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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
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?
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1261 on: February 02, 2017, 03:01:59 PM »
Anyone have POM email. It is MIA from their website.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1262 on: April 28, 2017, 04:27:38 PM »
Does anyone in or around the 5 towns have a polar bear bag that i can borrow? I will come pick it up.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1263 on: April 28, 2017, 04:55:47 PM »
Does anyone in or around the 5 towns have a polar bear bag that i can borrow? I will come pick it up.

Kgh if you want. you need b4 shabbos?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1264 on: June 17, 2017, 11:24:40 PM »
So what's the halacha with buying fish in a local market? Determining if it's a kosher species is simple enough, but what about the keilim? The knives, tools used for cleaning, the surfaces, and so on?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1266 on: June 17, 2017, 11:28:48 PM »
BYOK?

That's a possibility, but what about the rest of it?

(And that's assuming you meant BYOK knife. If you meant BYOK meals, I am, but fully expect it to get confiscated. Fish is my backup.)
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1267 on: June 18, 2017, 01:31:38 AM »
That's a possibility, but what about the rest of it?

(And that's assuming you meant BYOK knife. If you meant BYOK meals, I am, but fully expect it to get confiscated. Fish is my backup.)

Ask your LOL for details...as I understand it, unless the fish was actually sitting in a bin with another trief animal (like shrimp) then it's totally fine.  It's all cold and its fine.  You don't even need to bring your own knife and can buy fish with visible scales at a normal market.  You wanna make it "extra" kosher rinse the fish well and scrape the sides that were cut before preparing.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1268 on: June 18, 2017, 01:41:50 AM »
PT YD 96:5 says to rinse and scrape with a knife.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1269 on: June 18, 2017, 01:47:26 AM »
Ask your LOL for details
I'm assuming you meant LOR :)

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1270 on: June 18, 2017, 02:14:08 AM »
Ask your LOL for details...as I understand it, unless the fish was actually sitting in a bin with another trief animal (like shrimp) then it's totally fine.  It's all cold and its fine.  You don't even need to bring your own knife and can buy fish with visible scales at a normal market.  You wanna make it "extra" kosher rinse the fish well and scrape the sides that were cut before preparing.
I've heard a few years back that that salting multiple types of fish together is the standard in the industry.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1271 on: June 18, 2017, 02:33:46 AM »
I've heard a few years back that that salting multiple types of fish together is the standard in the industry.
and that would be an issue for salty fish. Why would that affect fresh fish? The only possible additive ime that is sometimes added to fresh salmon (usually only frozen fresh) is a corn syrup for appearances.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1272 on: June 18, 2017, 08:38:28 AM »
(And that's assuming you meant BYOK knife. If you meant BYOK meals, I am, but fully expect it to get confiscated. Fish is my backup.)

BYOK = Bring Your Own Knife.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1273 on: June 18, 2017, 04:57:35 PM »
BYOK = Bring Your Own Knife.

Recently I was in Namibia, reserved a nice studio on airbnb, arrived a few hours before Shabbos.
Put up my own pots which I brought along, and the electric stove doesn't work. I called up the owner,
and he comes down laughing....  The stove is induction. I cannot use my own pots, only works with ferrous metal :(
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1274 on: June 18, 2017, 05:07:58 PM »
Recently I was in Namibia, reserved a nice studio on airbnb, arrived a few hours before Shabbos.
Put up my own pots which I brought along, and the electric stove doesn't work. I called up the owner,
and he comes down laughing....  The stove is induction. I cannot use my own pots, only works with ferrous metal :(
Murphy's Law.... Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!
What did you do in the end?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1275 on: June 18, 2017, 11:51:56 PM »
I'm assuming you meant LOR :)

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1276 on: June 19, 2017, 03:43:19 AM »
What did you do in the end?

The host told me that the pots in the studio were never ever used before, as I am the very first guest.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1277 on: June 19, 2017, 08:44:25 AM »
That's a possibility, but what about the rest of it?

(And that's assuming you meant BYOK knife. If you meant BYOK meals, I am, but fully expect it to get confiscated. Fish is my backup.)
Psak that I got from multiple Ravs is that raw fish is not bolei'a and therefore, all you need to do is rinse it before you cook. Doesn't matter if they used the same knife to cut a non-Kosher fish before it. Obviously gotta do what your Rav says, but just throwing it out there.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1278 on: June 19, 2017, 08:51:57 AM »
Thanks everyone, currently waiting for a response from my LOL LOR. Hopefully he went to the same yeshiva as CS91's :D.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #1279 on: June 19, 2017, 01:16:55 PM »
Got my answer:

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Fish with skin on is fine as you can determine that is it a species with scales which is sufficient halachically as the gemara says that all fish with scales have fins. Same goes for frozen.

Even if cut with non Kosher all you need to do is rinse well and run the edge of a knife lightly over the areas where it was cut and all is well...

He also said that this applies to both fresh and fresh frozen.

Hopefully he went to the same yeshiva as CS91's :D.

Apparently he did, thankfully ;D.

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