10 of the Best Vegan Cookbooks You Can Buy

10 Best Vegan Cookbooks You Must Have in Your Kitchen

10 of the Best Vegan Cookbooks You Can Buy

Vegan cookbooks are little written guides to your kitchen: They don’t impose, but they’re always there when you need a little direction.

Best Vegan Cookbooks

Here are the 10 best vegan cookbooks every vegan must have in their kitchen.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on these tasty reads.

1. Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

“Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Moskowitz and Romero’s newest delicious collection makes it easier than ever to live vegan. You’ll find more than 250 recipes–plus menus and stunning color photos–for dishes that will please every palate.

All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results.

And by popular demand, theVeganomicon includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap.”

2. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat You Give a F*ck

“Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow (“This might be my favorite thing ever”) and named Saveur’s Best New Food blog of 2013— with half a million fans and counting—Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell—and most people can’t afford the hype.

Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they’re throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs.

(Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.

) Plus they’re going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.

This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real.”

3. Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock

“In Vegan with a Vengeance, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, host of the community access vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen, brings the do-it-yourself, community-driven ethos of punk rock into the kitchen. Her cooking philosophy embraces being kind to animals (all recipes are completely animal-product free) and your wallet—while being creative and having fun in the process.

She emphasizes staying clear of corporate brand-name foods, and says that cooking should be an innovative, experimental, and completely real experience.

This one-of-a-kind cookbook offers 125 recipes for all meals of the day, from stuffed mushrooms to tofu pizza, gingerbread cupcakes to pasta with “alfreda sauce,” and is full of tips and tricks on how to keep your diet vegan, inexpensive, and liberated.”

4. The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes

“This book will save you money by using “everyday” inexpensive ingredients, save you time with easy, no fuss recipes and improve your health with each nutritional bite…The Happy Herbivore Cookbook is easy-to-follow with a comprehensive index so you can always find what you’re looking for or find a recipe to use up a leftover ingredient. Nixon also provides nutritional analyses; inspiring colorful photographs on nearly every page; funny blurbs at the beginning of each recipe; and chef’s notes suggesting variations for each dish. Even the most novice cook will find healthy cooking easy–and delicious!”

5. Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

“Forks Over Knives—the book, the film, the movement—is back again in a Cookbook.

The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, and prevent (or even reverse!) chronic conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, the right food is your best medicine.

Thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils and seen amazing results. If you’re among them—or you’d to be—you need this cookbook.”

6. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week

“Recipes, tips, and strategies for easy, delicious vegan meals every day of the week, from America’s bestselling vegan cookbook author. How does Isa Chandra Moskowitz make flavorful and satisfying vegan meals from scratch every day, often in 30 minutes or less? It’s easy! In ISA DOES IT, the beloved cookbook author shares 150 new recipes to make weeknight cooking a snap. Mouthwatering recipes Sweet Potato Red Curry with Rice and Purple Kale, Bistro Beet Burgers, and Summer Seitan Saute with Cilantro and Lime illustrate how simple and satisfying meat-free food can be.”

7. The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

“The Oh She Glows Cookbook is packed with more than 100 delicious recipes such as go-to breakfasts, protein-packed snacks, hearty entrées, and decadent desserts.

From entrées the Crowd-Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and Empowered Noodle Bowl to sweet treats the Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars, there is something for everyone.The Oh She Glows Cookbook is also allergy-friendly, with many gluten-free and soy-free options.

 Whether you are a vegan or you simply want to incorporate a few vegan meals into your week, Angela’s recipes are a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!”

8. Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes

“Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker  includes eleven recipe chapters, four of which focus on main courses. There are homey and comforting foods in the American and European style, such as a Rustic Pot Pie Topped with Chive Biscuits and a Ziti with Mushroom and Bell Pepper Ragu, and there are lots of East Asian, South and Southeast Asian, and Mexican/Latin dishes, too.

  Beans, which cook slowly under any circumstance, are fabulously well-suited to the slow cooker, and Robertson includes such appealing recipes as a Crockery Cassoulet and a Greek-Style Beans with Tomatoes and Spinach.

