Happy Empanada prides itself in still making all empanadas the old fashion way. Each empanada is hand pressed and using all fresh ingredients. With a wide variety of flavors including vegan and dessert options there is something for everyone!
The original Happy Empanada Chef was the one and only Mama Lucy! Originally from Panama she brought her love of food and her love for her country to Richmond VA to share with everyone. Her passion is truly represented in all the recipes she created to open the first Happy Empanada truck.
After 5 years running under Mama Lucy she decided to retire and move back to her home country of Panama. Her daughter Linda then stepped in to take over the family business. Linda upgraded the truck and expanded the menu to offer even more of the delicious little hand made hand pies. With a new bigger truck there is always something to make you smile coming from the Happy Empanada food truck :)