Essential Vegan Cookbooks for Summer!

The sun has finally arrived, so we can dust off those barbecues, dig out the picnic blankets and start chilling those cool boxes, ready for a new season of sumptuous and cruelty-free, outdoor feasting and cookery.

We have already been blessed with some fantastic vegan cookbooks this year including the fastest-selling book since records began…we’re looking at you BOSH!

And now we can make space on our expanding book pile with this exciting selection of current and upcoming plant-powered, essential hardbacks that we recommend you get your cook-on with this summer…

  1. The Wicked Healthy Cookbook (Out now – US / Out May 31stUK)
The Wicked Healthy Cookbook


Following the hugely successful launch of their Wicked Healthy food range in Tesco stores across the UK, our good friend and Veganuary Ambassador, Derek Sarno and his brother Chad get to unleash their new Wicked Healthy cookbook this year!

With the subtitle ‘FREE. FROM. ANIMALS.’ and containing no less than 129 recipes incl. Sloppy BBQ Jackfruit Sliders and Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Spiced Gelato, we cannot wait to try our hand at cooking the amazing vegan dishes that the American plant-pushers have been perfecting for years.

Shoot for 80% healthy and 20% wicked, and you’ll be 100% sexy: That’s Wicked Healthy!

  1. BOSH! (Out now – UK & US)
Bosh recipe cookbook

The fastest-selling cookery book of 2018 by best friend’s Henry Firth and Ian Theasby is still flying off shop shelves around the world. And their quick, simple and mouth-wateringly great recipes are “enough to convince the staunchest of carnivores to give plants a whirl.

We love the sound of Jackfruit Taco’s followed by Spanish Beach Churros! But these lads also know a good burger (hello the Big Bhaji Burger!), and they have plenty to choose from which are perfect for that next BBQ and enjoying out on the patio.

  1. Lucy Watson’s Feed Me Vegan: For All Occasions (Out September 6thUK & US)
Feed me vegan by Lucy Watson - cookbook


After the huge success of the former Made In Chelsea star’s first vegan cookbook, ‘Feed Me Vegan’ last year, Lucy Watson has excited fans with the announcement of a second book in September. Her recipes are easy, comforting and utterly delicious, like the dreamy Mushroom Mac and Cheese or Hot Cinnamon Jam Doughnuts…drool.

So we’re super excited to see what she has up her sleeves for this book which teases “ideas for cooking for special occasions and meals for those friends and family who just don’t believe this really is #whatveganseat!”

  1. Deliciously Ella: The Plant-Based Cookbook (Out August 23rdUK & US)
Deliciously Ella Plant-Based vegan Cookbook


Some may only know her from seeing the name on packets of energy balls in supermarkets…but award-winning cookery author, Ella Mills is back with another hotly-anticipated cookbook under her Deliciously Ella brand!

This time, ‘The Plant-Based Cookbook’ promises “tried and tested recipes from her supper clubs, pop-pups and deli to show how delicious and abundant plant-based cooking can be.”

We love the sound of colourful salads, veggie burgers, curries and sweet treats like muffins and brownies. We just wish August would hurry up now!

  1. The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness (Out now – UK / Out June 26thUS)
The Happy Pear Recipes for Happiness


Not everyone might have heard about The Happy Pear, but twin brothers David and Stephen Flynn from Ireland, have been championing a plant-based diet and building their brand (which started as a small veg shop) since 2004.

They’re now celebrating the release of their 3rd cookbook which is “packed with quick and easy veggie options, clever meat-free versions of popular favourites and inspiring advice on how to be healthier.” We’re personally loving the sound of a Thai Golden Curry and Summer Fruit Bakewell Tart!

  1. Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan (Out now – UK & US)
Chloe Flavor Cookbook


A vegan since 2004, Chloe Coscarelli is a best-selling chef, author and entrepreneur, opening her first restaurant, by CHLOE in 2015 with its first UK location in Covent Garden, London last year.

Her latest cookbook, ‘Chloe Flavor’ brings her exciting and colourful plant-based creations to the masses, boasting recipes like Mango-Guacamole Crunch Burgers and Sea Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies. She says, “There is truly no better time to love to eat than now–and no easier time to be a vegan.” We couldn’t agree more!

  1. Áine Carlin: Cook Share Eat Vegan (Out now – UK & US)
Aine Carlin Cook Share Eat Vegan


With a title like ‘Cook Share Eat Vegan’, it’s clear that the latest cookbook by best-selling vegan author, Áine Carlin will be perfect for feeding multiple tummies this summer!

She focuses on fresh, seasonal dishes which both professionals and newbies will be able to whip up. “…This book has a little bit of everything, from full-on comfort food to zen-inducing bowls to nourish from within.

And it does indeed contain more than a staggering 125 plant-based recipes that we know everyone will enjoy, such as Crispy Cinnamon Potato Tacos and Vanilla Panna Cotta. Yum!

We hope that these have given you some inspiration to get your plant-powered cook-on this summer. But if you know anyone thinking of going vegan who needs some extra help, then point them in the direction of our 31-day pledge!

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