Window Shopping: 7 Best Vegan Cookbooks To Get You Inspired


As the colder weather draws in and you may find yourself spending more time at home – so why not hit the kitchen and cook up some feasts for friends and family (or just yourself)?

We’ve rounded up seven great vegan cookbooks for World Vegan Day (1 November) - from the simple and delicious to the introduction of plant-based haute cuisine.

Whether you’re a long-term vegan in need of some fresh inspo or curious about taking a break from animal products to see what all the hype is about, these are the cruelty-free cookbooks for you.

Vegan in 7 by Rita Serano
If you're intimidated by the idea of going vegan, Rita Serano simplifies it completely. All her recipes are fully vegan and need only seven ingredients or fewer. Plus all the recipes are refined sugar free and low fat.

Vegan in 7 by Rita Serano, £20
Happy Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan by Bettina Campolucci Bordi
If the beautiful cover doesn't draw you in to this cookbook, the chef will. Bettina Campolucci-Bordi was born in Tanzania to Norweigan and Danish-Bulgarian parents. Her fresh, clean cooking is influenced by her upbringing and multiple health restrictions.

Happy Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan by Bettina Campolucci Bordi, £20
15 Minute Vegan by Katy Beskow
Is there anything better than comfort food, especially as the cold sets in? This cookbook's here to tell you that delicious warming feeling can be totally vegan. There are 100 recipes to choose from, as well as tips on cooking and shopping. What's more, it'll only take you 15 minutes to make them.

15 Minute Vegan by Katy Beskow, £10
Vegan Christmas by Gaz Oakley
We weren't convinced it would be possible to make the classic Chrissy dinner vegan and get away with it, but Gaz Oakley pulls it off. The book walks you through the day from Christmas morning through to leftovers, and even edible gifts. There's a vegan substitute to everything from streaky bacon to mince pies. It's unexpected, but go on, you're intrigued.

Vegan Christmas by Gaz Oakley, £15
The Wicked Healthy Cookbook by Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno & David Joachim
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According to these chefs (and brothers), Wicked Healthy means "good-for-you food that tastes so good you think it must be bad for you." That's the dream isn't it? They've put 30 years of experience as chefs into a guide on how to live vegan, really enjoy it and ultimately live a healthier life.

The Wicked Healthy Cookbook by Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno & David Joachim, £20
Plantlab by Matthew Kenney
This cookbook is for the serious vegan foodies. Kenney's goal is to elevate vegan cooking to culinary masterpieces. Think carrot-ginger kelp noodles and hibiscus strawberry cheesecake. There's a lot of great cookbooks for vegans starting out, or keeping it simple, but it's great to see vegan haute cuisine developing too. Challenge accepted.

Plantlab by Matthew Kenney, £20
Much More Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Family friendly and easy to make, this cookbook is a great staple for any aspiring vegan cook. Almost all recipes are also gluten free, and there's a huge range of recipes - veggie feasts, soups, raw recipes and mezze plates. Delicious.

Much More Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, £15

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