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Discover 200+ Restaurants that Accept EBT in California

Discover 200+ Restaurants that Accept EBT in California

Did you know there are restaurants that accept EBT in California? It’s true! The Restaurant Meals Program is part of the federal food stamps law and California has officially implemented it statewide!


California allows homeless, elderly (60+) and disabled SNAP recipients to participate in the Restaurant Meals Program. To qualify, you must be older than age 60, receive disability benefits or lack steady housing.

If you qualify, you don’t need to apply. Your EBT will be automatically authorized for these purchases. Be sure you tell the cashier you’re using CalFresh benefits so the fast food restaurants that accept EBT know not to charge you any sales or meal taxes!


This list is regularly updated. You can always check for the most recent update date under the title of the article.

Restaurants that Accept EBT in California by County

We’ve listed the counties and counties in alphabetical order for your convenience.


Alameda County

Alameda County is home to 17 restaurant locations that accept EBT. These include:

  • Burger King (multiple locations, see below)
  • Carl’s Jr (871 Marina Village Pkwy in Alameda and 3770 Telegraph Ave in Oakland)
  • Jack in the Box (1075 W Tennyson Rd in Hayward and 780 Marina Blvd in San Leandro)
  • New York Pizza (665 W Tennyson Rd in Hayward)
  • Taqueria El Torero (5801 International Blvd in Oakland)
  • Nikko’s Family Restaurant (340 23rd Ave in Oakland)
  • Le Paradis Bakery and Cafe (22809 Mission Blvd in Hayward)
  • Urbann Turbann (1870 Euclid Ave in Berkeley)

There are eight Burger King locations that accept EBT in Alameda County. The participating locations can be found at these addresses:

  • Alameda – 2200 Otis Drive
  • Dublin – 6921 Regional St
  • Hayward – 26251 Hesperian Blvd
  • Oakland – 7200 Bancroft Ave
  • Oakland – 580 Hegenberger Rd
  • Pleasanton – 5315 Hopyard Road
  • Union City – 31361 Alvarado Niles Rd
  • Union City – 1801 De Coto Road

Fresno County

Fresno County appears to have some restaurants that accept EBT in California, according to information I found on the Riverside County website. However, I was unable to find an exact restaurant list.

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County boasts the most restaurants that accept EBT in California! If you qualify for the Restaurant Meals Program, you can use your food stamps funds for purchases at the following restaurants.

However, you must remember that not all locations participate. Click here to see the addresses of participating restaurants.

