Vegan cookbooks that’ll change the way you eat.
It is a well-known fact that one cannot be a level 9 vegan ninja until they possess a vegan cookbook.
Sure, you can find a ton of vegan recipes on food blogs, Instagram, and youtube, but the joy of owning a physical book that you can touch, flip, bookmark, bring it to the kitchen and actually make a hearty dinner…is something else!
Here’s a list of 7 best vegan cookbooks…for everyone. Whether you’re a newbie vegan, a broke vegan, a vegan athlete, a busy vegan parent, a vegan who wants to lose weight, or just a vegan searching for recipe inspiration, we’ve got you covered.
NOTE: It’s worth mentioning that every form of a paperback/hardcover cookbook (that we’re listing here) has an eBook variant. Content-wise, they’re all the same.
However, eBooks are generally more affordable than printed books. They’re also environmentally sustainable and have lower carbon footprint.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s see which cookbook fits you the best.
Plant-Based on a Budget
Toni Okamoto’s budget cookbook promises delicious vegan recipes under $30 a week. Not only that, but each meal has a preparation + cooking time of less than 30 minutes. A perfect combination.
Some of the featured recipes include
Peanut Butter Ramen Stir-Fry Banana Zucchini Pancakes Lentils and Sweet Potato Bowl Jackfruit Carnita Tacos 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites
The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook
If you own an Instant Pot (or you’re planning to get one), we highly recommend investing in this cookbook.
Nisha Vora, aka Rainbowplantlife, is one of our favorite food bloggers and just like her blog, this book is full of BEAUTIFUL vegan dishes.
You’ll find 90+ super nutritious, easy-to-prepare Instant Pot recipes like:
Breakfast Enchilada Casserole Miso Mushroom Risotto Double Fudge Chocolate Cake Red Wine-Poached Pears Homemade Coconut Yogurt
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook includes 100% whole plant food recipes for vegan athletes and high-performance individuals.
That being said, you don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy the delicious foods as the majority of the recipes use normal, easy to find, day-to-day ingredients.
You’ll be delighted to know that there’s oil-free option for every recipe. Plenty of gluten-free and soy-free options are included as well.
The cookbook has 125 nutrition centric recipes like:
Almond Butter–Banana Pancakes Harissa Baked Tofu Switchel: The Original Sports Drink Naked Samosa Burgers Mango Sticky Rice
Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen
When it comes to Indian dishes, we like to blindly trust Vegan Richa’s recipes from her blog and her brilliant Indian cookbook.
From dals to curries and breakfasts to snacks, you’ll find tons of home-style and dhaba-style recipes.
Some of these delightful foods include:
Avocado Naan Baked Lentil Kachori Pastries Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Makhani Gravy Quick Tamarind-Date Chutney Fudgy Cardamom Squares
No, we’re not out of our minds. And yes, it is doable! You can get into ketosis and trigger weight loss from a vegan diet.
Liz’s cookbook is all about nutrient-dense foods sourced from whole, natural ingredients with healthy fats + protein and low carbohydrates.
You’ll enjoy 60+ recipes, some of which includes:
Coconut Flour Waffles Spinach & Olive Mini Quiche Cups Green Keto Balance Bowl Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos Chocolate Almond Butter Cupcakes
Vegan Jesus Christ aka Gaz Oakley‘s Vegan Christmas Cookbook has an incredible compilation of mouth-watering holiday dishes.
You’ll be able to enjoy a massive collection of 70+ recipes like:
Ultimate Christmas Wellington ‘Turkey’ Roast Nut Roast Wreath No Pigs in Blanket ‘Brioche’ Bread and Butter Pudding
Probably the most popular vegan cookbook ever, Thug Kitchen is a perfect ‘general’ purpose vegan cookbook. The recipes are amazing with easy to find ingredients, and super-easy to follow instructions.
Great cookbook for newbie vegans!
Grilled Peach Salsa Pumpkin Chili Beer & Lime Cauliflower Taco Tortas Summer Rolls
Did you enjoy this list of 7 best vegan cookbooks? Check out our post on Top 12 Vegan Substitutes For Newbie Vegans.