The Life-Affirming Change To Make To Your Costco Pizza Order Routine

There's the old adage that you should never go grocery shopping hungry and that doing so will lead to impulse buys across the aisles. But we're not sure we agree with that sentiment anymore. In fact, we'll go even farther and recommend that you absolutely should go to the store hungry — if you're heading to Costco, at least.

Costco's food court is well-known for its array of offerings that are both delicious and extremely affordable. And Costco's pizza is no exception to the rule. In fact, short of the Costco hot dog, it may be the star of the food court's options. It's a great way to cap off your shopping trip and have dinner covered before you even leave the store. 

But there's a way to get even more out of Costco's pizza by ensuring that it's 100% ready when you are: Order your pizza as soon as you walk into the warehouse.

Order your Costco pizza before you shop

If you're like most people, you probably hit the Costco food court on your way out of the store, after your shopping is done. You want your food to be hot and delicious, and that's not going to happen if you're quite literally carting it around the store. The downside to this method is that you're stuck waiting for your pizza to be finished before you can load up your groceries and get home.

But you don't have to wait until you've paid for your haul to order your pie, and you don't have to sacrifice time to do it. It's easy to make sure your pizza is ready and waiting for you after the checkout line. All you have to do is order your pizza as soon as you walk into the store. 

Hitting the food court to place your order before you shop means you'll be enjoying your slice that much sooner. After all that shopping, you've earned it.

Take it a step further and ask if your pizza can be done at a set time

Getting your pizza order in before you start filling your cart is one way to save time on your shopping trip. But what if you could increase the efficiency even more? Sadly, Costco doesn't allow online ordering for its pizzas, but that doesn't mean there's not another way. If you want to get really specific, you can ask about getting your pizza done at a set time.

This can help make sure your pizza is ready when you need it, but it's important to be mindful of the folks behind the counter. While Costco may have a pizza machine helping to turn out pies, there are still people working. If it's busy, asking them to have your pizza ready at a set time may not be possible. 

Even if you can't plan a precise pickup time, ordering at the start of your shopping trip will still save time and get you to the table faster.