Just noticed that the last Costco thread was for Q1 and Q2, so I thought I’d start a new one for the end of the year. Since we just moved from Queens to Yonkers, I no longer have my choice of Costcos. When we were in Queens, I could easily visit Astoria, Rego Park, Westbury (Long Island) and would occasionally venture farther afield to Melville, Long Island. Now I’ll be shopping at the Yonkers Costco for the most part, although New Rochelle and Nanuet aren’t SOOOOOOOO far away, and even Port Chester and Norwalk are possibilities. The Wayne, NJ store isn’t too far if I want one with wine/liquor either.
However, Yonkers is by far the most convenient store, and unfortunately I have been very unimpressed with their selection thus far. Last week I went to buy my usual two-pack of 18 extra-large eggs, only to find that it has been replaced with an unwieldy 24-pack of large eggs, no extra-large eggs to be found at all. No red bell peppers, only mixed colors. Their produce selection in general is smaller than Westbury’s, as is their meat selection. No cryovacs of flap meat, no pork belly, and instead of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, they’re now offering boneless, skinless thighs and legs - I haven’t tried these yet, but I can’t see how leg meat is going to be easy to grill the way thighs are. Peet’s Coffee isn’t available. Etc.
On the positive side, I did enjoy a sample of an all-beef kielbasa in hot dog-sized servings that I haven’t seen elsewhere - it’s a bit pricey at around $7.50 a pound, but good enough that I bought a package and will likely buy it again. Their beef prices are a bit lower than Queens/Long Island and their selection of non-grocery items seems pretty good.
Has anyone had any luck calling their local Costco and requesting items that they have purchased at other stores nearby?