15 Best Vegan Cookbooks You Must Have (in 2018)

Following a plant-based diet may not be as hard as you think! Here are 15 of our favorite vegan cookbooks that will help you on the path to healthy living.

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    But I Could Never Go Vegan!:

    “Get ready for your taste buds to explode.”—Isa Chandra Moskowitz

    Can’t imagine living without cheese? Convinced that dairy-free baked goods just don’t cut it? Hate the taste of tofu and not a fan of boring salads? EXCUSES, BE GONE!

    Blogger-author extraordinaire Kristy Turner deliciously refutes every excuse you’ve ever heard with 125 bursting-with-flavor vegan recipes for every meal of the day—including dessert!
    “All those special ingredients are way more expensive.” Not when you can make your own Homemade Seitan, Barbecue Sauce, Zesty Ranch Dressing, and Tofu Sour Cream.
    “I could never give up cheese!” You won’t miss it at all with Tempeh Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Pecan Parmesan, Tofu Chèvre, Citrus-Herb Roasted Beets with Macadamia Ricotta, or Mushroom Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.
    “What about brunch?” Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Tacos, Lemon Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Sauce, and Caramel Apple-Stuffed French Toast are vegan breakfasts of champions!
    “My friends won’t want to come over for dinner.” They will when they get a taste of Carrot Cashew Pâté, Portobello Carpaccio, and Gnocchi alla Vodka.
    “But I scream for ice cream!” Then you’ll shriek over Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Mango Lassi Ice Cream, and from-scratch Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream Sandwiches.
    If you’re a waffling vegan newbie, on-the-fence vegetarian, or veg-curious omnivore, this book will banish your doubts. You’ll find you can get enough protein, fit in at a potluck, learn to love cauliflower, and enjoy pizza, nachos, brownies, and more—without any animal products at all. (Even vegan pros will discover some new tricks!)

    Colorful photographs throughout will have you salivating over Kristy’s inventive, easy-to-follow recipes. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and leave your excuses at the door!
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/THw5KW

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    Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F**k

    #1 New York Times Bestseller

    Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website 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 with half a million Facebook 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.
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/tfkECu

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    The Simply Vegan Cookbook: Easy, Healthy, Fun, and Filling Plant-Based Recipes Anyone Can Cook

    “Busy folks, rejoice! The recipes in The Simply Vegan Cookbook are accessible and doable, but never boring.”—Melissa D’Arabian, author and Food Network Host

    Forget about vegan cookbooks that require specialty ingredients and leave you unsatisfied. The Simply Vegan Cookbook takes vegan cooking to the tastiest level with easy, delicious recipes that are fun to make and a delight to eat. Creator and host of The Vegan Roadie, Dustin Harder has travelled over 110,000 miles—and visited every grocery store along the way— to find out which vegan foods are (and are not) accessible. Taking this into account, The Simply Vegan Cookbook provides healthful, balanced vegan meals using easy-to-find, affordable vegan ingredients.

    From greens and beans to grains and mains, The Simply Vegan Cookbook is the most comprehensive of vegan cookbooks to date. This vegan cookbook offers:

    150 recipes with two variations each, resulting in a total of 450 recipes
    No more than 30 minutes of active time prep time per recipe
    Cooking tutorials improve your skills for making vegan staples
    The Simply Vegan Cookbook gives home cooks what other vegan cookbooks don’t—vegan recipes that save time, money, and your sanity.

    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/RF9GFR

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    BOSH!: Simple Recipes * Amazing Food * All Plants

    Want to cook ridiculously good plant-based food from scratch but have no idea where to start? With over 100 incredibly easy and outrageously tasty all-plants meals, BOSH! will be your guide.

    Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, creators of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing plant-based platform, BOSH!, are the new faces of the food revolution.

    Their online channels have well over one million fans and constantly inspire people to cook ultra-tasty and super simple recipes at home. Always ensuring they stick to fresh, supermarket-friendly ingredients, BOSH! truly is "plant-based food for everyone".

    In BOSH!, Ian and Henry share more than 100 of their favorite go-to breakfasts, crowd-pleasing party pieces, hearty dinners, sumptuous desserts, and incredible sharing cocktails. The book is jam-packed with fun, unpretentious and mega satisfying recipes, easy enough to be rustled up any night of the week. It's enough to convince the staunchest of carnivores to give plants a whirl.

    Whether you're already sold on the plant-based lifestyle or you simply want to incorporate more meat, dairy and egg-free meals into your week, BOSH! is your plant-based bible.
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/P6PTKQ

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

    New York Times Bestseller

    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 every day!

    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, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, 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 like to be—you need this cookbook.

    Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary, proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you can’t eat, but what you can. Chef Del and his collaborators Julieanna Hever, Judy Micklewright, Darshana Thacker, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes—classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year:
    Breakfast: Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote
    Salads, Soups and Stews: Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew
    Pasta and Noodle Dishes: Mushroom Stroganoff, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables
    Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables: Grilled Eggplant “Steaks”
    Baked and Stuffed Vegetables: Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls
    The Amazing Bean: White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips
    Great Grains: Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil
    Desserts: Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler . . . and much more!

    Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook put the power of real, healthy food in your hands. Start cooking the plant-based way today—it could save your life!

    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/h1SsCj

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    Oh She Glows

    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 like the Empowered Noodle Bowl to sweet treats like the Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte 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 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!
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/imrF9n

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

    How does Isa Chandra Moskowitz make flavourful 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 breeze. Mouthwatering recipes like Sweet Potato Red Curry with Rice and Kale, Bistro Beet Burgers, and Summer Seitan Saute with Coriander and Lime illustrate how simple and satisfying meat-free food can be.

    The recipes are supermarket friendly and respect how busy most readers are. From skilled vegan chefs, to those new to the vegan pantry, or just cooks looking for some fresh ideas, Isa's unfussy recipes and quirky commentary will make everyone's time in the kitchen fun and productive.
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/79TvR8

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    Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen

    Over 220 amazing vegan recipes from the the author behind the blog HealthyHappyLife.com

    More and more people are going vegan, realizing that doing so can mean being healthier and happier. A diet free of animal products also means living a greener life and changing the world for the better—one plate at a time. Kathy Patalsky, creator of the popular vegan food blog Healthy.Happy.Life, read by millions, makes sure eating vegan is fun and delicious too. In Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen, it’s hard to believe that some of the flavor-packed recipes, like the Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich and Ultra Creamy Cashew Veggie Pot Pie, are actually vegan. Along with the inventive recipes, the book also includes guides to help “veganize” your kitchen, cooking techniques for vegan staples, and wellness tips, making it the perfect book for both long-time vegans and newcomers alike.

    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/Q51McW

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    The Wicked Healthy Cookbook: Free. From. Animals.

    Hi, we're Chad and Derek. We're chefs and brothers who craft humble vegetables into the stuff of food legend. Everything we create is a bold marriage of delicate and punchy flavors, and crunchy textures-all with knife-sharp attention to detail. We're proud graduates of the University of Common Sense who simply believe that eating more veg is good for you and good for the planet.

    THE WICKED HEALTHY COOKBOOK takes badass plant-based cooking to a whole new level. The chefs have pioneered innovative cooking techniques such as pressing and searing mushrooms until they reach a rich and delicious meat-like consistency. Inside, you'll find informative sidebars and must-have tips on everything from oil-free and gluten-free cooking (if you're into that) to organizing an efficient kitchen.

    Celebrating the central role of crave-able food for our health and vitality, Chad and Derek give readers 129 recipes for everyday meals and dinner parties alike, and they also show us how to kick back and indulge now and then. Their drool-inducing recipes include Sloppy BBQ Jackfruit Sliders with Slaw, and Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Spiced Gelato and Mango Sriracha Caramel. They believe that if you shoot for 80% healthy and 20% wicked, you'll be 100% sexy: That's the Wicked Healthy way.
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/jydqea

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    Vegan 101: A Vegan Cookbook: Learn to Cook Plant-Based Meals that Satisfy Everyone

    “Not only are the dishes in Vegan 101: A Vegan Cookbook so impressive that they rock the kitchen, they are easy-peasy to prepare—even for a big eater but cooking dunce like me!”
    —Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETA

    Now more than ever people are choosing to make vegan meals part of their regular rotation. But with so many vegan cookbooks and blogs available, knowing exactly how to start can be challenging. Vegan 101: A Vegan Cookbook is your crash-course in creating vegan meals that get an A+ in nutrition and taste.

    Here’s what’s on this vegan cookbooks syllabus:

    100 totally plant-based recipes to make delicious vegan dishes like Apple Coffee Cake Muffins, Tortilla Soup with Ancho Green Topping, and Quick and Easy Red Bean Veggie Burgers
    Expert guidance from vegan culinary instructors Jenny Engel and Heather Bell, owners of the popular LA-based vegan cooking school Spork Foods
    “Take It From Us” testimonials offering valuable information from Jenny and Heather’s students, vegan and non-vegan alike
    Chapters beginning with “Go-To Recipes” highlighting a popular vegan dish and three variations on it
    No matter your skill level or regular diet, you’ll be at the top of your class with this standout among vegan cookbooks.

    “Now THIS is veganism! Vegan 101: A Vegan Cookbook is for anyone who is looking to eat healthier and more consciously but who may be slightly intimidated by the term ‘vegan.’ THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOU!”—Katie, Amazon Customer
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/FjeHc4

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    Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face

    A fun and irreverent take on vegan comfort food that's saucy, sweet, sassy, and most definitely deep-fried, from YouTube sensation Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food.