Eighteen robust chilis and stews—two more categories that do well in the slow-cooker—include a warming Chipotle Black Bean Chili with Winter Squash and a surprising but yummy Seitan Stroganoff.  Beyond the mains, there are chapters devoted to snacks and appetizers, desserts, breads and breakfasts, and even one on drinks.

  The many soy-free and gluten-free recipes are clearly identified.  Altogether, the collection offers readers loads of ways to expand their vegan repertoire and to get maximum value from their investment in a slow-cooker.”

9. Vegan Fire & Spice: 200 Sultry and Savory Global Recipes

“Vegan Fire & Spice delivers fiery recipes from around the world using easy-to-find ingredients with simple instructions to make them as spicy as you . Spice up your life! – Take a trip around the world with delicious, mouth-watering, meatless, dairy-free, and egg-free recipes ranging from mildly spiced to nearly incendiary.

Explore the spicy vegan cuisines of the U.S., South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia with: Red-Hot White Bean Chili, Vindaloo Vegetables, Moroccan Tagine, Spicy Szechuan Noodles, Jambalaya, Thai Coconut Soup, Penne Arrabbiata, and Satays with Ginger Peanut Sauce.

Organized by global region, this book offers inventive and delicious spicy vegan recipes of traditional dishes using readily available ingredients. Best of all, the recipes are designed so you can adjust your own heat tolerance allowing you to enjoy it hot – or not.

With the bold and scintillating recipes of Vegan Fire & Spice, you can travel the globe without ever leaving home – while still enjoying meals that are healthy and 100% vegan.”

10. Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes

“Emily’s beautiful and easy-to-make recipes, her Peppermint Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes, S’mores Cupcakes and Go-Nuts Donuts with Frosting & Fruit Sprinkles, are so tasty that you won’t even realize they’re vegan. Quite simply, Rawsome Vegan Baking will wow your taste buds and impress your friends and family with new great tastes in dessert.”

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Source: https://urbantastebud.com/best-vegan-cookbooks/

The 20 Best Vegan Cookbooks Of 2020, According To Reviews

10 of the Best Vegan Cookbooks You Can Buy

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Honestly, going vegan—or just eating a more plant-based diet—is so not as simple as just skipping the meat and dairy aisle.

After all, you still want to eat a balanced diet, which means you have to learn how to cook healthy plant-based meals. (And not turn lentils into complete mush every dang time…)

Luckily, with new cooking gadgets cropping up constantly (not sure where I'd be without my Instant Pot) and a growing awareness about the health benefits of plant-based eating (including lowered risk of chronic disease), it’s never been easier—and more appealing—to cook up more plants.

Not sure where to start? Try one of these top-rated vegan cookbooks.

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Thug Kitchen: Eat You Give a F*ck

THUG KITCHEN amazon.com

Vegan cooking can be alienating for newbies, but this cookbook from the cult-status blog Thug Kitchen makes it accessible and fun thanks to a hearty dose of foul language and funky recipes  tofu ricotta lasagna and grilled eggplant soba noodles. 

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Fuss-Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized

Sam Turnbull amazon.com

Despite growing up in a household full of chefs, butchers and, yes, even hunters, author Sam Turnbull is pretty much the queen of vegan. 

Proving a vegan lifestyle doesn’t need to be all kale and quinoa, this cookbook offers 101 vegan comfort food recipes, from ooey gooey burritos to fudge brownies to Alfredo sauce.

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Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy's Heart

Timothy Pakron amazon.com

Let's be real: 'Vegan' and 'Southern cooking' don't exactly seem to go hand-in-hand. 

Yet, in this heart-warming cookbook with a memoir slant, forager, photographer, and cook Timothy Pakron makes it happen. He shares a whopping 125 recipes that boast signature Southern charm, including okra and tomatoes, gumbo, and tofu po’boys.

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DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters, and More: From Almonds to Walnuts

Melissa King amazon.com

With Melissa King's decadent recipes for nut butters, bars, desserts, and more, you'll never need processed store-bought stuff again. 

If you’ve got a blender and a family-sized bag of nuts on-hand, this comprehensive guide will be your bible the next time you need to whip up something tasty and nutty—fast. 

