Can I buy Coffee with EBT Card? is one of the frequently asked questions from our readers. And today, we are going to give a detailed answer to that question. It’s very important you know the EBT Food List approved by USDA. This will help you get a clear understanding of the list of items you are permitted to buy with your EBT Card, and as well where you can purchase those items from (Grocery Stores, Superstores, Corner Stores, Convenience Stores, Pharmacies and Farmers Markets).
List of Eligible Food Stamps Items Approved By USDA
The United State Department of Agriculture, which administers the food stamps program at the federal level has sets standards on what item beneficiaries are allowed to buy with EBT card. This is because EBT card is strictly used by recipients to buy nutritious food that is prepared at home.
So see below, the food categories you are allowed to buy with your EBT card:
- Bread and cereals
- Fruits and vegetables;
- Meats, fish and poultry; and
- Dairy products.
Furthermore, seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat can be purchased with your EBT card.
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In some areas, restaurants can be authorized to accept SNAP benefits from qualified homeless, elderly, or disabled people in exchange for low-cost meals.
What You CANNOT Buy with EBT Card Include:
- Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
- Any nonfood items, such as pet foods
- Soaps, paper products
- Household supplies
- Vitamins and medicines
- Food that will be eaten in the store
- Hot foods.
So, with that in mind, let’s then answer the question.
Can I buy Coffee with EBT Card?
YES! You are allowed to buy coffee that you are going to make at home with your EBT Card. But you are not allowed to use your food stamps card to buy prepared hot coffee at a coffee shop like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts or hot coffee at 7-Eleven or other convenience stores.
So, you are only allowed to use your card to buy foods that will be prepared at home. If you have any further question about where to use your EBT, kindly use the comment section below.