If you’ve recently decided to incorporate more plant-based foods in your diet but actually have no idea how to prepare vegetables in a way that won’t make it taste like “diet food”, don’t fret, there’s always cookbooks!

Whatever you reason is for wanting to switch to being vegan, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a lot of nice vegan cookbooks available that you can try. However, so many options can be overwhelming. It’s hard to choose which one to get. Thankfully, we went ahead and did the research for you! Here are 15 of the best vegan cookbooks available on Amazon now. 

1. The Moosewood Cookbook: 40th Anniversary Edition

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Originally self-published back in 1974, the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen is not just filled with vegan recipes, but also historical facts about cooking. Sure it’s technically an “oldie” but if you’re serious about being vegan, then you’ll enjoy this classic.

2. Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between

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The experts at America’s Test Kitchen have released a string of hit cookbooks one after another, and this one is no exception. Packed with more than 200 vegan recipes that range from appetizers to desserts to burgers and even chili, “Vegan for Everybody” is perfect for everyday healthy cooking. The best part? All of the ingredients featured here can be easily found in the supermarket!

3. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week

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If you’re always busy then tired after a full day of work, then “Isa Does It” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the perfect vegan cookbook for you. Filled with healthy and supermarket-friendly recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, this cookbook presents quick cooking techniques alongside quirky commentary, great photos and easy instructions. 

4. Forks Over Knives―The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

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A New York Times best-selling title, this popular cookbook is based on the documentary of the same name. It is filled with 300 easy-to-prepare recipes made from inexpensive ingredients. This makes going vegan easier. Loved by vegans, vegetarians and everyone else that wants to go plant-based, “Forks Over Knives” proves that the right food will always be the medicine. With recipes like mushroom stroganoff, bursting-with-berries cobbler and eggplant “steaks,” why wouldn’t it be?

5. Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul : A Cookbook

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For author Jenne Claiborne, going vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up hearty and satisfying comfort food. This is why she wrote “Sweet Potato Soul,” and why this cookbook made it on our list. Featuring her childhood favorites, Claiborne takes us on a journey of Southern cooking with 100 plant-based recipes, while discovering more about its history and culture.

6. Plant-Based on a Budget: Delicious Vegan Recipes for Under $30 a Week, in Less Than 30 Minutes a Meal

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On a tight budget? It doesn’t mean you have to forego eating healthy, as “Plant-based on a Budget” by Toni Okamoto will help you do just that. Focusing on recipes made from affordable but healthy ingredients you can get in the supermarket, this book will have you eating better in no time with no changes in your budget or lifestyle. Start treating yourself to heathy meals with recipes like banana zucchini pancakes, peanut butter bites and so much more.

7. Chloe’s Vegan Desserts: More than 100 Exciting New Recipes for Cookies and Pies, Tarts and Cobblers, Cupcakes and Cakes–and More!

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Can’t resist desserts? Well, make sure it’s both delicious and healthy. Check out Chloe Coscarelli’s “Chloe’s Vegan Desserts.” Featuring fool-proof vegan desserts like chocolate chip cookies, cakes and even rosemary ice cream with blueberry sauce, this vegan dessert cookbook will keep you and your sweet tooth happy.

8. The Vegan Stoner Cookbook: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes to Munch

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A collection of some of the simplest vegan recipes ever, this irreverent take on veganism by Sarah Conrique and Graham Haynes proves that being vegan doesn’t have to be hard and challenging. All of the recipes in this cookbook are affordable, delicious and have beautiful illustrations that will familiarize you with cooking staples. Plus, it also provides enough comic relief to make cooking a more fun experience. What’s not to love?

9. The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples [A Cookbook]

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”The Homemade Vegan Pantry” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz features standard kitchen staples like granola, pasta, ketchup, homemade butter, quick mayo, pizza dough and so much more. It’s easy to learn, covers everything you need to inject more flavor in your vegan dishes and is the perfect entry-level cookbook for vegans.

10. The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes That You Can Make in Half the Time

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Who says only meat eaters get to have all the fun with an Instant Pot? This Instant Pot-focused cookbook provides vegan recipes that you can make on this popular new appliance. Featuring 80 recipe ideas like creamy mushroom curry and tres leches-inspired dessert tamales, this cookbook by Kathy Hester is a must-have for every vegan with varying tastes and skills level in cooking.

11. Epic Vegan: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant-Based Recipes

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Want over-the-top, plant-based and Instagram-worthy food? Then get the “Epic Vegan” cookbook by Dustin Harder. It provides timeless, in-your-face recipes for every vegan that’s tired of the typical sprout sandwiches and tofu stir-frys. Sample recipes include churro cup sundaes, pumpkin cream cheese latte shake, crab rangoon pizza and so much more!

12. The Joy of Vegan Baking, Revised and Updated Edition: More than 150 Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets

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”The Joy of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau transforms all your favorite traditional sweets into new plant-based favorites using only whole food, natural and vegan-friendly ingredients. Think lemon cheesecakes, dessert crepes, chocolate almond brittles, chocolate chip scones and raspberry sorbets, but so much healthier and vegan.

13. La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Cooking with Authentic Flavor

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Providing a fresh, colorful and healthy vegan take on Mexican food, “La Viva Verde” by Jocelyn Ramirez will take you on a tasty journey of Mexican recipes like tacos de yaca al pastor, capirotada de xocolate and coctel de champinon, among others. Using only a few and simple substitutions, this cookbook will make you fall in love with this other side of Latin cuisine.

14. Modern Vegan Baking: The Ultimate Resource for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods

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In this ultimate guide to vegan baking, Gretchen Price teaches you how to use non-traditional ingredients like arrowroot, agave and aquafaba in traditional baking recipes to provide a new and healthier twist. Prepare to try out 125 vegan baking recipes with easy-to-follow instructions, vegan baking techniques and new ingredients.

15. Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking: Delicious, Gluten-, Egg- and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets

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If gluten-free vegan baked treats sound like something you’d enjoy, then the “Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking” by Care Reed is perfect for you. Full of unique and well…decadent, vegan recipes for your sweet tooth, this cookbook will let you create mouthwatering treats like banana buckwheat muffins, German chocolate cake, pumpkin cupcakes, strawberry frosted pop-tarts and so much more! This book has it all.

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