As the plant-based lifestyle continues to gain popularity, the demand for diverse and delicious vegan recipes has never been higher. In 2023, a plethora of vegan cookbooks have hit the shelves, offering a range of culinary delights that cater to every taste and skill level. From quick and easy meals to gourmet dishes, these cookbooks are designed to inspire both seasoned vegans and those new to the plant-based world. They showcase the versatility and richness of vegan cuisine, proving that a diet free from animal products can be both nutritious and satisfying.

The top 10 vegan cookbooks of 2023 feature a variety of themes and flavors, reflecting the global influence on vegan cooking. Whether you’re looking for budget-friendly meals, fast food alternatives, or culturally inspired dishes, there’s something for everyone. These cookbooks not only provide mouthwatering recipes but also offer tips, techniques, and nutritional information to support a healthy and sustainable vegan lifestyle. As we explore these top picks, we’ll discover that vegan cooking is not just about substituting ingredients but about celebrating the abundance of plant-based foods and the creativity they inspire in the kitchen.

Plant-based on a budget

Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy” by Toni Okamoto

This book focuses on saving time with straightforward recipes using easily attainable ingredients. It includes make-ahead breakfasts, one-pot meals, and sheet pan dishes.

BLK + Vegan

Blk + Vegan: Full-Flavor, Protein-Packed Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours” by Emani Corcran

A beginner-friendly cookbook full of comforting dishes that reflect the author’s cultural roots and emphasize protein-packed recipes​

Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow: Vegan Recipes Made with Love from Bo’s Kitchen” by Harriet Porterfield

Known for vibrant, mouthwatering photography, this book offers versatile, uncomplicated recipes and includes a “Colorful Kids” section

The Vurger Co.

The Vurger Co. at Home: 80 soul-satisfying, indulgent, and delicious vegan fast food recipes

A cookbook from the vegan fast food chain The Vurger Co., featuring recipes for dishes like butternut squash mac and cheese and vegan pulled pork sliders​.

Unbelievably Vegan

Unbelievably Vegan by Charity Morgan

Known for recipes like Nacho Average Nachos and Fried Chick’n with Spicy Maple Syrup

The Homemade Vegan Pantry

The Homemade Vegan Pantry” by Mikyoko Schinner

A guide to making unprocessed basics like condiments, stocks, prepared foods, and a variety of ‘meats

Fake Meat

Fake Meat: Real Food for Vegan Appetites by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Perfect for those who miss meaty dishes, this book explores different versions of plant-based meats and includes recipes for dishes like pastrami sandwiches and lobster rolls​.


BOSH! Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants.” by Firth & Theasby

Features simple recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner made from easily accessible ingredients

Simple and Delicious

Simple and Delicious Vegan: 100 Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes” by Michaela Vais

Offers easy-to-follow vegan and plant-based recipes with clear instructions, ranging from taquitos to fettuccine Alfredo

Blue Zones Kitchen

The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner

Best-selling author Dan Buettner debuts his first cookbook, filled with 100 longevity recipes inspired by the Blue Zones locations around the world, where people live the longest.