Whether you are getting away for Yeshiva Break, escaping the next “polar vortex”, getting away for Pesach, or just taking a weekend getaway with your significant other, we wanted to help all the would be vacation-ers out by providing a list of all of the available On-The-Go kosher meals to make your holidays that much easier!
We’ve categorized the meals into 4 categories:
- Shelf-stable meals
- Supermarket-made meals
- Caterer-made meals
- Restaurant-made meals
For options 2-4 I advise ordering at least 2+ days in advance so they have time to deep freeze your meals. Deep freezing your meals will allow you to travel with them cross-country or overseas, even during the summer, so the meals will remain frozen until you arrive at your destination.
1) Shelf-stable meals: typically found on the shelves at Kosher supermarkets – they’re not gourmet by any standards, but they’ve vastly improved over the years. May or may not be cheaper than the below options, although these require no refrigeration. Some “self-heat”, although we do not recommend doing this in public, especially in an airport or on any sort of public transportation.
- La Briute Meals – [Kashrut: Kof-K] ORDER NOW
- My Own Meals – [Kashrut: Organization of Orthodox Kashruth Supervision (OOKS)] ORDER NOW via AMAZON
- Amazing Meals (Meal Mart) [Kashrut: OU Glatt] – ORDER NOW via AMAZON
- Gourmet to Go by Schulz – New product, made in Israel. We reviewed it at Kosherfest 2013
- Pomegranate (Brooklyn, NY) [Kashrut: Kehila Kashrus]
- Mauzone (Lawrence, NY) [Kashrut: Vaad of the Five Towns]
- Grand & Essex Market (Bergenfield, NJ) [Kashrut: RCBC]
- Chap a Nosh (Gourmet Glatt) [Kashrut: Vaad of the Five Towns]
- AviGlatt (Brooklyn, NY) [Kashrut: Rav Gornish, Bais Yosef Shchita]
3) Caterer-made meals: typically a higher-end product, frozen, and shipped to your destination (domestically), local pick up usually available as well
- Kosher Private Chef – These gourmet chefs will take your requests and ship it directly to your hotel. For those of you who wish to really dine in style on your vacation, you can even hire a private chef to come along with you. [Kashrut: Rabbi Berach Steinfeld, Cholov Yisroel / Chassidishe Shchita] Based in Miami, FL
- Kosher Meals To Go – Caterer made, available in both meat and dairy options. [Kashrut: Rabbi S. M. Breslauer, The Nirbater Rav, Rabbi Sh. Ullman] Based in Monsey, NY
- Schick’s Kosher Travel Meals – made by Schick’s in Brooklyn. According to their website they are delivered next day.
- Seuda – Brooklyn based caterer making Middle Eastern & Mediterranean style food. Dairy/Pareve and Meat options available.
- Kosher Along – All individual meals come with a dinner roll, a side Caesar salad, dessert, and elegant disposable flatware. – [Kashrut: Rabbi B. Gruber of Rockland County] Based in Monsey, NY.
- Webermans – this Florida based business is no longer making meals for retail sales, but only making in bulk for cruises, etc. Their Passover meals can be found in many Florida based Winn Dixie supermarkets
- Kosher in Hawaii – Chabad couple catering and shipping to hotels across the Hawaiian islands. They use local produce when possible. [Kashrut: Chief Rabbi of the State of Hawaii, Rabbi Isaac Krasnjansky]
- So Heavenly (Miami) – take out caterer with a full line of take out items, bakery, fresh salads, frozen appetizers and more. Delivery available. [Kashrut: Vaad Hakashrus of Miami-Dade]
4) Restaurant-made meals: will freeze and ship meals worldwide or picked up locally. Contact restaurant to confirm.
- Abigael’s (New York, NY) [Kashrut: Kof-K]
- Noah’s Ark (Teaneck, NJ) [Kashrut: Star-K]
- Smokey Joe’s (Teaneck, NJ) [Kashrut: RCBC]
- East Side Kosher Deli (Denver, CO) [Kashrut: Vaad Ha-Kashrus of Denver]
- La Gondola (Los Angeles, CA) [Kashrut: Kehila Kashrus]
- Pat’s Restaurant (Los Angeles, CA) [Kashrut: Kehila Kashrus]
(If there are any places, services, or products that we missed, please comment below.)
Chances are you may end up in a hotel room without an oven or a proper heating mechanism. Try taking along a travel-sized hot plate to heat up your meals, potentially with 2 pans (dairy & meat):