What Can You Buy With New York EBT Card

This page provides an EBT food list that is eligible to be purchased with your New York EBT card, as well as what you cannot purchase. You can buy these food items at authorized EBT locations that accept food stamps. If you need to check the current balance of your SNAP benefits, New York EBT card balance.

SNAP Food You Can Buy With New York EBT Card


SNAP Food You Cannot Buy With New York EBT Card


Junk Food And Luxury Food Eligibility With New York Food Stamps

There was a law passed called The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. This law defines eligible SNAP foods as any food or food product for home consumption and also includes seeds and plants which produce food for consumption by SNAP households. Since the current definition of food is a specific part of the Act, any change to this definition would require action by a member of Congress. Several times in the history of SNAP, Congress had considered placing limits on the types of food that could be purchased with program benefits. However, they concluded that designating foods as luxury or non-nutritious would be administratively costly and burdensome.