best vegan cookbook

Our picks for the best vegan cookbooks are the perfect companion to our Plant-Based Diet Primer. One of the greatest challenges in transitioning to vegan cooking is the large shift in dishes you’re able to eat.

Cookbooks are a great way to find inspiration and see just how easy and exciting it is to enjoy a plant-based diet. We think these 15 vegan cookbooks will whet the most reluctant of appetites. Check them out!


Best Vegan Cookbooks

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

Bryant Terry’s one of the country’s best known chefs and food justice activists and here he reworks the classic dishes of the African diaspora to create vegan recipes that will blow you away!

We loved the Cinnamon-Soaked Wheat Berry Salad.

Afro-Vegan

Whole Food Vegan Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Healthy, Natural Ingredients

Annie Markowitz breathes plant-based life into classic cookies, pies and cakes. There’s no surrender of taste here – your kids will love these sweet dishes!

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More Plants Less Waste: Plant-Based Recipes + Zero Waste LIfe Hacks With Purpose

Max La Manna is our hero because he bridges the gap between being a vegan and the ethical requirement to reduce waste in our lives to near zero. The recipes taste amazing too. 

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American Vegan Kitchen

Tamasin Noyes is a regular food blogger and her book the American Vegan Kitchen is a great way to get in touch with familiar favorites in a vegan-style. Your whole family will enjoy these great recipes. 

american vegan kitchen

Bake And Destroy: Good Food For Bad Vegans

Natalie Slater is the antithesis of what most people expect from vegans – she’s all about punk and metal and junk food but her cookbook is still a modern classic and essential for all vegan shelves. 

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Love Is Served: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes From Southern California

If you’ve ever eaten at Cafe Gratitude then you will know just how good Seizan Dreux Ellis’ food is.
If not, then you need this cookbook to show you the incredible range of their veggie offerings.

Love Is Served

La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking With Authentic Flavor

Todo Verden founder, Jocelyn Ramirez, takes on Mexico’s enviable culinary heritage and gives it her own unique plant-based twist and it’s fantastic!

La Vida Verde

Betty Goes Vegan: 500 Classic Recipes For The Modern Family

Imagine if Betty Crocker had been a vegan?

That’s what Dan and Annie Shannon did and in doing so, they created the perfect vegan cookbook for busy families. 

betty goes vegan

But I Could Never Go Vegan! 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese

Kristy Turner’s book is all about finding the perfect substitutes for the non-vegan foods that we really love and doing so without spending a fortune. It’s delicious. 

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Southern Vegan: Delicious Down-Home Recipes For Your Plant-Based Diet

Laurenn Hartmann created Rabbits and Wolves a vegan inspiration collective and now she’s released her amazing cookbook based on what’s she learned and it rocks. 

soutern vegan

Vegan For Life: Everything Your Need To Know To Be Healthy On A Plant-Based Diet

If you want a cookbook that can help you transition painlessly to a vegan lifestyle then Vegan for Life is for you.

Jack Norris makes everything so simple!

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Chloe’s Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes For Making The Food You Love The Vegan Way

She was the first vegan ever to win the top prize on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and now she’s making it easy for you to make food that’s as good as hers!

Chloe Coscarelli is a genius.

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The Engine 2 Cookbook: More Than 130 Lip-Smacking Recipes To Live Plant-Strong

The founder of Plant-Strong, Rip Esselstyn, shares his insider knowledge of amazing recipes that enable you to handle the toughest things that life can throw at you. 

engine 2 cookbook

Plants-Only Kitchen: Over 70 Delicious, Super-Simple, Powerful and Protein-Packed Recipes

If you’ve seen the Avant Garde Vegan then you’ll know Gaz Oakley.
Iif you haven’t, then you’ll have to take our word for it that his recipes are incredible and can help keep your muscles toned on this diet.

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One-Pot Vegan Cookbook: 125 Recipes For Your Dutch Oven

The last book in our roundup is Gunjan Dudani’s excellent One-Pot Vegan Cookbook which makes cooking super simple. These recipes are very easy to prepare and take no effort at all to cook.

one pot vegan

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