Finding kosher food in an airport other than granola bars is no easy feat.
Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport and the only airport in the world that serves more than 100 million passengers per year. It’s helped by there being just one major airport in Atlanta versus other cities that often have multiple airports.
When things go wrong in Atlanta, the effects are felt worldwide for days:
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Atlanta’s Fuego Mundo writes on Facebook that you can now buy their food in to-go boxes at kiosks in ATL’s Concourse A.
As a very busy airport and a large connecting hub for Delta, it’s great to have kosher options there!
Fanaticos, FuegoMundo is so pleased to announce the new and exciting Kosher food options at the Atlanta Airport. For…
If you fly through ATL let us know what the food is like!
My personal strategy when I need food at an airport is to locate the nearest kosher restaurant and ask them if they would be able to bring out an order to an Uber driver, sealed in kosher tape. When the food is ready I call for an Uber to go to the restaurant as the origin and use the airport as the destination. Then I message or call the driver to ask if they can take a bag of food from the restaurant to me at the airport and nearly all of the time it works out just fine. I’ve done this in Boston, Chicago, LA, Miami, NYC, and other airports.
An UberX from LA’s Pico area restaurants to LAX should run about $20.
NYC airports do sell kosher food and this exclusively kosher stand at United’s dedicated gate in Newark for Tel Aviv bound flights is very impressive:
But at Newark I don’t even have to use my Uber strategy. The best kosher Sesame Chicken in the world (request the combo special with white meat) is delivered for free from New Kosher Special with a $40 minimum order.
Who cares if your airplane KSML stinks when New Kosher Special offers free delivery to EWR. Pro tip 1: Sesame chicken special combo with white meat, extra broccoli, and an egg roll, heaven all for just $10!!!! Pro tip 2: Pay with a credit card by downloading the beyond menu app. Pro tip 3: Never ever walk into the restaurant itself. At least that’s what people tell me 🙈 #NotAnAd #JustAFan
On DDF there’s a thread with a Wiki that keeps track of other options for kosher food at airport here. If you know of other options not mentioned there please comment here or add it to that Wiki.
What’s your strategy for kosher food at airports?