Doomie’s Home Cookin’, Los Angeles, CA

Restaurant: Doomie’s Home Cookin’

Location: 1253 Vine St #9, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Price: $$

Vegan

Ahh, Doomie’s. One of our favorite traditions, when we come to LA, is to meet up with our friends Matt and Meggan at Doomie’s for a gorge fest.

We started off with an order of the jalapeño poppers to split amongst the table. These and the buffalo wings are generally our go-to starters. We didn’t give the jalapeño poppers enough time to cool off so there was a lot of burned taste buds but it was well worth it because they are incredible. The breading tends to fall off of the pepper, but it is stuffed to the brim with cheese and oh so delicious.

As with any restaurant, if you have buffalo wings, we’re ordering them. The wings have a sugar stick in the middle, which allows you to hold them as you would a non-vegan wing. The sauce is phenomenal but the wings can give off a more chewy/rubbery texture which can be a bit off-putting. We enjoy them and would have happily ordered several more if we didn’t have a ton more food coming,

It’s not on the actual menu anymore, but Doomies is known for their vegan Big Mac. At least that’s what we know them for, and it does not disappoint. Anyone who has had a McDonald’s Big Mac knows exactly what they are in for and it is almost a spot on perfect replication in vegan form. We highly recommend this one. We upgraded the fries to the buffalo fries which Aaron happily devoured.

The peanut butter bacon burger is Matt’s new favorite thing to eat at Doomies. Salty and sweet, and comes with jelly on the side. Odd yes, but it will totally make sense if you’re even the least bit curious to try the burger. He upgraded his fries to buffalo fries and that brought the dish to a whole new level.

Meggan ordered the Chickin’ Parm and said the breading on the chickin’ patty is seasoned to perfection and pairs great with the marinara sauce and cheese. She orders this often and highly recommends it.

Aaron ordered the Mac Melt, which is a patty melt stuffed with mac’n cheese, as he was wanting to try something different on the menu this time. As a side, he upgraded his fries to the bacon and cheese fries. The sandwich itself looked really good, but unfortunately, it just fell short of expectations. It seemed like there was maybe some flavor missing or just needed some salt even, but the flavor just wasn’t there. On the flip side of that coin, the bacon and cheese fries were to die for and will likely become Aaron’s fry of choice next time we’re there.

Hayden ordered the Crispy Chicken sandwich and she was SO glad she did. It was the best crispy chicken she’s had since going vegan. It was absolutely delicious. She upgraded her fries to animal style fries, which is the vegan version of In-N-Out’s animal style options with 1,000 island dressing, grilled onions, and cheese. She would absolutely order this again next time.

DESSERT:

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: This was more Meggan and Matt’s desert, but they let us try a bite. Meggan says it’s a sugar addict’s crack and is a home run every time! She could eat the icing for DAYS. We’d eat it again if it showed up, but maybe not necessarily order it, as we much preferred the cakes below.

We brought home a piece of carrot cake and oreo cake to eat at a later time and hands down, these were two of the best pieces of cake we’ve gotten from any restaurant, ever. Carrot cake is Hayden’s favorite and she orders it anytime it’s available and this one might have actually been the best vegan carrot cake we’ve ever had.. The cream cheese frosting was so light and decadent, it melted in your mouth. The cake wasn’t dry at all, it was absolute perfection. The oreo cake’s icing was smooth and creamy and the cake itself was a perfect consistency. There’s no doubt in our minds that we would eat these again.

We also brought home a chocolate croissant and ham and cheese croissant for the next morning. We threw them in the oven for a couple minutes before eating, which was a great decision, since that melted the chocolate on the inside of the chocolate one. It was very rich but so so good. The ham and cheese croissant was everything Aaron wanted it to be in terms of flavor and consistency, he had just hoped there would be a little more filling.

DO NOT miss Doomies if you are in LA and looking for some comfort food.

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