Doomie’s

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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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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