The Best Vegan Cookbooks

best vegan cookbooks

A good vegan cookbook can make the diet so much more accessible. When you’re finally ready to change your eating habits, a good cookbook can give you the recipes and inspiration you need to be successful. There’s so much more to vegan meals than just salads, and stalks of celery. Some of the best vegan cookbooks will show you how to make everything from tacos, to nacho dip, to cakes and burgers, all while being free of any animal products. If you or someone you love needs some extra assistance, a vegan cookbook could be the perfect gift!

1. Thug Kitchen

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck (Thug Kitchen  Cookbooks): Thug Kitchen: 9781623363581: Books

With a slogan like “Eat Like You Give A F**K” it’s easy to tell that the authors of this cookbook mean business. Featuring a full range of meal ideas from snacks to appetizers, dinner ideas and desserts, Thug Kitchen is one of the most in your face vegan cookbooks you’ll find. And that’s a good thing, because when you’re trying to adapt to a vegan diet, you’ll often wish you had a drill sergeant to ensure you’re not breaking any rules!

2. Plant Over Processed

Plant Over Processed: 75 Simple & Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for  Nourishing Your Body and Eating From the Earth: Hannemann, Andrea:  9780062986511: Books

Plant-based influencer Andrea Hannemann (@EarthyAndy ) has been giving us delicious plant-based recipes on instagram for over 5 years. She started her own health journey by doing a raw till 4 p.m. diet and documenting her progress on the social app, and now has become an expert at plant-based cooking. Living in Hawaii has definitely influenced some of these recipes, and adds a unique vibe to the already cool cookbook.

3. Forks Over Knives Cookbook

Forks Over Knives―The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All  Through the Year: Sroufe, Del, Moskowitz, Isa Chandra, Hever MS RD CPT,  Julieanna, Thacker, Darshana, Micklewright, Judy: 8601404420009: Books

This book goes hand in hand with one of the best vegan documentaries on the internet right now. Forks Over Knives is a movie that questions how much a vegan diet can positively impact your health and contribute to the elimination and prevention of diseases and health issues. The movie plants the seed and the cookbook features over 300 recipes to help you get started on your new vegan journey. You’ll be more than ready to begin after watching the documentary.

4. The Global Vegan

Best Vegan Cookbooks

From the creator of Elsa’s Wholesome Life, The Global Vegan takes an exciting new look at vegan cuisine. Ellie Bullen created her second cookbook using inspiration from her many travels across the globe that she documents on instagram. The Australian native is most known for her delicious smoothie bowls, but often features mouth-watering food recipes on her site as well. This cookbook is a collection of some of her best and will give you inspiration to continue to eat a vegan diet no matter where in the world you may be.

5. Afro-Vegan

Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed [A  Cookbook]: Terry, Bryant: 0884744135217: Books

The Afro-Vegan cookbook is the perfect way to infuse your vegan cooking with influence from the African Diaspora. Renowned Chef Bryant Terry mixes delicious and creative flavors while telling a unique story about the food that matters most to him. If you’re looking to switch it up, this is a must-have cookbook.

6. Sweet Potato Soul

Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of  Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul : A Cookbook: Claiborne, Jenne:  9780451498892: Books

The author of this book, Jenné Claiborne has one of the best foodie instagram feeds on the app, and this cookbook is the ultimately expression of her love of vegan cooking. From her Altanta, Georgia upbringing, she has a taste for souther classics, and didn’t let her decision to go vegan make her miss out on some of her favorite flavors. After years of tweaking recipes, she features some of her best recipes all in one colorful cookbook that will give you plenty of great ideas to try out.

7. The Homemade Vegan Pantry

The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples [A Cookbook]:  Schinner, Miyoko, Moskowitz, Isa Chandra: 9781607746775: Books

There are some aspects of vegan eating that are more intimidating than others. One of those things are pantry items. Figuring out how to replace your pantry staples can be a challenge as a new vegan, but with The Homemade Vegan Pantry it won’t be. These smaller things can often make or break your vegan meals, and no one understands that better than Miyoko Schinner. Featuring vegan recipes for pantry favorites like yogurt, mayonnaise, dressings, butter, cheese & more, this cookbook will be a quick fix to most of your vegan problems.

8. Plants Only Kitchen

Plants-Only Kitchen: Over 70 Delicious, Super-Simple, Powerful and  Protein-Packed Recipes for Busy People: Oakley, Gaz: 9781787134980: Books

This is one of the best vegan cookbooks for people with a busy schedule. Gas Oakley created recipes that not only include wholesome ingredients. They also includes information like how long they’ll take to make, how much protein is in the meal, and if it’s suitable for making large-batch meal prep meals. It’s a great gift for gym rats, or anyone looking for a vegan cookbook to match their busy lifestyles .

9. How Not to Die Cookbook

The How Not To Die Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse  Disease: Greger, Dr Michael: 9781529010817: Books

Some of the best vegan cookbooks aren’t just trying to take the place of your typical junk food, but are also trying to improve your overall health. How Not to Die Cookbook is just the book to assist you in improving you health, as it’s written by a doctor. The author of this book, Michael Gerber, M.D., FACLM, created this New York Times bestselling book that would make the perfect gift for a health conscious new vegan.

10. Fully Raw Diet

The Fully Raw Diet: 21 Days to Better Health, with Meal and Exercise Plans,  Tips, and 75 Recipes: Carrillo-Bucaram, Kristina: 9780544559110:  Books

Some people take a vegan diet to the next level by only consuming raw, living foods. Eating raw foods is the best way to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients they have to offer, but few people want to just be snacking on a carrot all day long. Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram’s book will guide you through this big change with 75 creative and delicious fully-raw vegan meals to enjoy.

Incorporating vegan meals into your lifestyle can be easy with the help of some of the best vegan cookbooks around. Be sure to check out other health related gift posts if you’re still on the hunt for the best gift!