Kosher Tailgating

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What is Kosher?
ko·sher [ kṓshər ] - ritually pure: describes food that has been prepared so that it is fit and suitable under Jewish law.

Kosher tailgating can consist of traditional kosher foods such as lox or cold cuts, or you can go all out and bring the grill and show the rest of the world how it's done!

A great example of kosher tailgating is Jewish Heritage Day at Shea Stadium, which is billed as The World's Largest Kosher Tailgate Party.

How to Start – a Kosher Grill

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  • Unless you are sure of what's been used on your grill, the best thing to do is to start with a new one.
  • Purchase inexpensive permanent dishes, flatware, pots, pans, etc. that are used only when tailgating.
  • Use dish tubs for both washing and later storing utensils.
  • No dairy allowed on this grill – that means no butter or cheese.

Kosher – How Do You Know?

When purchasing kosher items, look for these symbols:

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These are only a few of the most common kosher symbols. For a more extensive list, see Jewish Cooking

Pareve or parve means the product does not contain milk or meat and is therefore permissible to be eaten with both meat and dairy dishes.

Gifts for Kosher Tailgating

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New Grill - gas, charcoal or wood.
Grilling Tools – tongs, spatula, pots and pans.
Grilling Accessories – pot holders, heat proof gloves, thermometer, apron, cutting board.
Grilling Spray - PAM Professional High Heat Cooking Spray [1]
Disposable Plates and Utensils
Color Coded Knives - for use with meat, dairy and parve.
Containers - for storing different foods.
Sauces and Marinades - Heinz has a large kosher selection, including Jack Daniel's® Grilling Sauces. [2]
Kosher Beer - Most U.S., Norwegian, English and German beers are considered kosher. Stouts, flavored beers and "Barley wine" require certification, as do as do European, Asian, and other beers. L'Chaim!

Kosher Grilling Suggestions

Sure, you can go with classic tailgating food - hot dogs, beef, chicken and brats. Or you can try something a little more adventurous, such as:

  • Grilled Salmon
  • Kosher Venison [3]
  • Turkey and Chicken[4]
  • Potato Pancakes - great for breakfast, too!

Of course, Kosher Tailgating doesn't have to be limited to sporting events! Why not try out your new kosher grilling skills for Sukkot? Celebrate a bountiful harvest with stuffed peppers, grilled squash, baked apples; even couscous can be prepared outside.


  2. Heinz Kosher item list
  3. Kosher Venison
  4. Kosher Turkey and Chicken