Last year, we saw an explosion of vegan cookbooks, and this year is shaping up deliciously as well. It makes sense, as the popularity of compassionate eating is evident everywhere you look. New vegan products are flooding store shelves, and chain restaurants are consistently adding plant-based options. Allow us to present— vegan cookbooks 2017!
The diversity of the cookbooks on this list reflects that of clean eaters—from native New Yorkers providing diner and deli recipes to vegan athletes’ power-food recipes. There’s also a guide designed to help people over 40 transition to a vegan lifestyle, an author who healed her own illness with a plant-powered diet, and a famous vegan restaurant’s first cookbook.
1. The Naked Vegan: 140+ Tasty Raw Vegan Recipes for Health and Wellness
Chef Maz Valcorza traded in a corporate career to open the first organic, raw, and vegan café in Sydney, Australia: Sadhana Kitchen. In her second cookbook, she shares recipes for raw vegan delectables such as Bananarama Cupcakes, Zucchini Pasta Carbonara, and Mango Float Cake. Chapters are divided into helpful categories, such as “Super Food Smoothies,” “Main Meals,” “Snacks and Sides,” “Sweet or Savory Condiments,” and more.
2. Plant-Based on a Budget
Michelle Cehn and Toni Okamoto, creators of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, bring you a new meal-planning book that’s full of simple, scrumptious plant-based recipes. This $5 guide will show you how to go to the grocery store with $25 in your pocket and get ingredients to create 21 meals. That’s only $1.20 per meal!
3. Beautifully Real Food: Guilt-Free, Meat-Free Recipes to Indulge In
Vegan chef Sam Murphy—the maker of gorgeous creations such as galactic toast—reveals her cooking and baking secrets in a new book. Recipes include Tex-Mex Cheese Toasties, Loaded Vegan Dogs, Salted Caramel Brownies, Pumpkin Pie, Cheesecake and Cookie Dough Cereal, and more.
4. This Cheese is Nuts!: Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home
Endurance athlete Rich Roll and his wife Julie Piatt introduced delicious vegan food to a new, athletic audience with The Plantpower Way. Now Piatt is back with a gorgeous collection of nut-based cheese recipes that will convince anyone to take cruelty off of their plate.
5. The VeganEgg Cookbook
Follow Your Heart’s ingenious, delicious VeganEgg is celebrated in this book, which features recipe contributions from Spork Foods, Thug Kitchen, Olives for Dinner, Eat.Drink.Shrink., Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, and so much more.
6. Raw Food Art: Four Seasons of Plant-Powered Goodness
From the Olenko’s Kitchen blog comes this must-have cookbook for anyone with a raw plant-based lifestyle. It features more than 80 recipes with stunning photos and tips for becoming your healthiest self.
Thank you PETA for sharing your wisdom with us! We've tested these cookbooks ourselves, and boy oh boy, we loved the creativity and recipes from all these books