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Traveling to Puerto Rico - food questions

DevorahL | Dec 29, 2013 05:39 PM

I'm planning a week-long vacation to Puerto Rico and Vieques (a small island off the Puerto Rico mainland). As far as I understand it, these are my food options, but if anyone has any insight or experience with any of these options, or any other ideas for me, I would love to hear them!
- Chabad of Puerto Rico has a catering service that delivers to local hotels. Has anyone used this and can comment on the quality and freshness of the food?
Since I don't think Chabad will deliver to Vieques, which is a 2-hour ferry ride from the mainland, I think my choices on the island are limited to double-wrapped frozen meals and possibly cooking there on a George Foreman. A few questions:
- Will I run into problems bringing raw frozen meat into Puerto Rico? Would there be any other reason not to cook on a George Foreman?

- What kind of frozen meal options are there out there? Is there anything significantly better than the standard Meal Mart type dinners? (I'm willing to pay extra to eat tasty food!)

- I am concerned about all the transfers of the frozen food, and about how to store the frozen meals throughout the week. Does anyone have any experience/advice regarding getting a freezer in a hotel room, or possibly having the hotel store the food for me? I have even heard that some hotels will heat it for you and serve it to you in the hotel's dining areas with salad and bread (I would be ok eating salad in a hotel). Does anyone have any experience with this to say if it is worth doing or easy to come by?

Any other creative travel food ideas, or general travel tips, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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