  • A&T Burgers
  • Alma’s Cookies & Company Restaurant
  • Ameci Pizza Kitchen
  • Angelo’s Burger
  • Arby’s
  • Arnold’s Burgers
  • Art’s Famous Chili Dog
  • B&R’s Old Fashion Burger
  • Baby Brother Pizza
  • Banh Mi Che Cali
  • Bayou Grille
  • BBQ Express
  • BBQ King
  • Big Al’s Pizza
  • Bobo’s Hamburger
  • Bonnie B’s Smokin BBQ
  • Bravo Burger
  • Broadway Food Corner
  • Brother’s BBQ
  • Burger King
  • Café Creole
  • California Cheeseburgers
  • California Steak & Fries
  • Campus Kitchen
  • Captain Tony’s Pizza and Pasta
  • Carl’s Jr.
  • Carnitas Michoacán
  • Casa Sanchez
  • Ceiba Restaurant
  • Chabelita’s Restaurant
  • Chavez Polo & Burger
  • China Beauty Food Express
  • Chinatown Express
  • Chinese Express
  • Church’s Chicken
  • City Hall Market Restaurant
  • Classic Burger
  • Cliff’s Texas Style Burritos
  • Corner Kafe
  • Covina Burgers
  • Crazy Falafel
  • Cypress Best Burgers
  • D’s Original Take Out Grill
  • Daily Donuts House
  • Del Taco
  • Deli Robert’s Pizza
  • Denny’s
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • Dino’s Burgers
  • Dino’s Charboiled Burgers
  • Dominguez Pizza
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Don’s Fish and Chicken
  • Doublz
  • Downtown Catch 21
  • Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen
  • El Arka Bakery & Restaurant
  • El Huero
  • El Merendero
  • El Merendero Bakery
  • El Merendero Restaurant
  • El Pollo Loco
  • El Salsabor
  • El Zocalo
  • Every Table
  • Express Burger
  • Fabulous Grill
  • Family Fish Market
  • Fantasy Burgers
  • Fat Burger
  • Fatburger
  • Fatburger & Buffalo’s Express
  • Fishbone Seafood
  • Flames Burgers
  • Food for Life
  • Fred Down Home Burger
  • Fresh and Meaty Burgers
  • Frosty King Burger & Shakes
  • Freudian Sip
  • Garden Café
  • Gardunos Sports Bar and Grill
  • Golden Bird
  • Golden Ox
  • Golden Seafood Express & Hamburger
  • Good Day Donuts & Mini Mart
  • Goody’s Pizza and Chicken
  • Granny’s Kitchen
  • Green Apple Grill
  • Guido’s Pizza and Pasta
  • Hall’s Krispy Krunchy Chicken
  • Hamburger dan’s
  • Hawkins House of Burgers
  • Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken
  • Hong Kong Express
  • Hot Cazuelas
  • Hungry Boy Burgers
  • Incredible Cafe Express
  • J. Looney’s
  • J&J BBQ Fish
  • Jack in the Box
  • JN’s Original BBQ Pit House
  • John’s Burgers
  • John’s Drive-In Hamburger
  • Jordan’s Hot Dogs
  • Joyce Chicken and Fish
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  • Kimbob & Ketta’s Louisiana Snoballs
  • La Canasta Tortilleria
  • LA Harbor College Campus Cafeteria
  • LA Mission College
  • La Pizza Loca
  • La Taquiza
  • La Taquiza
  • LA Trade Technical College Campus Cafeteria
  • Little Belize Restaurant
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
  • Locol
  • Louis Burgers
  • Louis Place Burgers
  • Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken
  • Louisiana Fried Chicken & Chinese Fast Foods
  • Louisiana Fried Chicken & Chinese Food
  • Louisiana Fired Chicken
  • Lucky Boy Grill
  • Lucy’s Bakery
  • Lusy’s Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Mama Tacos
  • Mama’s International Tamales
  • Maples Restaurant
  • Margarita’s Place
  • Marjoe’s Soul Food and Grill
  • Master burger
  • McDonald’s
  • Melo Burgers
  • Michael’s Super Burgers
  • Monster Burger
  • ND’s Diner
  • New Hong King Chinese Express
  • Orange Delight and Grill
  • Original Louis Burgers
  • Pacific Dining East LA College
  • Pacific Dining LA Pierce College
  • Pacific Dining LA Valley College
  • Pacific Dining Los Angeles City College
  • Pacific Dining West Los Angeles College
  • Pacific Restaurant
  • Panda Express
  • Papa John’s
  • Paradise Pastry & Café
  • Perry Burger
  • Piara Pizza
  • Pieology
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza King
  • Pizza Moon
  • PizzaRev
  • Playa Las Tunas Restaurant
  • Pollo Campero
  • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • Primo Burgers
  • Pronto Pizza Man
  • R&J Southern Home Cook
  • Rally’s Hamburger
  • Randolph’s Smoke House
  • RC Burgers
  • Rio Meat Market & Restaurant
  • Roman’s Pizza
  • Rosales Caribbean Cuisine
  • Rosita’s Panaderia and restaurant
  • Sam’s Burgers & Fast Food
  • Sam’s Tacos
  • Sana Food
  • Sharkey’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
  • Smokin’ Telle’s BBQ and Grill
  • Soul Food Kitchen
  • Spiro’s Burgers
  • Subrositas Pupusas
  • Subway
  • Taco Pete
  • Tai Pan Chinese Fast Food
  • Tam’s Burgers
  • Ted’s Place
  • Tello’s Mexican Restaurant
  • The Arbor Grill
  • The Best Burger
  • The Best Burger
  • The Fishery
  • The Marketplace Sierra Center
  • The Pub Sports Grill
  • The Serving Spoon
  • The White House
  • Tibor’s Gourmet
  • Tom’s Burger
  • Tom’s Jr Burger
  • Tottino’s Pizza & Louisiana Fried Chicken
  • Twins Smokehouse BBQ
  • Uncle Daddy’s BBQ
  • Valentino’s Pizza
  • Vallarta Supermarkets
  • Waba Grill
  • Watt’s Burgers
  • Weinerschnitzel
  • Wendy’s
  • Western Plaza Fish Market
  • Wing N Stuff
  • Wing Stop
  • Wok on the Wild Side
  • World Seafood Market
  • Yoshinoya Beef Bowl
  • Yummy Donuts and Top Burger

Madera County

Madera County has five restaurants that accept EBT, including:

  • Candys Grill (301 N Gateway Dr in Madera)
  • Deli Delicious (40208 Hwy 41 #A in Oakhurst)
  • Vallarta Supermarket #52 (1467 Country Club Dr in Madera)
  • ABC Pho’dera (200 W Olive Ave Ste D in Madera)
  • Taco Express (530 W Olive Ave #100 in Madera)

Mariposa County

Mariposa County allegedly contains restaurants that accept EBT, according to information I found on the Riverside County website. However, I was unable to locate an exact restaurant list for this county. As of early 2022, the County website simply states, “Mariposa County is still developing this program with CalFresh.”


