If you’re in need of fresh cooking inspiration, you’re in luck—2022 has already brought tons of great vegan cookbooks, and more are surely on their way. Vegan cuisine has had such a boom in the last few years especially, which is reflected in the variety of high-quality vegan cookbooks on the market. We love to see it! Here’s a roundup of the best new vegan cookbooks.
The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories From a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook
By Hannah Che
When Hannah Che went vegan, she discovered a tradition of plant-based cuisine within her own culture. Zhai cai is a Chinese Buddhist cuisine that emphasizes umami-rich ingredients that don’t harm animals. Recipes include Blistered Dry-Fried String Beans, Flaky Scallion Pancakes, and Sweet and Sour Tofu.
By Tabitha Brown
Tabitha Brown, a TikTok sensation and PETA’s 2020 Person of the Year, has launched her first cookbook, which features hearty, healthy recipes, like Crab-less Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce, Jackfruit Pot Roast, Stuffed Avocado, and Yam Halves Topped with Maple-Cinnamon Pecan Glaze.
By Pinky Cole
This cookbook from Slutty Vegan founder Pinky Cole celebrates the soulful and delicious beauty of plants. Recipes include Avocado Egg Rolls, Backyard Quesadillas, Black Pea Cauliflower Po’ Boy, and Oyster Mushroom Parm.
By Karolina Tegelaar
If you’re a baker, you need this complete guide to vegan baking. With tips, techniques, and troubleshooting advice, it’s sure to help you perfect your craft so you can make the most delicious cakes, cookies, muffins, and more—all without eggs, dairy, or honey.
By Hannah Kaminsky
Sheet-pan meals are simple and quick, with easy cleanup for nights when you just can’t be bothered to scrub. Here you’ll find nostalgic, homestyle recipes like vegan meatloaf alongside takeout favorites such as Korean bulgogi.
By Maggie Zhu
Sign out of your DoorDash app! With this cookbook, you won’t need to order your favorite Chinese meals. These health-conscious recipes with minimal oil and sugar include all your favorite takeout dishes, like Egg-less Egg Drop Soup, Orange Cauliflower, and Shanghai Scallion Oil Noodles.
By Candice Hutchings
Vegan YouTube sensation Candice Hutchings is back with another cookbook full of creative and bold recipes that take no more than 45 minutes to whip up. Try the Easy Breezy Creamy Chic-peas for a weeknight meal, Every Day I’m Brusselin’ Chips with Tahini for a healthy snack, and Chipsy Marshmallow Treats to end your day on a high note.
Death for Dinner Cookbook: 60 Gorey-Good, Plant-Based Drinks, Meals, and Munchies Inspired by Your Favorite Horror Films
By Zach Neil
Despite the title, there’s no death here with these animal-friendly recipes. You will, however, find something to make for whatever horror movie marathon you’re planning, with recipes like Children of the Hominy, Crystal Lake BBQ Sliders, and The Hills Have Fries.
By Marie Kacouchia
For flavorful, healthy recipes inspired by the cuisines of more than 15 African countries, check out Marie Kacouchia’s Vegan Africa. You’ll find recipes for Paprika-Spiced Plantain Chips, Spiced Hot Chocolate, Cassava Tabbouleh, and much more that use ingredients such as cacao, garlic, ginger, and sweet potato.
By Babita Shrestha
Plant-Based Himalaya features home-style recipes that the author grew up eating in her home country of Nepal, including dal, curries, sauces, greens, and desserts. It’s full of gorgeous color photos that are sure to make your mouth water.
By Kristina Arnold
Kristina Arnold turns French food vegan in this cookbook, with recipes for everything from baguettes to soufflés, but don’t worry—the butter, eggs, cream, and cheese that these dishes call for are all cow- and chicken-friendly.
By America’s Test Kitchen
If you find yourself with too many leftovers and want to cut down on your food waste, this book is for you. It has more than 200 vegan recipes that are perfectly portioned for two, and they include suggestions for easy ingredient substitutions to help you customize dishes and improvise with whatever you have on hand.
