Many people often find themselves asking this question “Does Subway accept EBT?” Yes, but not all EBT Cardholders are eligible. This article will review subway locations that take EBT recipients who qualify.

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These are the locations we were able to confirm accept EBT cards, by state. All of these states have restaurant meal programs.


In Arizona, you can use your EBT card at many Subway restaurants if you’ve registered for the state restaurant meals program, which operates throughout the entire state. Also, you must be elderly, homeless, or disabled to register for the program.

However, there are 61 Subways in Arizona that accept EBT cards — so many that it would be counterproductive to list them out here. Instead, refer to this list of restaurant meal program approved restaurants.


You can use your EBT card at Subway if you qualify and register for the restaurant meal program. To do so, you must be homeless, elderly, or disabled, and register for restaurant meal program benefits in a county that administers the restaurant meal program. Participating counties include:

AlamedaLos AngelesSacramentoSan FranciscoSan Luis ObispSanta Clara, andSanta Cruz counties.

There are hundreds of Subways in California that accept EBT cards — so many that it would be counterproductive to list them all for you here.

Instead, use to search for a Subway that takes EBT cards. Additionally, you’ll only find them in those seven counties that administer restaurant meal programs. Select your county, and type “subway” into the “retailer/bank name” box.

Rhode Island

To qualify for restaurant meals in Rhode Island, you must be homeless, disabled, or elderly. Even more, the program operates throughout the entire state.

Here is the 10 Subways accept EBT cards for meals in Rhode Island:

255 Weybossett Street, Providence2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence719 Westminster Street, Providence583 Elmwood Avenue, Providence962 Cranston Street, Cranston483 Clinton Street, Woonsocket104 Broadway Unit 1A, Newport614 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket310 Broad Street, Central Falls258 Post Road, Westerly (inside Walmart)

You can visit our article “Where Can EBT Card be Used” for a complete guide on Restaurants, groceries stores, banks, that uses EBT card.


1. Can the government tell what I bought with my EBT card?

The EBT system does not keep a record of what you buy.

2. Is my personal information in the EBT system kept private?

Yes. Information about clients in the EBT system is under the same privacy rules that govern the CalFresh Program and CalWORKs.

3. Can I buy baby food or infant formula using EBT benefits?

Yes, you can use your SNAP benefits to buy baby food. This includes infant formula, cereals, juices, and baby food in boxes and jars.

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Some Subway locations take EBT cards based on the state and local rules, many do not accept the program. However, in areas that do accommodate the restaurant meal program, it is best to check with the selected store.

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