I finally completed another vegan rite of passage and made my way to Doomie’s, in Hollywood. I have read enough blog posts and seen so many Instagram shots of my vegan friends chowing down on some amazing looking vegan comfort food, that I knew I had to experience Doomie’s sooner, rather than later.
Some of the Yelp reviews mention the service and time it takes to get your food. The staff at Doomie’s was incredibly friendly and welcoming, but I was disappointed that they were out of the first three things I tried to order.
The food I did end up getting more than made up for it. We started off with appetizers: buffalo wings and nachos! The buffalo wings were flavorful and “meaty”, it almost freaked me out. The only thing I would have liked was cold ranch, what they gave us was room temperature and it would have been a nice contrast to the spicy buffalo, if the ranch were cold. The nachos were amazing! They reminded me of huge creations I would make in high school, when I came home starving.
These appetizers were so rich that I was pretty full by the time my food came out.
I ordered the Spicy Chicken sandwich with a side of macaroni and cheese. It was definitely spicy and the batter on the chicken was rich and flavorful. The macaroni was creamy and decadent.
My husband ordered the Big Mac. We were both pretty blown away. It has been a good fifteen or so years since I have been to McDonald’s (I got food poisoning there when I was in middle school and completely swore it off), but this tasted what I remembered a Big Mac to taste like. It was an amazing veganized feat.
Let’s be perfectly clear. I can put away food. I am what my mom used to call “a good eater.” I rarely have leftovers and have been asked more than oh…a hundred times in my life, “how do you eat that much?” However, Doomie’s did me in. I was only able to take about three bites of my food (and a few of my husband’s) and took the rest home. It made a great meal the next day!
This is definitely not the place to come to if you are trying to lose weight. It is vegan versions of comfort classics. The food is rich, flavorful and divine. It is absolutely not a way I would (or should) eat everyday, but I will definitely be back when the craving strikes. They are a awesome contributor to the vegan community!