The 5 Best Plant-Based Cookbooks Every Vegan Needs

By Milly Hailstone 


I know what you’re thinking, why buy a cookbook when you can find a million recipes for free on the internet? Well, that’s exactly it, isn’t it? There is a million and one to choose from, and that is just too overwhelming – especially when you don’t have half the ingredients in your pantry. Instead, I prefer to flick through a beautifully presented cookbook. Nothing can replace the feel and smell of a brand-new book in your hands – especially when it’s full of #FoodPorn.


Whether you are a newbie or a Level 100 Vegan, here are 5 essential plant-based cookbooks that need to live in your kitchen.  


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1.  Vegan 100 from Avant-Garde Vegan.


I've followed Gaz Oakley on his YouTube channel, Avant Garde Vegan, since he first burst onto the vegan recipe scene. His standard of cooking and presentation is something special - it's not hard to tell that he trained as a professional chef. His food, ideas, and flavors are unlike any other vegan blogger, writer, or chef out there. That's why he makes the number 1 spot on my list, despite being incredibly new! 


Here's a post from his Instagram that is certain to make your mouth water! 

Hungry yet? Click here to get Vegan 100 on Amazon. 



2. BOSH!: Simple Recipes, Amazing Food, All Plants


You might've seen BOSH! post those easy-to-follow recipes videos on Facebook. Well now, you can get all of their best recipes without needing to scroll through a 1,000 different videos. BOSH! makes tasty dishes using simple ingredients and methods, so there is something for everyone no matter you're cooking level. 


Here's a little sample from Instagram that might get your stomach rumbling! 

Like what you see? Find BOSH's cookbook on Amazon


3. Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck


This was my first ever vegan cookbook, and it's literally hilarious! Thug Kitchen has a potty mouth, no-bullshit style that easily explains 'vegan problems' like where to find Liquid Smoke at the store! It's filled with Mexican inspired recipes, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites.


Have a peek on Instagram to see what you're missing out on. 

Enjoy curse words with your vegetables? Get Thug Kitchen on Amazon


4. Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-Based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes


If you haven't heard of the Minimalist Baker before, you need to get familiar! I've followed Dana's blog for a couple of years and have made countless recipes from this book. Including a life-changing vegan pesto that has become a fridge staple. 


All recipes call for 10-ingredients or less, 1 bowl or pot, or 30-minutes or less to make. Perfect for those who don't have hours to spend baking or cooking. I think this Instagram post speaks for itself. 

I don't know about you, but this is making me hungry AF. Get the Minimalist Baker's cookbook on Amazon


5. The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples


Interested in making your own plant milks, vegan cheeses, and animal-free meats? The Homemade Vegan Pantry will have you whipping up batches of homemade vegan bacon and artisan dairy-free cheeses in no time! The 'Unpork' recipe is particularly mind-blowing. 


This isn't a book of quick meals, but instead will teach how to create delicious substitutes from healthy and sometime strange ingredients. Perfect for the adventurous vegan cook! 


Check out this YouTube video that shows off some of this book's incredible vegan meats and plant-based milks. 

Find The Homemade Vegan Pantry cookbook on Amazon.


I hope you enjoyed this review of my top 5 vegan cookbooks. If you've got a favorite that didn't make my list, please let me know in the comments!