The Best Vegan Cookbooks for Beginners

Whether you have been living the vegan lifestyle for decades, or just became a vegan last week, finding new and interesting vegan recipes to cook and serve guest is always of interest. However, for those new to cooking or new to being a vegan finding easy to follow vegan recipes is essential.

Cookbooks for beginners should include information on measuring, serving sizes, and have recipes that are easy and simple to follow. Of course the recipes included in the book should be appetizing so people will actually want to cook them and eat them. So with that criteria in mind here are are the best vegan cookbooks for beginners.


Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Written by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan cookbook is perfect for beginning cooks. This book contains loads of information including the foods that vegan should keep stocked in their panty that will allow them to cook at a moments notice.

While this book does contain over 250 recipes that most people can make from their pantry staples (Once the pantry is stocked) simply by adding some fresh fruits and vegetables, don’t expect to find yourself pouring over picture after picture of mouth watering dishes, as the recipes may well result in mouth watering food, but the pictures are few or non existent.

However the clearly written step by step directions as well as all the additional information makes this cookbook the ideal vegan cookbook for beginners.


The Single Vegan: Simple, Convenient, and appetizing meals for One

Leah Leneman makes cooking vegan for one simple and easy with the cookbook “The Single Vegan” The recipes are simple and easy to follow, and perfect for that single person who wants to live the vegan lifestyle, but doesn’t enjoy cooking those larger recipes and eating the food day after day until it is gone. With this book you don’t have to. You can cook a new meal each day, and if you do have guest then just double the recipe and you are good to go.


How it All Vegan!

Written by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer How it all vegan is a great vegan cookbook for beginners and those who have been living vegan for years. The recipes and information in this book are mixed with a healthy helping of humor and charm making it more enjoyable that a standard cookbook.

The book covers all meals of the day, and even recipes for vegan milks. People who have tried some of the recipes in this book state that the recipes turn out extremely well and are exceptionally tasty. But this recipe book goes beyond vegan food and includes recipes for vegan household cleaners as well, which is a real plus.


With veganism appealing to more and more people around the world, there are many cookbooks to choose from.

However, for the beginner vegan, choosing any or all of three vegan cookbooks will help you to build your cooking skills and perfect some delicious recipes, before moving on to those cookbooks that contain more complicate recipes.