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 I could try it.
This past December, Doomie’s reopened. Not only a 5-minute drive away from me, but within walking distance from my second home, The Arclight.
We were the very first customers when they opened at noon. Doomie himself opened the doors for us!
It’s been a while since I’ve done BVSLA “research” so we ordered a few sandwiches
Abe got the BBQ Pulled Pork, which comes with Mac N Cheese (plus choice of fries or fruit)
I opted for the Chicken Parm sandwich…
…with fruit and coleslaw (<—available upon request)
Abe and I wound up splitting the two
Both were 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 be fooled. Doomie was very secretive about the ingredients, but he did say that the proteins are soy-based, and the cheese is made in-house.
And yes, both have made the BVSLA list – even knocking Pure Luck’s BBQ Pulled Pork off.
Unfortunately, we were not as wowed by the side dishes:
I only had a few bites of both and didn’t even bother with the fries, since Abe said they were just “fine.”
Sampled Quentin’s Sloppy Joe, which was yummy, but overpowered with bell-pepper flavor
Plus a sip of the daily soup (Creamy Chikun Tortilla) – awesome.
We were all pretty stuffed, but I felt like dessert was necessary, especially after seeing Das Baker’s selections
Doomie brought out something that wasn’t even on the menu for us
Double fudge croissant bread pudding
It’s as rich as it looks, kids. I’ve had better vegan desserts, but still ate more than my fair 1/3 share, with as much chocolate sauce as I could scoop up.
We waddled back out to our cars, happily full.
By the way, not only is parking free, but so is the wifi. My wallet is doomed.