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The Keto Vegan: 101 Low-Carb Recipes For A 100% Plant-Based Ketogenic Diet (Recipe-Only Edition) (vegetarian weight loss cookbook)

Lydia Miller amazon.com


Once upon a time, the keto diet was reserved for steakhouse regulars and cheese plate devotees. As the trend continues to grow, though, it's become much more inclusive of herbivores. Enter over 100 exciting vegan recipes,  truffle 'Parmesan' bread and tofu curry, that’ll keep you burning fat while staying cravings-free.

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Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook

Richa Hingle amazon.com

Indian takeout lovers, rejoice: The fragrant cuisine isn’t all tandoori chicken and lamb skewers! From aromatic curries to lentil-rich dal to pillowy nan bread, award-winning recipe developer Richa Hingle’s cookbook is the answer to restaurant-quality vegan dining at home.

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Happy Herbivore Abroad: A Travelogue and Over 135 Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes from Around the World

Lindsay S. Nixon amazon.com

If you’ve used up your vacation time at work, eat your way through chef Lindsay S. Nixon’s cookbook. Perfect for families, these crowd-pleasing vegan meals from Vietnamese, French, Lebanese cuisines, and more certainly keep plant-based eating interesting!

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Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics

Chloe Coscarelli amazon.com

Cozy Italian cooking is, in fact, possible without meat and cheese. (Who knew!) Beloved vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli makes it easy to whip up vegan versions of the classics, including eggplant 'Parmesan,' white lasagna, and rotini with sun-dried tomato cream sauce.

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Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook

Sahara Rose Ketabi amazon.com


The term “Ayurvedic” in this cookbook's title might be intimidating to some, but Sahara Rose Ketabi proves it can be anything but. Ketabi first helps you determine your dosha (your unique mind-body needs), and then provides a slew of plant-based ingredients and recipes that'll do you good. This book packs everything from turmeric-filled golden milks to healing seaweed broths. 

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The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts—and the Rest of Your Life

Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine amazon.com


Forget the chalky protein powders and pre-workout supplements. What’ll really sustain you throughout everything from barre class to CrossFit: whole, plant-based foods.

The recipes in this pick, from olive-chickpea waffles to slow-cooker coconut-matcha brown rice, supply oodles of fueling nutrients—and taste.

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Raw Cakes

Caroline Fibaek amazon.com


Vegan and raw? The dessert gods have spoken. With these easy, mouth-watering recipes, you can treat yourself without consuming a shred of dairy, sugar, gluten, additives, or animal byproducts.

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¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook: 150 Mouthwatering Recipes from Tamales to Churros

Eddie Garza amazon.com

Taco Bell, who? You don’t need meat  and cheese to enjoy the invigorating flavors of Mexican cuisine. Nourishing plant-based Mexican staples black beans, avocado, fresh homemade salsa, and sautéed fajita veggies bring this pick's 150 savory dishes to life. 

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The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook: Wholesome, Indulgent Plant-Based Recipes

Nisha Vora amazon.com

You don’t often see the words “indulgent” and “plant-based” side by side, but that happy marriage is exactly what food blogger Nisha Vora (known for her blog, Rainbow Plant Life) achieves in her debut cookbook. She uses the handy-dandy Instant Pot to create breakfast-worthy enchilada casseroles, savory mushroom risotto, and sweet pears poached in red wine.

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Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between

America's Test Kitchen amazon.com

America’s Test Kitchen is arguably one of the most authoritative sources on all things delicious and easy to prepare. 

Their Vegan for Everybody cookbook provides a veggie-focused solution for every meal of the day—and every member of the family. From creamy coconut ice cream to crispy orange seitan, the flavors are so bold you won’t even realize you’re skipping out on meat.

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Forks Over Knives―The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

Del Sroufe amazon.com

Forks Over Knives, the movement that inspired tons of Americans to go plant-based, makes vegan eating easy with this essential cookbook. With over 300 recipes (including polenta pizza with tomatoes and basil and apricot fig squares), it opens up a whole new world of eating.

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The College Vegan Cookbook: 145 Affordable, Healthy & Delicious Plant-Based Recipes

Heather Nicholds amazon.com

You don’t have to live in a cramped campus dorm to appreciate this cookbook. Whether you’re a college freshman or adulting hard, these recipes make plant-based eating fun and affordable. Barbecue cauliflower wings and chickpea omelets, anyone?

