Looking to make a delicious vegan meal but aren’t sure where to start? Well, we have you covered! Check out Break Thru Kitchen’s favorite vegan cookbooks to help steer you in the right direction.

1. The Simple Vegan Kitchen

Nutritionally Balanced, Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Meals for 2. Daily Wellness by Lauren McNeill

Have you and your partner ever wanted to create a fulfilling vegan dish but have limited ingredients? Well Lauren McNeill has you covered! In her cookbook, the registered dietitian takes a deep dive into vegan cuisine to find the best recipes for you and your favorite person with ingredients from your pantry.

Each recipe is designed to bring big flavors to plant-based meals while keeping you full and without breaking the bank. Some recipes included in Lauren McNeill’s book are for things like One-Pan Mushroom Gnocchi, Barbecue Chickpea Wraps and Lemon-Coconut Energy Bars. The book also contains a 30-day sample meal plan if you wanted to transform your diet. 

2. Unbelievably Vegan

100+ Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes by Charity Morgan

Charity Morgan brings her favorite Puerto Rican and Creole dishes to light (with a vegan twist) in her new cookbook “Unbelievably Vegan: 100+ Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes”. Charity Morgan originally started out being a private chef for famous celebrities like female tennis superstar Venus Williams.

With this in mind, she began crafting vegan meals fit for an athlete. Each meal is sprinkled with love from the American south, a place where Charity Morgan has called home, ensuring that every dish is comforting and delicious, while keeping you full. 

3. Fake Meat

Real Food for Vegan Appetites by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Foods with meat substitutes tend to get a bad reputation for being “bland” and “boring”. However, Isa Chandra Moskowitz blows this misconception out of the water with her cookbook “Fake Meat: Real Food for Vegan Appetites”. The cookbook contains 125 mouth-watering recipes to help you recreate your favorite dishes, but with a vegan twist.

Along with delicious meals, you will also find bright images in her book which helps make her dishes shine even more. If meat alternatives are not located at your local grocery store, then this book will do you wonders. 

4. Plant-Based India

Nourishing Recipes Rooted in Tradition by Sheil Shukla

Have you ever wanted to take a trip to India from the comfort of your own home? Then Sheil Shukla has you covered. “Plant-Based India: Nourishing Recipes Rooted in Tradition” is the perfect guide to authentic Indian cuisine but without any meat included. Many dishes in Sheil Shukla’s book are inspired by his ba (grandmother), giving a comforting element to each meal.

Over 100 recipes shine from the cookbook for things like flatbread and Butternut Squash Chanā Nu Shāk. Sheil Shukla also includes a plethora of traditional vegan Indian desserts for any chef with a sweet tooth. One of his most popular recipes is “Cardamom Coffee Cake” which contains a sweet, yet floral taste.

5. Nourishing Vegan Every Day

Simple, Plant-Based Recipes Filled with Color and Flavor by Amy Lanza

Amy Lanza has officially dropped her first cookbook and it’s perfect for anyone wanting to enhance their vegan recipe knowledge! The cookbook contains 65 plant-based recipes that are guaranteed to keep you satisfied while also tasting great. One great perk about the cookbook actually extends outside of the United States.

That’s right, Amy Lanza provides measurements in cups as well as grams for international readers! Some delicious recipes found in “Nourishing Vegan Every Day” include Vegan Eggs Benedict and Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Amy Lanza does not provide nutrition information, which may be a great thing for cooks that are weary about caloric labels. 

6. Nistisima

The Secret to Delicious Vegan Cooking from the Mediterranean and Beyond by Georgina Hayden

In Greek, the word “Nistisima” is defined as meaning “fasting food”. So why make it the title of a cookbook? Well, Georgina Hayden takes this definition in a new direction, implying that “Nistisima: The Secret to Delicious Vegan Cooking from the Mediterranean and Beyond” is about fasting from eating meat or animal products.

The award-winning food writer has provided readers with 120 recipes inspired by Mediterranean, Middle East and Eastern Europe cuisines. Renowned chef Jamie Oliver commented on the book upon reading it for the first time. Needless to say, he was impressed.

 Mouthwatering recipes and beautiful storytelling – I want a seat at Georgie’s table.

Jamie Oliver, Chef

With a review like that, who wouldn’t want to take a crack at Georgina Hayden’s vegan recipes?   

7. Eat More Vegan

80 Delicious Recipes Everyone Will Love by Annie Rigg

Professional chef Annie Rigg analyzes the importance of whole foods in her new cookbook “Eat More Vegan: 80 Delicious Recipes Everyone Will Love”. The cookbook heavily surrounds the use of home-made oils and spices of Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern descent. In doing so, every recipe packs a flavorful punch!

