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Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in California?

In today’s post we’re going to provide you with information about one of our most frequently asked questions – Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in California?

Trader Joe’s was founded over sixty years ago by Joe Coulombe in Pasadena, California.

Today, the chain has more than 530 locations across the U.S., with 10,000 employees.

While a typical grocery store may carry 50,000 items, Trader Joe’s stocks about 4,000 items, 80% of which bear one of its brand names.

Trader Joe’s describes itself as “your neighborhood grocery store”.

Products include gourmet foods, organic foods, vegetarian foods, unusual frozen foods, imported foods, domestic and imported wine and beer (where local law permits), and “alternative” food items, such as vegan and vegetarian options.

EBT Cards are accepted as a form of payment at Trader Joe’s stores, including Trader Joe’s store locations in California.

There are currently 192 Trader Joe’s grocery stores in California. For a full list of Trader Joe’s locations that accept EBT in California, keep reading below.

Table of Contents:

  • Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in California?
  • How To Use SNAP EBT at Trader Joe’s
  • Trader Joe’s Store Locations in California
  • Does Trader Joe’s Accept EBT Online?

Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in California? Yes! Here’s How:

Using an EBT card at Trader Joe’s is quick and easy. You don’t even have to separate your grocery items from your non-grocery items. All you have to do to use your EBT at Trader Joe’s is swipe the card.

After that, you can easily choose between paying with your SNAP/EBT benefits or paying with your Cash account.

How To Use SNAP EBT at Trader Joe’s

Using an EBT card at Trader Joe’s is quick and easy. You don’t even have to separate your grocery items from your non-grocery items.

All you have to do to use your EBT at Trader Joe’s is swipe the card.

Here’s how:

To use EBT at Trader Joe’s, here are a few easy steps to remember:

  1. When it’s time to pay, swipe your EBT card in the point of sale machine
  2. You will then have to enter your PIN
  3. If you do not have enough money in your EBT account to cover SNAP-eligible items, the machine will then ask if you want to use
    a credit/debit card or cash to pay for the rest of the items.
  4. Also, if you have non-SNAP eligible items in your cart, you will be able to use a credit/debit card or cash to pay for them.
  5. In some cases, you will be asked to show a photo ID to confirm you are the cardholder.

To check the balance on your EBT Card before you shop, see our post on How to Check the Balance on California EBT Card.

Trader Joe’s Store Locations in California

Here’s the list of Trader Joe’s stores in California. Scroll down to find a Trader Joe’s Store near you.

