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!


My lunch dates – Abe and Quentin (my director from “The People I’ve Slept With” – which is coming out soon on DVD!!!)


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.

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    What are you doing to me? That mac and cheese! I need it!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    That looks awesome. It reminds me of Curly’s in NYC, which I’ve still yet to go to. Veg home cooking sounds so good!!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes

    My comment didn’t show up… :(

    Sounds like a great place! Now I want a sandwich!

  • VeggieGirl

    I always LOVE your restaurant reviews! Thank you!

  • 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.

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

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

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • clairedille

    Wow…doomies! I always read quarrygirl’s reviews and I am so intrigued! This make me more so!

  • J3nn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

    Wow, those sandwiches do not look vegan at all!! I need to live in an area with supreme vegan/vegetarian fare. Sigh.

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Wow, for a minute, I was confused because that BBQ thing looked like MEAT. Mmmmm. Gotta try this place sometime!

  • Carrie (Carrie on Vegan)

    Oh my oh my I am loving those dessert pics. Must get myself to Doomies ASAP. Great review!

  • CinZilicious

    omg,that dessert is killing me!!!! Pure sweeet paradise for my sweet tooth! Looks like u had a fab eat out day!! Yeahhh!!!!


  • Jolene (

    That mac and cheese looks so good, it’s too bad it was disappointing.

    The chicken parm sandwich – WOW!!!

  • Dani- danielleislosingit

    The food all looked amazing. Let me know when your movie is out on DVD!

  • Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA

    I can’t wait to try Doomie’s. Must drag myself there soon!

  • 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!

  • Nicole

    Um….I think that dessert just hypnotized me. WOW!!

  • 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 :)

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      how cool! i love it there!

  • 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?

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      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.

  • Emily

    Did you have breakfast before Doomie’s?

  • Liz

    I’ve been reading back and sudden vegan food is starting to sound (and look) VERY appealing!

  • liz

    what! doomies has sa brick and mortar now?!!!!!!

    • Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      yes, for quite a while now!