Best Vegan Cookbooks

The best vegan cookbooks to inspire plant-powered meals

Person preparing vegetables for vegan cooking in the kitchen
Image Credit: Unsplash

Whether you want to cook plant-based on a budget, veganise your favourite childhood dish or simply eat a more nutritious diet, there’s a vegan cookbook for you.

From hearty, family-friendly meals to dishes you can throw together in a hurry, our guide to the best vegan cookbooks covers every taste preference and occasion.

1. The Official Veganuary Cookbook

The Official Veganuary Cookbook is a culmination of Veganuary’s 100 top tried-and-tested plant-based recipes, containing staple dishes for breakfasts, mains, sides, dips, desserts and beyond.

As a comprehensive guide to meat-free meals, the cookbook also includes sections on essential store cupboard shopping lists, sample meal plans, go-to vegan ingredients and no-waste inspiration, helping readers to make meals as efficient and eco-friendly as possible.

With delicious food at the heart of the Veganuary ethos, this cookbook is designed for everyone, from practised vegans to flexitarians, and those who simply want to experience new flavours.

Released on 7th December 2023 in hardback and ebook. Pre-order here.

The Official Veganuary Cookbook

2. #EATMEATLESS: Good for Animals, the Earth & All

Although she’s best known for her work with chimpanzees, Dr Jane Goodall is a long-term veggie and started a campaign called #EatMeatLess. Her cookbook is ideal for those looking to reduce their consumption of animals, as well as people already following a meat-free diet.

You’ll find 80 delicious plant-based recipes that give you the tools you need to change your diet for the better.

Buy here.

Eat Meat Less

3. AfroVegan

Taking inspiration from her British-Nigerian heritage, Zoe Alakija has created this wonderful book of vibrant and exciting vegan recipes. These dishes promise to delight long-time vegans and the veggie-curious alike.

It includes tons of thoughtfully put-together recipes that have been tried and tested and promise to have even the most die-hard meat eaters onboard.

Buy here.

AfroVegan bookcover

4. BOSH! ON a budget

The BOSH boys are back! This is Henry Firth and Ian Theasby’s latest book and may just be their tastiest collection of recipes yet.

These delicious plant-based meals can be prepared with simple, easy to find ingredients. From weeknight pies, curries and pasta dishes to wraps, tacos and sweet treats, this book covers it all.

Buy here.

BOSH on a budget

5. The Plant Power Doctor: A simple prescription for a healthier you

Dr Gemma Newman is a British GP and sparkling light in the medical field who talks openly about food and its significance in preventing disease to save lives.

In this simple guide, she talks about how to tackle chronic illnesses with a plant-powered diet in a way that’s easy to digest while also demonstrating her experience, knowledge and wisdom.

The book provides a roadmap on how to harness the power of nutrition with over 60 delicious meal ideas and meal plans to help you on your way to a healthier life.

Buy here.

The Plant Power Doctor Vegan Cookbook

6. The Modern Tiffin

The debut recipe book by the popular vegan chef, Priyanka Naik, is a real treat!

These plant-based recipes draw on her heritage and global travels, with dishes inspired by India, Italy, Mexico and Thailand to name a few. The Modern Tiffin is a unique vegan cookbook that allows you to travel the world in 55 recipes.

Buy here.

7. Wicked Healthy

You may be familiar with the dream team behind the Wicked Kitchen food range. Brothers Chad and Derek are pioneers in the “Wicked Healthy Culinary Arts,” which they describe as good-for-you food that tastes so delicious you think it must be bad for you.

Buy here.

Wicked Healthy Cookbook

8. Great British Vegan

Aimee Ryan is the recipe developer, writer and photographer behind the award-winning blog WallflowerKitchen.com.

In Great British Vegan, she shares her favourite comforting British classics like sausage rolls, Battenberg, fish and chips and Jaffa cakes, but all with a vegan twist! This shows how you can still enjoy your favourite meals and treats without meat, dairy or eggs.

Buy here.

Great British Vegan

9. The Little Book of Vegan Bakes

We know we’re not the only ones excited about the debut vegan recipe book by Holly Jade, creator of The Little Blog of Vegan. Whether you’re new to vegan baking or looking for new show-stopping treats to make, this is the book for you!

This book proves that going vegan doesn’t mean giving up your favourite indulgent treats, from cupcakes and brownies to flapjacks and cheesecakes.

Buy here.

The Little Blog of Vegan Bakes

Thinking of trying vegan?

Veganuary inspires and supports people all over the world to try vegan for January and beyond. Millions of people have already taken part. Will you join them?