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The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

Angela Liddon amazon.com

Chef Angela Liddon’s colorful plant-based recipes will leave such a visible glow on your face, your friends will think you’re in love. And you might be—with her Thai peanut and orange-maple miso noodle bowls! Some of these recipes require a little extra patience, but that glow is well worth it.

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The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy Recipes That Are Ready When You Are

Toni Okamoto amazon.com


Each requiring no more than 15 minutes of prep, these vegan slow-cooker meals give ordinary staples chili and stew new life. Okamoto's book is a must-have for anyone who wants to cook once and eat for days.

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Modern Vegan Baking: The Ultimate Resource for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods

Gretchen Price amazon.com

Feeling fancy? In her book, professional pastry chef Gretchen Price shows you how to shake up your baking routine with vegan masterpieces no-knead garlic and herb loaves, mocha brownies, and lemon lavender shortbread.

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Field Roast: 101 Artisan Vegan Meat Recipes to Cook, Share, and Savor

Tommy McDonald amazon.com

One of the biggest challenges of going vegan is finding a substitute for a hearty and satisfying piece of meat. Well, it was, until now. McDonald's Field Roast will teach you how to liven up festive feasts with a vegan Wellington and simplify weeknight dining with orange Szechuan grains and broccoli. 

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Source: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/g29438497/best-vegan-cookbooks/

22 Vegan Cookbooks That Will Change Your Cooking Game | PETA

10 of the Best Vegan Cookbooks You Can Buy

There are so many creative ways to cook vegan, and sometimes, all you need is a good cookbook to boost your skills to the next level.

Vegan favorites include everything from meatless burgers, soups, and pasta to salads, flatbreads, and decadent desserts.

Depending on your interests, the following vegan cookbooks will show you how to explore compassionate eating so that you can confidently create whatever your stomach desires.

The cookbooks on this list are some of our very favorites. We believe that they’ve stood the test of time and will be useful to you for years to come:

BOSH!: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants

Ian Theasby and‎ Henry David Firth 

We’ve been singing the praises of BOSH! for a while now, and with good reason.

The vegan recipe video site has millions of viewers, and now the authors can brag that it is being touted as the fastest-selling cookbook of 2018 (including non-vegan cookbooks!) Featuring recipes for breakfasts, party appetizers, dinners, desserts, and cocktails, you’ll want to grab your copy before it sells out.

Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

Bryant Terry

Featuring more than 100 inspired, animal-friendly recipes, celebrity chef Bryant Terry’s book will take you on a delectable journey with selections Cocoa Spice Cake With Crystallized Ginger, and Coconut-Chocolate Ganache (yes, please). Also, check out his book Vegan Soul Kitchen.

American Vegan Kitchen

Tamasin Noyes

This classic vegan cookbook includes jaw-dropping recipes Around-the-Clock Coffee Cake, Beer-Battered Onion Rings, Darngood Donut Bites, Cajun Pot Pie, Fork-and-Knife Reubens, Spicy Balsamic Maple Wingz, and many more. Yum.

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Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans

Natalie Slater

We adore how chef Natalie Slater gets creative with mix-and-match recipes, the Grilled Mac ‘n’ Cheez Sandwich, Taco Lasagna, Chick-O Cheesecake, and Shepherd’s Pie Pizza.

Betty Goes Vegan: 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Family

Dan and Annie Shannon

Re-imagine classic dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. This Betty Crocker–inspired book includes recipes for omelets, stews, casseroles, brownies, and more.

But I Could Never Go Vegan!

Kristy Turner

Be tempted by Tempeh Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Pecan Parmesan, Tofu Chèvre, Citrus-Herb Roasted Beets with Macadamia Ricotta, and Mushroom Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. This book has you covered with recipes for every meal of the day, plus vegan condiments, desserts, and more.

Chloe’s Kitchen

Chloe Coscarelli

One of our favorite vegan chefs, Coscarelli has been busy revolutionizing vegan eating for some time now through her multiple cookbooks. You’ll know that this one is a classic as soon as you start browsing through the healthful recipes that touch on Chinese, Indian, Italian, and Mexican cuisines, plus so much more.

