Can I use my EBT card at Whole Foods? Well, today we are going to answer that questions for you. Whole Foods is an American supermarket chain that exclusively sells food without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats. Whole Foods was the first verified organic grocer to uphold National Organic Program standards for all the products sold in their stores. They pride themselves on providing the finest natural and organic foods available, the strictest quality standards and their commitment to sustainable agriculture. Since the opening of their first store in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods has grown to be the world’s leader in natural and organic foods , with 462 store in North America and the United Kingdom. To find out whether Whole Foods accepts EBT cards as a form of payment, keep reading below.
Can I use my EBT card at Whole Foods?
Yes, you can use your EBT card at any Whole Foods location throughout the United States. Though the company has never officially came out to state that they do accept EBT cards as a form of payment, they do. We are not sure if this is for marketing reasons, but we can confirm that Whole Foods does indeed accept EBT cards. To redeem your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at Whole Foods using your EBT card, simply select the items you wish to purchase as normal and checkout at any of their available cash register terminals. You can use your EBT card just like a normal debit card at the cash register terminal. Once you swipe your card, you’ll be prompted to enter your 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). You must have this information in order to complete the transaction. Be sure to only select eligible food items when redeeming SNAP benefits at Whole Foods using your EBT card.
Not sure which items are eligible to be purchased using your EBT benefits? Check out our list below.
- Bread, cereal, granola bars
- Dairy/Non-Dairy products (milk, almond milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.)
- Fresh, Frozen and Canned Fruits
- Fresh, Frozen and Canned Vegetables
- Fresh and Frozen Seafood (fish, shellfish, etc.)
- Poultry (chicken breast, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, turkey breast, etc.)
- Pork products (pork chops, pork tenderloin, bacon, pork sausage, etc.)
- Red Meat (steak, ground beef, ribs, etc.)
- Dessert Items (ice cream, brownies, cookies, etc.)
- Candy (Hershey’s, Snickers, Reese’s, etc.)
- Frozen food items (frozen meals, french fries, etc.)
- Soft Drinks (Honest Tea, Izzie, etc.)
- Snack Crackers and Chips (potato chips, crackers, pretzels, etc.)
- Cooking Oils (olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, etc.)
- Seeds, Nuts and Plants (cashews, nut variety packs, peanut butter, etc.)
Your EBT card cannot be used to purchase supplement products such as protein bars, protein powder or prepared foods, the salad bar or hot food bar at Whole Foods. More items that cannot be purchased at Whole Foods using your EBT card include vitamins, medicine, household products, cleaning supplies, alcohol, tobacco, feminine products and cosmetics. Check out our other posts to see if EBT cards are accepted at Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, 7-11, Target, Subway and more!
We hope this post was helpful to you. If you would like us to find more retailers that accept EBT, please leave your suggestions in the comment section below. We love to hear from you!