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80% of this thread summed up:
To keep stuff cold, get a Polar Bear.
To keep stuff hot, get a Hotlogic.



1. Some of our POM meals in HI were fantastic. And some that were great in the past were inedible. And some of are meals were wrong.
2. 48 pack cooler should fit 20-24 POM size meals. If they're frozen for a few days they'll stay frozen in the cooler for days with no ice needed.
3. Fill the Polar Bear with hot water in a tub and let it sit for a few minutes to expand it so it can fit more meals.

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 (in IL there is a problem of terumes and meisres)

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

Pomegranate M2G
https://www.thepompeopleonline.com/categories/97309/products

From Dan's Banfff TR
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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 #1800 on: August 21, 2022, 01:58:34 PM »
Moved the Hotlogic discussion to the Hotlogic thread.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1801 on: August 21, 2022, 05:04:05 PM »
For those driving to destination:
I was travelling lately and was told that there is no freezer, nor would they allow scoring in the hotel kitchen because of Covid (...?).
I bought online second hand a small freezer for 30 euro/USD.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1802 on: December 26, 2022, 07:38:19 PM »
So after many diff ways of preparing food I think I've closed in on my go to option, its with the Hot Logic ofc, and its what I did on my last trip.
I made a menu on what i want to eat every night for dinner, for exp we had a beef lamb stew for night 1, lamb chops, orzo and grilled veggies night 2 etc... all the soups and stews were fully cooked and vacuum packed, I put on a good sear on all the meats and left them raw, pastas were almost al dente and grilled veggies were almost fully cooked, everything was vacuum packed and either went into the freezer or fridge. once we got to hotel we put whatever fit into fridge and the rest of the stuff when into a ice bath that we refilled with ice twice a day (the polar bear bag is great for this) and every night we would take out what we wanted and warm it up a couple hours before, the great thing about not cooking the food fully is that when reheating it u do not have overcooked food (not sure what the FDA has to say on this ;D ;D) and the hot logic gets pretty hot but not hot enough to burn thru the plastic, also we vacuum packed bread and toasted in the HL.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1803 on: December 28, 2022, 05:33:58 PM »
So after many diff ways of preparing food I think I've closed in on my go to option, its with the Hot Logic ofc, and its what I did on my last trip.
I made a menu on what i want to eat every night for dinner, for exp we had a beef lamb stew for night 1, lamb chops, orzo and grilled veggies night 2 etc... all the soups and stews were fully cooked and vacuum packed, I put on a good sear on all the meats and left them raw, pastas were almost al dente and grilled veggies were almost fully cooked, everything was vacuum packed and either went into the freezer or fridge. once we got to hotel we put whatever fit into fridge and the rest of the stuff when into a ice bath that we refilled with ice twice a day (the polar bear bag is great for this) and every night we would take out what we wanted and warm it up a couple hours before, the great thing about not cooking the food fully is that when reheating it u do not have overcooked food (not sure what the FDA has to say on this ;D ;D) and the hot logic gets pretty hot but not hot enough to burn thru the plastic, also we vacuum packed bread and toasted in the HL.
Is it better to use plastic containers, or aluminum foil pans?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1804 on: December 28, 2022, 05:45:52 PM »
Is it better to use plastic containers, or aluminum foil pans?
Prob pans, i heat them up in the vacuum bag
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1805 on: January 16, 2023, 04:51:21 PM »
Question:  traveling with a box of frozen Pom meals. Hotel Iím stopping at for shabbos only has refrigerator they can store it in for me (continuing travel on Sunday) will they stay frozen? Insulated box will be out of freezer beginning Thursday night

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1806 on: January 16, 2023, 04:59:51 PM »
Question:  traveling with a box of frozen Pom meals. Hotel Iím stopping at for shabbos only has refrigerator they can store it in for me (continuing travel on Sunday) will they stay frozen? Insulated box will be out of freezer beginning Thursday night
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1807 on: January 16, 2023, 06:10:31 PM »
80% of this thread summed up:
To keep stuff cold, get a Polar Bear.
To keep stuff hot, get a Hotlogic.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1808 on: January 16, 2023, 09:19:41 PM »
Get a Polar Bear.
Ordered. Thanks. In your opinion, will food stay frozen or mostly frozen for 3 days?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1809 on: January 16, 2023, 09:27:21 PM »
Ordered. Thanks. In your opinion, will food stay frozen or mostly frozen for 3 days?
If the food has been frozen for several days beforehand and you have some ice packs, it should stay frozen.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1810 on: January 16, 2023, 10:31:42 PM »
Do you guys check the polar bear in as is?
Or you put it/ them into a duffle bag?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1811 on: January 16, 2023, 10:43:14 PM »
Do you guys check the polar bear in as is?
Or you put it/ them into a duffle bag?
As is.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1812 on: January 17, 2023, 11:00:52 AM »

Do you guys check the polar bear in as is?
Or you put it/ them into a duffle bag?
As is.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1813 on: January 19, 2023, 02:46:07 AM »
Get a Polar Bear.
First time traveling with Polar Bear and Hot Logic. #GameChanger

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1814 on: January 19, 2023, 06:18:57 AM »
From the wiki.
"Buy eggs and hard boil inside hot water thing"

What is this "got water thing "?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1815 on: January 19, 2023, 06:50:39 AM »
From the wiki.
"Buy eggs and hard boil inside hot water thing"

What is this "got water thing "?
electric kettle

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1816 on: January 19, 2023, 11:19:58 AM »
First time traveling with Polar Bear and Hot Logic. #GameChanger
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1817 on: January 20, 2023, 09:25:24 AM »
Polar Bear Coolers 48 Pack Original Nylon Soft Cooler
https://amazon.com/dp/B000YB6QLM/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I just ordered this. Does anyone know how many Pom sized meals it can fit? Tia
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1818 on: January 20, 2023, 09:27:43 AM »
Polar Bear Coolers 48 Pack Original Nylon Soft Cooler
https://amazon.com/dp/B000YB6QLM/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I just ordered this. Does anyone know how many Pom sized meals it can fit? Tia
1. Some of our POM meals in HI were fantastic. And some that were great in the past were inedible. And some of are meals were wrong.
2. 48 pack cooler should fit 20-24 POM size meals. If they're frozen for a few days they'll stay frozen in the cooler for days with no ice needed.
3. Fill the Polar Bear with hot water in a tub and let it sit for a few minutes to expand it so it can fit more meals.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1819 on: January 23, 2023, 10:42:44 AM »
i think Breadberry is the new way to go (izzys great too)
understand this is from 2 years ago but I just called and was told they donít offer travel meals. They told me to call back later when the manager is in and maybe he can do me a favorÖ..