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Food/ cooking utensils which are easy to bring while traveling
Beef Jerky/Dried Salami (Easy to make a sandwich. Can add mayo packet)
Wraps, good to use as bread, stays a long time.
Foreman.
Sandwich maker. Bring bread and cheese.
Ramen noodle soups, try with cold water, it isn't bad.
Or ask a coffee shop for free hot water.
Oatmeal Packets (just add hot water and itís a filling meal)
Tuna Packets
Buy eggs and hard boil inside hot water thing

Foods which are easily found in obscure places in the USA
Bread: Thomas bagels, Sara lee bagels.
Lox, can be found in most groceries.
Sabra humus products.
tuna fish, sardines, etc.
peanut butter, jelly.
cereals. milk, if you drink cholov stam.
Fresh and frozen fish. Try cooking salmon on a foreman with a bit of spices. (Tip the Foreman back a little to keep the juice in for better taste.)

Foods which are easily found all over the world
Fresh fish.
Perhaps american canned tuna.
Fresh fruits and vegetables

Seasons Kosher Meals
Seasons supermarket now advertises that they offer travel meals, similar to Pomegranate

Pomegranate M2G
http://thepompeople.com/pomtravelmeals/
From Dan's Banfff TR http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/33245
Something Fishy - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46759.msg968426#msg968426
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Boneless spare ribs with wild mushroom rice and popcorn cauliflower.  The ribs were moist and delicious, Iíd order them anytime in a restaurant.  The popcorn cauliflower was fantastic as well.

Sesame chicken, Chicken Tortellini with pesto sauce, and Balsamic Baby Portabella Mushrooms.  The Sesame chicken was good though it could have used more sauce.  The mushrooms were great and the chicken tortellini was very good as well.

Eggplant Rollatini.  This stuff is unbelievable.  Eggplant loaded with ricotta, tomato sauce, and cheese. Itís probably the best eggplant dish Iíve had in my life.  An absolute must try.

Eggplant Parmesan was the absolute best Eggplent Parmesan Iíve had in my life as well. Itís such a pleasure to eat so well while traveling.

Penne a la Vodka was good, though overshadowed by our massive portions of out of this world Eggplant dishes.

Honey Mustard Corned Beef.  This was a truly awesome mouth-watering dish.  Thick juicy slices of tangy corned beef, itís a real treat.

Glazed dark meat chicken stuffed with pastrami was awesome.  The couscous and green beans were good as well.

I wasnít such a fan of the Sino steak as it was a bit tough.

Fettuccine Alfredo was creamy and fantastic.

Baked Ziti was delicious as well.

Lasagna was good, but not quite up to par as some of the other dairy meals.

Absolutely perfect Chicken Marsala though I wasnít such a fan of the Shlishkes. The grilled Portabella Mushrooms were very good.

Hot pastrami was very good, but just canít compete with the honey mustard corned beef.  The Garlic mashed potatoes were phenomenal!

Ancho Marinated Hanger Steak had a fantastic flavor though it got a bit dried out unfortunately.  The grilled vegetables were very good.

The Mac and Cheese was very good, though obviously not as good as when the hotel heats it up for you.

Spicy Southern Fried Chicken Nuggets are outstanding.  The seasonings are just amazing.  The only thing Iíd like with it is a dipping sauce so it was perfect that we also had the meatballs below!

Meatballs were very good in a tasty sauce.

Mini stuffed cabbage were excellent as were the roasted potatoes and garlic string beans.

But this was what really blew me away.  The Delmonico steak in a red wine reduction was far superior to the steak that youíll receive in your local steakhouse.  And when a store figures out how to make a frozen steak that is reheated taste better than what most steakhouses serve Iím left completely speechless.  Plus itís packed with 2 of my favorite sides-the garlic mashed potatoes and popcorn cauliflower.

