If you currently live in Massachusetts and receive food stamp benefits, we have great news! The Restaurant Meals Program is coming to Massachusetts!
As of June 2023, the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that they will be launching the Restaurant Meals Program in Massachusetts for Fall 2023.
This means that eligible Massachusetts EBT Cardholders will be able use their food stamp benefits at fast food chains and restaurants throughout the state.
Currently, 27 restaurants, fast food locations, and food trucks have been approved to accept Massachusetts SNAP EBT in 17 communities.
In this article, we will provide you with a complete list of all the Restaurants that accept SNAP EBT in Massachusetts.
Plus, we will also cover:
- What is the Restaurant Meals Program?
- Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program Eligibility
- List of Restaurants that accept SNAP EBT in Massachusetts
- Massachusetts EBT Balance Check
- Stores that accept Massachusetts EBT Online
To find out what restaurants and fast food locations are eligible with your Massachusetts EBT Card, continue reading below.
What is the Restaurant Meals Program?
The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows eligible SNAP (food stamp) recipients to be able to buy prepared, hot meals at approved restaurants, fast food locations and food trucks with their SNAP EBT benefits.
The goal of the program is to help those SNAP recipients who might not be able to prepare meals for themselves or who do not have permanent housing for storing and preparing food.
Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program
The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows select participants to use their Massachusetts EBT Card to purchase prepared meals from participating restaurants, fast food locations,
To use your Massachusetts SNAP EBT benefits to purchase food at a restaurant, fast food chain or food truck, you must meet the RMP eligibility requirements.
Not every Massachusetts EBT Cardholder will qualify to use their SNAP EBT benefits to purchase hot, prepared meals at restaurant locations.
To find out who qualifies for the Restaurant Meals Program in Massachusetts, continue reading below.
Who qualifies for the Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program?
The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows older adults (60+), homeless individuals, and people with disabilities to buy food at approved restaurants/food trucks using their SNAP EBT card.
The Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program is available to participants that meet a specific eligibility criteria.
Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program Eligibility
To qualify for RMP, every person in the household must meet one or more of the following conditions:
- Elderly – 60 years of age or older.
- Disabled – receiving disability, blindness payments, disability retirement benefits, or other disability payments.
- Homeless – the person does not have a fixed or regular nighttime residence.
- Spouse – the spouse of a SNAP recipient who is eligible for the Restaurant Meals Program.
If your household meets this criteria, you will be eligible to purchase prepared, hot meals at approved restaurants, fast food chains and food trucks throughout Massachusetts.
Restaurant Meals Program Requirements
To use your Massachusetts EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains, you must first meet certain requirements.
To be eligible for the Restaurant Meals Program, you must:
- Be currently enrolled and receiving Massachusetts food stamp benefits.
- Have an active Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains.
How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in Massachusetts
Using your Massachusetts EBT Card to purchase prepared, hot meals at restaurants and fast food locations is easy.
Here’s how it works:
- Find a participating restaurant, fast-food chain or food truck near you. Eligible locations will display a Restaurant Meals sign in their window.
- Purchase hot meals – breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant by using your Massachusetts EBT Card at checkout.
- Follow the instructions and enter your 4-digit EBT Card PIN to complete your purchase.
- Get your receipt to see the remaining balance on your Massachusetts SNAP EBT Card benefits account.
Restaurants that accept EBT in Massachusetts
If you are trying to find out which restaurants and fast food chains accept EBT in Massachusetts, we can help.
Currently, there are 27 restaurants, fast food chains and food trucks that accept EBT through the Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program.
Get the complete list including address and phone number for all the participating restaurant locations below.
EBT Restaurants in Massachusetts
Below is a complete list of the 27 Restaurants and Food Trucks have been selected across 16 Massachusetts communities.
Of these businesses, 77% are women-owned and 90% have owners who identify as Black, Asian and/or Hispanic/Latinx.
The average meal price the businesses sell is $11.
