Grocery Stores that Accept EBT Online

This notion of grocery stores that accept EBT online is a new thing. That’s because for the longest time, SNAP EBT recipients didn’t have the option to shop for groceries online.

Thankfully, the USDA has a SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot program up and running now. Plus, it’s available in every American state except Alaska.

This gives SNAP recipients the option to grocery shop online using SNAP EBT benefits. The only catch? You cannot use SNAP EBT to pay for the delivery of your supermarket orders.

That makes sense, since nearly every grocery store that offers delivery usually charges for it.

For example, if I wanted to order my groceries online from Target and have them delivered, I would have to hire a Shipt shopper. Similarly, if I want to order groceries from Costco and have them delivered, I would need to use Instacart.

That’s why, whether you use SNAP EBT or not, I always recommend doing grocery pickup. Pickup at most grocery stores is free.

I’ve done online grocery shopping with curbside pickup at Shaw’s in New England, Giant Eagle in Western Pennsylvania as well as Walmart grocery pickup and Target drive up. In none of these situations did I pay a pickup fee.

The only time I did pay a pick-up fee was when we used Hannaford to Go in Maine. And, to be honest, that’s why I won’t do online shopping at Hannaford anymore.

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Grocery stores that accept EBT online

Before I get into the state-by-state list of grocery stores that accept EBT online, let me first explain these two acronyms: SNAP and EBT.

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SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It’s what was commonly known as food stamps.

EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer. According to the US Department of Agriculture, which runs the SNAP program, here is how EBT works:

“Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is an electronic system that allows a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participant to pay for food using SNAP benefits. When a participant shops at a SNAP authorized retail store, their SNAP EBT account is debited to reimburse the store for food that was purchased. EBT is in use in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.”

USDA

What can you buy at the grocery store using SNAP EBT

The USDA is specific about what you can and cannot use SNAP benefits to purchase when shopping at the grocery store–be it online or in person.

In fact, this is the specific list of allowed purchaseds using your EBT card. They are:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, poultry, and fish
  • Dairy products
  • Breads and cereals
  • Other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat

Using SNAP EBT with Instacart

Some grocery stores employ Instacart for their online shopping. This is true for delivery (which you can’t use EBT SNAP to pay for) but also for store pickup. Usually, there is no fee for store pickup.

In fact, Instacart says that EBT SNAP-eligible Instacart customers in the U.S. can pay for online grocery orders with a valid EBT card, in full or in part, from select stores in its network. Therefore, I’ve only linked to an Instacart storefront for the supermarkets below that are part of this program.

Instacart is one of more than a dozen surprising things you can pay for using SNAP EBT.

Thrive Market and SNAP EBT

In 2024 the USDA approved online organic food seller Thrive Market to accept SNAP EBT for memberships and payments. According to Supermarket News, “SNAP recipients can sign up for a new Thrive Market membership, enter their EBT card number and PIN, and access over 5,000 organic and sustainable products.”

State-by-state list of grocery stores that accept EBT online

As I mentioned earlier, SNAP EBT recipients can shop online in 49 of the 50 American states, plus the District of Columbia aka Washington D.C. The only state that doesn’t participate is Alaska. (Sorry, Alaska readers.)

Therefore, below you’ll find an alphabetical list of states, and then an alphabetical list of the grocery stores within each state that allows you to use SNAP EBT online. Again, these are all the states that participate, with the exclusion of Alaska, which does not.

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Alabama grocery stores that accept EBT online

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Food City
  • Greer’s Cash Saver
  • Hometown Market of Limestone County
  • Kroger
  • Marino’s Market
  • Piggly Wiggly (Deatsville)
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods
  • Wright’s Markets, Inc.

This article explains how to use SNAP EBT on Amazon when shopping for groceries. It applies to Whole Foods, too.

Arizona grocery stores that accept EBT online

Arkansas stores that accept SNAP EBT online

California grocery stores

  • Albertsons
  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Big Square
  • Brothers Marketplace
  • Cardenas Markets
  • Co-opportunity Market
  • ExtraMile by Jacksons
  • Food 4 Less
  • FoodMaxx
  • Glen Ellen Village Market
  • Gong’s IGA Market
  • Island Pacific Market
  • Jacksons Food Stores
  • Jimbo’s Naturally
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Mar Val Foods
  • Northgate Markets
  • Pavilions
  • Raley’s
  • Rancho San Miguel Markets
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Stater Bros.
  • Super King Market
  • Superior Grocers
  • Target
  • The Market by Superior
  • Vons
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Colorado grocers that take EBT online

Connecticut supermarkets

Delware grocery stores that accept EBT online

Florida grocery stores

Georgia grocery stores that accept EBT online

Hawaii supermarkets

Idaho grocery stores that accept EBT online

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Illinois supermarkets

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Capri IGA
  • County Market (Niemann Foods)
  • Dave’s Supermarket
  • Fairplay Foods
  • Jewel Osco
  • Kroger
  • Local Market
  • Meijer
  • Metropolis Big John Grocery
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Schnuck’s Market
  • Supermercados El Guero
  • Target
  • Tony’s Fresh Market
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods
  • Woodman’s Markets