From various DDFrs -
 Honey mustard corned beef and the spare ribs were delicious.
The garlic green beans were a great side dish.
The cheese blintzes were fantastic
Sesame chicken, Chicken Tortellini

From SF Maui TR http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46759.msg968426#msg968426
Every single dish, whether a fancy rib steak or simple tzimmes, was absolutely delectable. The General Tso's was saucy, spicy, and delicious

@Yehuda - August 2015:
Great - BBQ chicken nuggets, Baked breaded chicken cutlet, Buffalo chicken wings, Cheese blintzes, Penne ala vodka, Popcorn cauliflower, Roasted potatoes were great.
Okay - Ribs too fatty for me, Fire Poppers Chicken Nuggets too spicy for me, Garlic broccoli, Mashed potatoes
Bad - Roasted asparagus (was white asparagus)

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/01/kosher-travel-meals-a-complete-guide-of-options/


https://www.koshwhere.com/en/
Here's how it works:
Use the search bar and fill your destination address (hotel/airport/home/office,etc) , date range and how many guests will eat. View the caterer's kosher certification, select your favorite kosher meals from the caterer's menu for the days you need, choose your delivery preference and make an order

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2010, 11:20:15 AM »
Australia and NZ are CRAZY about the whole customs thing. Unlike Israel where almost nobody gets stopped, EVERY bag must go through the x-ray machine and if they find something they will raise hell. Forget about Meat, Cheese and most other things. If you are not sure, Declare it and they will tell you. My friends and I once got stuck at PER for 5 hours because we tried sneaking in a pack of Hot Dogs

 last year I declared my pkg cookies say Oreos and pretzels etc etc and they looked them over and put them back into my suitcase, they thought it was weird that I had them and asked me why I had them and I explained and nothing was taken away. Now the Oriental couple to my Right was in BIG Trouble as they had a bunch of non Commerical packed stuff and declared nothing it turns out

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2010, 11:25:49 AM »
Would they stop packaged La Briute meals of Cheese Ravioli or Spaghetti and Meatballs?
So what do you do for food in Aussieland? Do you need to stop in MEL/SYD to pick up food before traveling elsewhere?

 very good question , is it possible to ship them say way ahead of time in case they dont let them in youd know, just get an address where someone is willing to accept them and hold them for you if let in

 very little of anything in the large markets we checked out DT. best bet is to head to BB (Bondi Beach) and buy it there for SYD and dont know the score in MEL yet havent made it there. For CNS friends who live in SYD told me they schelp everything and know what is usually available up there in the reg mkts. I guess no different then when you leave the Main cities  in Europe or Asia where theres no Religious Jews to be found or Chabad

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2010, 11:31:43 AM »
Would they stop packaged La Briute meals of Cheese Ravioli or Spaghetti and Meatballs?
So what do you do for food in Aussieland? Do you need to stop in MEL/SYD to pick up food before traveling elsewhere?

Probably would not be allowed

Yes, MEL/SYD/PER are the only real options for getting food. In NZ its AKL and possibly Christchurch

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2010, 11:15:12 AM »
Would they stop packaged La Briute meals of Cheese Ravioli or Spaghetti and Meatballs?
So what do you do for food in Aussieland? Do you need to stop in MEL/SYD to pick up food before traveling elsewhere?
Australian customs are strict to the point of insanity (e.g. when trying to bring in some tea, besides wanting to know which fruits are in it, they asked "which pesticides were sprayed on those fruits when they were growing?" :o).
Anything that has meat, fish, dairy, fruit & veg will be closely examined and probably not allowed. Do not try pulling any shtick because if you're caught... did you hear about those bochurim in Japan? Just kidding, but they really can make problems.
If you do declare what you have, even if its not allowed, all they'll do is take it away and throw it out.
Its really best to call and ask before, its a shame to lose all the food you schlepped halfway across the world.
There is also a Jewish community/kosher food in Brisbane and there is a Chabad house on the Gold Coast but that is still a long way from CNS. The other big cities, Adelaide and Perth also have kosher food available.
The best idea if you are not going to one of the big cities, is to call one of the kosher stores in MEL/SYD and ask them to ship the food to the hotel you're staying at. A polite email to the hotel 99% of the time will have them take the package and store it until you arrive. This is what we do when we go make Pesach sedorim all over Australia and can't schlep all the boxes on the plane.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2010, 11:42:25 PM »
I now use the meal mart meals, but im looking for other options as they are loaded with sodium, and I need to cut back.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2010, 11:55:24 PM »
 the other week I checked off once again for AU Customs that I had food and nuts. Had them in my carry-on so that it would be easy to take out. I took out all the pkgs and no problem I was let in with everything. (pkgs of Planters peanuts they are looking for the raw stuff).

Again I wouldnt go with anything homemade or not in commercial pkging. I didnt bring any meat of any type. The idiot ahead of me said they had nothing well as they were being led away (all bags go thru the xray machine) they were saying they meant to check they had stuff.

