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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 (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

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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/
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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 #340 on: July 11, 2013, 08:48:32 PM »
I'm a bit confused as to what you mean. How was this a response to my "plus" statement?
I am a familiar with stam keilim neki'im and stam keilim aino ben yomo. This in and of itself is the issue. Bc when you inspect it there usually is mamushus in areas people don't normally check, you will be using a klei that still has the mamushus on treif on it. Therefore if you go in and see it needs even a drop of cleaning of mamushus, you have to assume it isn't a clean keli and shouldn't be able to use it within your first 24 hours of having the microwave... correct?
And being that most of MY hotel stays will normally be limited to one night, I therefore would run into practical problems of actually using the microwave. This is aside from the fact that R.S. said that even this "kashering" leaves some big shailos...
but not familiar enough with
Quote from: יו"ד סימן ק"ג סעיף ה
כל קדירה שאינה בת יומא חשיבה טעמה לפגם ואינה אוסרת ונקראת בת יומה כל זמן שלא שהתה מעת לעת אחר שנתבשל בה האיסור וכיון שעבר עליה מעת לעת אחר שנתבשל בה האיסור אינה נקרת בת יומה ואם בישל בה כשאינה בת יומה התבשיל מותר דהוי נותן טעם לפגם והוא שתהיה מודחת שלא יהא שומן על פניה שאם לא הדיחה אוסר והרי היא כחתיכת איסור שלא נפגמה ויש מתירין אפילו בישל בה קודם שהדיחה:
הגה: ואם יש ס' נגד מה שדבוק עליו לכולי עלמא שרי מאחר דהקדירה אינה בת יומא והכי נהוג (איסור והיתר הארוך כלל ל"ג):
I I don't have the ש"ך and ט"ז handy to paste but ט"ז explains that the reason for the רמ"א is that the בעין is בטול and the pot is an אינו בן יומו.
In short:אינו בן יומו starts from the last cooking, not from when you cleaned the pot.
also see סימן ק"ה סעיף א in the ש"ך and ט"ז from which we also see this concept
SO if you get your microwave dirty, you can still assume that it wasn't used in the last 24 hrs and if you can clean it and you hold of the kashering process then your good to go. If you cant clean it, then אינו בן יומו doesn't belong in this conversation bec. the בעין does not become פגום until it's פגום לגמרי. This is all לכתחילה because we don't kasher unless it's אינו בן יומו, but a hotel may be considered בדיעבד, then speak to you Rabbi (or CV) for a dispensation

Personally I stick with
I think the safest bet is to double wrap effectively...
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #341 on: July 11, 2013, 09:25:45 PM »
Most hotels don't come with a microwave in the room, they bring it to you from a stockroom where the chance of it being ben yomo is very small.

Still a double covering is obviously preferable.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #342 on: July 11, 2013, 09:32:39 PM »
Trying a new angle this year. Instead of bringing my trusty Foreman I bought a skillet for 18 bucks in Walmart which weighs in at 3lbs without the glass top which I don't need. This way before Shabbos I can put in meat and chicken which I vacuum sealed together and cook it normally. Steaks I will also just put in on high.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #343 on: July 11, 2013, 10:09:24 PM »
From what I was told we don't kasher a microwave as a permanent situation but if you're traveling it's OK.
But if you can double-wrap you should always be good to go.
really!!??
i guess it never hurts to double-wrap....
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #344 on: July 11, 2013, 10:50:22 PM »
If your quote is correct in being the din lichatchila what did you mean by
IF there's no mamashus then standard keilim aino ben yomo


So if you get your microwave dirty, you can still assume that it wasn't used in the last 24 hrs
So you mean even if there IS mamushus, stam keilim einim ben yomo.
I don't have access to a shulchan  aruch at the moment, but this certainly requires very close examination if this can be done lichatchila.

Either way double wrapping is still the only "safe" way to do it IMO. And let me ask this, how can you be sure you fully clean out all mamushus from those little vent holes? I'm asking this on a very practical level... I'm guessing This is why you will find certain authorities who won't allow kashering it at all, as for all practical purposes if you accidentally leave a little bit of mamushus, you would have a hard time making it pagum (a position many rabbonim will not allow you to do). You'll notice how they word it here http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-TheTravelersHalachicGuidetoHotels.htm

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #345 on: July 12, 2013, 12:22:25 AM »
If your quote is correct in being the din lichatchila what did you mean by
So you mean even if there IS mamushus, stam keilim einim ben yomo.
I don't have access to a shulchan  aruch at the moment, but this certainly requires very close examination if this can be done lichatchila.

