Doomie’s

dessert - restaurant - sandwich - soup/stew - vegan

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.

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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.

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We were the very first customers when they opened at noon. Doomie himself opened the doors for us!

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

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It’s been a while since I’ve done BVSLA “research” so we ordered a few sandwiches

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Abe got the BBQ Pulled Pork, which comes with Mac N Cheese (plus choice of fries or fruit)

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I opted for the Chicken Parm sandwich…

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…with fruit and coleslaw (<—available upon request)

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Abe and I wound up splitting the two

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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:

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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

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Plus a sip of the daily soup (Creamy Chikun Tortilla) – awesome.

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We were all pretty stuffed, but I felt like dessert was necessary, especially after seeing Das Baker’s selections

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Doomie brought out something that wasn’t even on the menu for us

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Double fudge croissant bread pudding

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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.

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

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  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

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

  • http://une-vie-saine.com 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!!

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    My comment didn’t show up… :(

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

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com 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.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com 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.”

  • http://luvtoeat.wordpress.com 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.

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com 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.

  • http://afreshdille.wordpress.com clairedille

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

  • http://www.j3nn.net 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.

  • http://acaseoftheruns.blogspot.com 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!

  • http://www.carrieonvegan.com 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!!!!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

  • http://www.everydayfoodie.ca Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

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

    The chicken parm sandwich – WOW!!!

  • http://www.danielleislosingit.blogspot.com Dani- danielleislosingit

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

  • http://healthandhappinessinLA.blogspot.com Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA

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

  • http://www.newlywednewlyveg.com 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!!

  • http://www.savvysexysaver.wordpress.com 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 :)

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      how cool! i love it there!

  • http://www.twobooswhoeat.com 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?

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com 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?

  • http://goodstuff.wordpress.com/ 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?!!!!!!

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      yes, for quite a while now!