Monterey County

Monterey County appears to be participating but I was unable to find a restaurant list yet.

Orange County

Orange County boasts more than 20 restaurants that accept EBT in California, and many of these restaurants have multiple locations that accept food stamps! Their pilot program began in 2018, and the program expanded considerably in 2020. You can find exact addresses for the participating locations here.

  • Baja Fresh Express
  • Cafe Cultura
  • California Shwarma
  • Carl’s Jr
  • Crispy Fried Chicken
  • Del Taco
  • Dominos
  • Eatalia Pizza
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Fresh Kitchen
  • Fountain Valley Pizza d’S
  • Guadalajara Meat Market
  • Jack in the Box
  • Kerostena Mediterranean Grill
  • KFC
  • Lee’s Sandwiches
  • Long Hai Restaurant
  • McDonald’s
  • Olligo Grill
  • Pho Tho Restaurant
  • Pholicious Restaurant
  • Pieology
  • Pizza Hut
  • Rose’s Sugar Shack
  • Roundtable Pizza
  • Song Long Restaurant
  • Starfish Restaurant
  • Subway
  • Thanh My Restaurant
  • Togo’s
  • Teddy’s Cafe
  • WABA Grill
  • Wok Express Restaurant
  • Yoshinoya

Riverside County

Riverside County has implemented the Restaurant Meals Program! They have significantly expanded their program since our last update. Be sure to check here for exact addresses of participating locations!

  • Black Bear Diner
  • Crest Cafe
  • Del Taco
  • Denny’s
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Fuego 360
  • Jack in the Box
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  • La Villa Burgers
  • McDonald’s
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza Rev
  • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • Red Maple Pizza
  • Sombrero
  • Southern Belle Cafe
  • Subway
  • The Fish Hut Market
  • Waba Grill
  • Yoshinoya Beef Bowl

Sacramento County

Sacramento County has 10 restaurants that accept EBT in California! If you qualify, then you can use your EBT funds for purchases at the following restaurants. The restaurant is not allowed to charge tax or tips on your purchase. Also, participation may vary by location so be sure to check this list for exact addresses!

  • Antelope & Roseville Road Chevron
  • Burger King
  • Del Taco
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Fresh Producers
  • Frosty Queen
  • Gerbers French Chevron
  • Halal West pizza
  • Jack in the Box
  • Mr Pickles Sandwich Shop
  • New Rice Bowl & Boba Milkea Express
  • Pizza Hut
  • Southern Creations
  • Subway
  • Village Pizzeria & Grill
  • Wingstop

San Diego County

San Diego County has historically been the hardest county to research when you’re looking for a list of participating fast food restaurants that accept EBT in California. However, you can now find the list of participating restaurants and exact addresses in this list, which includes:

  • Ackee Tree The Real Jamaican Cuisine
  • Baja Giant Pizza
  • Beshay Foods
  • Bruno’s Market
  • Burger King
  • BVM BBQ Grill Pizzeria
  • Capricho
  • Carl’s Jr
  • Cetinas Taco Shop
  • Del Taco
  • Denny’s
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Giant Pizza King
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Fruiteria Don Chamango Produce
  • Fuerte’s NY Pizza
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jardin Grill
  • KFC
  • La Central Market
  • La Morena Taco shop
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
  • Long John Silver
  • McDonald’s
  • Pete’s Taco Shop
  • Pizza Hut
  • Popeyes
  • Rally’s Hamburgers
  • Ramona Old Time Country St
  • Red Bird Market
  • Shotcaller Street Soul Food
  • Sombrero
  • Stone Oven
  • Streetcar Merchants
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Taco Mex
  • Veggilish Fresh & Healthy
  • Weinerschnitzel
  • Wendy’s
  • Wingstop
  • Yoshinoya Beef Bowl

San Francisco County

San Francisco County offers the Restaurant Meals Program! If you qualify, you can use your food stamps funds at the following restaurants.


