizzas (sometimes they have one by Sabatasso and sometimes one by Udis), Chicken salad, tamales, etc. Thank you so much. Sandi

  11. A few weeks ago I purchased a bag of gf oatmeal cookie/bites that were amazing. I went to Costco today, and they are gone. 🙁 I can’t remember the name of them at all. They were small, in a resealable bag. The bag said the company beGan after a mom sent her cookies to her son when he was away (at college, I think). Does anybody know what I’m talking about? Please help me figure out what they’re called. TYIA

  12. Monica Alvarez says:

    Do you know if the Kirkland chicken stock is no longer gluten free? The packaging use to say it was gluten free.

  13. Hi,
    Do you know if the Kirkland organic mayple syrup is Gluten free?

    • Hi Sharon. As far as I know it is. Kirkland isn’t great at labeling their gluten free products. When I looked a few months ago, I didn’t see any gluten ingredients on the label. I hope this helps. Sandi

  14. Hey there. Regarding kirkland’s deli premade meals. They all may contain wheat and are labelled as much. And you eluded to the fact that most Kirkland made foods are labelled as containing wheat and I completely agree. It’s very frustrating at times as the food looks so good! Our stores here in Alberta only carry one bakery item that is glute free, which is the two pack of Essential bread. The sheet cakes, cookies etc all are labelled as containing wheat. So I end up just walking by the bakery, and most of the deli. Of course they do have meats and cheeses that are gluten free, thank god. I do adore their produce section as everything is so big and yummy! Like the apples, pineapples, carrots etc..In conclusion, I’d have to say that the two favourite GF made foods are the sabasso pizza and a company from British Columbia called Boomchicka pop that makes these big yellow bags of the freshest lightly-est sea salted and sunflower oiled popcorn I’ve ever had. So thank you Sandi for all your work into the gluten free world of Costco! I am a diagnosed celiac since 2010 and had severe damage to my small intestine as a result. A few gastroscopies and biopsies later (AND a gluten free life!)I am now in remission. …naturally as long as I remain gluten free. I am an adamant advocate of NOT diagnosing yourself because you feel a little bloated after eating a sandwich. A true celiac will tell you that 3-5 days after being glutened, you want to die. A simple blood test will “usually” show positive but a biopsy is the only way to see if it is destroying your body. I’m sorry for writing so much! I talk a lot too! Thank you and hope you have a great summer! Mary M.

    • I wish they were better with Kirkland products, but I’m glad they do list the ingredients clearly. We don’t have that Essential bread in our Costcos here in the Bay Area any longer. It is a bummer because I loved them. I am so happy to hear you are in remission, it sounds like you had a really scary experience. I should be updating this Costco guide in the next week. I found a TON more gluten free products when I was at my local Costco last week. Take care, Sandi

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