    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. Never one to hold back, Lauren piles plates high with cheese sauce, ranch, bacon, and barbecue sauce, all while sharing personal stories and tips in her engaging and hilarious voice. The result is indulgent, craveworthy food - like Southern Fried Cauliflower, The Best Vegan Ramen, and Raspberry Funfetti Pop Tarts - made for sharing with friends at weeknight dinners, weekend brunches, and beyond.
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/LJsdUP

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

    The highly anticipated cookbook from the immensely popular food blog Minimalist Baker, featuring 101 all-new simple, vegan recipes that all require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare

    Dana Shultz founded the Minimalist Baker blog in 2012 to share her passion for simple cooking and quickly gained a devoted worldwide following. Now, in this long-awaited debut cookbook, Dana shares 101 vibrant, simple recipes that are entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, and 100% delicious. Packed with gorgeous photography, this practical but inspiring cookbook includes:

    • Recipes that each require 10 ingredients or less, can be made in one bowl, or require 30 minutes or less to prepare.
    • Delicious options for hearty entrées, easy sides, nourishing breakfasts, and decadent desserts—all on the table in a snap
    • Essential plant-based pantry and equipment tips
    • Easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes with standard and metric ingredient measurements

    Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking is a totally no-fuss approach to cooking for anyone who loves delicious food that happens to be healthy too.

    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/KEUASW

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

    A guide to creating vegan versions of pantry staples--from dairy and meat substitutes such as vegan yogurt, mayo, bacon, and cheese, to dressings, sauces, cookies, and more.

    Kitchen crafters know the pleasure of making their own staples and specialty foods, whether it's cultured sour cream or a stellar soup stock. It's a fresher, healthier, more natural approach to eating and living. Now vegans who are sick of buying over-processed, over-packaged products can finally join the homemade revolution.

    Studded with full-color photos, The Homemade Vegan Pantry celebrates beautiful, handcrafted foods that don't take a ton of time, from ice cream and pizza dough, to granola and breakfast sausage. Miyoko Schinner guides readers through the techniques for making French-style buttercreams, roasted tomatoes, and pasta without special equipment. Her easy methods make "slow food" fast, and full of flavor.

    The Homemade Vegan Pantry raises the bar on plant-based cuisine, not only for vegans and vegetarians, but also for the growing number of Americans looking to eat lighter and healthier, and anyone interested in a handcrafted approach to food.
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/ieUuJH

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

    The ultimate plant-based Indian cookbook by the creator of VeganRicha.com.

    From delicious dals to rich curries, flat breads, savory breakfasts, snacks, desserts and much more, this book brings you Richa Hingle's collection of plant-based Indian recipes inspired by regional cuisines, Indian culture, and local foods. Who would have thought you could one day enjoy dairy-free rasmalai, sandesh, or gulab jamun.

    Whether you want to enjoy Indian cooking, try some new spices, or add more protein to your meals using legumes and lentils, this book has got it covered. You'll explore some well-known and new Indian flavors that are easy to make in your own kitchen. Learn the secrets of eclectic Indian taste and textures, and discover meals in which pulses and vegetables are the stars of the dish. And once you taste Richa's mouth-watering desserts, they will likely become your new favorites.

    Within these pages you will find recipes to please all the senses, including:
    Mango Curry Tofu
    Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Makhani Gravy - Gobi Musallam
    Street Style Tempeh Wraps - Kathi Rolls
    Quick Tamarind-Date Chutney
    Avocado Naan
    Fudgy Cardamom Squares - Burfi
    The recipes have been designed to simplify complex procedures, and Richa's workflow tips incorporate modern appliances and techniques from other cuisines to reduce cooking times. Replacement spices are indicated wherever possible, and Richa also provides alternatives and variations that allow people to be playful and creative with the spices called for in the recipes. The recipes are allergy friendly and many are or have gluten free and soy free options

    The restaurant-quality recipes are ideal to make for yourself, for family, and for entertaining guests.Sidebars.Tips.Index.Full-color photos.
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/B5CuYa

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

    Make Undeniably Delicious and Eye-Catching Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Treats

    Emily Von Euw, creator of the popular blog This Rawsome Vegan Life, makes 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.

    Emily's popular blog won the Vegan Woman's 2013 Vegan Food Blog Award, was named one of the Top 50 Raw Food Blogs of 2012 and is nominated for "Favorite Blog" for the 2013 VegNews Veggie Awards. Every recipe is accompanied by a photograph so you can see each brilliant sweet before you eat.
    Emily's beautiful and easy-to-make recipes, like 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.
    BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/BS2S1n

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