Cook times are not included, however, Annie Rigg suggests that each recipe is quick to make and easy to prepare. There is even a section where Annie Rigg teaches you how to make authentic spices at home, some of which include powerful flavors like Pangrattato and Furikake. 

8. The Vegan Week

Meal Prep Recipes to Feed Your Future Self by Gena Hamshaw

One misconception about cooking is that you need lots of time to make a tasty meal. Gena Hamshaw proves that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to cook up something beautiful. “The Vegan Week: Meal Prep Recipes to Feed Your Future Self” helps to provide busy vegans with structured meals for any busy day. Gena Hamshaw breaks down her favorite meal prep methods for bright and colorful meals, while sticking to a vegan diet.

Imagine being able to enjoy a Tangy Cashew Lime Noodle Bowl in a fraction of the time! Gena has also provided vegan desserts that are great for meal prep including Carrot Cake and Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Balls which can be frozen and enjoyed later. The cookbook is stocked with meal prep tips and tricks to make mealtime a breeze. 

9. Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy

100 Fast, Healthy, Meal-Prep, Freezer-Friendly, and One-Pot Vegan Recipes by Toni Okamoto

Do you need to create an easy meal in a hurry? Well, check out Toni Okamoto’s new vegan cookbook! Each dish is crafted with simplistic meal prep in mind as most dishes only take 5 steps to complete.

How could this get any better? Well, every recipe is created with ingredients easily found in your local grocery store, saving time in the store isles. Dishes like “Tater Tot Casserole” and “Sheet Pan Nachos” can be found in the book, along with many easy dessert recipes for anyone with a sweet tooth.

10. Vegan Africa

Plant-Based Recipes from Ethiopia to Senegal by Marie Kacouchia

Marie Kacouchia takes readers on a worldwide taste test while she explores vegan dishes inspired by cuisine from many different countries. All 70 recipes are inspired by vegan meals from countries including Ghana, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa. Marie Kacouchia grew up on the Ivory Coast where she experienced unique tastes and comforting cuisine, which gave her the knowledge of how to cook with complex flavors.

Meals like Potato Stew bring her right back to her Moroccan roots while adding a vegan twist. The “Menus for All Occasions” section of the book is great for anyone who is a little indecisive when it comes to planning and cooking meals for specific events or occasions. 

11. Blk + Vegan

Full-Flavor, Protein-Packed Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours by Emani Corcran

Debut author Emani Corcran brings her favorite vegan and protein-rich meals to the table with her first cookbook “Blk+Vegan: Full-Flavor, Protein-Packed Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours”. As a vegan chef and woman of color, Emani Cocran has seen many different perspectives on food and cuisine. She uses the things that she’s seen or grown up with and creates dishes that pay homage to her endlessly unique outlook on food.

She dives deeper into this thought with every recipe, sharing her personal experience with women in her life and the importance of celebrating Black culture. You can find mouthwatering recipes in her book for things like Vegan Ribs and Vegan Jambalaya, showing that any recipe can have a clean twist.

12. Vegan Serendib

Recipes from Sri Lanka by Mary Anne Mohanraj

Take a trip with Mary Anne Mohanraj as she shares all of her favorite Sri Lankan dishes in her new cookbook! The book is created with inspiration from Sri Lankan and American cuisines, two cultural backgrounds that Mary Anne Mohanraj shares. A large majority of Sri Lankan dishes that Mary Anne Mohanraj learned came from her mother, a Sri Lankan resident.

 Now, Vegan Serendib marries that all too familiar cuisine with her love for veganism and healthy eating. Out of curry powder for a dish? No worries, Mary Anne Mohanraj provides a flavorful recipe for the most authentic-tasting curry powder for any dish. 

13. Eat the Rainbow

Vegan Recipes Made with Love from Bo’s Kitchen by Harriet Porterfield

Have you ever wanted to start creating your own vegan recipes but are not sure where to start? Well, self-taught vegan cook Harriet Porterfield shares her colorful and bold vegan meals in her newest book “Eat the Rainbow: Vegan Recipes Made with Love from Bo’s Kitchen” to prove that anyone can do anything, even if you have to learn on your own.

As the owner of Bo’s Kitchen, Harriet Porterfield has had the opportunity to bring some of her delectable recipes to life. Her book details some essentials for any vegan chef including a recipe for nut milks and pizza dough so you do not have to spend hours pursuing the grocery store shelves. 

