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 20 years. And I’ve racked up quite the cookbook collection over that time. I’m often asked for my favorites, so here they are! My top picks for the best vegan cookbooks:
Thug Kitchen is one of the very first vegan cookbooks I ever purchased. It comes from the authors of the ridiculously popular website, and is packed with so many incredible vegan recipes. The enchiladas and the spring rolls are two of my personal favorites. And if you didn’t catch on from the title – it’s also hilarious. Get it here.
The Forks Over Knives cookbook, from the food blog of the same name, is jam-packed with over 300 completely plant-based recipes. It’s one of the single most popular vegan cookbooks in existence. I will warn you that the recipes tend to be a bit more involved than some of the other cookbooks, but I think they’re worth the effort. Get it here.
The Oh She Glows Cookbook from vegan blogger Angela Liddon, is another of my personal favorites. It has over 100 vegan recipes ranging from really simple to very elaborate. It’s no wonder the blog gets over a million visitors every month. The Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl is a can’t miss! Get it here.
I recently picked up this vegan instant pot cookbook from Kathy Hester of HealthySlowCooking.com, and have really been enjoying it. It’s more than just a vegan cookbook – it also contains a wealth of information on instant pot cooking. Perfect for beginners! And I know the vegan ricotta cheese is going to be a new staple in my house. Get it here.
Frugal Vegan is another new addition to my vegan cookbook collection, and I am super impressed. It comes from two of the women behind Well Vegan, and focuses on affordable and easy vegan cooking. I love that the recipes use ordinary ingredients that don’t require me to run around town to find! Get it here.
From the author of Hot for Food, this vegan cookbook was introduced in 2018. Vegan Comfort Classics focuses on – you guessed it – comfort food. The Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip is out of this world and the Sweet Potato Gnocchi are on my must-cook-soon list. Get it here.
If you’re a fan of the Big Apple, you must check out this vegan cookbook written by two native New Yorkers. It’s packed with iconic recipes like Manhattan Clam Chowder, New York Style Cheesecake, street foods, Reubens, bagels, and knishes. All the foods the world loves from New York – veganized. Get it here.
I’ve been in love with my slow cooker since long before the instant pot craze came around, so I also adore this vegan slow cooker cookbook from Toni Okamoto of Plant Based on a Budget. Everything is super simple to prepare, and really tasty. And I love that I can come home to a hot dinner waiting for me. What more could you ask for? Get it here.
This creative vegan cookbook comes from the owners of the famous Smith & Daughters restaurant in Australia. It’s loaded with unusual vegan recipes, like the Spanish “Meatballs” in Saffron Almond Sauce. Totally fun and totally delicious. Get it here.
This vegan cookbook comes from the incredibly famous America’s Test Kitchen. Vegan for Everybody is packed with simple, delicious vegan recipes that will become some of your main staples. Most of the recipes use very easy-to-find ingredients and are approachable for beginner vegan cooks. The vegan parmesan cheese is a real winner. Get it here.
As you might know, my husband is Indian, and so we eat a ton of Indian foods in our home. I am far from being an expert on Indian cooking, but I love experimenting, and have been a long time fan of the website, Vegan Richa. Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen is one of the the most interesting vegan cookbooks in my collection. The recipes are pretty straightforward and jam-packed with flavor. Get it here.
Chef and food activist Bryant Terry is not just a great cook, but also a really interesting guy. His cookbook Afro-Vegan has helped bring African cuisine to the mainstream. The recipes are really unique and flavorful and leverage interesting ingredients, like black eyed peas and millet- it’s been a great addition to my own cookbook collection. Get it here.
This is the most well-known vegan cookbook for baking that I know of! It’s authored by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, who hosts the popular podcast “Food For Thought”. In addition to some fantastic vegan desserts, this cookbook has some of the best vegan pancake and waffle recipes I’ve seen! Get it here.
I know I have a lot of gluten-free readers out there, and this one is seriously perfect for you. This gluten, free vegan cookbook from the author of the food blog Fork and Beans, is packed with desserts that are 100% vegan and gluten-free. And they taste so good, you’ll never know! And you’ll love the images – the whiteout cake is totally gorgeous. Get it here.
I had to grab this vegan cookbook because the concept is just too fun to pass it up. Clara Cakes comes from Clara Polito, who started baking and selling her vegan cakes at the age of 12! Crazy, huh? Her recipes are totally delicious – and there are even 11 vegan frosting recipes. Yum, yum, yum. Get it here.
For a different take on vegan baking, check out this vegan cookbook from the author of This Rawsome Vegan Life. All of the recipes are not just vegan, but completely raw. Yep – raw baking. It’s really a completely different way of cooking, and a lot of fun to experiment with. Get it here.
This vegan cookbook contains 120 vegan chocolate desserts. Enough said. The author, Fran Costigan, is an internationally acclaimed chef and culinary instructor. Did I mention the chocolate? Seriously, just go buy this one. Get it here.