By Brian Watson
Brian Watson (aka “Thee Burger Dude”) creates copycat recipes based on fast-food and chain restaurant favorites, so it’s not surprising that he’d write a book on this topic. Inside, you’ll find vegan versions of iconic burgers, fried chicken, diner-style pancakes, creamy milkshakes, and more.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Plant-Based Meals Inspired by the Wizarding World
By Imana Grashuis and Tylor Starr
If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter franchise, you won’t want to miss out on this cookbook featuring 75 delicious vegan recipes fit for the magical world, like Molly Weasley’s Breakfast Spread and Giant Pumpkin Patch Brownies. The book even features a foreword written by Harry Potter actor Evanna Lynch (aka “Luna Lovegood”).
By Carleigh Bodrug
If you’re a fan of healthy eats or just looking to consume less oil, this cookbook is for you. You won’t believe these foods are oil-free, with delicious recipes like Best Ever Cauli Wings and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies. (That’s right—eating cookies for breakfast can be healthy.)
By Henry Firth and Ian Theasby
We’re big fans of the BOSH! cookbooks, and this one doesn’t disappoint. It features hearty, filling recipes and money-saving tips and tricks.
By Sofia Nordgren
This gorgeous cookbook features traditional Nordic recipes with a vegan spin. It’s organized according to the seasons, so you can easily find a dish for every occasion—from Midsummer celebrations to the winter holidays.
By Lauren Lovatt
Have you ever thought about how food affects your mental health? Lauren Lovatt tackles that very topic in Mind Food, a cookbook that features brain-boosting recipes and general tips for achieving your best life.
By Omari McQueen
Omari McQueen published his first cookbook last year at the age of 13, and he’s already back with more delicious vegan recipes. These bright, easy recipes are perfect for kids wanting to learn more in the kitchen or just those looking for family-friendly fare. Recipes include Fried Mac ‘n’ Cheese Spicy Nuggets, Gooey Marshmallow Cookies, and Mini Vegan Sausage Rolls.
By Craig and Shaun McAnuff
This cookbook celebrates Caribbean food, specifically the Ital diet of Jamaican Rastafarians, which emphasizes peace and unity with the natural world through vegan food. Recipes feature plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables along with Caribbean-inspired flavors like coconut and guava.
By Amina Romdhani
YouTube creator Mina Rome shares her secrets to eating vegan in this new cookbook, which features easy recipes for every meal. It’s a great book for beginners in the kitchen, but seasoned home cooks can find some simple and delicious meal inspiration as well.
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By Brianna Claxton
We’re drooling over this cookbook by Brianna Claxton, which is a step-by-step guide to creating delicious homemade vegan pasta dishes from scratch. In addition to showing you how to make fresh pasta, it features recipes for vegan versions of classic Italian dishes, like Lasagna Bolognese, Linguine with White Clam Sauce, and Lobster Ravioli with Saffron Mascarpone Cream.
By Jillian Glenn
If you’re looking to shed some pounds but still wanting to indulge your sweet tooth, don’t worry—this cookbook has lower-calorie recipes for all your favorite treats. It also includes some savory baked goods, like cheesy vegan garlic bread and crusty bagels.
By Laura Theodore
These vegan and gluten-free recipes are sure to make your whole family happy. This cookbook even includes shopping lists and quick cooking tips to make your busy life a little easier—all from PBS celebrity chef Laura Theodore.
By Sara Kidd
This is the only book you’ll need to learn how to make sumptuous vegan cakes. It offers step-by-step tutorials for frosting and decorating along with gluten-free recipes and ideas for customizing your cakes.
By Charity Morgan
Charity Morgan, who was featured in the documentary The Game Changers, is a vegan private chef to elite athletes and rock stars. She shares her secrets in this new cookbook with flavorful vegan recipes like Jerk-Spiced Lentils with Coconut Rice & Mango Salsa and Salted Caramel Apple Crisp.
Looking for even more options? Check out this list of some of our all-time favorite cookbooks!
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