Agoura Hills

28941 Canwood St
Agoura Hills, CA 91301 US
818-865-8217

Alameda

2217 South Shore Center
Alameda, CA 94501 US
510-769-5450

Aliso Viejo

26541 Aliso Creek Rd
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 US
949-643-5531

Arroyo Grande

955 Rancho Pkwy
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 US
805-474-6114

Bakersfield

8200 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311 US
661-837-8863

Berkeley

1885 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703 US
510-204-9074

Brea

2500 E Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92821 US
714-257-1180

Brentwood

5451 Lone Tree Way
Brentwood, CA 94513 US
925-516-3044

Burbank

214 E Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91502 US
818-848-4299

Calabasas

23741 Calabasas Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302 US
818-591-6758

Camarillo

363 Carmen Dr
Camarillo, CA 93010 US
805-388-1925

Campbell

1875 Bascom Ave
Campbell, CA 95008 US
408-369-7823

Capitola

3555 Clares St #D
Capitola, CA 95010 US
831-464-0115

Carlsbad

2629 Gateway Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009 US
760-603-8473

Castro Valley

22224 Redwood Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546 US
510-538-2738

Cathedral City

67720 E Palm Canyon Dr
Cathedral City, CA 92234 US
760-202-0090

Cerritos

12861 Towne Center Dr
Cerritos, CA 90703 US
562-402-5148

Chatsworth

10330 Mason Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311 US
818-341-3010

Chico

801 East Ave
Chico, CA 95926 US
530-343-9920

Chino Hills

13911 Peyton Drive
Chino Hills, CA 91709 US
909-627-1404

Chula Vista

878 Eastlake Pkwy
Chula Vista, CA 91914 US
619-656-5370

Claremont

475 W Foothill Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711 US
909-625-8784

Clovis

1077 N Willow Ave
Clovis, CA 93611 US
559-325-3120

Concord – Concord Ave

1150 Concord Ave
Concord, CA 94520 US
925-689-2990

Concord – Oak Grove Rd

785 Oak Grove Rd
Concord, CA 94518 US
925-521-1134

Corona

2790 Cabot Dr
Corona, CA 92883 US
951-603-0299

Costa Mesa

640 W 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 US
949-642-5134

Culver City – Slauson Ave

6150 Slauson Ave
Culver City, CA 90230 US
310-313-0441

Culver City – Culver Blvd

9290 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 US
310-202-1108

Daly City

417 Westlake Center
Daly City, CA 94015 US
650-755-3825

Danville

85 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526 US
925-838-5757

Davis

885 Russell Blvd
Davis, CA 95616 US
530-757-2693

Eagle Rock

1566 Colorado Blvd
Eagle Rock, CA 90041 US
323-257-6422

El Cerrito

225 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530 US
510-524-7609

Elk Grove

9670 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757 US
916-686-9980

Emeryville

5700 Christie Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608 US
510-658-8091

Encinitas

115 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024 US
760-634-2114

Encino

17640 Burbank Blvd
Encino, CA 91316 US
818-990-7751

Escondido

1885 S Centre City Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025 US
760-233-4020

Fairfield

1350 Gateway Blvd
Fairfield, CA 94533 US
707-434-0144

Fair Oaks

5309 Sunrise Blvd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628 US
916-863-1744

Folsom

850 East Bidwell
Folsom, CA 95630 US
916-817-8820

Fremont

39324 Argonaut Way
Fremont, CA 94538 US
510-794-1386

Fresno

8478 N. Friant Road
Fresno, CA 93720 US
559-433-6478

Glendale

103 E Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale, CA 91207 US
818-507-8192

Goleta

5767 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117 US
805-692-2234

Granada Hills

11114 Balboa Blvd
Granada Hills, CA 91344 US
818-368-6461

Greenbrae

2052 Redwood Hwy
Greenbrae, CA 94904 US
415-945-7955

Hermosa Beach

1100 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 US
310-318-1767

Huntington Beach – Main St

18681 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 US
714-848-9640

Huntington Beach – Brookhurst St

21431 Brookhurst St
Huntington Beach, CA 92646 US
714-968-4070

Huntington Beach – Algonquin St

16821 Algonquin St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649 US
714-846-7307

Irvine – University Ctr

4225 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612 US
949-509-6138

Irvine – Walnut Village Ctr

14443 Culver Dr
Irvine, CA 92604 US
949-857-8108

Irvine – Woodbury Town Center

6222 Irvine Blvd
Irvine, CA 92620 US
949-551-6402

La Canada

475 Foothill Blvd
La Canada, CA 91011 US
818-790-6373

Lafayette

3649 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549 US
925-299-9344

Laguna Hills

24231 Avenida De La Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 US
949-461-0927

Laguna Niguel

32351 Street of the Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 US
949-493-8599

La Habra

2101 W. Imperial Hwy, Suite A
La Habra, CA 90631 US
562-266-1428

La Jolla

8657 Villa la Jolla Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037 US
858-546-8629

La Mesa

5495 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942 US
619-466-0105

La Quinta

46400 Washington St
La Quinta, CA 92253 US
760-777-1553

Livermore

1122 A East Stanley Blvd
Livermore, CA 94550 US
925-243-1947

Long Beach – Bellflower Blvd

2222 North Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90815 US
562-596-2514

Long Beach – Bixby Knolls

4210 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90807 US
562-422-1020

Long Beach – PCH

6451 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803 US
562-596-4388

Los Altos

2310 Homestead Rd
Los Altos, CA 94024 US
408-245-1917

Los Angeles

1600 N Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028 US
323-856-0689

263 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036 US
323-965-1989

175 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036 US
323-931-4012

8500 Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048 US
310-248-2984

11755 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064 US
310-477-5949

2738 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027 US
323-665-6774

8000 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046 US
323-822-7663

3131 S Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089 US
213-749-1497

10850 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064 US
310-470-1917

3456 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034 US
310-836-2458

1000 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024 US
310-824-1495

Los Gatos

15466 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos, CA 95032 US
408-356-2324

