Fast food
Costa Rican

Serves meat, vegan options available. Blue colored food truck parked in a courtyard with tables set up. Specializes in breads and cakes with a couple of vegan ones and at least one vegan entree each day like a burrito, curry or pad Thai. Has plant milk for coffee drinks. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-9:00pm.

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24 Reviews

First Review by chelssjh


Points +67

15 Mar 2023

So much energy!

Celia is such a beautiful human, she has so much energy and love to give and it shows in her products. We came here twice, the first for lunch where I had a delicious pineapple curry and a mellow yellow cake. Our second visit was for the chocolate divine which was as described - divine!

Pros: Wonderful service, Delicious food

Cons: The cakes ran out quick!



Points +261

14 Feb 2023

Nice little place with a special energy

The owner has such a special energy and makes the place come alive thanks for that and for creating a space with vegan treats when there are so few options i town🙏☺️
Got a nice hot chocolate and a lemon/cinnamon cake. Personally I enjoy my lemon cake a little more lemony but that is preference and it was all over very nice. One of the few places in town that has vegan cheese on the menu, didn't get to try any of it though.


Points +20

06 Jan 2023

Eat Cake!

Yeah this place is super wonderful and I really love the atmosphere

Pros: They are very good at what they do , Food is s good value , Many delicious cakes l

Cons: Do not take credit cards


Points +1304

30 Dec 2022


Celia is an absolute treasure! What a friendly, wonderful person. I just felt great after ordering. Ok, so the food. I tried all three vegan cakes that were out that day, and they were all delicious. Not overly sweet and with a great texture. The gluten free cake also had a great texture, which I consider somewhat of an achievement. Definitely a good option for sweet treats.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-30

Pros: Very friendly


Points +13

30 Nov 2022


What a beautiful spot! Celia RADIATES kindness and love. And you can taste it in her food. The vegan burritos are so good. Came two days in a row. Come here you won’t regret it!

Pros: Made with love

Cons: None!


Points +1564

15 Apr 2022

Good vegan options

The owner Celia is really friendly and a great person to meet! We tried the vegan option of the day - which was an orange curry and it was delicious. Also, you have to try their vegan cakes, they are amazing. They also have a vegan ice cream on their menu.

Pros: Really friendly staff, Good prices

Cons: Not completely vegan , Serves meat


Points +33

10 Apr 2022

Super tasty and amazing service

We had the Tikka Masala Burrito which was very tasty!
Celia is a super adorable and funny person which makes the order itself a great experience.

Pros: Many vegan options (lunch, icecream, cake), Very tasty, Outstanding service


Points +520

01 Feb 2022


Had apple ginger curry with coleslaw. Both were light and flavorful. Tropical cake for desert - vegan and gluten free. It was superb, moist and delicious. Will definitely be back. Celia is a charmer. #Veganuary


Points +18

01 Feb 2022

A Gem in Sámara

Came back to Sámara after two years to find our favourite “LOVE BURGER” vegan restaurant is no longer since Covid.
Was delighted to find Sweeties by Celia! Mostly she has baked goods with vegan and GF options, vegan ice creams, juices and a limited food menu. Daily there is a meat dish and a vegan dish and they can come as either a burrito or as a dinner with rice and salad. The main dish for both the veg and the meat change daily. We had a vegan Tikka Masala and the salad was a flavourful coleslaw that complemented it nicely. They were both very enjoyable and tasty. They were accommodating of swapping the rice for extra salad for me. A small kitchen and food is cooked in advance so customizations would be a challenge.
My dining companion had the vegan GF chocolate cake and said it was very good too.
Celia, the chef and staff are all very attentive and fast. The setting and ambience are casual, trendy and comfortable.
I plan to go again.

Pros: Excellent price, Charming and kind owner, Delicious


Points +98

01 Jan 2022

Good food

Only one vegan option. We had vegan apple ginger curry and wrap with the same curry inside. Curry was good. We also had vegan GF chocolate cake, which was good. The owner was knowledgeable and kind. The service was fast.


Points +648

20 Dec 2021

Amazing food and owner!

Had the satay curry which was great, lots of flavours which is hard to find sometimes in Costa Rica

Pros: Owner is so nice and friendly


Points +18

28 Nov 2021

Fantastic food and dessert!

Had some amazing vegan curries and a delicious vegan island spiced cake. Celia is a charming host and the space is small but magical. One of the best meals in Samara.


