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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, 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.
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 - 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, and kosher crisps.
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 #705 on: September 17, 2018, 02:39:01 PM »
Anything in LHR?
I can only help with T5 (BA) and T3 (BA lounge only).
BA's Galleries lounge (business class) has kosher panini and soup, available on request. You need to ask one of the servers what kosher items they have.
BA's Galleries First (First Class) has kosher main dishes, also available on request.
BA's Concorde Room (BA FIrst Class only - NOT One World f/c) has kosher main dishes, but they will bring you a soup[ as well from the business class lounge if asked. Please note that they also make cocktails in the Concorde Room. Bloody Mary and Cosmopolitan are potentially OK, but you need to ask the barman to use Grey Goose instead of Ciroc vodka, which is not kosher. Most of the regular barmen there know that frum people can't have Ciroc (because I explained it to them once) but not all of them, and it's good to remind them (especially if you don't "look frum" (whatever that means ...) ).

I am told that the CX lounge in T3 also has kosher meals in the First Class lounge, but they are only available for CX travellers and not all One World members.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #706 on: September 17, 2018, 02:54:46 PM »
I can only help with T5 (BA) and T3 (BA lounge only).
BA's Galleries lounge (business class) has kosher panini and soup, available on request. You need to ask one of the servers what kosher items they have.
BA's Galleries First (First Class) has kosher main dishes, also available on request.
BA's Concorde Room (BA FIrst Class only - NOT One World f/c) has kosher main dishes, but they will bring you a soup[ as well from the business class lounge if asked. Please note that they also make cocktails in the Concorde Room. Bloody Mary and Cosmopolitan are potentially OK, but you need to ask the barman to use Grey Goose instead of Ciroc vodka, which is not kosher. Most of the regular barmen there know that frum people can't have Ciroc (because I explained it to them once) but not all of them, and it's good to remind them (especially if you don't "look frum" (whatever that means ...) ).

I am told that the CX lounge in T3 also has kosher meals in the First Class lounge, but they are only available for CX travellers and not all One World members.
Can I ask them in the Concorde Room to bring a Panini from the Galleries?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #707 on: September 18, 2018, 03:46:08 AM »
Can I ask them in the Concorde Room to bring a Panini from the Galleries?
I'm sure they will. The staff at the Concorde Room are very willing to help. But I would ask one of the managers, rather than a regular server. They will also bring you a plate of plain smoked salmon with a slice of lemon (KLBD permit all regular smoked salmon in the UK). Just ask.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #708 on: October 07, 2018, 03:16:13 PM »
Anything recent about EWR polaris?
 @Dan what's the New Kosher Special recommendations again?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #710 on: October 07, 2018, 03:31:08 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi20tjMnIYY/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1q84vyl2jvegw
Where do they deliver to?
How long does it take?
What's your SSN? (Jk sorry about the interrogation)
ETA: I see it's a $30 min for delivery, not the best for a solo traveler
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #711 on: October 07, 2018, 05:19:03 PM »
Where do they deliver to?
How long does it take?
What's your SSN? (Jk sorry about the interrogation)
ETA: I see it's a $30 min for delivery, not the best for a solo traveler
Bring for your seatmate. Will make for a great flight.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #712 on: October 07, 2018, 05:20:10 PM »
Bring for your seatmate. Will make for a great flight.
Direct aisle access ;)
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #713 on: October 07, 2018, 08:12:14 PM »
EWR Polaris.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #714 on: October 21, 2018, 12:36:26 AM »
Any lounge with kosher food in WAW?
Was there last week only some fruit and drinks. However I think you can order from the local restaurant and the will bring in the airport for you.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #715 on: October 21, 2018, 11:01:09 AM »
Sent a message to TK customer service requesting KSML at IST lounge. Response below:

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Based on your message, we would like to kindly inform you that we are not able to meet your request for special meal request confirmation at CIP lounge, however, on our international flights, special meals can be offered to our passengers upon prior request. We wish to indicate that when you have a request for a special meal, so long as you inform us during your reservation operations or 24 hours before your scheduled departure time, then we will be able to provide you with the catering you desire.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #716 on: October 21, 2018, 11:41:39 AM »
Anything recent about EWR polaris?
 @Dan what's the New Kosher Special recommendations again?
Just saw this now,

I was there in late july, chef claimed that if i called in advance to order kosher meals they get them from Teaneck (she couldn't supply me with any more details)

Made me a nice fruit plate though,
Wonderful, wonderful lounge real game changer
I was there for like 12 hours (had a 17 hour delay that kept getting pushed back every few hours)

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #717 on: October 21, 2018, 12:48:01 PM »
Just saw this now,

I was there in late july, chef claimed that if i called in advance to order kosher meals they get them from Teaneck (she couldn't supply me with any more details)

Made me a nice fruit plate though,
Wonderful, wonderful lounge real game changer
I was there for like 12 hours (had a 17 hour delay that kept getting pushed back every few hours)
Did they let you open a new bottle of wine?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #718 on: October 21, 2018, 12:56:04 PM »
Did they let you open a new bottle of wine?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #719 on: October 21, 2018, 12:56:38 PM »
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