My Favorite Vegan Cookbooks (Top 10)

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Many of these vegan cookbooks I personally own and use quite often, others I have read and loved so much I wanted to share them with you! As a cookbook author I’m obsessed with reading all the cookbooks I can get my hands on so I had to share some of my all time favorites with you! All book descriptions are taken from

#1 Veganomicon, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Vegan powerhouses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Romero update their beloved cookbook with 25 new dishes, revisions throughout for more than 250 recipes, stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise.

Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Vegan powerhouses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Romero bring a brand new edition of this beloved vegan cookbook to celebrate its 10th anniversary. You’ll find 25 new dishes and updates throughout for more than 250 recipes (everything from basics to desserts), stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. Veganomicon also includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap.

#2 Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes

The highly anticipated cookbook from the immensely popular food blog Minimalist Baker, featuring 101 all-new simple, vegan recipes that all require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare
Dana Shultz founded the Minimalist Baker blog in 2012 to share her passion for simple cooking and quickly gained a devoted worldwide following. Now, in this long-awaited debut cookbook, Dana shares 101 vibrant, simple recipes that are entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, and 100% delicious.

#3 Food52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen

Omnivore or vegan (or anywhere in between), we’re all looking for memorable, flavorful dishes to cook for ourselves and the people we care about. If those recipes happen to be healthful, nourishing, and friendly to vegetarians and vegans, even better.

#4 Peace & Parsnips: Adventurous Vegan Cooking for Everyone

Chef Lee Watson was once, in his own words, “the mightiest nose-to-tail carnivore of them all.” But four years ago, he went completely vegan—and today, he’s an easygoing evangelist for peaceful, plant-full eating!

Now, Peace & Parsnips captures 200 of Lee’s extraordinarily creative recipes, all “rooted” in his love of life and his many travels—from the streets of Mexico and the food bazaars of Turkey to the French countryside, the shores of Spain, the spice markets of India and beyond! Twelve chapters burst with gorgeous photos (200 in all!), tempting us with Lee’s mouthwatering recipes—all meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free, and many gluten-free—that are brimming with goodness.

#5 Raw: The Uncook Book: New Vegetarian Food for Life

Raw is the first major guide to preparing gourmet raw cuisine, an introduction to the finest dining this planet has to offer, with unique dishes made entirely from vegetarian and living foods.

Raw offers ultimate pure flavor, thousands of textures, and beautiful effects on body, mind, soul and the environment! This isn’t 100 variations of salad, but an ultra-gourmet cuisine, which fuses ancient culinary techniques with a modern and practical lifestyle. From sun-baked pizzas, satisfying sandwiches, vegan sushi, the best burritos and sprouted-rice dishes, to sangria and shakes, cookies, pudding, and pies.

#6 The Fully Raw Diet: 21 Days to Better Health, with Meal and Exercise Plans, Tips, and 75 Recipes

The Fully Raw Diet offers a 21-day plan to help people enjoy a clean, plant-based, healthful approach to eating. Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram transformed her own health by eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds—100% fresh, raw, and ripe—and she is now the vivacious, uber-healthy founder of the FullyRaw brand. Her ten-year success with this lifestyle inspires thousands via social media, and her 21-day FullyRaw Video Challenge on YouTube in 2014 dramatically grew her fan base. This book shares her advice and will correspond to a new video challenge, with meal and exercise tips, recipes, and vivid photos. Fans will love the smoothies, salads, main dishes, and desserts, such as Lemon-Ginger Blast, Spicy Mango Basil Salad, Yellow Squash Fettuccine Alfredo, Melon Pops, and Caramel-Apple Cups.

#7 Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck

Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they’re throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they’re going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.

#8 Forks Over Knives―The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

Forks Over Knives—the book, the film, the movement—is back again in a cookbook. The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine. Thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils and seen amazing results. If you’re among them—or you’d like to be—you need this cookbook.

#9 The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples

Studded with full-color photos, The Homemade Vegan Pantry celebrates beautiful, handcrafted foods that don’t take a ton of time, from ice cream and pizza dough, to granola and breakfast sausage. Miyoko Schinner guides readers through the techniques for making French-style buttercreams, roasted tomatoes, and pasta without special equipment. Her easy methods make “slow food” fast, and full of flavor. 

