Traveling while keeping kosher can feel a little intimidating at first… but like any struggle in life the more you practice the easier it gets.
Of course, you can pick it up and learn to compromise on your own through trial and error…
But don’t forget, you can also learn from those who have already mastered it!
I have definitely picked up quite a few tips and tricks among my many travels and would love to share them with you.
Without further ado here are my top 4 tips on how to successfully travel while keeping kosher.
1) You Can Never Have Too Many Snacks
Snacks will be your best friend – especially if you are traveling with kids.
When packing your day bag be sure to bring a few extra snacks just in case.
When we travel, schedules can be unpredictable. If your day trip lasts a bit longer than you anticipated the last thing you want is to be starving with no snacks!
The type of snack you pack is up to you, but bags of nuts, dried fruit or granola bars are great since they are so compact.
Schedule Grocery Trips
Grocery store hours of operation don’t always compliment our schedules.
You can do your own research or ask around for nearby grocery stores opening hours.
Once you have got that figured out, you can add grocery visits into your daily itinerary without panic.
We carry our own products that can be found in grocery stores in the lower mainland.
If you happen to stumble across Eppy’s Kosher products at a local grocery store we highly recommend giving them a try.
We are located right near the corner of Oak St and W41st Ave in Vancouver.
Definitely, something to keep in mind if you are traveling nearby.
Inquire About A Mini Fridge
Having a mini fridge in your hotel rooms is a huge benefit! It allows you to bring back leftovers, order takeout or do full on grocery trips.
The best part is if you find yourself having a midnight craving you can simply open the fridge and enjoy just like you would at home.
Are You Ready?
These are just a handful of ways you can feel more confident about your travels and keeping kosher.
Of course, there is always more than one way to do something.
So with that being said, we would love to hear from you!
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone traveling while Kosher for the very first time?
Have you ever used any of the tips we mentioned above?
Let us know in the comments!