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Lounges with KSML (specific lounges and travel class allowed varies):

BCN - SALA VIP COLOMER T1 had kosher meals on request (salami sandwiches, pasta salad, cake) with local Hechsher.
BOS - Air France Lounge (used by LY) has sandwiches.
CDG - King David Lounge.
CPT - Bidvest Lounge - Kosher cheeses, crackers, crisps and nuts (check for BD Hechsher)  Iced Coffee Kosher if they are using Chilla
EWR - Arts and Lounge - a PP lounge in T2. Reportedly only for ElAl passengers, enforced as of 11/3/2019 but YMMV.
EWR - United Polaris Lounge. Kosher wine. Kosher food from Teaneck with advance notice.
FRA - KSML available (from Sohar) with pre-request to Lufthansa. And here. Email doco.frankfurt@doco.com or tlvgpmiles@dlh.de to request.
HKG - Cathay Pacific Lounges (Hermolis). Call to request at "The wing +852-2747-7972," "The Pier +852-2747-3939".
JFK - American Flagship Lounge usually has 2-4 options.
JFK - British Airways - some reports of being able to preorder KSML. Lounge is located in terminal 7.
JFK - Delta SkyClub (Borenstein). Lounge is located in terminal 4.
JFK - King David Lounge. Lounge is located in terminal 4.
JFK - Virgin Atlantic ClubHouse (FresKo). Lounge is located in terminal 4.
JNB - Bidvest Lounge - Kosher cheeses, crackers, nuts and ice-coffee chilla.  Aspire (International terminal) - sandwiches and cakes during El Al flight times.
LAX - Los Angeles International Lounge. Kosher sandwiches and snacks.
LHR - British Airways - see details below for BA lounges.
LHR - Cathay Pacific frozen meals (maybe?).
LHR - King David Lounge
LHR - Virgin Atlantic ClubHouse, Hermolis meals and kosher wine
MAD - T4S Neptuno had kosher meals on request (salami sandwiches, pasta salad, cake) with local Hechsher.
MIA - AA Flagship Dining
MUC - KSML available (from Sohar) with pre-request to Lufthansa.
SIN - Singapore Airlines Private Room (Hermolis). KSML is available here only if requested 4 hours in advance per the waiter.
SYD - Qantas First Lounge - available on advance request (Lewis KSML).
TLV - Dan Lounges.
TLV - King David Business Lounge.
TLV - King David First Lounge.
TLV - Schmoozy Bar - a PP lounge / bar.
YYZ - KLM Lounge (terminal 3). Gradzinski Sandwiches are available before LY flights on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. And in Air Canada Signature lounge (terminal 1) hot kosher meals from Toronto Kosher are available but they need about half an hour to heat them up.

EWR, LGA, FLL (and most??) United Lounges= In the morning the bagels and muffins NO MORE Sara Lee  The yogurts are OU D kosher. But in the afternoon you are very limited. They usually have Milano cookies but the bar. If you bring your own bagel you can ask for cream cheese from the cooler.

Excellent Chinese you can have delivered free to EWR from New Kosher Special, 163 Elmora Ave, Elizabeth, NJ, 07202, (908) 353-1818,  with $40 min. purchase. Download the "Beyond Menu" app to order with a credit card.

Delivery available from Wok Tov (516) 295-3843 and Sushi Tokyo (516) 882-2244 to JFK.

LHR - BA Lounges - Kosher food is available at BA's lounges as follows:
T5/T3 Galleries Club: Bagel/panini and/or soup.
T5/T3 Galleries First: Main course, usually a choice of salmon, chicken stir fry or meat balls (sometimes changed to spaghetti bolognaise).
T5 Concorde Room (CCR): Same as First, but they will also bring soup from the Club lounge if asked, and can also do a plate of plain smoked salmon (with a slice of lemon) on request. Just make sure you stress that you ONLY want the smoked salmon, otherwise they will bring cooked cherry tomatoes or other stuff with it. They will also mix cocktails using Grey Goose vodka instead of the non-kosher Ciroc (Bloody Mary and Cosmopolitan) if asked. The staff in the CCR are very helpful.
Galleries First and the CCR also have a kosher breakfast option: omelette or 'frittata' with stuff which is supposed to make it look like a "full English Breakfast" - meaning it has a couple of rather poor Tivall sausages included. But the rest of the stuff is OK.
The arrivals lounge only carries the kosher breakfast.
Plain salted Kettle chips are kosher. If you want any for the flight ask at the lounge as they only carry two non-kosher flavored version on the aircraft. Also, in the CCR you need to ask at the bar for them in the packet otherwise they will (helpfully) open the bag into a pretty china bowl for you.