 As Smart as you maybe you arent gonna pull anything over on them, Believe me they are much worse then Israeli Mechas, tell the truth and you should be AOK, and dont bring any Meat or food that isnt Commerically pkged

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2010, 06:02:30 AM »
If you are going to a food where something isn't allowed to be imported, and you can buy there, don't do it, as in extreme cases you won't be able to post on DD for a while...

I guy I was travelling with on a stopover (transfer) in BKK, they confiscated his tuna fish tins as they contained oil...

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #67 on: August 17, 2010, 11:00:36 AM »
the other week I checked off once again for AU Customs that I had food and nuts. Had them in my carry-on so that it would be easy to take out. I took out all the pkgs and no problem I was let in with everything. (pkgs of Planters peanuts they are looking for the raw stuff).

Again I wouldnt go with anything homemade or not in commercial pkging. I didnt bring any meat of any type. The idiot ahead of me said they had nothing well as they were being led away (all bags go thru the xray machine) they were saying they meant to check they had stuff.

 As Smart as you maybe you arent gonna pull anything over on them, Believe me they are much worse then Israeli Mechas, tell the truth and you should be AOK, and dont bring any Meat or food that isnt Commerically pkged

On our most recent trip to Israel, we brought some romanian (chicago) salamis with us. We made it there alright and had one left at the end of the trip. Ill be honest, i didn't meant o bring it back with us but forgot and it ended up in our suitcase. We checked off as not having any meat and they found it when they scanned our bags. They confiscated it even though it was still in original packaging. I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but Romanian is not under USDA...

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #68 on: December 02, 2010, 10:52:23 AM »
Anyone ever try Schick's Travel meals-  http://www.schickskoshertravelmeals.com/  ?
Or any other freshly frozen meals that can be warmed up in a mcrowave?
I heard that a lot of deli's and restaurant's have travel meal menu's where they vaccumpack fresh food to be frozen and warmed in the micro that are supposed to be pretty tasty.

Looking for some options for an upcoming trip and was thinking of trying Schick's. I am in NY/NJ area...

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2010, 10:59:39 AM »
You can also just buy your own vacuum sealer for your own food and save a small fortune compared to having a place do it for you.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GB3ADC?ie=UTF8&tag=cl03f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000GB3ADC
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2010, 12:15:27 PM »
never ate schicks myself but my friend istill talking about their canned brisket -I think it was.  She used a crockpot to heat the food - put it up in the morning and came home to a fresh hot meal.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #71 on: December 02, 2010, 12:17:07 PM »
never ate schicks myself but my friend istill talking about their canned brisket -I think it was.  She used a crockpot to heat the food - put it up in the morning and came home to a fresh hot meal.
I once brought a crock pot on a trip.
It broke in the luggage.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #72 on: December 02, 2010, 12:24:12 PM »
I once brought a crock pot on a trip.
It broke in the luggage.

Crack(ed)-pot :P
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #73 on: October 31, 2011, 05:15:14 PM »
Just an update re kosher food while in maui... as mentioned, i bought meals from Judy's in LA. They double wrap in foil "to go" containers meals ranging from 13 (for kids) up to 24 each. We went to pick up the food before our trip they include a special foam ice box as well as the cardboard box to place it in and with a bunch of ice packs.

We're at the Fairmont and we gave them the entire box and all we have to do is call a little before we want the food, they warm it and deliver to the room. (No charge here)

In the past I've always done "supermarket" meals or hot dogs or other food brought from home but I must say, after a long day it was really nice having a whole cooked meal. The total bill was pricey but overall it was really worth it.

By the way Judy's also ships anywhere in the world, but we decided to take it as baggage to save some money...
I know this is 3+ years old and policies change, but who did you speak to at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui to get meals heated for free?
They sent me this:
"**The fee per person, per meal for storage, heating and delivery is $17.71, inclusive.
($10.00 storage and heating fee, $5.00 delivery fee, 20% gratuity and 4.167% Hawaii Tax).
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #74 on: October 31, 2011, 05:19:23 PM »
I know this is 3+ years old and policies change, but who did you speak to at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui to get meals heated for free?
They sent me this:
"**The fee per person, per meal for storage, heating and delivery is $17.71, inclusive.
($10.00 storage and heating fee, $5.00 delivery fee, 20% gratuity and 4.167% Hawaii Tax).

OMG! That adds up really quickly for us bargain-travel people.
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