You may be able to use PayPal to buy groceries in-store, depending on how your account is set up and which payment methods the grocery store accepts. You must link your PayPal account to Google Pay or Samsung Pay to shop in stores.
You can also use PayPal to buy groceries by ordering your groceries online through certain delivery services.
Below, we detail how and where to use PayPal for grocery purchases.
What Grocery Stores Accept PayPal?
To use PayPal at a brick-and-mortar grocery store, you’ll need to link your PayPal account to Google Pay or Samsung Pay.
If you link PayPal to your Samsung Pay or Google Pay account, you can use PayPal anywhere that accepts those mobile wallets. (Apple Pay users cannot use PayPal at brick-and-mortar stores at the time of this writing.)
For information on how to link your PayPal account with Samsung Pay or Google Pay, see our full list of stores that take PayPal.
Keep in mind that payment methods can vary by store location, particularly at grocery stores that are independently owned or in the process of rolling out mobile payment options.
It’s a good idea to contact your local store to ask about its accepted payment methods before visiting or bring a backup payment method, such as a credit card.
Grocery stores that generally accept PayPal (via Samsung Pay and/or Google Pay) for in-store purchases include:
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy
- Cub Foods
- Food Lion
- Fred Meyer
- Giant Eagle
- Giant Food Stores
- King Soopers
- Martin’s Foods
- Save Mart Supermarkets
- SHOP ‘n SAVE Supermarkets
- Spring Market
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Star Market
- Stater Bros. Markets
- Stop & Shop
- Super 1 Foods
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods Market
- WinCo Foods
For more information on using Samsung Pay for groceries, including the restrictions at each store, see our list of stores that take Samsung Pay.
Grocery Delivery Services That Accept PayPal
In addition to shopping for groceries in stores, you can use PayPal for some same-day and by-mail grocery delivery services.
Note that most grocery stores partner with a third-party delivery service like Instacart rather than offering in-house delivery services.
The following grocery delivery services, online grocery stores, and apps accept PayPal, either as its own payment method or through Google Pay:
- Brandless (PayPal)
- Google Express (PayPal or Google Pay)
- Hmart.com (PayPal, as previously reported)
- Instacart (Google Pay)
- Target.com (PayPal)
- Thrive Market (PayPal or Google Pay)
- Walmart.com (PayPal)
Grocery Stores and Delivery Services That Don’t Accept PayPal
In the course of our research, we found that the following grocery stores and grocery delivery services do not accept PayPal:
- Amazon Fresh
- Amazon Prime Now
- Hungry Harvest
- Imperfect Foods
- Sam’s Club (not accepted for in-store or online purchases)
- Walmart (not accepted for in-store purchases, as previously reported)