Grocery Stores That Take Apple Pay (In-Store & Delivery/Pick-Up Options)

Many grocery stores accept Apple Pay as a payment method. We called major grocery chains throughout the U.S. to verify the availability of Apple Pay. Below, we list all of the major grocery chains, grocery delivery/pick-up services, and third-party delivery services that take Apple Pay, as well as those that do not.

Grocery Stores That Take Apple Pay at the Register

To use Apple Pay in stores at a self-checkout station or cashiered register, you need to add your debit or credit card information to the Wallet app on your iPhone.

Once Apple Pay is set up, to pay with your iPhone, you’ll double-click the side button and authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode, then hold your phone to the contactless payment machine. To use your Apple Watch, follow a similar process: double-click the side button, and hold your watch up to the contactless payment machine.

The following grocery stores accept Apple Pay in-store:

  • Albertsons
  • ALDI
  • Amigos
  • BI-LO
  • BJs.com (BJ’s Wholesale Club)
  • Carrs
  • Costco
  • Cub Foods
  • Davis Food & Drug
  • Dierbergs Markets
  • Duane Reade
  • Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy
  • Food Lion
  • FoodMaxx
  • Giant Food
  • Hannaford
  • Harveys Supermarket
  • Hornbacher’s
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Market Street
  • Meijer
  • Pavilions
  • Publix
  • Raley’s
  • Randalls
  • Safeway
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Schnucks
  • Shaw’s
  • SHOP ‘n SAVE
  • Shoppers
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Star Market
  • Stater Bros.
  • Stop & Shop
  • Supervalu Food Stores
  • Target
  • Tom Thumb
  • Trader Joe’s
  • United Supermarkets
  • Vons
  • Walgreens
  • Wegmans
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Winn-Dixie

Note: Our previous research details how to get cash back with Apple Pay.

Grocery Delivery and Pick-Up Services That Take Apple Pay

Grocery Store Delivery and Drive-Up Services

To use Apple Pay for a grocery store delivery or drive-up service, you will need both the Wallet app and the store’s app on your iPhone. Add items to your cart in the store’s app and, when checking out, choose Apple Pay as your method of payment.

The following brick-and-mortar grocery stores accept Apple Pay for their pick-up and delivery services:

  • Albertsons Delivery & Pick Up
  • Bashas Grocery Delivery
  • Carrs Grocery Delivery
  • Food Lion Delivery
  • Raley’s Pick-up & Delivery
  • Shoppers Store Pickup
  • Target Drive Up

You can also use Apple Pay for Thrive Market’s delivery service. Thrive Market is an online-only, organic grocery website and app that delivers groceries by mail. Membership is required to shop and costs about $60 per year.

Third-Party Grocery Delivery Services

You can use Apple Pay to pay for third-party delivery services the same way you pay for grocery store deliveries — you will need both the Wallet app and the delivery service’s app. Just choose Apple Pay as your payment method during checkout.

Instacart

You can use Instacart for grocery deliveries from the following places:

  • CostcoGrocery
  • Cub Foods
  • Davis Food & Drug Direct
  • FoodMaxx
  • Hornbacher’s
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Pavilions
  • Publix
  • Randalls
  • Safeway
  • Save Mart Curbside Pick-up & Home Delivery
  • Shaw’s
  • SHOP ‘n SAVE
  • Star Market
  • Stater Bros.
  • Tom Thumb
  • Vons
  • Wegmans

Postmates

You can use Postmates for grocery deliveries from the following places:

  • Duane Reade
  • Walgreens

For more places where you can use Apple Pay, see our complete list of places that accept it.

Grocery Stores and Delivery Services That Do Not Take Apple Pay

In the course of our research, we found several grocery stores and services that, at the time of this writing, do not take Apple Pay:

  • Acme Fresh Markets
  • AmazonFresh/Prime Now
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club (in stores)
  • Brandless
  • Fred Meyer
  • Google Express
  • Harris Teeter
  • H-E-B
  • H Mart
  • Hungry Harvest
  • Hungryroot
  • Imperfect Foods
  • InstaShop
  • King Soopers
  • Kroger
  • Kwik Shop
  • Loaf ‘N Jug
  • Minit Mart
  • Peapod
  • Ralphs
  • Sam’s Club
  • Shipt
  • Smith’s Food and Drug
  • Quik Stop
  • Turkey Hill
  • Walmart (Our previous research details how to use PayPal at Walmart)
  • WinCo Foods