It’s officially backyard garden and Farmers' Market season! If you’re looking for some fresh new recipes to liven up your cooking repertoire, check out one of these vegan cookbooks. Vegan cooking is entirely plant based, using no eggs, dairy, or other animal products.

From healthy whole foods dishes to downright comfort food, there’s a little something for everyone on this list. Bon appetit!


Compiled by:
Jen H.
Bish Bash Bosh!

Henry Firth, Ian Theasby.
Adult Nonfiction - 641.56365 Fir

In Bish Bash Bosh! you'll discover a whole world of quick eats, weeknight suppers, showstopping feasts, and incredible sweet treats - all using the power of plants. From a hearty, classic lasagne to an indulgent mini banoffee meringue, and from quick quesadillas to an incredible curry house jalfrezi, these are simple, savvy recipes that you'll turn to time and again.

Chloe's Kitchen

Chloe Coscarelli
Adult Nonfiction – 641.5636 Cos

"Coscarelli's contagious enthusiasm and full-flavored recipes will appeal to readers who are considering going vegan but aren't sure if they're ready. Recommended for vegans interested in appetizing recipes that emphasize taste over health benefits."—Library Journal

The First Mess

Laura Wright
Adult Nonfiction – 641.56365 Wri

“Each recipe is a celebration of beauty and abundance, living well and eating well. Just by flipping through these pages, you are immediately aware of her reverence for fresh, healthy food and that each recipe is an ode to earth’s gifts. Laura will open your eyes to the treasure trove that is nature, the possibilities in the produce aisle, and will get you excited about eating more plants—not because you should but because you want to.”—Sarah Britton

Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen

Kathy Patalsky
Adult Nonfiction – 641.56365 Pat

"The book includes information on how to build a vegan pantry, a note of encouragement to 'vegan newbies,' wellness tips, and technique and method information. Standout selections include appealing, easy-to-prepare meal bowls—such as the Coconut Cloud Bowl with coconut rice, tofu pillows, and toasted cashews—and innovative Wellness Lattes, made with nondairy milk, agave or maple syrup, and spices. Headnotes and information on the author's own vegan journey offer encouragement and background for anyone interested in embracing the meatless life or simply incorporating meatless meals into their diet."—Publishers Weekly

Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed your Face

Lauren Toyota
Adult Nonfiction - 641.56365 Toy

A fun and irreverent take on vegan comfort food that's saucy, sweet, sassy, and most definitely deep-fried, from YouTube sensation Lauren Toyota of "Hot for Food."

Isa Does It

Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Adult Nonfiction – 641.5636 Mos

"This focused solo effort should enchant mainstreamers and the vegan-curious alike...For those who consider veganism a creed of abstinence and austerity, these joyous, vivid recipes are a persuasive argument to the contrary."—Boston Globe

Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking

Dana Shultz
Adult Nonfiction – 641.56365 Shu

A recipe collection from the popular food blog Minimalist Baker featuring simple, quick vegan recipes that require ten ingredients or less, including such options as spiced buckwheat pancakes, cornbread chili potpies, and Thai quinoa meatballs.

No Meat Athlete Cookbook

Matt Frazier
Adult Nonfiction – 613.711 Fra

"Though readers don't have to be triathletes to get the most out of the book, those with intense workout schedules are sure to appreciate Frazier's focus on fitness with dishes aimed at fueling workouts (including DIY sports drinks to replace Gatorade) and speeding up postworkout recovery. In almost every case, Frazier and Romine's recipes are easily sourced and well within the capabilities of novice cooks, making for an easy entry into meat-free eating. Sage advice on picking the right dishes to work into one's everyday meals, oil-free cooking, expanding one's incorporation of greens, and putting leftovers to good use give readers the necessary tools to up their healthy-eating games."—Publishers Weekly

The Oh She Glows Cookbook

Angela Liddon
Adult Nonfiction – 641.56365 Lid

Packed with more than 100 delicious recipes such as go-to breakfasts, protein-packed snacks, hearty entrées, and decadent desserts. Whether you are a vegan or you simply want to incorporate a few vegan meals into your week, Angela's recipes are a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!—Publisher

Sushi Modoki: The Japanese Art of Crafting Vegan Sushi

Inna Sawabatake
Adult Nonfiction - 641.56362 Saw

A cookbook filled with over 50 recipes with clear step-by-step instructions for assembling elegant plates of amazing, all-vegan re-creations of classic rolls that mimic the flavor and texture of fish.