  • Irving Pizza (928 Geary St)
  • A2 Cafe (1111 8th St)
  • Burger King (multiple locations)
  • Carl’s Jr (1 Hallidie Plaza)
  • Chico’s Grill (three locations)
  • City College of San Francisco (50 Phelan Ave)
  • Emos Cafe and Deli (201A Turk St)
  • Falafelland (133 6th St)
  • Golden City Inn (5131 3rd St)
  • Himalayan Pizza & MoMo (288 Golden Gate Ave)
  • KFC Taco Bell (multiple locations)
  • King Lee Chinese Restaurant (1426A Filmore St)
  • Lets Eat BBQ and More (5130 3rd St)
  • Los Hermanos (868 Geary St)
  • Lunas Coffee House (1101 Potreto Ave)
  • Milan Pizza (606 Geary St)
  • New York Pizza & Kitchen (127 Eddy St)
  • Pizza Hut (3349 Mission St and 728 Geary St)
  • Pollo Campero (2740 Mission St)
  • Subway (multiple locations)
  • Sweet Chinito (3100 Mission St)
  • The Supremo Pizza (87 6th St)
  • Z Soul Cafe (295 Eddy St)

To see exact addresses for the restaurants with multiple locations, check this list.

San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County allows you to use your EBT funds for meals at the following restaurants. However, participation may vary by location.

  • Denny’s (6910 El Camino Real in Atascadero)
  • Denny’s (1310 24th St in Paso Robles)
  • Denny’s (611 Five Cities Dr in Pismo Beach)
  • Denny’s (208 Madonna Rd in San Luis Obispo)
  • Domino’s Pizza (2084 9th St in Los Osos)
  • Dominos Pizza (8305 El Camino Real in Atascadero)
  • Domino’s Pizza (2138 Spring St in Paso Robles)
  • Domino’s Pizza (866 E Foothill Blvd in San Luis Obispo)
  • Leo’s Cafe (249 10th St in San Miguel)
  • McDonald’s (6300 Morro Rd in Atascadero)
  • McDonald’s (186 Niblick Rd in Paso Robles)
  • McDonald’s (1859 Ramada Dr in Paso Robles)
  • McDonald’s (2715 Black Oak Dr in Paso Robles)
  • Sun N Buns Bakery (830 Embarcadero Ave in Morro Bay)
  • Wendy’s (141 Niblick Road in Paso Robles)

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County participates in a Restaurant Meals Program, although locations may vary. Here’s a list of their restaurants that accept EBT in California:

  • Burger King
  • Carls Jr
  • Jack in the Box
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Gabby’s Taqueria
  • Sizzler
  • Subway
  • Wingstop
  • Wm Cafe

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County also participates, although locations vary. For more information, please click here.

  • Subway
  • Togo’s Sandwiches

Siskiyou County

It appears that Siskiyou County has started a restaurant meals program, but I have been unable to find restaurant lists.

Tehama County

There are four Subway locations participating in Tehama County! They can be found at the locations below.

  • Subway (1076 S Main St in Red Bluff)
  • Subway (10 Gilmore Rd Suite A in Red Bluff)
  • Subway (608 Luther Rd in Red Bluff)
  • Subway (951 Hwy 99 W St 101 in Corning)

There are no restaurants that accept EBT in California counties below:

If you live in one of the following counties, you will need to reach out to your county government leaders to request that they seek participation in the Restaurant Meals Program.

  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Imperial
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Marin
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Modoc
  • Mono
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • San Benito
  • San Bernadino
  • San Joaquin
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Trinity
  • Tulare
  • Tuolumne
  • Ventura
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

Do you have any other questions about restaurants that accept EBT in California? If so, let us know in the comments below!

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Hot Food With Ebt Near Me - TheSuperHealthyFood

Friday 20th of May 2022

[…] California has officially changed their Restaurant Meals Program to be statewide! Instead of each county deciding for themselves, the state has now streamlined the process into one statewide program. You can still find a county-by-county list of restaurants that accept EBT in California by clicking here! […]

Ellie Fournier

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Surprised not to see Merced County on this list. Any info about them?


Thursday 31st of March 2022

Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.

Mrs Dorado

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

does anybody know of any restaurants in Ontario California that accept EBT SNAP for a restaurant ready hot meals


Thursday 10th of February 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!

Mrs Dorado

Friday 21st of January 2022

This was not very helpful does anybody know where in Ontario California do they accept restaurants with hot meals with their EBT SNAP card please let me know I can probably get more helpful hints with you guys than with this app


Thursday 10th of February 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!

Crystal Colon

Monday 17th of January 2022

What about Bakersfield CA 93301 area


Thursday 3rd of February 2022

Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.