Points +20

21 Nov 2021

best vegan cake, very friendly, good price

Celia is very nice and her husband is cooking and baking for the food truck and also much of vegan options. Very tasty and not so much sugar. The coffee is very good and they are also very kids friendly. We love this little beautiful place here in Sámara. Thank you Celia. ❤️

Updated from previous review on 2021-11-21

Pros: Vegan options, Served with love, Good price


Points +18

19 Nov 2021

Leckerer Kuchen

Sehr leckerer veganer und vegetarischer Kuchen. Wir hatten veganen Schokokuchen, der Traum, glutenfreien Kokos und Haferkuchen, auch sehr lecker. Und vegetarischer Apfelkuchen🤤

Pros: Viel vegane Auswahl , Hausgemachter Saft


Points +65

Mostly Veg
06 Nov 2021

It's about passion and love for food💗venue service food price

If I think about the venue I imagine: You feel a warm welcome as a guest, relaxed outdoor space with new refreshing fan to spend moments with family and friends for a culinary experience and all homemade.
Service: Friendly and attentive and always ready to talk or have fun with the guests.
Food: Inernational with glutenfree options too. brst cakes in town! Refreshing coffee, a new menu like nitro coldbrew as tropical organic homemade juices, hot days with slush ice and amzing gourmet ice cream!! Don't miss it!!
Price: Fair and vanuable

Pros: excellent homamade food and cakes, great staff and owner , cute business in the center of samara

Cons: can be really full of people sometimes, ones already at 7pm sold out on dishes o, can be hot in summer good new fan now


Points +185

11 Oct 2021

Great energy

Tasty food. Serves meat but has vegan options too. The menu changes almost every day so you always have something different. LOVELY CAKES.

Pros: Great energy coming from the owners, Nice food, Great cakes. Veg options too.


09 Nov 2021

Thank you so much for your support and great feedback ☺️ happy to spoil you again if you are in town! Saludos


Points +26

13 Aug 2021

Great people, great food and super good vibes

As vegans we only had one menu to choose from. But this one menu was super delicious and it was made with love. We had a pumpkin spinach curry. Give it a try and we can assure you that you won’t be dissappointed. They also had two vegan cakes (chocolate and lemon) which were absolutely delicious.

Pros: Vegan options, Homemade

Cons: Not many options


09 Nov 2021

Thank you so much Nicola for your visit and feedback 🤩 we have a new vegan menu coming, so hope to share our passion once more with you! Pura vida, gracias


Points +16

24 Jul 2021

An absolute delight

This is one of the gems of Samara and always has several vegan options! The food is never too heavy but is packed with flavor. Fresh, whole food ingredients.

As everyone mentions, Celia is so kind and full of love and life. She is so warm and makes the whole experience remarkable. If you’re in Samara, make sure you go.

Pros: Great outdoor atmosphere, Wonderful people, Clean, delicious foods

Cons: None!


09 Nov 2021

Wow thank you so much dear Rgpee for your feedback 🤗 we really appreciate to had the chance to serve you! Hope was not the last time, saludos y pura vida! Gracias, Celia & #sweetiesgang


Points +1199

24 Jul 2021

Must stop if in the area

Great little spot with changing menu every 2 days, vegan desserts, and non dairy milks. Celia is so sweet as well as everyone else who works there. Chocolate cake is the best and I ate it everyday for a week. Very affordable prices too.


10 Nov 2021

Wow dear Kyoungbird, muchisimas gracias that you never had enough of our vegan chocolate cake and the other homemade treats 🤩 thank you also for taking this great pictures and support us at what we love to do 😀! Gracias!!

johnnie fargo

Points +43

20 Jul 2021

Great people, great food!

Its been our experience that if the people at a restaurant are kind then the food is always an enjoyable experience. The kindness spills over into the food! It’s a small place with a few vegan options, but what she had was very good.


10 Nov 2021

Thanks a lot Jonnie!!
So grateful to read your review. I am happy that you enjoyed a beautiful experience with us 🤗 any time welcome again! Saludos, Celia


Points +8

Non Veg
19 Jul 2021

Celia IS Sunshine!

Absolutely gorgeous food! Visited several times and always delighted at the options available, and of course, Celia and her family as well. This is a MUST VISIT destination in Samara. You’ll be glad you did. Oh, and don’t wait till your last day…you’ll want to get here more than once!

Sweet food and sweeter hospitality.

Pros: Great selection of sweets , Beautiful cold drinks juices & cold brew , Daily specials for lunch & dinner

Cons: Nothing!


Points +18

17 Jul 2021

Lovely vegan/vegetarian options!

Sweeties by Celia is such a charming little food truck with very tasty vegan/vegetarian options (which is not that easy to find in Sámara.) Celia and Phillippe are very friendly and they work hard to please their customers. We love to go there for their vegan curries, Thai veggies etc in burrito form or in a platter. Their cakes and cold brew are delicious too. We're lucky to have them in Sámara.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-17

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-17


Points +422

07 Jun 2021

Lovely little place

I came here looking for vegan cake and I found some! I had the lemon cake and it was very light and delicious. Celia is lovely and had a great chat with her. Nice tables and chairs to sit at also.


Points +299

06 Feb 2021

The owner is the sweetest!

I’ve gone here several times while in samara. The owner is an absolute doll and makes so many DELICIOUS vegan options

Pros: Delicious, Affordable, Changes daily

Cons: None


10 Nov 2021

Thank you so much for visiting us over and over and being the 1st person giving us this amazing feedback 🤗 anytime welcome for our new menu! Saludos!!!

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