California EBT Card

Restaurants that Accept EBT in Ventura County, CA

If you currently live in Ventura County, California, and receive CalFresh benefits we have great news! Your CalFresh EBT Card or Golden State Advantage card can be used at select restaurants and fast food places if you meet the eligibility criteria. In this post, we will explain in detail how the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) works in Ventura County and how you can qualify to use your EBT at these restaurants. In addition, we will provide you a complete list of food places and restaurants that Accept EBT in Ventura County, California.

First, we are going to explain what the California Restaurant Meals program is about and which counties are participating.

Second, we will explain the requirements for the RMP and how you can use your CalFresh EBT at these restaurants.

Finally, we will provide you a complete list of restaurants that Accept EBT in Ventura County, broken down by City for easy search.

You will see the names of participating restaurants with their addresses and phone numbers.

The list includes the following Ventura County cities:

  • Camarillo
  • Newbury Park
  • Moorpark
  • Ojai
  • Oxnard
  • Port Huneme
  • Santa Paula
  • Simi Valley
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ventura

All you need to do is scroll down and find the city where you live or a nearby city and you will see the list of restaurants that accept EBT there.

California Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows CalFresh recipients who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase lower-cost prepared meals at approved participating restaurants in certain counties.

If you fit one of the groups described above, you can use your CalFresh California EBT card at select restaurants and fast-food chains throughout the state.

Currently, the restaurant meals program is active in the following counties:

California Restaurant Meals Program Requirements

To use your CalFresh Golden State Advantage EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains in Ventura County, you must first meet certain requirements.

To be eligible for the Restaurant Meals Program, you must:

  • Currently, be enrolled and receiving CalFresh benefits
  • Have an active California EBT Card
  • Be homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled

If you do not meet the requirements listed above, you are not eligible to use your California EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains.

How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in Ventura County

Using your EBT Card to purchase hot meals at restaurants and fast food locations is easy.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Find a participating restaurant or fast-food chain near you. Eligible locations will display the Restaurant Meals sign (pictured below).
  2. Purchase hot meals – breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant by using your California EBT Card at checkout.
  3. Follow the instructions and enter your 4-digit EBT Card PIN to complete your purchase.
  4. Get your receipt to see the remaining balance on your EBT Card CalFresh benefits account.

List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in Ventura County

We have listed below the restaurants that accept CalFresh EBT in Ventura County, CA by City.

Scroll down to find your city or a nearby city and see which restaurants in that county accept CalFresh EBT.

Currently, there are about 40 restaurants that accept EBT Cards in Ventura County, California. See the list below.

Camarillo

Johnny Rockets
640 E. Ventura Blvd #1201
Camarillo, CA 93010
Telephone – 805-383-1888

Pizza Man Dan’s #28
2390 Las Posas Rd
Camarillo, CA 93010
Telephone – 805-658-6666

Subway #1298
706 Arneill Rd
Camarillo, CA 93010
Telephone – 805-987-4511

Subway #26679
415 W. Ventura Blvd #300
Camarillo, CA 93010
Telephone – 805-987-7661

Thai-Peru
5021 Verdugo Way #109
Camarillo, CA 93012
Telephone – 805-384-0965

Wingstop #1063
2508 Las Posas Rd
Camarillo, CA 93010
Telephone – 805-484-9464

Newbury Park

Jack In The Box #5444
917 Academy Dr
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Telephone – 805-241-4932

Moorpark

Subway #25089
4227 Tierra Rejada Rd #B
Moorpark, CA 93021
Telephone – 805-532-1501

Pizza Man Dan’s #27
144 W. Los Angeles Ave
Moorpark, CA 93021
Telephone – 805-658-6666

Ojai

Subway #3418
11420 N. Ventura Ave #101
Ojai, CA 93023
Telephone – 805-649-1755

Oxnard

Jack In The Box #3353
550 S. Victoria Ave
Oxnard, CA 93035
Telephone – 805-985-2420

Jack In The Box #3252
960 N. Ventura Rd
Oxnard, CA 93030
Telephone – 805-485-8959

Pizza Man Dan’s #22
450 S. Victoria Ave
Oxnard, CA 93030
Telephone – 805-658-6666

Piara Pizza
1411 W. Channel Islands Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93033
Telephone – 805-394-0014

Subway #38485
1941 N. Rose Ave #600
Oxnard, CA 93036
Telephone – 805-981-0635

Subway #29287
200 N. Del Norte Blvd #B
Oxnard, CA 93030
Telephone – 805-485-6220

Port Huneme

Pizza Man Dan’s #24
307 Port Hueneme Rd
Port Huneme, CA 93041
Telephone – 805-658-6666