Manhattan Beach – Manhattan Beach Blvd

1821 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 US
310-372-1274

Manhattan Beach – Rosecrans Blvd

1800 Rosecrans Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 US
310-725-9800

Marina Del Rey

4675 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 US
310-301-4461

Menlo Park

720 Menlo Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025 US
650-323-2134

Millbrae

765 Broadway
Millbrae, CA 94030 US
650-259-9142

Milpitas

1306 Great Mall Pkwy
Milpitas, CA 95035 US
408-942-6957

Mission Viejo

25410 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692 US
949-581-5638

Modesto

3250 Dale Road
Modesto, CA 95356 US
209-491-0445

Monrovia

604 W Huntington Dr
Monrovia, CA 91016 US
626-358-8884

Monterey

570 Munras Ave
Monterey, CA 93940 US
831-372-2010

Montrose

2462 Honolulu Ave
Montrose, CA 91020 US
818-957-3613

Morgan Hill

17035 Laurel Rd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 US
408-778-6409

Mountain View

590 Showers Dr
Mountain View, CA 94040 US
650-917-1013

Napa

3654 Bel Aire Plaza
Napa, CA 94558 US
707-256-0806

Newport Beach

8086 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657 US
949-494-7404

North Hollywood

6130 Laurel Canyon Bl
North Hollywood, CA 91606 US
818-762-2963

Novato

7514 Redwood Blvd
Novato, CA 94945 US
415-898-9359

Oakland – Lakeshore

3250 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610 US
510-238-9076

Oakland – Rockridge

5727 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 US
510-923-9428

Oceanside

2570 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054 US
760-433-9994

Orange

2114 N Tustin St
Orange, CA 92865 US
714-283-5697

Pacific Grove

1170 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 US
831-656-0180

Palmdale

39507 10th St W
Palmdale, CA 93551 US
661-947-2890

Palm Desert

44250 Town Center Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260 US
760-340-2291

Palo Alto

855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301 US
650-327-7018

Pasadena

467 N Rosemead Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107 US
626-351-3399

610 S Arroyo Pkwy
Pasadena, CA 91105 US
626-568-9254

3035 E Huntington Dr
Pasadena, CA 91107 US
626-356-2963

345 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101 US
626-395-9553

Petaluma

169 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954 US
707-769-2782

Pinole

2742 Pinole Valley Rd
Pinole, CA 94564 US
510-222-3501

Pleasanton

3903 Santa Rita Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588 US
925-468-0763

Rancho Cucamonga

6401 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737 US
909-476-1410

Rancho Palos Verdes

31176 Hawthorne Blvd
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 US
310-544-1727

28901 S Western Ave
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 US
310-832-1241

Rancho Santa Margarita

30652 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 US
949-888-3640

Redding

845 Browning St
Redding, CA 96003 US
530-223-4875

Redlands

552 Orange St
Redlands, CA 92374 US
909-798-3888

Redondo Beach

1761 S Elena Ave
Redondo Bch., CA 90277 US
310-316-1745

Riverside

6225 Riverside Plaza
Riverside, CA 92506 US
951-781-2378

Rocklin

5116 Commons Dr. #103
Rocklin, CA 95677 US
916-660-9820

Roseville

1117 Roseville Square
Roseville, CA 95678 US
916-784-9084

Sacramento

5000 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819 US
916-456-1853

2625 Marconi Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821 US
916-481-8797

San Carlos

1482 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070 US
650-594-2138

San Clemente

638 Camino de Los Mares
San Clemente, CA 92673 US
949-240-9996

San Diego

13480 Highlands Place
San Diego, CA 92130 US
858-755-7130

1072 Camino Del Rio North
San Diego, CA 92108 US
619-297-0749

11955 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92128 US
858-673-0526

1090 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103 US
619-296-3122

1640 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109 US
858-581-9101

2401 Truxtun Rd
San Diego, CA 92106 US
619-758-9272

5140 College Ave
San Diego, CA 92115 US
619-229-9092

9850 Hibert St
San Diego, CA 92131 US
858-549-9185

San Dimas

856 W Arrow Hwy
San Dimas, CA 91773 US
909-305-4757

San Francisco

3 Masonic Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118 US
415-346-9964

555 9th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 US
415-863-1292

1095 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109 US
415-292-7665

401 Bay St
San Francisco, CA 94133 US
415-351-1013

10 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 US
415-536-7801

265 Winston Dr
San Francisco, CA 94132 US
415-665-1835

San Jose

7250 Bollinger Rd
San Jose, CA 95129 US
408-873-7384

635 Coleman Ave
San Jose, CA 95110 US
408-298-9731

5353 Almaden Expressway #J-38
San Jose, CA 95118 US
