When receiving Texas SNAP benefits you are given an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. Your Texas EBT card allows you to purchase food items from an approved items list for your household. In some areas, restaurants can be authorized to accept Texas SNAP benefits from qualified homeless, elderly, or disabled people in exchange for low-cost meals. Below we provide a list of eligible items you can buy with your Texas food stamps, we also provide a list of items that are not approved to buy with your TX EBT card. If you need to find out how much is on your EBT card, check Texas food stamp balance.
Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, and ice cream are considered food item, which are eligible for purchase with your Texas SNAP benefits. Seafood, steak, and bakery cakes are also considered food items and also can be purchased with your Texas food stamps. Energy drinks that have a nutrition facts label are eligible foods, but if the FDA classifieds an energy drink as a supplement it is not eligible to purchase with your Texas SNAP benefits. Live animals may not be purchased with SNAP benefits in Texas.