To get a kosher meal in the Galleries lounges you need to get one of the servers and ask them to check what kosher meals are available. In the Concorde Room (CCR) you go to the dining area reception desk and ask there, or you can ask at the bar, or indeed ask any of the staff who tend to float around. If you want soup in the CCR they may well tell you that they don't have kosher soups - they are not 100% wrong there because they don't store any of the kosher soup in their kitchen (which is shared with Galleries First). However, if you ask them to check with their supervisor whether they can bring it for you from the Galleries Club lounge they will always manage to arrange it.

Airports With Kosher Food List - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47400.0
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #900 on: November 21, 2019, 05:21:15 PM »
In the Wiki it says that kosher food is available at the United Polaris lounge with advance notice. I will be flying through EWR on United Polaris to Europe- anyone know how to contact the lounge to request kosher food?
Thanks

There was a report that someone was able to do this, but no one seems to be able to repeat it. Can it be removed from the wiki? It's confusing

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #901 on: November 23, 2019, 09:49:11 PM »
is polaris lounge available to lufthansa business class tickets ?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #902 on: November 23, 2019, 10:22:40 PM »
is polaris lounge available to lufthansa business class tickets ?
Yes.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #903 on: December 17, 2019, 08:50:50 AM »
It says in the Wiki that the Toronto Maple Leaf lounge has kosher meals and I was wondering if anyone knows if they do this in the AC lounge in Montreal? Have a layover there tomorrow on the way to Israel.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #904 on: December 17, 2019, 09:33:23 AM »
It says in the Wiki that the Toronto Maple Leaf lounge has kosher meals and I was wondering if anyone knows if they do this in the AC lounge in Montreal? Have a layover there tomorrow on the way to Israel.
The wiki says that the Signature lounge has kosher food. Iíve never asked in a maple leaf lounge but I doubt that they have. Even if they did, I wouldnít rely on it considering that the food in signature is really bad.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #905 on: December 17, 2019, 04:30:53 PM »
The wiki says that the Signature lounge has kosher food. Iíve never asked in a maple leaf lounge but I doubt that they have. Even if they did, I wouldnít rely on it considering that the food in signature is really bad.

Ok sorry my mistake. Regardless, I will ask them tomorrow and plan to report back. :)
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #906 on: December 22, 2019, 07:20:58 PM »
hi,
im flying aa from jfk to lhr (terminal 8?) in economy and lhr-tlv in U (terminal 5?), with an overnite stopover till the 8am flight to tlv. have priority pass as well, what are my options for kosher food in the lounges at jfk and lhr?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #907 on: December 22, 2019, 07:23:09 PM »
hi,
im flying aa from jfk to lhr (terminal 8?) in economy and lhr-tlv in U (terminal 5?), with an overnite stopover till the 8am flight to tlv. have priority pass as well, what are my options for kosher food in the lounges at jfk and lhr?
AA has terrible KSMLs in JFK.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #908 on: December 22, 2019, 07:24:27 PM »
hi,
im flying aa from jfk to lhr (terminal 8?) in economy and lhr-tlv in U (terminal 5?), with an overnite stopover till the 8am flight to tlv. have priority pass as well, what are my options for kosher food in the lounges at jfk and lhr?
Itís all in the wiki.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #909 on: January 25, 2020, 07:47:03 PM »
JFK Terminal 8
Flagship Dining has several options for KSML
Springy Valley OU Glatt
Pot Roast
Roast Turkey
Meatballs
Chicken Breast
Herbed Fish
All deep frozen and double wrapped warmed in a microwave

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #910 on: January 25, 2020, 07:52:18 PM »
JFK Terminal 8
Flagship Dining has several options for KSML
Springy Valley OU Glatt
Pot Roast
Roast Turkey
Meatballs
Chicken Breast
Herbed Fish
All deep frozen and double wrapped warmed in a microwave
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #911 on: January 25, 2020, 08:23:53 PM »
JFK Terminal 8
Flagship Dining has several options for KSML
Springy Valley OU Glatt
Pot Roast
Roast Turkey
Meatballs
Chicken Breast
Herbed Fish
All deep frozen and double wrapped warmed in a microwave
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #912 on: January 25, 2020, 08:35:37 PM »
This is the same selection as the amex lounge JFK.
The thing with the hamster is that running on the wheel is actually what it is trying to do.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #913 on: January 26, 2020, 01:21:11 PM »
This is the same selection as the Delta lounge JFK.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #914 on: February 26, 2020, 10:28:24 AM »
Anyone have any experience with requesting a kosher meal in the Emirates lounge in mxp or JFK
Following up for future trip, if anyone has some helpful experience to share.