Who doesn’t love shopping at Costco? And when you eat gluten free, shopping gluten-free at Costco is a pleasure cruise. There are so many options, so many name brands, and so many naturally gluten-free finds to be had at Costco. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
There are so many gluten-free products at Costco – I love shopping there!
Not only can I stock up on fresh (and often organic) vegetables fruits, fish and meats, but also I can always count on Costco to have a few exciting and delicious packaged gluten-free products for me.
In fact, I have discovered some amazing gluten-free products at Costco, ones that I continue to use even if Costco no longer carries them.
Testing Kirkland Products for Hidden Gluten
Before I share with you a list of products that are gluten free that I have found at Costco, I also wanted to share with you a report I created called the Kirkland Gluten-Free Report.
I used my Nima Sensor to test these nine popular Kirkland products for hidden gluten:
- Kirkland Organic Salsa (Medium)
- Kirkland Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Kirkland Milk Chocolate Raisins
- Kirkland Granulated California Garlic
- Kirkland Organic Tortilla Chips
- Kirkland Organic Chicken Stock
- Kirkland Almonds
- Kirkland Basil Pesto
- Kirkland Trail Mix
In case you don’t know, the Nima Sensor is a portable gluten-detecting device. You put a pea-sized amount of food into the Nima Sensor and in about 1-2 minutes, you’ll know if that item contains gluten. (Please note that the Nima Sensor switched owners in 2020 and its fate is unknown. Read this article for the latest updates.)
You can read the full Kirkland Nima Tested report HERE.
What’s Gluten-Free at Costco?
Below is my attempt at sharing some of the many gluten-free finds I’ve found at Costco.
Please note that every Costco is different, and that each store changes merchandise often.
Some of these gluten-free brands may not be available at your Costco or were once available and are no longer in-stock. Please note that I typically shop at the Costco in Lone Tree, Colorado.
Pasta and Grains
There is always some sort of gluten-free pasta available at Costco. I love the Lotus Foods Rice Ramen, and it’s been in stock at Costco for quite awhile. I’ve also found that GoGo Quinoa Organic Macaroni or spaghetti are often in stock too.
I personally buy the big 10 lb bags of long grain rice and 5 lbs bags of brown rice at Costco. We go through it slowly by surely. Rice is a staple in our house.
I’ve also found quinoa by truRoots at Costco, and if you love quinoa, it’s nice to stock up on it in bulk.
Happy to report that as of Q4 2020, Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Bread is back at Costco. You’d have to get two loaves of it (Costco makes you buy in bulk). Just stick them both in the freezer.
Even if Costco does not have Canyon Bakehouse bread in stock, it typically has some sort of gluten-free bread. I’ve seen Essential Baking Company bread during times when Canyon bread was not in stock.
I also love the Birch Benders Paleo Pancake Mix, and Costco has had it in stock for a long while. I noticed in 2020, Costco switched to carrying Birch Benders Keto Pancake Mix, which is not good at all. I hope it goes back to carrying the paleo version ASAP!
You can also load up on plenty of bars, nuts, seeds and other portable breakfast and snack foods – so many of these products are labeled gluten free and are easy to find.
For some reason, Costco always seems to be stocked up with gluten-free crackers. Maybe people love buying them? Here are some of the cracker brands I’ve spotted at Costco:
- Crunchmaster Rice Crackers (preferred brand – love the multi-seed crackers)
- Mary’s Gone Crackers
- Milton’s Gluten Free Crackers
- Simple Mills Fine Ground Sea Salt Crackers
Gluten-Free Snack Foods
Costco is the place to stock up on gluten-free snack foods. Here are some of the snack foods I’ve spotted at Costco over the years.
- Annie’s Organic Cinnabunnies
- Boulder Canyon Potato Chips
- Crunchy Rice Rollers by Bamboo Lane
- Hip Peas
- Kirkland brand squeeze apple sauces
- Made in Nature Nana Pops and other dried fruits (apricots, mangos, etc.)
- Paradise Green Mango Chips
- Popcorn by Popcornopolis
- Popcorn by SkinnyPop (I prefer the salt flavor, but lately I’ve only see the cheddar cheese flavored bags, which I don’t love)
- That’s It fruit bars
- Yum Foods Fruit Snacks
I love a good, gluten-free dessert, and Costco always have some fun finds. There’s the mochi ice cream my family loves, as well as Tate’s Bake Shop chocolate chip cookies and there’s always a chocolate covered something to be found.
May I pay special homage to the Kirkland Brand Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds with Turbinado Sugar and Sea Salt. I’ve only found them around the winter holidays. When they’re in stock, I’m a happy mama!
Gluten-Free Baking Supplies
Costco is the place to stock up on your gluten-free baking supplies. Costco carries plenty of spices and I’ve even spotted Almond Flour by Honeyville on the shelves from time to time.
I personally love using Chosen Foods Avocado Oil and load up on it on each visit. It’s the best cooking oil around and is perfect oil for high-heat cooking. You can also find Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray now too.
I also use the Kirkland brand organic chicken stock, Kirkland brand maple syrup, and the raw honey.
Gluten-Free Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
Another spot in Costco to find gluten-free goodies is in the refrigerated and frozen foods section.
I’ve spotted favorite gluten-free brands such as Brazi Bites as well as Sabatasso’s gluten-free frozen pizzas. My family loves Sabatasso’s! You can also find frozen pizzas from Sonoma and Milton’s cauliflower crust gluten-free frozen pizzas at Costco.
Related Reading: Best Gluten-Free Frozen Pizzas – Nima and Taste Tested
From time to time, I’ve spotted gluten-free Eggo waffles, and Garden Lites gluten-free muffins in a variety of flavors.
I love that Costco now also carries Brew Dr. kombucha and Suja Uber Greens cold pressed juices. I pick up these novelties from time to time.
Naturally Gluten-Free at Costco
Of course, Costco has an amazing selection of naturally gluten-free foods such as fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, fish, and cheeses. These products are always gluten-free and oh-so-fresh.
In fact, I think Costco carries some of the freshest meat, fish, fruits and vegetables around. Just be prepared to buy them all in bulk.
Other Gluten-Free Products at Costco
Costco is always adding new products to its mix. I always stroll the aisles to see what’s new. There are often convenience heat-and-eat foods, hot dogs, soups, frozen foods and other packaged foods that are gluten free.
And don’t forget, Costco’s famous rotisserie chicken is 100 percent gluten-free too and such at deal at $4.99.
I tested Costco’s rotisserie chicken for hidden gluten in this article (and I also show you how I turn one Costco rotisserie chicken two meals).
This list is updated from time to time as Costco adds new gluten-free products.