The restaurants and fast food places that accept SNAP EBT benefits in Massachusetts include:
|Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) Participating Locations that accept SNAP EBT|
|Restaurant Name||Street Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|Las Delicias Colombianas||86 Shirley Avenue||Revere||Massachusetts||02151||(781) 286-7600|
|La Parada Dominican Kitchen||3094 Washington Street||Boston||Massachusetts||02119||(617) 942-7599|
|El Taller||275 Essex Street||Lawrence||Massachusetts||01840||(978) 965-4145|
|Bella Isla Café||181 Washington Avenue||Chelsea||Massachusetts||02150||(617) 884-7584|
|Vejigantes Restaurant||57 W Dedham Street||Boston||Massachusetts||02118||(617) 247-9249|
|Merengue Restaurant||156 Blue Hill Avenue||Boston||Massachusetts||02119||(617) 445-5403|
|Café Reyes||421 Shrewsbury Street||Worchester||Massachusetts||01604||(508) 762-9900|
|Thmor Da Restaurant||144 Shirley Avenue||Revere||Massachusetts||02151||(781) 286-2554|
|MexiRico||64 Hancock Street||Springfield||Massachusetts||01104||(413) 317-7142|
|Cedar’s Food Mart||405 Armory Street||Springfield||Massachusetts||01104||(413) 273-1215|
|Fresh Food Generation||185 Talbot Avenue||Dorchester||Massachusetts||02124||(617) 362-8995|
|Soleil Restaurant||2306 Washington Street||Boston||Massachusetts||02119||(617) 541-9000|
|Crave||285 High Street||Holyoke||Massachusetts||01040||(413) 427-9328|
|Sabrosa Venezuela||220 Harding Street||Worcester||Massachusetts||01604||(774) 641-2987|
|Sabrine Bakery and Cafe||91 Centennial Avenue||Revere||Massachusetts||02151||(781) 629-7410|
|Cocina Lupita||10 Court Square||Greenfield||Massachusetts||01301||(413) 768-1034|
|Brother’s Deli of Lynn||41 Market Street||Lynn||Massachusetts||01901||(781) 581-3363|
|Faneek’s Coney Island||269 Rhode Island Avenue||Fall River||Massachusetts||02724||(508) 678-8261|
|Bridge Pizzeria||800 Washington Avenue||Revere||Massachusetts||02151||(781) 324-1778|
|Pizza Maria||180 Oak Street||Brockton||Massachusetts||02301||(508) 559-0701|
|Caribbean Classic on Wheels||Food Truck||Mattapan||Massachusetts||02126|
|Las Palmas Restaurant||4337 Washington Street||Roslindale||Massachusetts||02131||(617) 323-3339|
|New Wine Pizza||974 Main Street||Worchester||Massachusetts||01603||(508) 926-8479|
|Sazon Peru Restaurant||89 S Broadway||Lawrence||Massachusetts||01843||(978) 608-1871|
|Fritay Restaurant||532 River Street||Mattapan||Massachusetts||02126||(617) 322-9153|
|January’s Kitchen||96 Boylston Street||Springfield||Massachusetts||01108||(413) 218-1671|
|Dona Habana||811 Massachusetts Avenue||Boston||Massachusetts||02119||(617) 708-1182|
Massachusetts EBT Balance Check
Before you use your Massachusetts EBT Card at an eligible restaurant, fast food or food truck location, it’s important that you must first check your available food stamps balance.
Your Massachusetts EBT Card is quick and easy to find out.
Here are three ways you can check your Massachusetts EBT Card balance:
- By Phone – Call the Massachusetts EBT Card phone number at 1-800-997-2555.
- Online – Visit the Massachusetts DTA Connect website and login to check your current benefits balance.
- In-Person – Use your last purchase receipt or visit a Quest ATM location.
For more help on how to check the balance on your Massachusetts EBT Card, follow our detailed step-by-step instructions in our Massachusetts EBT Card Balance Check article.
Purchase Groceries Online with Massachusetts EBT
Currently, there are 30 grocery stores that accept Massachusetts EBT Cards online for home delivery or store pick-up.
You can use your MA EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase approved grocery items and have it delivered directly to your door.
However, your Massachusetts SNAP benefits cannot be use to pay for delivery fees.
Currently, the following stores accept Massachusetts food stamps and EBT Cards online:
- BJs Wholesale Club
- Brothers Marketplace
- Daily Table
- Geissler’s Supermarket
- McKinnon’s Supermarkets
- Price Chopper Supermarkets
- Price Rite
- Ring Bros. Marketplace
- Roche Bros
- Star Market
- Stop & Shop
- Whole Foods
Discounted Amazon for SNAP EBT Cardholders
Massachusetts SNAP recipients can use their EBT Card to shop online at Amazon. To do so, you must first Register your SNAP EBT Card to your Amazon account.
To learn more about how to use your SNAP EBT Card to shop online at Amazon, click here.
Also check out our list of our most frequently asked questions related to using your SNAP EBT Card on Amazon.
Plus, EBT Cardholders can get discounted Amazon Prime membership for over 50% OFF!
To learn more and register for online grocery shopping on Amazon, visit their website here.
Restaurants that accept EBT in Massachusetts Summary
The Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts EBT Card, you can use your food stamps benefits to buy hot food at select restaurants.
This includes prepared, hot food that can be eaten on the premises.
Currently, 17 communities in Massachusetts will participate in the RMP, including Boston, Roxbury and Worchester.
The Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program launches this Fall 2023.
We hope this article on the fast food chains and restaurants that accept EBT in Massachusetts was helpful to you!
If you have additional questions about what restaurant locations are eligible for the Massachusetts Restaurant Meals Program, please let us know in the comments section below.
For details about the discounts that come with the Massachusetts EBT Card, check out our Massachusetts EBT Discount Guide here.
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