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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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.

  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. 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?

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