10 Best Vegan Cookbooks in 2020: Our Reviews & Advice for Beginners

Being vegan isn’t boring, not when it’s done right.

There’s an abundance of delicious recipes waiting for you, on the other side of these vegan cookbooks.

Find vegan meat substitutes, spices, traditional meals and many other cuisines.

You can find the cook book that suits your preference. Whether that is quick meals, spicy recipes or specific cuisine.

Let’s take a look at our review of the best cookbooks available in 2019, you’ll be glad to find an assortment of scrumptious grub all made up of plants.

  • Our favourite is the Squashed Black Bean Enchiladas
  • Has tonnes of personality and comedy embedded
  • It is aimed at everyone, vegan or not, you’ll love it
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    Over 100 Recipes
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  • Doesn’t give you a time 

Inject personality into your food with some of the delicious recipes available in this cookbook.


This book is straight to the point, and unlike many books of its kind, it is very entertaining. The expletives keep you on your toes and tell it like it is.


If you’re ready to get ‘street’ and start eating like you…. care… then take a look at our number one cookbook pick.


It’s our favourite because they make it easy to understand and have a variety of meals.

  • Our favourite is the Pinto Bean Beet Burger
  • Easy to follow recipes
  • Meaty recipes for vegans and non-vegans alike
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    Over 200 Recipes
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    Simple ingredients
  • 3  of the recipes are from their Mediterranean Cookbook

The clue is in the name, this book has vegan recipes for everybody.


This is the perfect vegan cookbook for beginners, if you’re new to veganism or you are preparing a meal for a vegan friend, then this is the book for you.


The simple instructions and range of recipes makes this book appealing.


You can tuck in to a creamy lasagne, hearty burger or start enjoying some of the chip cookies.


This seems the ideal choice for those new to being vegan or simply looking to adopt more vegan meals into their diet.

  • Our favourite is the Mushroom Stroganoff
  • Simple to prepare
  • Lots of wholefood recipes
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    300 Recipes                
  • They use date and cane sugar in a few recipes, despite being a healthy book

Forks Over Knives is renowned for being one of the most enlightening vegan documentaries around.


It was one of the first of its kind. It’s nice to see a cookbook to compliment the health information given in the documentary.


It is designed to keep you healthy. If you are familiar with the word- “Wholefoods” then you may want to take a look at this cookbook.


This is in-line with everything that we believe here at Plants For Fuel. We believe the best way to energise our vehicle, is via healthy, plantbased wholefoods.


You have lots of choice here, with plentiful wholefoods- in-fact, you have 300 recipes to choose from.

  • Delicious and healthy meals
  • Our favourite is the the Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas
  • Some rare additions
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    100 Recipes
  • Not for everybody, but great for existing vegans looking to transform their health.

If you’re tired of feeling sick and lethargic, you may want to take a look at your nutrition.


We love the concept of this book, it’s all about working on your gut, in order to change your physical self.


In other words, by respecting your body with healthy foods, you’ll be rewarded with a healthy glow.


Angela Liddon is a huge star on social media, but she is also recognised as a professional chef.

Find 100 healthy vegan recipes, over 90 of them are gluten free and there are many that are soy, nut, sugar and grain free too.

  • Easy to follow                                  
  • Our favourite is the the Masala Chickpea Curry and the Banana Chocolate Pecan Muffins
  • Lots of healthy meals
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  • Don’t be misled by the title, there are few baked desserts and mostly cooked main course

The famous Minimalist Baker’s known for simple recipes that don’t take too long to create.


You will need one pot, one pan, under 10 ingredients and you’re ready to go.


From the moment you set your eyes on the pictures in this book, you want to start chopping and prepping immediately.


Enjoy simple cooking that is super-tasty. The book walks you through, step-by-step ensuring that you can demonstrate just how easy it is to be vegan.


  • Includes music recommendation for each dish
  • Our favourite is the Peach Barbecue Sauce
  • Lots of powerful veggies
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  • Beautiful, tasty and soulful recipes
  • It is a fusion of Southern, African, Caribbean and American rather than desirable common dishes we’d like to see, such as jerk jackfruit

African, Caribbean and Southern vegan flavours all in one!


This type of cookbook cuisine has been missing from the market, until now. If you’re somebody who loves herbs and spices, Caribbean food and fresh African foods, then it’s been difficult to commit to a plantbased diet until recently.


There are many vegan proof recipes available. Get your hands on pomegranate peach barbecue sauce, blackened okra and lima bean tagine.


There’s an elegant marriage of Bryant’s passion for music, art and culinary dotted throughout this masterpiece.

  • Wide-range of meals that appeal to all
  • Our favourite meal is Mac n' Cheese
  • 100 Recipes
  • It could have more photos to entice us

Brett Cobley aka Epi Vegan has grown quite the reputation of late.


Known for his easy-going and inquisitive personality, he’s brought this book to the forefront.


His sole aim, is to make veganism accessible. His social media is full of beautifully presented recipes whilst his YouTube channel consists of a Q&A with well-known vegans, whilst he cooks for them.


It’s a new book, hence the lack of reviews up to now. Despite that, it easily makes our top 10 vegan cookbooks and it arguably deserves a place higher than number 7.


There’s a diverse range of meals from Mac n’ Cheese to Mexican Pizza.

  • Wide-range of meals that appeal to all
  • You only need five ingredients
  • Our favourite meal is Hoisin Jackfruit Bao Buns
  • 100 Recipes
  • Although it involves just five ingredients, you will also need additional herbs and spices.

This YouTube couple have created the ultimate five-ingredient recipe book.


It’s made easy and you don’t need to shop around the whole supermarket for the food that you need. You can cater for the entire family, with this economical and simple to use recipe book.


As vegan recipes go, this is up there with the best. Easy to understand and delicious meals all round.


Get your hands on healthy soups, burgers and more. They’ve also included some tasty desserts too. 


One small criticism from some, mention that some recipes require more than five ingredients. It’s not entirely true, although they advise some core herbs and spices that can add that extra kick to your meals if you wish. 

A superb book for new vegans looking for uncomplicated recipes.

  • Our favourite meal is Vegan Fried Chicken
  • 101 Recipes to feed your Face
  • Lots of vegan junk food
  • Some rare vegan meals
  • Isn't the healthiest cookbook

Treat your tastebuds to comfort foods that you have been missing. 


There’s a misconception, that veganism means to miss out. The cruelty-free lifestyle comes with just as many comfort foods.


This book has some rare inclusions such as Philly cheesesteaks and other vegan junk food. 


You deserve tasty foods and you’ll soon demonstrate to meat-eating friends, how enjoyable plant based goodies can be. We’re thoroughly impressed with these recipes, although we’d rather combine this with a healthier cookbook. 


You can then enjoy this once in a while, whilst still embracing wholesome nutrients too!

  • Our favourite meal is Panang Curry 
  • Long list of recipes
  • A range of different types of foods
  • Get adventurous
  • There aren't as many recipes as some of the other cookbooks

Chloe presents this latest cookbook full of flavoursome concoctions. It’s easy to follow, luscious and has a range of foods.


It’s great to see a diverse list of recipes that appeal to all. Impress guests with your new repertoire of plant based goodness. These vegan meals will fuel your body for a long time to come.


Enjoy tasty meals such as seasoned tofu, kale soup and our favourite- the Panang Curry.


There are many healthy meals that prove healthy can still mean delicious. 

Daniel Treasure

Thank you for reading, I appreciate the support. I'm a keen writer that's enthusiastic about helping others understand the importance of physical and mental well-being. Although I graduated in journalism, staying fit and healthy is my main passion.

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