408-264-8120

5269 Prospect
San Jose, CA 95129 US
408-446-5055

San Juan Capistrano

32151 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 US
949-496-4150

San Luis Obispo

3977 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 US
805-783-2780

San Mateo – Grant St

1820-22 S Grant Street
San Mateo, CA 94402 US
650-570-6140

San Mateo – Hillsdale

45 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94403 US
650-286-1509

San Rafael

337 3rd St
San Rafael, CA 94901 US
415-454-9530

San Ramon

300 Market Place
San Ramon, CA 94583 US
925-275-8140

Santa Ana

3329 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704 US
714-424-9304

Santa Barbara

3025 De La Vina St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 US
805-563-7383

222 North Milpas Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 US
805-560-1182

Santa Clarita

26517 Bouquet Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91350 US
661-263-3796

Santa Cruz

700 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 US
831-425-0140

Santa Maria

1303 S Bradley Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93454 US
805-925-1657

Santa Monica

500 S. Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401 US

3212 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405 US
310-581-0253

2300 Wilshire Blvd #101
Santa Monica, CA 90403 US
310-264-2223

Santa Rosa

2100 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 US
707-535-0788

3225 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403 US
707-525-1406

Sherman Oaks

14119 Riverside Dr
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 US
818-789-2771

Simi Valley

2975-A Cochran St
Simi Valley, CA 93065 US
805-520-3135

South San Francisco

301 MC Lellan Dr
South San Francisco, CA 94080 US
650-583-6401

South Pasadena

613 Mission St
S. Pasadena, CA 91030 US
626-441-6263

Stockton

6535 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207 US
209-951-7597

Studio City

11976 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604 US
818-509-0168

Sunnyvale

316 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 US
408-736-7573

Temecula

40665 Winchester Rd
Temecula, CA 92591 US
951-296-9964

Templeton

1111 Rossi Road
Templeton, CA 93465 US
805-434-9562

Thousand Oaks

125 N Reino Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 US
805-375-1984

451 Avenida De Los Arboles
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 US
805-492-7107

Toluca Lake

10130 Riverside Dr
Toluca Lake, CA 91602 US
818-762-2787

Torrance

19720 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503 US
310-793-8585

2545 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA 90505 US
310-326-9520

Tustin

1198 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780 US
714-505-3289

Ventura

1795 S. Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003 US
805-650-9977

103 S Mills Rd
Ventura, CA 93003 US
805-658-2664

Walnut Creek

1372 S California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 US
925-945-1674

Westchester

8645 S Sepulveda
Westchester, CA 90045 US
310-338-9238

West Hills

6751 Fallbrook Ave
West Hills, CA 91307 US
818-347-2591

West Hollywood

8611 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069 US
310-657-0152

7310 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046 US
323-969-8048

Westlake Village

3835 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village, CA 91362 US
805-494-5040

Whittier

15025 E Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA 90603 US
562-698-1642

Woodland Hills

21055 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364 US
818-712-9475

Yorba Linda

19655 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 US
714-970-0116

Does Trader Joe’s Accept EBT Online?

You can use your EBT card at Trader Joe’s stores, but you cannot use it to pay for Trader Joe’s online orders.

However, you can use your California EBT Card online on Amazon to purchase groceries.

Additionally, the following grocery stores also take California SNAP EBT online:

  • Albertsons
  • ALDI
  • Cardenas Markets
  • Food 4 Less
  • FoodMaxx
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Rancho San Miguel Markets
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Walmart

Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in California? Summary

We hope our answer to the question “Does Trader Joe’s Take EBT in California?” was helpful to you!

If you have more questions about your EBT or SNAP Benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about CalFresh and CalFresh EBT, including:
Emergency Allotment for CalFresh – Extra Food Stamps
Free Cell Phones with CalFresh
How to Apply for California P-EBT
California P-EBT Extension
CalFresh Income Limits
May California Extra Allotment
Does Costco Take Food Stamps?

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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