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Does 7-Eleven Take EBT? What Can I Buy at 7-11 With SNAP?

With over 9,000 stores in the United States, 7-Eleven is a popular convenience store. One of the questions we often get from food stamps recipients is this – Does 7-Eleven Take EBT? Can you use your EBT Card at 7-11 to buy hot food like Pizza, hot pizza, Tacos, or cold drinks like soda, Slurpees, and Slushies? How about ice cream?

In this post, we will provide answers to these questions, including a list of what you can and cannot purchase with food stamps at 7-Eleven.

Additionally, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using EBT at 7-Eleven.

Lastly, we will show you how you can find the nearest 7-Eleven store near you.

Table of Contents:

  • About 7-Eleven
  • Popular Food Items at 7-Eleven
  • Does 7-Eleven Take EBT?
  • What can you buy with Food Stamps EBT at 7-Eleven?
  • What you cannot purchase at 7-Eleven with Food Stamps EBT
  • FAQs about What You Can Buy At 7-Eleven With EBT
  • How to Find a 7-Eleven Store Nearby
  • Other stores that take SNAP EBT Benefits

About 7-Eleven

7-Eleven is a popular convenience store that sells food, snacks, hot and cold beverages, gas and so much more.

Generally, 7-Eleven stores are open 24 hours a day, which makes it an attractive store for some food stamps recipients, especially those in areas with few grocery stores.

In 2022, there were a total of 9,519 7-Eleven convenience stores in operation throughout the United States.

Popular Food Items at 7-Eleven

Here’s a list of the 23 most popular food items at 7-Eleven, according to Thrillist (ranked).
1. Buffalo Chicken Roller
2. Monterey Jack Taquito
3. Cheese Pizza
4. Chicken Chipotle Taquito
5. Stuffed Meatball and Pepperoni
6. Steak and Cheese Taquito
7. Big Bite
8. ¼ lb. Big Bite
9. Jalapeño Cream Cheese Taquito
10. Beef Chimichanga
11. Pepperoni Pizza
12. Mozzarella Sticks
13. Nachos
14. Chicken Ranch Taquito
15. Chicken Tenders
16. Mini Beef Tacos
17. Chicken Nuggets
18. Spicy Chicken Wings
19. Ham & Cheese Taquito
20. Stuffed Waffle
21. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit
22. Spicy Chicken Breakfast Sandwich
23. Spicy Bite

Does 7-Eleven Take EBT?

Yes, 7-Eleven accepts SNAP EBT cards at most stores in the United States.

However, there is a strict list of items you are allowed to purchase with your food stamps EBT card at convenience stores like 7-Eleven.

Essentially, you can only use your food stamps at 7-Eleven to purchase food that you are going to take home to prepare.

That means not all food items sold at 7-Eleven are eligible to be purchased with SNAP EBT.

Additionally, you cannot use your SNAP/Food Stamps EBT benefits to purchase any non-food items sold at 7-Eleven.

See below for a list of the food items you can purchase with your SNAP EBT benefits at 7-Eleven.

Exception: You can Purchase Hot Food at 7-Eleven with TANF EBT Cards

Most states issue Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits on EBT cards.

There is more flexibility with TANF EBT cards.

As a result, you are able to use TANF EBT to purchase hot food items, including the ones listed above.

Additionally, you can withdraw money from an ATM with TANF EBT cards, which is prohibited under SNAP EBT card rules.

What can you buy with Food Stamps EBT at 7-Eleven?

Here are some examples of food that can be purchased using SNAP EBT cards or food stamps at 7-Eleven:

  • Fruits, vegetables, and produce
  • Ice Cream
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Soda
  • Meats and poultry
  • Energy Drinks with Nutrition Labels
  • Milk
  • Candy
  • Pasta, rice, and tortillas
  • Yogurt
  • Pre-packaged snacks
  • Cheese
  • Canned legumes and fish
  • Bread
  • Juice
  • Peanut butter

What you cannot purchase at 7-Eleven with Food Stamps EBT

You are prohibited from purchasing the following items at 7-Eleven with your SNAP EBT benefits.

  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
  • Vitamins, medicines, and supplements.
  • Live animals (except shellfish, fish, and animals).
  • Foods that are hot when sold.
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products
  • Pet foods
  • Hygiene items
  • Cosmetics

FAQs about What You Can Buy At 7-Eleven With EBT

Here are the most frequently asked questions about what you can and cannot buy with SNAP EBT benefits (Food Stamps) at 7-Eleven.

Can you still get hot pizza from 7-Eleven with food stamps?

No, you cannot purchase hot pizza with Food Stamps EBT at 7-11.

However, you can buy frozen/cold, unprepared pizza at 7-Eleven with food stamps and cook/heat the pizza at home.

Can you purchase Slurpees and Slushies at 7-Eleven with SNAP EBT?

Yes. You can purchase Slurpees, Slushies, and other cold drinks with your food stamps benefits.
According to the USDA website, Cold drinks (such as fountain drinks, slushies, iced coffee, smoothies, and other similar items, etc.) are eligible for SNAP EBT purchase if they are intended for home consumption.

Also, the fact that a drink may be sipped while the customer is standing in line does not render it ineligible, as long as it is not otherwise intended for consumption on store premises.

However, hot drinks (such as coffee, lattes, tea, etc.) are not eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits.

Generally, hot food items are not eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits.

Does 7-Eleven accept food stamps for hot food?

No. Hot food items are not eligible for purchase with SNAP EBT benefits.

How to Find a 7-Eleven Store Nearby

To find a 7-Eleven convenience store in your area, simply use the 7-Eleven store locator.

Click here for the store locator.

Once on the website, you can find the nearest 7-Eleven convenience store by entering your Street, City, State, or Zip Code, then hit the “Submit” button, as shown below.

Other stores that take SNAP EBT Benefits

Here’s a list of other stores that take SNAP EBT Benefits:

Grocery Stores

Gas Stations & Convenience Stores

Here’s a list of some of the most popular convenience stores in the United States that take EBT.

  • Speedway
  • Wawa
  • Murphy USA
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Royal Farms
  • Buc-ee’s
  • Love’s Travel Stops
  • Cumberland Farms
  • Circle K
  • Stewart’s Shops
  • Kum & Go
  • Sheetz
  • Parker’s
  • Murphy USA
  • Maverik
  • GetGo
  • Yesway
  • Thornton’s
  • Kelley’s Market
  • Chevron
  • Jacksons Food Stores
  • QuikTrip
  • Pilot
  • QuickChek
  • Kwik Trip
  • RaceTrac

Pharmacies

  • CVS
  • Walgreen
  • Rite Aid
  • Duane Reade

Dollar Stores

  • Dollar Tree
  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar

Summary – Does 7-Eleven Take EBT?

Bottom Line: Yes, 7-Eleven stores in the United States accept Food Stamps.

However, you cannot purchase hot food that can be consumed at the store with SNAP EBT.

Additionally, you are prohibited from buying non-food items at 7-Eleven with your food stamps.

Questions?

We hope this post on the question – “Does 7-Eleven Take EBT?” was helpful.

If you have further questions about Food Stamps or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about California SNAP and EBT, including:

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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