Does Hungryroot Take EBT | Answered

If you have an EBT card and wondering if the food delivery options like Hungryroot etc., accept EBT, you are on the right post.

The answer is unfortunately no: Currently, Hungryroot does not offer EBT or SNAP benefits as a payment option yet.

EBT is definitely on the cards for Hungryroot as it is an option requested by many customers. Hungryroot has responded that it does have plans to be able to support EBT payments, but it is a complicated process to get the approvals and USDA is not accepting new applications yet

But there are few alternative grocery delivery and meal kit providers that you can explore which accept EBT. Also, check out the alternative payment modes you can use to pay for your orders Hungryroot.

In fact, none of the other meal delivery kit providers like Home Foods, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Imperfect Foods, Purple Carrot, Greenchef etc. offer EBT/SNAP payment option.

This does seem surpirising when you see even snacks, candies and other junk food is available with

Hungryroots, founded in 2015, provides customized meal options and delivery kits, offering a subscription model, that is a growing trend in today’s world. The bottomline is the the convenience, since the meal delivery kits otherwise tend to be more expensive option.

An EBT card stands for an Electronic Benefit Transfer card, which is provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It works akin to a debit card, but the funds are directly coming from government-provided nutrition benefits and not from your bank account.

Payment Modes Accepted by Hungryroots

  • Visa Cards
  • MasterCard
  • Discover Cards
  • AmericanExpress Cards
  • Apple Pay (only on the app)

Food delivery that Accept EBT

  • Instacart
  • Amazon Fresh and Amazon Pantry
  • Walmart (at store as well as online)
  • Target (At stores, expected to be online soon)
  • ALDI (at store as well as online)
  • Meijer (offline and online in Michigan)
  • Food Lion
  • Save Mart (home delivery via Instacart)
  • FoodMaxx (home delivery via Instacart)
  • Lucky Supermarkets (for home delivery and Instacart)
  • Publix (At store and online via Instacart))
  • Price Chopper
  • Market 32
  • Market Bistro

Some details about the options available:

You can add your EBT card as a payment method in Instacart and shop for eligible items online which are marked with EBT label, that include staple foods and non-alcoholic beverages. You can also filter the items on the app based on EBT elgibility
EBT SNAP-eligible Instacart customers in the U.S. can pay for online grocery orders with a valid EBT card, in full or in part, from the following stores in select states:

  • ALDI
  • Food Lion
  • Save Mart
  • FoodMaxx
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Price Chopper
  • Market 32
  • Market Bistro

Amazon Fresh and Amazon Pantry
Amazon Accepts EBT in all states except Alaska and Hawaii. You can also get 50% off Amazon Prime if you have the SNAP EBT Card.


Aldi is another option that delivers grocery as well as ready to eat meals. It accepts EBT as a payment option for eligible items.


Walmart provides you the option to add EBT as a payment method on their app to get your grocery and food items delivered to your home.

What Can You Purchase with EBT

The food items you can purchase include:

  • Bread and cereals
  • Dairy products
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Snack foods
  • Non-alcoholic beverages such as juices or lemonades
  • Seeds and plants
  • Red meat, poultry, and fish

However, you cannot use an EBT card to purchase

  • alcohol or tobacco products,
  • vitamins,
  • medicines,
  • cleaning supplies,
  • hygiene products,
  • cosmetics,
  • household supplies, and
  • other non-food components.

Wrap Up

So Hungryroot does not accept EBT yet. Hopefully this will change in the future. Till then you have a few alternative food delivery apps listed above to consider that do accept EBT. Or you can choose to pay with any of the other accepted payment methods at Hungryroot.

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