If you’re looking for a little inspiration, look no further than these vegan cookbooks. I’ve rounded up all my favorite, most drool-worthy vegan cookbooks. Whether you’re looking for gourmet vegan recipes or easy, beginner vegan meals, there’s a little something for everyone. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
The Best Vegan Cookbooks – 2019
I’ve been cooking vegan meals for over 25 years. And I’ve racked up quite the cookbook collection over that time. I’m often asked for my favorites, so here they are!
I love experimenting with new ways of cooking and new cuisines, so you’ll find a wide variety of recommendations here. There are traditional cookbooks, cookbooks focusing on specific ethnic cuisines, plant-based dessert cookbooks, and even raw vegan cookbooks.
If you love vegan cooking, make sure you grab a copy of my free vegan cheat sheet while you’re here. It’s packed with all my favorite plant-based substitutions to help you vegan-ize any recipe!
And of course, I’ve snuck my own vegan cookbook into the list as well! It’s called Weeknight One-Pot Vegan Cooking, and is packed with 75 plant-based recipes that can all be cooked up in a single pot or pan.
Without further ado, my top picks for the best vegan cookbooks are:
Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to eat some goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
It's been praised by Gwyneth Paltrow ('This might be my favorite thing ever') and the blog has amassed half a million Facebook fans and counting. So I think we can say it's a hit.
Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.
A whole-foods, plant-based diet that has never been easier or tastier—learn to cook the Forks Over Knives way with more than 300 recipes for plant-based eating every day!
This one is a classic, and one of those staples that you'll go back to again and again.
My very own cookbook - packed with 75 effortless vegan recipes, that can all be cooked up easily in a single pot or pan.
You won’t find any salads or tofu here! Perfect for vegans, vegetarians and veggie-loving omnivores alike, this book centers on whole food recipes for more nutritious, satisfying meals without sacrificing flavor.
Even on your busiest weeknights, these simple yet delicious meals will please the whole family with time to spare.
Oh She Glows is one of my personal favorite blogs to follow, so of course I had to have a copy of their cookbook.
Whether you are a vegan, "vegan-curious," or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, too, this cookbook is a must-have.
It's loaded with 100+ vegan recipes that are perfect for anyone who wants to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!
This book is packed with 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for the Instant Pot! With this must-have vegan guide, bestselling author Kathy Hester shows you how easy it is to pressure cook, steam, saute and slow cook with your Instant Pot.
Live a healthy vegan lifestyle without breaking the bank with these 99 affordable and delicious plant-based recipes.
Frugal Vegan teaches you how to avoid pricey perishables and special ingredients, and still enjoy nutritious, exciting food at every meal.
Learn the tips and tricks to creating plant-based cuisine on a budget and fill yourself up with a delicious feast.
In this bold collection of more than 100 recipes, the world of comfort food and vegan cooking collide as Lauren Toyota shares her favorite recipes and creative ways to make Philly cheesesteak, fried chicken, and mac 'n' cheese, all with simple vegan ingredients.
The vegan cookbook was written by native New Yorkers as a tribute to the city they love. From the diners and delis of Brooklyn, to the traditions of Little Italy and Chinatown, the foods of New York are the foods of the world. And now they're vegan-ized!
This cookbook features over 100 simple slow cooker recipes for mouthwatering plant-based plates.
From Curried Ginger Butternut Squash Soup to Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Stew, discover how easy it can be to cook real food with real ingredients!
From the creators of the celebrated Smith & Daugters restaurant, this is a cookbook that you can't miss
Across 7 chapters, including big plates, small plates, salads, sweets, dressings and drinks, this book offers up 80+ delicious vegan recipes with a Spanish twist.
Indian food is one of my very favorite cuisines, so it's no wonder that I love this cookbook!
From delicious dals to rich curries, flat breads, savory breakfasts, snacks, desserts and more, this book brings you a delicious collection of plant-based Indian recipes.
Bryan Terry is a renowned chef and food justice activist, turned cookbook author. In this book, he reworks and remixes the favorite staples, ingredients, and classic dishes of the African Diaspora to present more than 100 creative new vegan recipes!
Whether you want to bake dairy- and egg-free for health, ethical, or environmental reasons, The Joy of Vegan Baking lets you have your cake and eat it, too!
It features over 100 recipes, including familiar favorites like cakes, cookies, crepes, pies, puddings, and pastries.
This cookbook will show you just how easy, convenient, and delectable vegan baking can be!
This cookbook features over 100 amazing and easy gluten-free, vegan recipes. By using tasty and natural substitutions such as almond milk, soy butter, coconut oil and nut-based cream, your treats will be the star of the show!
I just love the story behind Clara Cakes. Clara began baking when she was 12, and started running her own vegan bakery as a teenager!
Her cookbook includes playlists and personal stories along the way, dessert haikus, and even some advice on how to turn your hobby into a business. Such fun!
I've always wanted to experiment more with raw "cooking", and this un-cookbook from Emily Von Euw, was just the perfect way!
The recipes in this book make treats that are so phenomenal and so stunning they should be considered masterpieces.
Oh yeah, and they're raw, vegan AND gluten-free. So whether you're a vegetarian, a raw vegan or even a meat-lover just looking for something healthy, new and delicious, this book has something for you.
Fran Costigan is an author, baking instructor, and vegan. And she's directed all that energy to one of life's great pleasures with this cookbook - chocolate.
This book is loaded with decadent, dairy-free desserts. And her detailed instructions make for professional-quality outcomes every time: it's like a personal baking class, right in your kitchen.
Hope you found the perfect books to round our your vegan cookbook collection!
While you’re here, don’t forget to grab a copy of my free vegan toolkit. It’s packed with my reader-favorite recipes, cheat sheets, and more.