14. The Vegan Chinese Kitchen

Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition by Hannah Che

One important aspect of Hannah Che’s life is her influence and family ties to her home country of China. As Hannah Che transitioned to a vegan lifestyle, she has carried her Chinese roots with her, crafting more than 100 vegan Chinese recipes. She did this upon discovering Zhai Cai, a type of vegan Chinese cuisine.

After learning and eating around, Hannah created her own vegan meals and compiled them into her newest cookbook. One of my personal favorite meals from “The Vegan Chinese Kitchen” is the Sweet and Sour Tofu. Hannah Che shares personal stories throughout the book, providing readers with a way to connect with the author on a deeper level. 

15. New Vegan Baking

A Modern Approach to Creating Irresistible Sweets for Every Occasion by Ana Rusu

Craving something sweet but don’t know what to make? Well, Ana Rusu has you covered for every occasion! “New Vegan Baking: A Modern Approach to Creating Irresistible Sweets for Every Occasion” is an all-inclusive cookbook for anyone looking for a sweet treat. On top of vegan recipes, the book contains recipes that are free of gluten, nuts, soy, and refined sugar for anyone with food allergies or aversions.

For international readers, the book is converted into volume and weight measures, as well as providing dairy-free replacements for recipes that contain milk, butter, or heavy cream. The Salted Caramel Boston Pie is one example of the delicious, yet inclusive recipes in Ana Rusu’s cookbook. 

16. The Essential Book of Vegan Bakes

Irresistible Plant-Based Cakes and Treats by Holly Jade

Holly Jade simplifies vegan baking by creating recipes with replacements for traditional baking goods including milk and eggs. In doing so, she has found ways to match the consistency and textures of non-vegan treats, which is close to impossible to nail in the kitchen without the proper guidance and ingredients. One of my personal favorite dishes in her book is for Neapolitan Celebration Cake.

Fun fact: each stunningly colorful  photo in Holly Jade’s cookbook was shot by her personally! The creator of “The Little Blog of Vegan” has shifted her talents into her book, providing crystal clear imagery and tasty vegan recipes. 

17. The Veg Box

10 Vegetables, 10 Ways by Stephen & David Flynn

There is a reason why you hated eating your vegetables as a kid. To your younger self, they seem boring, are virtually tasteless and are not friendly to people who struggle with unique textures (me included). However, Stephen and David Flynn turn vegetables on their head, creating delicious meals from traditionally disliked produce items.

The cookbook highlights the delicious undertones of vegetables, paring them with tasty and vegan ingredients. Each chapter focuses on one main vegetable and explains the best storing and cooking methods. One important highlight for every recipe is the use of unprocessed ingredients, helping to diminish food waste. 

18. Vegan Pasta Night

A Modern Guide to Italian-Style Cooking by Brianna Claxton

There is nothing better than pasta night! Whether it’s spaghetti or fettuccine, there is just something so comforting about a bowl full of sauce and carbs. Some vegans might not be able to relate, due to their limited options. Rather than letting those limitations win, Brianna Claxton has created a cookbook full of vegan recipes for your favorite pasta dishes, including ways to create your own pasta.

There are recommendations for replacements of items as well, including techniques for making vegan meat and cheese. On top of pasta, the cookbook also highlights Italian-inspired vegan dishes including recipes for Stuffed Banana Peppers and Fennel Gratin. 

19. Best of Vegan

100 Recipes That Celebrate Comfort, Culture, and Community by Kim-Julie Hansen

One of the most monumental collaborations in the food industry can be seen in “Best of Vegan: 100 Recipes That Celebrate Comfort, Culture and Community”. Kim-Julie Hansen is the figurehead behind this vegan cookbook; however, she decided that one chef in the kitchen is not enough. So, she decided to collaborate with some of the best chefs, bloggers and food creators in the business.

The cookbook brings vegan comfort meals to the forefront, breaking down ways to turn boring meals into household favorites. There is also a “Vegan Basics” section in case you are not ready to tackle some of the more intricate recipes. 

20. Natural Flava

Quick & Easy Plant-Based Caribbean Recipes by Craig and Shuan McAnuff

The final cookbook on Break Thru Kitchen’s figurative bookshelf comes from two brothers by the name of Craig and Shaun McAnuff. The siblings bring their favorite Caribbean-inspired dishes to the table, showing that any cuisine can be turned into a vegan fan favorite. The book highlights the importance of flipping vegetables into bright and unique dishes. Some of the produce that the brothers work with in the book are yams and jackfruit.

Inspired from dishes created by Jamaican Rastafarians, Shaun and Craig crafted clean recipes that focus on wellness as well as zero food waste. This is a big staple in Jamaican dishes, and something that the two chefs wanted to implement into kitchens worldwide. 

What is your favorite vegan recipe? Let us know in the comments!