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

Jenné Claiborne
Adult Nonfiction - 641.56365 Cla

Jenné Claiborne grew up in Atlanta eating classic Soul Food--fluffy biscuits, smoky sausage, Nana's sweet potato pie--but thought she'd have to give all that up when she went vegan. As a chef, she instead spent years tweaking and experimenting to infuse plant-based, life-giving, glow-worthy foods with the flavor and depth that feeds the soul.

Thug Kitchen
Adult Nonfiction – 641.5636 Thu

Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game.—Publisher

Vegan Diner

Julie Hasson
Adult Nonfiction – 641.56365 Has

Hasson writes that many students in her cooking classes don't want to give up their favorite foods. To counter that excuse, she here includes many favorite American dishes as vegan delicacies. While this book doesn't include nutritional information, it's a fun vegan cookbook—featuring, e.g., Mocha Muffins, Diner Donuts, Vampire Fries, Mushroom Burgers, and Ooey-Gooey Brownies. Sure to add some variety to weeknight meals.—Library Journal

Vegan Planet

Robin Robertson
Adult Nonfiction – 641.5636 Rob

"Robertson's pioneering book played a leading role in the passage of veganism from subculture to mainstream culinary lifestyle. One decade and more than 100,000 copies later, this important classic is back in a thoroughly revised edition. Vegan cookbooks are big sellers today, but in a thicket of topical and niche titles there's a need for an everyday cooking bible on which vegan cooks can rely. The new Vegan Planet meets that need handsomely. Throughout, there's the spirit of adventure and of culinary creativity that has cemented Robertson's reputation at the top of the veganpantheon."—Publisher

Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen: Epic Anytime Recipes With a World of Flavor

Richa Hingle
Adult Nonfiction - 641.56365 Hin

In her second book, bestselling author Richa Hingle applies her culinary skills to international comfort foods. These unique recipes are easy to make and have an astonishing depth of flavor. Enjoy Richa's wow factor in these curries and masalas as well as pizzas, casseroles, sweet-and-sour dishes, Asian noodles, and the next generation of plant-based burgers. You will also find chapters devoted to flavor-packed sauces, soups, sandwiches, breakfasts, sweets, and more, including: One-Pot Peanut Butter Noodles, Spinach Curry Fried Rice, Crispy Orange Cauliflower, Buffalo Chickpea Pizza, Manchurian Noodles, Chickpea Chilaquiles, Samosa-Stuffed French, Toast Salted Date Caramel Pie. Within these pages, you will find helpful techniques and mix-and-match ideas that will inspire creativity and provide stunning meal combinations. You will find this book to be indispensable in your kitchen, and the recipes will appeal to both vegans and non-vegans alike.

Veganize It!: Easy DIY Recipes for a Plant-Based Kitchen

Robin Robertson
Adult Nonfiction - 641.56365 Rob

Provides vegan staple recipes, including tempeh bacon, tofu feta, and vegan butter to make main dishes, sides, beverages, and desserts.


Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Adult Nonfiction – 641.56365 Mos

It's easy to live vegan 24/7 with this collection of 250 recipes, menus, and color photos for dishes that taste even better than their non-vegan counterparts. The cookbook offers innovative recipes for all occasions, convenience, easy-to-find ingredients, and gluten-free and tofu-free options.

Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes

Bryant Terry
Adult Nonfiction - 641.56362 Ter

More than 100 beautifully simple recipes that teach you the basics of a great vegan meal centered on real food, not powders or meat substitutes--from the James Beard Award-winning chef and author of Afro-Vegan Food justice activist and author Bryant Terry breaks down the fundamentals of plant-based cooking in Vegetable Kingdom, showing you how to make delicious meals from popular vegetables, grains, and legumes. Recipes like Dirty Cauliflower, Barbecued Carrots with Slow-Cooked White Beans, Millet Roux Mushroom Gumbo, and Citrus & Garlic-Herb-Braised Fennel are enticing enough without meat substitutes, instead relying on fresh ingredients, vibrant spices, and clever techniques to build flavor and texture. The book is organized by ingredient, making it easy to create simple dishes or showstopping meals based on what's fresh at the market. Bryant also covers the basics of vegan cooking, explaining the fundamentals of assembling flavorful salads, cooking filling soups and stews, and making tasty grains and legumes. With beautiful imagery and classic design, Vegetable Kingdom is an invaluable tool for plant-based cooking today.