7 Best Vegan Cookbooks For Everyone

Incredible vegan cookbooks by top vegan / plant-based authors


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.Vegan Ninja

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!

Best Vegan Cookbooks

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.

Best Vegan Cookbooks

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.


  1. 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

    Printed Version

    eBook Version


  2. 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

    Printed Version

    eBook Version


  3. 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

    Printed Version

    eBook Version


  4. 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

    Printed Version

    eBook Version


  5. Vegan Keto

    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

    Printed Version

    eBook Version


  6. Vegan Christmas

    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

    Printed Version

    eBook Version


  7. Thug Kitchen

    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

    Printed Version

    eBook Version


    Did you enjoy this list of 7 best vegan cookbooks? Check out our  post on Top 12 Vegan Substitutes For Newbie Vegans.


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