The Compassionate Cook Cookbook

Ingrid Newkirk

Written by the president of PETA, this definitive guide to low-fat, cholesterol-free, and animal-friendly eating will help you look—and feel—great.


Tal Ronnen

Ronnen is all about reinventing vegan eating. At his Los Angeles restaurant, Crossroads, he and his executive chef, J. Scot Jones, turn seasonal vegetables, beans, nuts, and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare.

Think warm bowls of tomato-sauced pappardelle, plates of spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads piled high with roasted vegetables.

In Crossroads, Ronnen teaches readers how to make his recipes and proves that the flavors we crave are easily replicated in plant-based dishes.

The Engine 2 Cookbook

Rip and Jane Esselstyn

Bring the plant-based Engine 2 program into your kitchen with this companion to the original program. It all started when some Texas firefighters decided to eat vegan, and from there, it became a full-blown phenomenon. This book includes 130 recipes to help readers lose pounds, lower their cholesterol, and improve their overall health.

Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

Del Sroufe

The documentary Forks Over Knives changed many peoples’ minds about eating vegan, and this cookbook will do the same.

The Friendly Vegan Cookbook

Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto

This cookbook is a meal-planning selection that’s full of simple, scrumptious plant-based recipes. This $5 guide will show you how to go to the grocery store with $25 in your pocket and get ingredients to create 21 meals. That’s only $1.20 per meal!

The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples

Miyoko Schinner

When you’re in the mood for vegan meats and cheeses, make them yourself. Miyoko shows readers how DIY staples—from “fish” sauce and shaved “Parmesan” to freshly made tofu—help you save money and reduce waste.

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Owner of popular vegan restaurant Modern Love, Moskowitz knocked it the park when she released this absolutely must-have vegan cookbook.

With recipes Sweet Potato Red Curry with Rice and Purple Kale, Bistro Beet Burgers, and Summer Seitan Sauté with Cilantro and Lime, you can understand why it became a classic.

Also, check out The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion and Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook.

Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking

Dana Shultz

Shultz began her Minimalist Baker blog in 2012 to share her passion for simple cooking and quickly gained a devoted worldwide following. You could buy this book for the food photography alone and be happy, but luckily, it also has 101 vibrant and simple plant-based recipes that are mostly gluten-free.

Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes

Angela Liddon

This collection of quick and easy plant-based recipes is a follow-up to The Oh She Glows Cookbook, which was a New York Times bestseller.

PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook

PETA, With Marta Holmberg and Starza Kolman

Originally released in 2009, this famous college cookbook was re-released with 40 new recipes, the Walking Taco and the Chocolate Chip Hug in a Mug.

It’s written in a clever, upbeat style, and all the faves are still included, the Butt Ugly Sticky Buns, Frozen Frat Balls, Pancake in a Mug, and many more.

And the best part is that the most complicated kitchenware you’ll ever need is a microwave!

Raw Food Art: Four Seasons of Plant-Powered Goodness 

Aleksandra Winters

Inspired by her Polish heritage, her travels around the world, and her love for art, Winters takes you back to the basics of cooking in Raw Food Art.

This brilliantly bold and colorful cookbook combines stunningly vibrant photography, natural and homegrown ingredients, and an eclectic approach to wellness that will replenish your mind, soul, and body.

It’s your must-have guide to a raw plant-based lifestyle.

Skinny Bitch Bakery

Kim Barnouin

Bring out your inner baker with Skinny Bitch Bakery—it includes 80 fully tested recipes accompanied by full-color photographs. Barnouin’s fun, no-nonsense voice and vast expertise sparkle on every page.

Veganize It!

Robin Robertson

This is the ultimate DIY pantry book: It includes recipes for vegan staples, plus ideas for using them as building blocks in both new and classic recipes.

Sample bánh mì, “sausage” biscuits, Meaty-Cheesy Pizza, milkshakes, jambalaya—even jerky and lemon meringue pie.

With more than 150 recipes and 50 color photos, this will become an indispensable cookbook for vegans—and everyone else who enjoys animal-free food.

Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen: Epic Anytime Recipes With a World of Flavor

Richa Hingle

We’re huge fans of the Vegan Richa cooking blog, so this cookbook was great news to us. Serious “wow factor” recipes include One-Pot Peanut Butter Noodles, Green Curry Fried Rice, Crispy Kung Pao Cauliflower, Chickpea Jackfruit Burgers, and so many more.