Either way double wrapping is still the only "safe" way to do it IMO. And let me ask this, how can you be sure you fully clean out all mamushus from those little vent holes? I'm asking this on a very practical level... I'm guessing This is why you will find certain authorities who won't allow kashering it at all, as for all practical purposes if you accidentally leave a little bit of mamushus, you would have a hard time making it pagum (a position many rabbonim will not allow you to do). You'll notice how they word it here http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-TheTravelersHalachicGuidetoHotels.htm
The halacha quoted above is regard to food that was cooked in a non-kosher pot. That halacha is discussing the status of the food. Lechatchila one may not cook in a non-kosher pot. I was just showing that aino ben yomo has nothing to do with mamashus. ben yomo is a problem and mamashus is a separate problem. As to what mamashus is that is an entirely separate shaila. (Does shamnunis=mamushus, that is not very clear throughout issur vehetar)

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #346 on: July 12, 2013, 02:08:20 AM »
The halacha quoted above is regard to food that was cooked in a non-kosher pot. That halacha is discussing the status of the food. Lechatchila one may not cook in a non-kosher pot. I was just showing that aino ben yomo has nothing to do with mamashus. ben yomo is a problem and mamashus is a separate problem. As to what mamashus is that is an entirely separate shaila. (Does shamnunis=mamushus, that is not very clear throughout issur vehetar)
Ainom ben yomo and mamoshis are two of the concerns when it comes to kashering a non kosher klei. I think you know I'm aware they are separate but both relevant problems and yesh omrim not so completely separate...

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #347 on: July 16, 2013, 04:31:50 PM »
My wife makes many of the same foods we eat at home and we heat them up using a portable burner.

But that assumes the smoke alarm won't go off in your hotel room.

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #348 on: July 16, 2013, 04:37:34 PM »
But that assumes the smoke alarm won't go off in your hotel room.
Done it hundreds of times without incident.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #349 on: July 24, 2013, 05:36:42 AM »
does anyone know if the rabbinical office of milan is relied upon for food or how i would find out

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #350 on: July 24, 2013, 03:01:32 PM »
Are Einstien bagels kosher?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #351 on: July 24, 2013, 06:02:38 PM »

Are Einstien bagels kosher?
don't thnk so


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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #352 on: August 14, 2013, 02:24:08 PM »
Looks like I may have been onto something with the Pomegranate meals :)

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #353 on: August 14, 2013, 02:55:40 PM »
Looks like I may have been onto something with the Pomegranate meals :)
Was waiting for you to comment on the TR :)
Great call!
If you live in NYC it's a no-brainer, it's definitely the way to travel.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #354 on: August 14, 2013, 03:05:32 PM »
Was waiting for you to comment on the TR :)
Great call!
If you live in NYC it's a no-brainer, it's definitely the way to travel.

Can you give us an idea of what Pomegranate's prices are? what about shipping?

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #355 on: August 14, 2013, 03:07:45 PM »
Can you give us an idea of what Pomegranate's prices are? what about shipping?
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #356 on: August 14, 2013, 03:13:01 PM »
Great call!
If you live in NYC it's a no-brainer, it's definitely the way to travel.
I'd say the same for La Gandola on the West Coast. They are familiar and wrapped/sealed the food well and I think the bbq ribs I had for Shabbos night were even better then in the resteraunt!

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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #357 on: August 14, 2013, 03:15:05 PM »
I'd say the same for La Gandola on the West Coast. They are familiar and wrapped/sealed the food well and I think the bbq ribs I had for Shabbos night were even better then in the resteraunt!
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #358 on: August 14, 2013, 03:20:58 PM »
I'd say the same for La Gandola on the West Coast. They are familiar and wrapped/sealed the food well and I think the bbq ribs I had for Shabbos night were even better then in the resteraunt!
If the prices are the same as the restaurant that will be much pricier.
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Re: What Do You Do For Kosher Food While Traveling?
« Reply #359 on: August 14, 2013, 03:29:01 PM »
See the reply to dave.

Thanks! those prices are so reasonable! I was expecting a lot more!