It’s no secret we love vegan blogs and online recipes. Yet, there’s something special about flipping through a physical cookbook. It doesn’t hurt that many cookbooks double as attractive coffee table books, too.
That’s why we’ve rounded up 11 of the best vegan cookbooks you need in your kitchen. Each book boasts a diverse range of easy vegan recipes, from breakfast tacos to champagne cupcakes. This list also serves as a collection of gift ideas for the vegan in your life — or for yourself!
The cookbooks below weren’t all published in 2019, but we re-verified our list for this year to ensure it contains the most popular, top-reviewed, and most recommended vegan cookbooks available. Enjoy!
We’re not sure if this profanity-laced cookbook gained it’s popularity because of the R-rated language or in spite of it, but one thing’s for sure: it’s one of the top-selling vegan cookbooks around and remains among the most recommended by folks in our sphere. In the words of Gwyneth Paltrow, “this might be my favorite thing ever.”
From Ian and Henry at the popular video channel, BOSH, comes this fantastic collection of more than 100 plant-based recipes for breakfast, dinner, dessert, including some great party and cocktail recipes. We especially appreciate their emphasis on fresh ingredients that are readily available at most grocery stores.
Whether you’re new to cooking or simply pressed for time, a recipe with a short ingredient list can save the day. Fortunately, author and blogger Brandi Doming knows this feeling all too well. In her book The Vegan 8, she shares 100 vegan recipes that call for eight ingredients or less. Many of the recipes are oil-free, nut-free, and gluten-free too.
The Oh She Glows Cookbook is a must for any vegan home chef. After all, Angela Liddon — author and blogger at Oh She Glows — certainly knows a thing or two about cooking with fresh, real ingredients. With over 100 vegan recipes, the book is full of allergy-friendly ideas your whole family will love.
5. Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes
Long gone are the days of using slow cookers for meat-based dishes. Thanks to Robin Robertson’s Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, you can use the trusty kitchen appliance to make more than 200 easy vegan recipes at home. The gem of a book features hearty and healthy dishes like Seitan Stroganoff and Rustic Pot Pie Topped with Chive Biscuits, just to name a few.
If you like your tacos with a side of sarcasm, you’ll love The Taco Cleanse by Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger, and Jessica Morris. As a group of professional “vegan taco scientists,” the authors have rounded up more than 75 vegan taco recipes to guide you on your taco cleanse journey.
7. Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes
A list of vegan cookbooks wouldn’t be complete without a book on baking. In Rawsome Vegan Baking, author and blogger Emily von Euw shares a wide variety of vegan, raw, and gluten-free treats. However, you don’t need to be vegan to appreciate this beautiful book. From cakes to cookies and pies to ice cream, these delicious recipes will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
8. But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan!: 125 Recipes to Win Everyone Over (But I Could Never Go Vegan!)
When you live with a crew of picky eaters or meat lovers, Kristy Turner’s But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! is a must-have book. The collection of 125 recipes includes a dish for every occasion, including Cheesy Quinoa & Veggies, Pizzadillas, Champagne Cupcakes, and more.
In the world of smoothies, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. But with Green Kitchen Smoothies by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, you can shake things up and explore new ingredient combinations. For example, have you ever tried a smoothie with beets and cacao? What about goji, mango, and turmeric? Thanks to Green Kitchen Smoothies, you can experiment and enjoy homemade smoothies in an entirely new way.
Do you have a vegan college student in your life? Help ’em out and gift a copy of The College Vegan Cookbook by Heather Nicholds. This collection of 145 inexpensive, dorm-friendly recipes is perfect for the college student who can only eat so many salads at the campus cafeteria. The book, which includes tips for shopping and stocking pantry staples, is an excellent resource for new vegans and beginner cooks in college.
If you’re a vegan in or around New York City, you’ve likely heard of by CHLOE., Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s vegan restaurant. And if you don’t live in the Big Apple? You can still enjoy her tasty recipes with her book Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan. From Mango-Guacamole Crunch Burgers to Banana Doughnuts with Maple Glaze, her flavorful recipes will instantly brighten up your weekly menu.
We’re always told to eat seasonally. But how does that translate to vegan cooking, exactly? That’s where The First Mess Cookbook comes in. In the book, author and blogger Laura Wright guides shares 125 seasonal whole-food recipes, complete with beautiful stories and gorgeous photos.
13. The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy Recipes That Are Ready When You Are
Another slow cooker cookbook? You bet. If you couldn’t tell, we’re huge fans of slow cookers here at Clean Green Simple. The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook features more than 100 slow-cooked vegan dishes that takes less than 15 minutes of work. It’s one of those books that proves vegan cooking doesn’t have to complicated or time consuming.
No vegan cookbook list would be complete without this New York Times Bestseller classic. A follow-up to the influential movie, the Forks Over Knives cookbook contains more than 300 whole-foods, plant-based recipes.
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