Santa Paula

Los Arcos Restaurant
978 E. Main St
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Telephone – 805-525-8697

Simi Valley

Subway
2091 Madera Rd #B
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Telephone – 805-955-9232

Jack In The Box #3540
130 Cochran St
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Telephone – 805-955-0799

Jack In The Box #3281
1579 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Telephone – 805-520-1666

Subway #1854
1947 Erringer Rd
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Telephone – 805-582-0242

Numero Uno Pizza #22
1960 Sequoia Ave #6
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Telephone – 805-522-2586

Wingstop #1370
2655 Tapo Canyon Rd #D
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Telephone – 805-520-9464

Subway #33682
5827 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Telephone – 805-579-1586

Jack In The Box #3365
5798 E. Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Telephone – 805-526-2440

Thousand Oaks

Jack In The Box #351
484 N. Moorpark Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Telephone – 805-495-7874

Ventura

Subway
51 W. Main St #C
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone – 805-652-1354

Subway #5671
2790 E. Thompson Blvd #A
Ventura, CA 93003
Telephone – 805-658-0196

Subway #6057
7770 Telegraph Rd #C
Ventura, CA 93004
Telephone – 805-659-2177

Taqueria Ventura Dona Raquel
1001 N. Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone – 805-667-8688

Pizza Man Dan’s #23
444 E. Santa Clara St
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone – 805-658-6666

Pizza Man Dan’s #21
1413 S. Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003
Telephone – 805-658-6666

Mai’s Café
1967 E. Main St
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone – 805-652-2061

CalFresh Eligible Food Items FAQs

We usually get questions from our readers about specific food items so we have provided answers to the most frequently asked items.

Can you buy energy drinks with CalFresh?

Energy drinks that have a nutrition label are eligible foods you can buy with your CalFresh benefits.

However, energy drinks that have a supplement facts label are classified by the FDA as supplements and are therefore not eligible under food stamps rules.

Can I buy deli food with CalFresh EBT?

You are not allowed to use CalFresh to buy food you can eat at the premises or hot food in general.

You are only allowed to buy food you are taking home to prepare.

Therefore, when it comes to Deli foods, you cannot buy hot food from the deli or prepared foods like mac n cheese, chicken or sandwiches, stuff from the salad bar.

However, you can buy deli meats and cheeses and cold uncooked items from the deli with your CalFresh EBT card as long as you are going to take them home to prepare.

Can you buy Pet Food with CalFresh EBT?

No, you cannot use your CalFresh EBT benefits to buy pet food.

This is directly from the USDA Website.

If you attempt to use your CalFresh card to buy pet or dog food, you will be violating the law – which could land you in jail.

CalFresh FAQs

Here are some of the top questions we get about CalFresh.

Who is Eligible for a $600 Golden State Stimulus?

Here are the groups of California residents who qualify for the Golden State Stimulus:

First, California residents who qualify for the state Earned Income Tax Credit on their 2020 tax returns are eligible.

Generally, California tax filers who earn less than $30,000 a year are eligible for that credit.

Second, California households enrolled in the CalWORKS program also Qualify.

Third, recipients of SSI/SSP and the state’s Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) also qualify.

Lastly, undocumented immigrants who live in households that earn less than $75,000 a year also qualify.

How Long Can I Receive CalFresh Benefits?

There is no time limit for how long eligible individuals and families can receive CalFresh.

However, in order to maintain benefits, CalFresh recipients are required to fill out semi-annual reports and annual recertifications.

Where are my CalFresh Food Stamps?

CalFresh benefits are electronically issued to your personal Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card – also called the Golden State Advantage Card.

Benefits are available to you during the first ten days of the month, as long as you have turned in your paperwork on time.

See the California Food Stamps Benefit Deposit Schedule.

Restaurants that Accept EBT in Ventura County Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

The Ventura County Restaurant Meals program applies to those who are homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled.

If you are one of the groups above and have an active California EBT Card, you can use your CalFresh benefits to buy food at select restaurants.

This includes hot food that can be eaten at the premises.

Currently, 15 counties in California participate in the program, including Ventura County.

Still Have Questions?

To go to the main California Restaurant Meals Program page, click here: 280 Restaurants that take EBT in CA.

For details about the Discounts that come with the California EBT Card, click here: CA EBT Discount Guide.

If you have further questions about California SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know by filling out the comment form below and we will answer your question ASAP.

Be sure to check out our other articles about CalFresh and CalFresh EBT, including:
How to Apply for California P-EBT
California P-EBT Extension for 2020/2021
CalFresh for San Diego County
How much will I get in CalFresh in 2021?
How to Complete CalFresh SAR 7 Form
Get Printable CalFresh SAR 7 Form
$3,000 Stimulus Child Tax Credit for Families

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