to enjoy grilled teriyaki salmon with Asian noodles,
coconut curry crab, shrimp dumplings with sweet
ginger sauce, black cod with wasabi paste or ginger-blueberry sorbet.
Walking the aisles of any Northwest Costco
warehouse is an easy way to discover more about the
region’s grand array of local foods. (See www.costco.com’s
warehouse locator for information and location of all
Northwest Costco warehouses.) At points throughout
the year you may find blueberries, blackberries, sweet
cherries, stone fruits (peaches, apricots) and apples
(Granny Smith, Red and Golden Delicious), Copper
River salmon, king crab, clams, mussels, shrimp,
sweet yellow onions, asparagus, mushrooms, carrots,
stir-fry vegetables, spinach and lettuces.
Kirkland Signature foods are always a standout.
They include canned albacore tuna, canned chicken,
and fresh meats and seafood such as beef tenderloin,
top loin steaks, Atlantic salmon and oxtail. Fruits
and vegetables include fabulously fresh basics plus
Japanese and Korean mandarins, pummelos (similar
to grapefruit), local strawberries, cherries and blackberries, Walla Walla sweet onions and Idaho peaches.
The delis and food courts abound with comfort
food such as chicken potpies and chicken enchiladas,
as well as chicken bakes and Costco hot dogs. And
as elsewhere across the nation, Costco bakeries
showcase bagels, variety muffins, butter croissants,
gourmet cookies and sheet cakes.
Regional favorites include pilot bread— which
has a shelf life of two years—in Alaska warehouses,
huckleberry jam in Montana and old-fashioned
Grandma Sycamore bread in Utah. Salmon portions,
batter halibut, salmon jerky, reindeer sausage,
teriyaki chicken, pad thai, yakisoba and a variety
of rices such as jasmine, basmati and homai can
also be found in specific locations.
Seattle native Kathy Casey, named one of
Food and Wine magazine’s “ 25 hot new American
chefs” when she was only 23, continues to dish out
Northwest cuisine with her signature flair as a chef,
restaurateur, cookbook author, food writer and
consultant. Besides overseeing her new Dish D’Lish