Indiana grocers

Iowa supermarkets that accept EBT online

Kansas stores

Kentucky grocers

Louisiana stores

  • Albertsons
  • Amazon
  • Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy
  • Mac’s Super Market of Jena
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Spring Market
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Super 1 Foods Brookshires
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Maine retailers

Maryland grocery stores that accept EBT online

Massachusetts supermarkets

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Michigan stores

Minnesota supermarkets

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Cash Wise
  • Coborn’s
  • County Market (Jerry’s Enterprises, Inc.)
  • Ernie’s Food Market
  • Hornbacher’s
  • Hugo’s Family Marketplace
  • Jerry’s Foods
  • Mackenthun’s Fine Foods
  • Oasis Foods
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Target
  • Ukura’s Big Dollar
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Mississippi groceries that accept EBT online

Missouri grocery stores

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Blue Parkway Sun Fresh
  • Bratcher’s Market
  • Cameron Market
  • Country Mart
  • County Market (Niemann Foods)
  • FavTrip Independence
  • FavTrip KCMO
  • Harps Food Stores
  • Harter House
  • Hays Supermarket
  • Kroger
  • Price Cutter
  • Pyramid Foods
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Schnuck’s Market
  • Sliced Bread Market
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Sweet Springs Market
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods
  • Woods Supermarket

Montana supermarkets

  • Albertsons
  • Amazon
  • Darlow’s Quality Foods
  • Manito Super 1 Foods, Inc.
  • Reynolds Market
  • Rosauers Supermarkets
  • Safeway
  • Super 1 Foods Brookshires
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Yoke’s Fresh Market

Nebraska retailers

Nevada grocery stores that accept EBT online

  • Albertsons
  • Amazon
  • Cardenas Markets
  • ExtraMile by Jacksons
  • FoodMaxx
  • Island Pacific Market
  • Jacksons Food Stores
  • Lin’s Fresh Market
  • Mariana’s Supermarkets
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Target
  • Vons
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

New Hampshire food stores

New Jersey grocery stores that accept EBT online

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New Mexico supermarkets

New York grocery stores that accept EBT online

  • 3 Guys From Brooklyn
  • ACME
  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dash’s Market
  • Fairway Market
  • Ferreira Foodtown
  • Food Bazaar
  • Foodtown-Freshtown
  • Gourmet Garage
  • GreenStar Food Co-op
  • Hannaford
  • Hub on the Hill
  • Manhattan Fruit Market
  • My Foodtown
  • Pioneer Supermarket
  • Price Chopper Supermarkets
  • Price Rite
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Schneider’s of Kirkwood
  • ShopRite
  • Skip’s on the Ridge
  • Stop & Shop
  • Target
  • Tops Market
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans
  • Weis Markets
  • Whole Foods

Hannaford stores in upstate New York are where you can use CLYNK recycling and redemption.

North Carolina supermarkets

North Dakota grocery stores that accept EBT online

Ohio grocers that take SNAP EBT online

Oklahoma supermarkets

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Apple Market
  • Country Mart
  • Doc’s Food Stores, Inc.
  • FireLake Discount Foods
  • HAC Inc. DBA Cash Saver
  • Harps Food Stores
  • Homeland Food Stores
  • Phelps Market
  • Price Mart
  • Reasor’s
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Sooner Foods
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Target
  • United Supermarkets
  • Walmart
  • Warehouse Market
  • Whole Foods

Oregon grocery retailers

Pennsylvania grocery stores that accept EBT online

Rhode Island supermarkets

South Carolina retailers that accept EBT online

South Dakota stores

Tennessee grocery stores that accept EBT online

Texas supermarkets that take SNAP EBT online

  • Albertsons
  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy
  • Central Market
  • FRESH by Brookshire’s
  • H-E-B
  • Joe V’s Smart Shop
  • Lewis Food Town
  • Little Red Box Grocery
  • Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods
  • Randalls
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Spring Market
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Super 1 Foods Brookshires
  • Target
  • Tom Thumb
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Utah stores

  • Albertsons
  • Amazon
  • Dan’s Fresh Market
  • Davis Food and Drug
  • Dick’s Fresh Market
  • ExtraMile by Jacksons
  • Fresh Market
  • Jacksons Food Stores
  • Lin’s Fresh Market
  • Macey’s
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods
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Vermont grocery stores that accept EBT online

Virginia supermarkets

Washington DC stores that take SNAP EBT online

Washington State shops that take EBT online

West Virginia grocery stores that accept EBT online

Wisconsin groceries

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Capital Centre Market
  • County Market (Jerry’s Enterprises, Inc.)
  • Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery
  • Marketplace Foods
  • Meijer
  • Miller and Son’s Supermarket
  • Ptacek’s IGA
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Schnuck’s Market
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods
  • Woodman’s Markets

Wyoming stores

Finally, the source for all of this information about using SNAP EBT online is the USDA.