Trader Joes OR Costco finger foods
Want something easy for a party and have not really tasted much of the finger foods at either place. Cept for the mini chick pot pie bites from TJ's.
The turkey wrap "rollers" from Costco are popular. Each is 2-3 bites. The cranberry cream cheese holds them together well. TJ's phyllo bites with feta and caramelized onion are packed with deliciousness. A friend gets raves when he bakes the TJ tarte d'alsace and cuts it up into two-bite rectangles.
Another thumbs up for the turkey wraps.
Recently went to a potluck where I brought the wraps, too much OT to really have time to cook. I was kind of worried since many of the guest were making foods from scratch.
Everyone seemed to go for the wraps first before the homemade items.
For Costco they have really good stuffed grape leaves. The prosciutto wrapped mozzarella is good. They also do have things like the big shrimp platter with cocktail sauce. Not my fave but popular at parties. They have some nice sliced manchego cheese trays. The mixed Italian meat trays and the cheeses are always good. Little smokies in a crock pot with Stubbs BBQ sauce. Veggie tray with dip is... well a veggie tray. Fruit bowl.. is fruit bowl.
The Costco smoked salmon is good and a good price the wild sockeye lox is also excellent.
Around here they have Crunchmaster gluten free crackers and Crocatini for a great price if you want to do cheese and crackers.
They usually have a baked brie that you can warm up at home. I'm partial to the fromager D'Affinois or the Delice de Bourgogne cheese.
In Seattle they carry a good organic hummus. A good layered dip.
They have freezer stuff, too. The mini quiches are popular and the taquitos and things like that are okay but the fresher items at Costco are better quality overall.
If you don't mind some assembly the they have pretty good pretzel slider rolls and the Kirkland pulled pork is good... a little BBQ sauce and pulled pork on the slider rolls would be good for a party.
+1 on the Kirkland pulled pork as well as the Brie in pastry. Both are delishious. Pot stickers (freezer section) are quite good too. Big frozen shrimp (thawed of course) with a bowl of cocktail sauce is super easy and guests love it.
Don't have a Costco, but a TJ's, where our lazy choices might include any of the following:
Lemon bars (great finger food dessert)
This is a great suggestion. I would add that the new BJ's near us (Gainesville VA) has lots of these items in reasonable sized packages. They have a great refrigerated section with tons of good stuff for entertaining, as well as the usual jars of marinated mushrooms, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, etc. It's a very nice store.