Under the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot launched by the USDA in 2019, 49 states including New York now allow food stamps SNAP beneficiaries to shop and pay for groceries online. This includes retail giants like Amazon and Walmart, plus the online grocery shopping platform Instacart. In this post, we are going to provide a list of grocery stores that accept EBT online in New York.
In addition, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using New York SNAP EBT card online for grocery purchases.
Stores that accept EBT online in New York
Here’s the updated list of stores that accept New York SNAP EBT online for delivery and pick-up.
We will continue to update this list as the USDA adds more grocery stores.
- 3 Guys From Brooklyn
- BJs Wholesale Club
- Dash’s Market
- Fairway Market
- Ferreira Foodtown
- Food Bazaar
- Gourmet Garage
- GreenStar Food Co-op
- Manhattan Fruit Market
- My Foodtown
- Pioneer Supermarket
- Price Chopper Supermarkets
- Price Rite
- Sam’s Club Scan and Go
- Schneider’s of Kirkwood
- Skip’s on the Ridge
- Stop & Shop
- Tops Market
- Weis Markets
- Whole Foods
Note that some of these stores accept EBT through Instacart.
For helps with shopping using Instacart, see our post on New York stores that accept SNAP EBT on Instacart.
FAQ on using EBT online in New York
Here are the most frequently asked questions about using an EBT card to shop online and about New York EBT Card in general:
Can I order online and pick up my items?
Yes. However, the option to pick up your online items is dependent on which retailer you purchase from.
For example, when you buy your groceries online using your EBT card through Amazon, you cannot select pick-up.
When you buy your groceries online using your EBT card through Walmart, you can schedule a grocery pick-up at no charge.
Other grocery stores that accept New York SNAP online, like Hannaford, Walmart, and Target provide the option to “Drive Up and Go”, where you bring your EBT card to the pickup area to make payment and receive your items purchased.
Is there a delivery fee for using New York SNAP Online?
It depends on the retailer.
When you spend $35 or more on groceries online from Amazon, home delivery is free.
Also, depending on the location, a delivery fee may vary from $3.99 to $7 for food purchases less than $35.
Additionally, groceries purchased online with an EBT card from Walmart Grocery are subject to a delivery fee varying from $7.95 to $9.95 depending on location.
You can save money on delivery fees with Walmart by signing up for unlimited delivery for $12.95 per month or $98 per year.
Can I Use EBT at Target online?
Yes. Starting in late 2022, Target will start accepting SNAP EBT payments online through the company’s delivery service, Shipt.
SNAP EBT cardholders will be able to use their EBT card at checkout just like they’d use a credit or debit card.
In addition, they can choose same-day Drive Up or Order Pickup options at no additional cost.
Also, same-day grocery delivery will be available at Target.com for $9.99.
Does DoorDash take EBT?
No. Food delivery apps such as DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, and PostMates do not currently accept EBT SNAP benefits.
Even though New York participates in the Restaurant Meals Program, which allows eligible EBT cardholders to purchase hot foods, the program does not currently apply to food delivery apps like DoorDash.
New York SNAP Benefit Recipients Get a Raise for 2023
Each year, the U.S. government calculates the new maximum benefit for SNAP benefits recipients based on inflation.
The new Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA) go into effect on October 1 each year and are active through the following year.
The table below provides the Maximum New York SNAP benefits based on household size for the 2022/2023 fiscal year.
New York Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit by Household Size
(Oct 1 2022-Sept 30 2023)
|Each add’l person
Stores that accept EBT online in New York Summary
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