Does Wawa Take EBT Cards/Food Stamps? Answered

Exterior of a Wawa store

Short Answer — Wawa accepts EBT for in-store purchases of approved food items like bread, milk, and snacks. You can’t order online or buy prepared foods like pizza and burgers with your EBT card.

Does Wawa Accept EBT Cards?

Wawa accepts EBT for in-store purchases of food items approved by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can’t use EBT for online orders.[1][2]

We confirmed this information by contacting several Wawa locations in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey and checking the USDA’s SNAP retailer locator.

Eligible Items

The SNAP program allows EBT cardholders to buy approved food products like bread, fruit, and dairy.

Eligible food items available at Wawa include:

  • Cold beverages
  • Bread
  • Candy
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Milk

You can’t buy hot foods like soup, pizza, burgers, or toasted sandwiches with EBT (as previously reported) — meaning you can buy anything from Wawa’s menu of freshly prepared foods.

Paying With EBT

EBT cards work like debit cards; when you’re ready to pay, swipe your card through the card reader.[1]

If your order includes some items that you can’t buy with EBT, you can pay for them separately. Wawa accepts cash, debit cards, credit cards, and digital wallets like Apple Pay for EBT-ineligible purchases.[1]

Other Places That Accept EBT

For more options similar to Wawa where you can use your benefits, see my lists of gas stations and other stores that accept EBT.

Keep in mind that the same rules apply at all of these stores — you can’t buy prepared foods, alcoholic beverages, or other EBT-ineligible items.

  1. Wawa store customer service representatives[][][]
  2. https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/retailerlocator[]

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