Next time you’re at a bookstore, check out the vegetarian cookbook section. You will likely be overwhelmed by the huge array of vegan, vegetarian, and raw cookbooks, baking books, vegan cupcake books, vegan ice cream making books, and so much more. On the one hand this is AWESOME, because bookstores are supplying the population with enough veg recipes to satisfy you for a lifetime. But when you go there looking for just one cookbook to get you started, figuring out which is the best book out there can be tough. So today I’m doing a post about my personal Top 5 Favorite Vegan Cookbooks!
#1. My all-time favorite cookbook is actually one that just came out! It is Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s new cookbook, The Vegan Table. This cookbook is especially good if you have dinner parties or attend potlucks and are looking for scrumptious foods that are sure to wow your guests. I especially love this cookbook because it is laced with gorgeous pictures of the recipes that inspire me to actually make the dishes!
#2. By the very same author, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, here is my all-time favorite baking book, The Joy of Vegan Baking! From cookies to cakes to puddings to breads, this books has enough carb-o-licious treats to keep you and your friends loving the vegan life.
#3. If you only plan to get one vegan cookbook in your life, and you want to get the most for your money, the next two are for you. Vegan Planet is a huge compilation of recipes by the very well respected cookbook author Robin Robertson. This book will keep you busy in the kitchen for years. The only thing it’s lacking is pictures.
#4. Another hefty cookbook packed full of recipes, Veganomicon has quickly become a staple of almost every vegan household. This cookbook contains some of the best recipes out there…and again my only disappointment is that there are no photos. Then again if there were, this book would probably weigh 50 lbs.
#5. For the health conscious folks out there, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen is a beautiful cookbook filled with raw delicacies. Before you discount it for being too out there, consider that this book can teach you how to make healthy cookies in minutes without a stove! What more could you ask for?
Hope you find this list helpful and that it inspires you to get a vegan cookbook and try out some vegan cooking!