The Homemade Vegan Pantry raises the bar on plant-based cuisine, not only for vegans and vegetarians, but also for the growing number of Americans looking to eat lighter and healthier, and anyone interested in a handcrafted approach to food.

#10 Modern Vegan Baking: The Ultimate Resource for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods

The ultimate guide to real vegan baking―Modern Vegan Baking is your best resource for creative, substitution-free treats that are both savory and sweet

With new ingredients like agave, arrowroot, and aquafaba, vegan baking is every bit as delicious and exciting as traditional baking. Mixing inventive ingredients and cutting-edge methods, professional vegan baker and blogger behind Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery Gretchen Price shows just how delicious substitution-free cooking can be. With 125 recipes, plus step-by-step tutorials, Modern Vegan Baking provides a variety of tried and tested recipes for anyone who enjoys vegan baking.

I hope you enjoyed this list! What are some of your favorite vegan cookbooks? Share below and support you fellow authors~

Quick Tips, Advice, and Resources for New Vegans

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Good morning, I wanted to create a post for curious vegans that could use this as a reference for different sources of information and inspiration in their own journeys.

If you’re new to veganism or just curious about it, I believe that educating yourself first is the most important step you can take. Learning how our food is produced, the inhumane way the animals are treated, the effect it has on our health and the planet is life changing. 

There are countless references of vegan material from documentaries, cookbooks, articles, books, websites and so much more, I couldn’t possibly list them all. 

I have used many of these in my own journey and they have opened my world, validated my decisions to become vegan, they helped me connect with others around the world, and helped me feel less alone in my own journey. 

The best advice I can give is to get educated through books, movies, blogs, and more. Do what feels right for you and your body. Just making a few vegan meals in a week makes a difference!

Start slow and try new recipes and other ingredients while you slowly change your diet from meat, dairy, and processed foods to a more plant based, whole foods lifestyle.

Most of all be patient with yourself as your body transitions. You don’t have to go full Vegan 100% right off the start, or even become 100% vegan all the time.

 I have found many sources of veganism, cookbooks, advice and more through my local library and also many social media platforms like You Tube, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

I recently published a book to help new vegans thrive!

Available here

The library is also a great place to find books on veganism and cookbooks for free.  There are also countless blogs online of others and their journeys with amazing recipes to try. I have checked out so many and have listed some of my favorites below.

I have watched all of the movies and documentaries I have listed below. To be honest,  I have cried over many of them. They continue to inspire me and have taught me to have more compassion than I ever thought was possible.

Movies and Documentaries: 


Forks Over Knives

Food, Inc

Hungry For Change

The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue

Vegan: Everyday Stories

Food Choices



Live and Let Live

Food Matters

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days


Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

How To Go Vegan: The why, the how, and everything you need to make going vegan easy

Going Vegan: The Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle by Joni Marie Newman and Gerrie Adams

Going vegan: a healthy guide to making the switch
by Rau and Dana Meachen

Vegan Freak: being vegan in a non-vegan world by Torres, Bob.


Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin

Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Raw the Uncook Book by Juliano and Erika Lenkert

Peace & parsnips: adventurous vegan cooking for everyone by Watson, Lee, 1978-

Forks Over Knives The Cookbook

The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat

Chloe’s Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli

Mayim’s Vegan Table by Mayim Bialik

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

Modern Vegan Baking: The Ultimate Resource for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods by Gretchen Price

15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking
by Katy Beskow and Dan Jones

Betty Goes Vegan: 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Family
by Dan Shannon and Annie Shannon

Minimalist Baker Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz

Happy Cow Cookbook Recipes from Top Rated Vegan Restaurants Around the World by Eric Brent and Glen Merzer

Ripe from around here: a vegan guide to local and sustainable eating (no matter where you live) by Steele, Jae.

Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.: All Vegan and Mostly Raw Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Laura Miller

Feel free to add any of your favorite vegan resources and tips in the comments below!