Can I buy coffee with an EBT card? What are Eligible Grocery Tokens?

Can I buy coffee with an EBT Card? is one of the most frequently asked questions from our readers. And today we will answer this question in detail. It is very important that you know the USDA approved EBT grocery list. This gives you a clear overview of the list of items you can buy with your EBT card, as well as where you can buy these items (grocery stores, supermarkets, corner stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and farmers’ markets). .

List of USDA Approved Approved Food Brands

The United States Department of Agriculture, which administers the federal grocery stamp program, has set standards for what EBT card beneficiaries can purchase. This is because recipients use the EBT card only to purchase nutritious foods that are prepared at home.

See below the categories of food that you can buy with your EBT card:

  • Bread and cereals
  • Fruits and vegetables;
  • Meat, fish and poultry; and
  • Dairy products.

In addition, seeds and plants that produce food for the home can be purchased with your EBT card.

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In some areas, restaurants may be eligible to accept SNAP benefits from the skilled homeless, elderly, or disabled in exchange for inexpensive meals.

What you CANNOT buy with the EBT card are:

  • Beer, wine, schnapps, cigarettes or tobacco
  • All non-food items, such as B. Pet Food
  • Soaps, paper products
  • Housewares
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Food to be eaten in the store
  • Warm food.

With that in mind, let’s answer the question.

Can I buy coffee with an EBT Card?

YES! You can buy coffee that you prepare at home with your EBT card. However, you are not allowed to use your grocery stamp card to purchase pre-made hot coffee in a coffee shop like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, or hot coffee in 7-Eleven or other convenience stores.

So you can only use your card to buy groceries that are prepared at home. If you have any further questions about using your EBT please use the comments section below.