Save the Last Bite – Doomie’s

When most people hear the word vegan, visions of salads, fruits and weird looking ‘desserts’ come to mind.  That’s not the case for Doomie, the ironically non-vegan man behind the Parkdale fast food joint that proudly rocks a No Salads sign behind the bar.  The west Queen West hot spot is the second of its name, originating in Hollywood and opening the Toronto location earlier this year. 1

On a hot day, the air condition free grease is a heat wave of smells as soon as you walk in, however, the strategically placed fans at each end of the unit helps to keep the locals cool.  Dinner time seems to be busy as I take a seat at the bar and take a quick look at the menu.  Offering everything from vegan mac ‘n cheese, chick’n burgers and a variety of tacos but the real showstopper is their version of a vegan Big Mac, also known as the Vegan Mac Daddy.

I walked in at the beginning end of the dinner rush and placed myself at a seat at the bar.  As someone who hasn’t feasted on a Big Mac in over four years, I couldn’t help but feel a ping of excitement.  You won’t find this fan favourite on the menu, however, as it’s considered a ‘secret’ menu item.  After scouring their menu for it, I asked the girl behind the bar, half worried that I had missed out on the main attraction of Doomie’s.  The Vegan Mac Daddy and fries ($16) didn’t take too long to come out after ordering and at first glance my eyes grew in amazement.  There it was, a vegan Big Mac; a sesame seed bun, two juicy soy patties drenched in their own bold Mac sauce, pickles, onions, lettuce and cheese.


The flavour was all there: the greasy saltiness of the burger, the tangy sweetness of the sauce and pickles and the cheese was just the right amount of ooey gooey goodness.  If you’ve had a soy patty though, you’d know that eating a larger portion is bound to commit you to the couch in an episode of itis.  And that’s just one patty.  Two is enough to have you comatose on the way out.  But let’s be real, Doomie’s isn’t trying to be your average health conscious vegan hot spot, it’s there for those times that vegans want some comfort food.  The French fries were perfectly crisp and not too salty as some would comment on the original version.


The atmosphere is mainly casual, full of people walking in after work or a dark of Queen Street walking.  The music was booming, something I’d assume the younger crowd appreciated, however, you could tell that a few of the older patrons were bothered by it.  The kitchen and bar run along one side of the narrow unit, allowing guests a full view of the kitchen.  The service was casual, nothing too over the top, but a friendly smile and attentive service was very much appreciated.

If you’re in the area and down for some ethical comfort food, pop in to Doomie’s and tell us what you think!



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