The best vegan cookbooks: must buys for anyone trying to eat more plant-based meals

Grab one of the best vegan cookbooks to add some great meat-free and dairy-free meals to you menu. Whether you are already a vegan, trying Veganuary or just want to up the veg in your diet, we have found the best books to help you

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With plenty of choice out there, knowing which are the best vegan cookbooks has become somewhat of a quest for us. With more and more of us wanting to know how to live a vegan lifestyle, or just reduce the number of meat-based meals in our diets, chefs have flocked to offer us their best vegan recipes and Waterstones now stocks over 10,000 books on the subject.

That is a lot! So we have narrowed it down to the very best. The ones that make a plant-based diet easy and fun. There are options for everyone too. If you are looking to lose a few pounds in the process, there are vegan cookbooks that support weight loss. Or on the flipside, if you don't want to miss out on all of your favourite fast food style burgers, pizzas and puddings we have found the best vegan cookbooks for indulgent dishes even the most voracious carnivore will enjoy. 

We all know we need to eat less meat – not just for our health but for the planet too – so whether a practicing vegan or not, grab one of these books and try a few fab plant based dinners, snacks, breakfasts and more.

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BOSH!: Simple recipes | £5 at WHSmith
This is the highest-selling vegan cookbook ever and the first offering from Henry Firth and Ian Theasby aka BOSH. These friends focus on making vegan food accessible and fun. Expect lots of food that imitates your meaty and cheesy favourites, but also wonderful recipes that celebrate vegetables in their purest forms. We have tried the crispy chilli tofu, patatas bravas and PBJ brownies so far and can't wait to make more.View Deal

Vegan(ish) by Jack Monroe | Was £16.99, now £10.41
Jack Monroe is here to show you how planning and knowing the basics means that swapping to a plant-based diet is delicious and will save you money, too. This is the latest offering from Jack who is well known for campaigning against poverty and hunger. The French onion soup is delicious and there is a whole chapter on sandwiches so you can wave goodbye to struggling to find an affordable vegan option every lunchbreak.

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Vegan One Pound Meals by Miguel Barclay | Was £16.99, now £10.61 on Wordery
We have been bigs fans of One Pound Meals for a while and were very happy when this vegan offering came out. Plant-based and budget friendly, you get a lot of variety in this book including exotic Laksa, katsu curries, yummy roast dinners and easy pasta dishes. It is only £10.61 on Wordery and so you can be even more spend savvy, you can get 10% off a second book in their Jan sale. View Deal

East by Meera Sodha | Was £20, now £13.03 on Amazon
We think some of the best vegan meals are ones that don't involve swaps or changes, but were designed to be plant based in the first place. This is why Asian food has so many great vegan offerings and East by Meera Sodha showcases over 120 veggie and vegan recipes. If you want to nail the perfect curry or make tofu taste irresistible, this is the cookbook for you.View Deal

The Green Roasting Tin | £10.20 at Amazon
Love a one-pot dinner? This is the cookbook for you. Pop all your ingredients into an oven dish, put it in the oven and relax on the sofa with a glass of vino. The oven does all the hard work for you. It has vegetarian recipes too, but plenty of vegan options and many veggie ones can be done with dairy replacements/no eggs/no honey as required.View Deal

Five Ingredient Vegan by Kate Beskow | Was £20, now £12.64 on Wordery
A common complaint about vegan food is that you need to buy a lot of extra ingredients to make something tasty, but here Kate shares over 100 quick, simple recipes that use just five ingredients. No rushing out to find nutritional yeast and xanthan gum here, just good wholesome food that you can make with supermarket ingredients.View Deal

BOSH! Healthy Vegan | Was £16.99, now £10.34 on Amazon
This is another offering from BOSH!, but the recipes in this book have been chosen as they contain less fat or sugar. Obviously they still taste 100% amazing – I have made the spicy lentil and kale soup and I am nibbling on the jacked flapjacks as we speak... yum!View Deal

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