Source: https://www.peta.org/living/food/all-time-best-vegan-cookbooks/

The 9 Best Vegan Cookbooks of 2020

10 of the Best Vegan Cookbooks You Can Buy
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It’s no surprise Ella Mills Woodward has lots of Instagram followers.

A pioneer for plant-based living, the British entrepreneur has made a global business from what started as a vegan food blog.

Luckily for us, Mills Woodward somehow still finds time to create cookbooks when she isn’t overseeing her London deli, launching new products, or recording her podcast.

This latest cookbook from Mills Woodward (her first book was the best-selling debut cookbook ever in the UK!) comes complete with 100 recipes for warming stews, hearty salads, and decadent breakfasts, including Green Thai curry and buckwheat pancakes topped with ultra-rich—dairy-free, of course—hot chocolate sauce. Yum.

Not your mama’s classic cookbook, Thug Kitchen is an irreverent and entertaining approach to vegan cooking. We won’t spoil the surprise, but you can rest assured that this cookbook keeps it interesting.

Read through recipe directions for some sass (translation: lots of swearing) and a good laugh, then stick around for the insanely delicious food.

Thug Kitchen serves up a range of veggie-forward recipes, from whole wheat banana pancakes to lime cauliflower tacos and pumpkin chili. Pick up a copy for a good time and great eats. 

Food blogger Angela Liddon compiled some of her most sought-after recipes to create this comprehensive plant-forward cookbook. With more than 100 nutrient-rich recipes on offer, The Oh She Glows Cookbook is a go-to destination for vegan recipes so delicious even meat-eaters will love them.

In the mood for a Thai peanut noodle bowl? How about nacho dip? Marinated portobello mushrooms over a walnut, avocado, and pear salad? Recipes for each are included in this cookbook as Liddon gives classic dishes healthy makeovers and also serves up new ideas that are sure to be fast favorites. Also nice: this cookbook is great for gluten-free eaters, as well. More than 90 of the recipes in the book are free from gluten!

For everyday vegan recipes you won’t tire of, opt for Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking. Every recipe in the book requires 10 ingredients or less, one bowl or one pot, or takes 30 minutes or less to make. Busy home cooks will love these no-fuss meals that truly taste amazing. 

Want a taste of what’s in store? Readers will find plant-based (mostly gluten-free) recipes for tasty dishes double chocolate waffles, smoky BBQ veggie burgers, and Thai quinoa “meatballs” in this innovative cookbook. Who said veggies weren’t versatile?

Fun fact: the creators of The Plantpower Way are endurance athletes, artists, motivational speakers, plant-based chefs—and husband and wife.

Though the cookbook offers more than 120 hearty vegan recipes, it’s also loaded with helpful guidance on how to subscribe to a plant-based lifestyle as a family (the authors have four children themselves).

Readers will find info on the best healing foods, learn how to read nutrition labels a pro, and get access to a master plantpower shopping list for easier grocery hauls. Consider it your guide to living a fuller life that benefits the planet and boosts your physical and mental wellness at the same time. 

If you’ve ever balked at the prospect of eating vegan (even just for a few days), this cookbook is for you. Blogger-author Kristy Turner has come up with recipes for every possible excuse. Can’t give up cheese? Try her tempeh bacon mac and cheese with pecan parmesan.

Obsessed with ice cream? She has a recipe for dairy-free oatmeal raisin ice cream sandwiches. If you’re looking to shed some pounds, no fear.

Turner also includes plenty of recipes for ultra-healthy entrée salads, including a roasted root veggie and kale salad with cashew blue cheese.

the book states, whether you’re “a waffling vegan newbie, on-the-fence vegetarian, or veg-curious omnivore, this book will banish your doubts.” Bonus points for the gorgeous food photos and the impressive 125 easy-to-follow recipes included in the book. 

Consider this vegan comfort food cookbook your go-to guide for convincing meat-eaters that plant-based meals can taste amazing.

We wouldn’t recommend this one if you’re looking to eat vegan for weight loss, but if you’re in search of satisfying classics free from animal products, look no further.

