Gone are the days of bland over-cooked vegetables and worthy bowls of chickpeas. Vegan food is getting a makeover. But with an endless stream of new vegan cookbooks out there, which one will give you the best grounding, the most inspiring dishes or the need-to-know advice? Whether you follow a totally plant-based diet, are looking to swap in a few vegan meals to your midweek routine or are taking on the Veganuary challenge, these cookbooks are the best of the bunch.
The Happy Pear: Vegan Cooking For Everyone by The Happy Pear
This revolutionary vegan cookbook won't just give you recipes, it'll teach you how to cook. With 20 years of plant-based experience and knowledge, The Happy Pear distill everything they know about cooking vegan food from the basics up. Learn how to make vegan pancakes and dairy-free milks, burgers and pastas and curries, sauces and sweets and everything else in between. With the twin's step-by-step guidance, you'll soon be able to confidently rustle up plant-based meals without having to rely on a recipe.
One Pot Vegan by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook
From the duo behind the sensational online recipe platform, So Vegan, One Pot Vegan is their new cookbook packed with 80 plant-based recipes that can all be made in one pot, one tray or one pan. This is the perfect cookbook for anyone seeking quick, fuss-free, creative and inspiring dinners that just happen to be free of meat and dairy. Find recipes for lights, dinners and desserts, including our favourite One-Pot ‘Chicken’ Supreme, One-Pan Lazy Lasagne and Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies.
Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage
No one shines the spotlight on vegetables quite like Ottolenghi. His latest book, co-written with Ixta Belfrage, is all about unlocking and enhancing the complex flavours hidden in everyday produce. Part recipe collection, part deep-dive into the science of flavour, Ottolenghi FLAVOUR is a must-have for anyone who wants to give plants the starring role they deserve.
Get your copy of Ottolenghi FLAVOUR here.
EAST by Meera Sodha
Fans of vegan recipes may well already be acquainted with Meera Sodha thanks to her hugely popular plant-based Guardian Feast column. In EAST, she shares many favourites from it, alongside brand new recipes, many of which are vegan or easily flexed and all collected from different countries across the East. The resulting collection of recipes is a vibrant, flavour-packed celebration of plant-based cooking at its most exciting.
Get your copy of EAST here.
Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama
YouTube sensation, Rachel Ama, has built up a dedicated following of vegans on the hunt for exciting and downright delicious plant-based recipes. Featuring clever vegan twists on much loved classics as well as plenty of mouth-watering recipes inspired by Rachel's West African and Caribbean roots, every page of Rachel's first cookbook features inspiring recipes that are big on flavour.
Get your copy of Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats here.
Another indispensable guide from The Happy Pear, The Happy Health Plan contains over 80 recipes devised in collaboration with medical experts. If you're committing to a plant based diet and want to make sure you don't miss out on essential nutrients, this is the book for you. As well as recipes, The Happy Health Plan contains meal plans and shopping lists to help you properly stock your fridge and pantry.
Get your copy of The Happy Health Plan here.
Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota
Vegan Comfort Classics is "vegan food as you've never seen it before". The perfect cookbook for anyone seeking hearty vegan comfort food, these recipes are all about indulgence. Think: Southern-Fried Cauliflower, Bacon Mac & Cheese and Apple Fritters & Tiramisu Trifle. Truly decadent (but delicious) dishes from Lauren Toyota of the YouTube channel sensation, Hot For Food.
The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer
If you're seeking inspiration for meat- and dairy-free midweek meals, The Green Roasting Tin is just the ticket. Seasonal vegetables, hearty grains and flavourful dressings are the focus of this cookbook with dinners that you can throw together in one tray and chuck in the oven for minimal fuss and maximum flavour. With both vegan and vegetarian options, this is a great book for anyone wanting to prioritise plant-based eating.
Get your copy of The Green Roasting Tin here.
Peace and Parsnips by Lee Watson
With a focus on vibrant, fresh and nourishing ingredients, Peace and Parnsips is a seasonal, delicious take on plant-based dishes from British vegan entrepreneur, Lee Watson. If you want to save money, feel healthier and be amazed at the incredible new flavours in your life, this book will be sure to inspire you. Apple and Whisky Marmalade Tart? Yes please.
Get your copy of Peace and Parsnips here.
Vegan on the Go by DK Publishing
Getting hold of delicious vegan food when you're on the move can be a hassle, if not downright impossible. With a bit of forward planning, Vegan on the Go shows you how to get around it. With a focus on easy, fast and affordable vegan lunch ideas, dessert recipes, and more, this cookbook will show you how to whip up portable, quick meals including vegan pizza, polenta parcels, sweet potato burgers, courgetti salad, tofu sushi and lots more.
Get your copy of Vegan on the Go here.
Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes by DK Publishing
Looking for sumptuous sweet treats that are totally vegan? Seeking tips on everything from natural egg substitutes to cream cheese icing alternatives? Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes might be just what you're looking for. With 80 delicious recipes, from oozy brownies to quiches, this is a cookbook packed with practical baking advice, must-have equipment lists and the low-down on popular vegan baking ingredients.
Get your copy of Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes here.
Fresh India by Meera Sodha
Packed with fresh, delicious and plant-based Indian food, Fresh India reveals how easy it is to cook vegetarian Indian cuisine at home. Packed with feel-good recipes, from Mushroom & Walnut Samosas to Roasted Cauliflower Korma, this is an essential cookbook for both vegetarians and vegans.
Get your copy of Fresh India here.
Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town by Ms. Cupcake
Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town pretty much does what it says on the tin. Learn how to bake vegan cakes the easy way with simple, dairy-free recipes that taste just like the real thing. Indulgent and totally feel-good food.
Get your copy of Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town here.
Veganeasy by Denise Smart
Seeking quick, easy and delicious vegan food to throw together when you're short on time and inspiration? Check out Veganeasy: Delicious Food in 5 Ingredients. Amazing meals all made from just five ingredients.
Get your copy of Veganeasy here.