The best vegan cookbooks to inspire plant-powered meals
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. #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.
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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Celebrate: Plant Based Recipes for Every Occasion
When so many of our traditions involve eating meat, it can be challenging to navigate these occasions as a vegan. This book by Bettina Campolucci Bordi (a.k.a. Bettina’s Kitchen) is a game-changer!
Every occasion is covered, from Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, to Easter and BBQs. There are even recipes for birthdays, picnics and more formal get-togethers. You’ll also find gluten-free alternatives for each recipe so nobody has to miss out!
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. It will be released on 20th January and is available to pre-order now.
10. One Pot: Three Ways
A self-confessed KFC addict as a teenager, Rachel Ama decided to go vegan and hasn’t looked back. As her passion for plants grew and grew, so did her interest in cooking, and now she’s known for her simple, affordable vegan recipes.
One Pot: Three Ways is all about creating delicious vegan dishes using one pan, pot or tray and choosing different ways to serve them. It’s ideal for students, busy people or those looking to make the most of their leftovers and reduce food waste.
11. Omari McQueen’s Best Bites Cookbook
This fun and accessible recipe guide from the UK’s youngest, award-winning vegan chef will inspire the next generation of vegan cooks.
It’s easy to use and packed with delicious plant-based recipes including pizza, pasta, healthy snacks and smoothies. Although it’s perfect for encouraging younger children into the kitchen, these recipes will be loved by both young and old!
12. Rebel Recipes
If you think eating plant-based means boring salads, Niki Webster is here to prove you wrong! Rebel Recipes is inspired by vibrant dishes Niki encountered on her travels all over the world.
The book is full of vibrant, veggie-packed recipes, including spicy Indian crepes, baked aubergine with cashew cheese and pesto, chocolate cherry espresso pot and so much more.
13. The Nordic Baker: Plant-Based Bakes and Seasonal Stories from a Kitchen in the Heart of Sweden
Your favourite Nordic bakes can be made vegan, thanks to Sofia Nordgren’s stunning recipe book. The Nordic Baker is a great guide to baking cakes, buns, breads, cookies and crackers for every season, including Thumbprint cookies in springtime, Saffron buns in chilly winter weather and everything in between.
PAGE UPDATED DECEMBER 2021