You’ll find plant-based versions of everything from Philly cheesesteaks to fried chicken and ramen in this vegan cookbook. Sweet potato gnocchi, cinnamon rolls, hot buffalo “chicken” dip are also up for grabs. Because you can only eat so many veggie grain bowls. 

Baked lentil falafel? Cobb salad with portobello bacon? Blueberry oatmeal breakfast bars? Check. Check. Check. This colorful cookbook from culinary travel show host Dustin Harder is packed with plant-based recipes you’ll fall in love with stat.

Each dish is made from easy-to-find ingredients and can be whipped up with just 30 minutes (or less) of active time in the kitchen.

Harder’s quickie recipes for sweet and sour cauliflower and coconut-ginger rice with edamame may just help you finally kick that weeknight takeout habit. You’re welcome.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Forks Over Knives isn’t just a cookbook. It’s also a book, a documentary, and a movement.

The 2011 doc famously highlighted the healing power of whole foods, following individuals who reversed the courses of their chronic diseases by subscribing to a plant-based diet.

The Forks Over Knives approach is all about preventing disease and preserving health by ditching processed foods and animal products. That may sound difficult, but this cookbook provides more than 300 recipes, so you’ll never be at a loss for what to cook up.

Start your day with a breakfast quinoa bowl topped with sweet apple compote, then load up on savory eats polenta pizza, grilled eggplant “steaks,” and stir-fried noodles and veggies for the rest of the day. Don’t fret: sweet treats (think: apricot fig squares and berry cobbler) are also allowed in a Forks Over Knives-inspired meal plan. 

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15 Best Vegan Cookbooks – Try a Vegan Cookbook for Meatless Meals

10 of the Best Vegan Cookbooks You Can Buy


If you have never tried to go vegan, you may not realize how easy it can be. That said, those following a vegan diet have to take extra precautions to get all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients, especially protein.

Nutritionists say most adults should get about 15% of their daily calories from protein.

Beans, legumes, soy-based products, and many other vegan ingredients will help get you there, and you won't believe how little you will end up missing meat and other animal products.

any other lifestyle change, you may need some guidance before you go vegan to ensure you're hitting your nutrition goals, since vegans are as susceptible to unhealthy diet habits as anyone else.

For that reason, the best vegan cookbook for you includes recipes you will actually make for meals you and your family will really enjoy.

We found a selection of vegan cookbooks that include a variety of vegan cuisine styles, easy vegan recipes, some that get a little more complex, and even vegan cookbooks for picky eaters. Before long, you'll be an expert vegan chef.

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Best Expert-Tested Recipes

Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between

America's Test Kitchen amazon.com

With recipes approved by the experts at America's Test Kitchen, you know you can trust each and every recipe in this cookbook. And it will take you awhile to get through it too, with more than 200 recipes that cover just about every meal, course, and flavor profile. 

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Best for Instant Pots

The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot

Kathy Hester amazon.com

Say goodbye to soaking beans and long cook times with this Instant Pot cookbook that will help you accomplish even complex dishes more quickly.

The multi-function cooking tool can make an entire meal, simmer sides while you work on the main dish, and also help you create homemade condiments soy yogurt, almond milk, and marinara so you can control the ingredients in everything on your plate. 

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Best For Cookbook Readers

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook

Rodale Books amazon.com

This cookbook from the wildly popular Thug Kitchen website doesn't take itself — or vegan cooking — too seriously.

It caters to home chefs who want to get more familiar with the produce aisle and less acquainted with the drive-thru.

Try easy and unique recipes pumpkin chili, roasted beer-and-lime cauliflower tacos, and grilled peach salsa all served with a side of humor. You might even find yourself reading it just for kicks. 

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Best for Busy Cooks

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week

Isa Chandra Moskowitz amazon.com

Let's face it: Most of us don't have hours to put together elaborate meals, vegan or not.

Isa Chandra Moskowitz knows that, and will save your weeknights with this cookbook for vegan home chefs who are short on time.

Her simple, speedy recipes work with ingredients almost everyone can find in their local grocery store and don't require expert cooking skills, either. You'll want to bookmark every other page. 

