What’s on the menu at Doomie’s, Toronto’s new all-vegan junk food restaurant
Contact: 1263 Queen St. W., no phone, doomiestoronto.com
Previously: Small Town Food Co.
Owners: Hellenic Vincent De Paul (Ecorazzi) and Doomie (Doomie’s Home Cookin’)
Executive chef: Doomie (yes, just Doomie)
Greasy, spicy, saucy and cheesy not-good-for-you grub that’s entirely vegan: fries, burgers, tacos, hot dogs—not a single salad. The restaurant has one other location in L.A., and Doomie (who isn’t a vegan) says it all started when he grew tired of eating at terrible vegan places with his vegan friends. “There were just so many things that were wrong with everything, and it bothered me to the point where I was like, ‘One day, I’m gonna do that right,'” he says. “The goal is to make everything good enough, not just for vegans, but for the people they drag out.”
Fried mac ‘n’ cheese balls, served with ranch and barbecue sauces. $10.
South in Yer Mouth: barbecue pulled pork topped with pickles and mac and cheese. Served with fries ($15). Guests can upgrade their fries to “fun time” ones—like the spicy Buffalo Fries pictured above—for an extra $3.
Vegan Mac Daddy: an off-menu, “secret” item made with two soy-based patties, lettuce, pickles, onions, cheese and special sauce on a sesame seed bun. Served with fries. $16.
Cookie Pie: a chocolate chip cookie served in a hot-from-the-oven skillet with vanilla ice cream. $8.
Local beer, including Liberty Village Brewing Co.’s Gosebuster; six wines (three reds, four whites) all available by the glass, half-litre and bottle; and house cocktails, mostly of the fun-and-fruity variety.
The Staycation (left) made with coconut rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice and lime ($9) and the Cucumber Cooler made with gin, fresh cucumber, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and soda ($11).
French Kiss Martini: vodka, berry and elderflower liqueurs, lemonade. $11.
There are boozy shakes, too. This one’s the Oreo Kahlua Vodka. $12. ($8 without the booze)
Designed by Toronto’s Lisa Ho (The Addisons, Omaw), the space is a lot darker and more industrial than the typical vegan joint. Other fun features: something called a “vegan selfie room” decorated in comic strips by Vegan Sidekick and a Street Fighter 4 arcade game that’s free to play.
Here’s that selfie room (it’s also where the washrooms are).
And here’s chef Doomie.