Dinner at Doomie’s, a vegan restaurant in Hollywood serving comfort food.

Before I even started a food blog, I heard a lot of buzz around Doomie’s Home Cookin’ – a vegan restaurant that opened downtown in 2008. It was on my to-eat list then, but unfortunately shut down before we could try it.


Finally, this past December, Doomie’s reopens! Not only a 5-minute drive away from me, but within walking distance from my second home, The Arclight Cinemas.


Today, we are the very first customers.  We arrive when they open, at noon. And Doomie himself opens the doors for us!


My lunch dates are Abe, along with my director from The People I’ve Slept With, Quentin Lee.


First, we decide to order a few sandwiches…


…Abe gets the BBQ Pulled Pork, which comes with Mac and Cheese, plus a choice of fries or fruit.


I opt for the Chicken Parmesan sandwich…


…with fruit and coleslaw.


Abe and I decide to split the two.


Both are pretty mind-blowing – not just good for vegan food, but good food, period. The textures are crazy impressive – so much so that carnivores (like myself) might think twice. Doomie is very secretive about the ingredients, but he did say that the proteins are soy-based, and the cheese is made in-house.

Unfortunately, we are not as wowed by the side dishes.


I only had a few bites of both the mac and cheese and the coleslaw, and didn’t even bother with the fries, since Abe says they are just “fine.”

Sample of Quentin’s Sloppy Joe, which is yummy, but overpowering with bell-pepper flavor.


Plus a sip of the daily soup (Creamy Chiken Tortilla).  This is awesome.


We are all pretty full, but I feel like dessert is necessary, especially after seeing Das Baker’s selections.


Doomie brought out something that isn’t even on the menu for us to try.  Double fudge croissant bread pudding.



It’s as rich as it looks, kids. I’ve had better vegan desserts, but still am eating more than my fair 1/3 share. With as much chocolate sauce as I could scoop up.   We finally waddle back out to our cars, happily full.


By the way, not only is parking free, but so is the wifi. Therefore, my wallet is doomed.


27 thoughts on “Doomie’s

  1. Jan Schifter

    Have you tried Leonore’s in the valley? It’s vegetarian mexican food, Abe would love it and I know you would too! Soy chicken, delightful.

    1. Lynn at The Actors Diet Post author

      i’ve been there, but before i started blogging. i have to make a visit again!

  2. chezjulie

    Funny – I looked at the picture of the mac & cheese before I read your review, and thought “That just doesn’t look like it would do it for me.”

  3. LeQuan

    Those sandwiches look amazing. I don’t eat pork, but a vegan BBQ pulled pork sandwich/burger would have me sinking my teeth into it any day. Such a striking presentation with the dessert as well.

  4. Lauren

    I think I missed the initial point made that this place was Vegan and thought, WOW since when did Ab decide to go for meat! LOL. This place looks incredible for being vegan. I couldn’t even tell in the slightest.

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg

    Wow– that dessert is so pretty!! And those sandwiches sound pretty dang amazing…I love it that the cheese is made in house!

  6. rachelle wood

    I told my friend Rosie (one of the owners) about your blog when she opened Doomie’s a few months ago! Im so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  7. Amanda

    That looks so good! I want to know how they make the shredded “pork” and am really curious to try it. Is the cheese on your chicken parm vegan?

    1. Lynn at The Actors Diet Post author

      yeah, i wanna know how they did it too – it really tasted “pork-y!” and everything was vegan – they made it themselves. again, a mystery.

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