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Best for Scratch Bakers

The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples

Miyoko Schinner amazon.com

For kitchen experimenters who to make their own staples, this intricate vegan cookbook is your new go-to. We're talking everything from a soup-er homemade stock to vegan sour cream, breads that don't taste vegan, and so much more. Say goodbye to processed purchased vegan substitutes and start stocking your kitchen with your own creations. 

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Best for Healthy Eating

Forks Over Knives The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

Del Sroufe amazon.com

No vegan cookbook collection is complete without this collection that followed the popular 2011 documentary of the same name.

With more than 300 recipes that use ingredients you're probably already familiar with, it makes going vegan feel accessible for even dedicated meat-eaters.

Whether you're trying to convert to a totally vegan diet or just eat more plants, add this one to your shelf. 

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Best for Fans

Vegan 100: Over 100 Incredible Recipes From Avant-Garde Vegan

Gaz Oakley amazon.com

From the creator of the popular channel and Instagram account Avant-Garde Vegan comes this beautifully shot, modern cookbook with recipes that are chock full of flavor. It includes vegan dupes for a lot of your favorite comfort foods lasagna and nachos, as well as recipes that live up to the chef's name, tofu tikka kebabs and spicy sweetcorn and kale potato roti.  

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Best for Those with Dietary Restrictions

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow From the Inside Out

Angela Liddon amazon.com

After Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows traded low-calorie, heavily processed foods for whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts, and food she could actually recognize in the wild, she got her glow back – hence the name of her super popular website. This cookbook features more than 100 of her recipes for foods that are not only free of meat and dairy, but often avoid soy and gluten, too. 

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Best for Beginners

The Vegan Planet, Revised Edition: 425 Irresistible Recipes With Fantastic Flavors From Home and Around the World

Robin Robertson amazon.com

When it first came out in 2003, this definitive vegan cookbook pioneered a movement. It helped bring vegan eating the niche market and into the mainstream, and vegan home cooks have relied on it for years. With more than 425 recipes, this revised edition can serve as your go-to for vegan bible. If you only buy one vegan cookbook, make it this one. 

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Best for Adventurous Eaters

Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

Bryant Terry amazon.com

If you think going vegan means you'll have to give up your favorite flavors, let Bryant Terry and this cookbook change your mind. This one has everything from potluck standards to Moroccan, Brazilian, and Southern classics so you'll never have to endure another boring meal again. 

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Best for Frugal Shoppers

Frugal Vegan: Affordable, Easy & Delicious Vegan Cooking

Katie Koteen and Kate Kasbee amazon.com

Many people think of cooking vegan meals from scratch as an expensive lifestyle change reserved for those with money to burn. But it doesn't have to be that way. The creators of Well Vegan came out with this pretty cookbook full of recipes that use simple, affordable ingredients, no specialty store required. 

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Best for Slow Cooker Fans

The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy Recipes That Are Ready When You Are

Toni Okamoto amazon.com


It doesn't get much better than coming home to a hot dinner all ready for you and your family to enjoy. While you may be used to using your slow cooker for long-cooking meats, it can also produce some amazing vegan meals. And because all of the recipes in this book take 15 minutes or less to prep, you can put them together before work and come home to a nutritious, delicious supper. 

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Best for Saving Dishes

Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes

Dana Shultz amazon.com

Choose your own adventure with this diverse cookbook that includes recipes for one-bowl meals, those that require 10 ingredients or less, 30 minutes or less,  plus helpful hints for easier meal preparation. Many of the recipes are also gluten-free, so this is a great choice if you have food sensitivities in your household. 

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Best Indian Vegan Cookbook

Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook

Richa Hingle amazon.com

Because it uses so many beans, legumes, and pulses, Indian cuisine already lends itself well to vegan cooking with few to no adaptations. This book includes many flavors you probably already recognize if you're familiar with Indian cuisine, as well as some new ones that will quickly make it into your regular rotation.  

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Best for Home Bakers

The Joy of Vegan Baking, Revised and Updated Edition

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau amazon.com

Just because you've given up eggs doesn't mean you've got to forego dessert too. This definitive guide to vegan baking has recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, crepes, and so many more treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. And because they use no dairy, all of the recipes are safe for lactose-intolerant dessert lovers, too. 

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