With your EBT card, you can purchase fresh, frozen, or packaged seafood items. But you are not allowed to buy hot or prepared foods, like restaurant food. This page will outline the Seafood Places That Accept EBT Card in order for you to buy seafood with your EBT at your local grocery store and several popular seafood markets across the U.S.
Some seafood markets accept EBT because they sell food for home preparation. But first, they must apply to become an approved retailer. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits recipients are allowed to use their EBT cards to buy fresh-caught seafood at seafood markets like the Boston Public Market and the Portland Fish Market.
Can I Buy Fresh Seafood with Food Stamps?
Yes, the simple truth is that you can buy fresh seafood with Food Stamps by using your EBT card to pay for it at any eligible seafood market or grocery store. Fresh seafood items that can be purchased with EBT include shrimp, lobster, fish, crab, scallops, mussels, oysters, and more.
However, we shall list the seafood markets that take EBT. But it might also interest you to check out the list of grocery stores that accept EBT here.
List of Seafood Places That Accept EBT
- Boston Public Market in Boston, Mass.
This seafood market offers an indoor market with vendors selling a variety of products and foods, including local seafood. They open round from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
- Portland Fish Market, located at Portland, Ore.
They offer a variety of wild-caught fish, crab cakes, crab meat, shrimp, oysters, salmon, and more. Their opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
- Saltwater Seafood Market and Fry Shack locate at Raleigh, N.C.
Saltwater offers fresh and frozen seafood, including fish, crab, clams, lobster, and more. They open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Note: EBT cards are accepted in the market only and not at the restaurant.
- Reading Terminal Market (John Yi Fish Market)
The John Yi Fish Market is located inside the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Penn. They offer Fish (farmed and wild-caught), shellfish, tuna, salmon, and more. But they open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
SEE ALSO: How To Get Emergency Food Stamps/SNAP
Seafood Places That Don Not Accept EBT
The following seafood places do not take EBT card. They include:
- Crab Cake Cafe
- Bonefish Grill
- The Crazy Crab
- Mac’s Seafood Markets
- Conrad’s Crabs & Seafood Market
- 4th Street Shrimp Store
- Pappas Seafood Co.
- Milwaukee Public Market/St. Paul Fish Company
- Andria’s Seafood Restaurant & Market
- Atlantic Seafood Market
- Joe’s Crab Shack
- Monahan’s Seafood Market
- Carolina Meat & Fish Co.
- Red Lobster
- Crab Pot ATL
- Santa Monica Seafood Market & Cafe
- The District Fishwife
- The Lobster Place Seafood Market
- San Pedro Fish Market
- Jersey City Fish Stand
I hope you found this article helpful? For any questions or comments about the list above, or about what you can or cannot purchase with your EBT card, please use the comments section below.