If you’re scrambling to fulfill the last of your holiday gift list, cookbooks are always a win. You’ll be helping friends and loved ones enhance their kitchen skills, all while subtly spreading the vegan message. Because people need to know plant-based foods are just as delicious (if not more so!) than the alternative.
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To help you check names off your list, here are five of our favorite vegan cookbooks — all new this year, and all major crowd-pleasers.
Eat Like You Give a Damn
This amazing cookbook by Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten (of Herbivore Clothing) offers some of the talented duo’s favorite recipes, offered up with a socially conscious message. They dole out secrets for how to make everything from an apple and peanut butter smoothie to diner breakfast tacos to don’t-be-blue cheese dressing. An appealing mix of healthy and indulgent, these are recipes that would win any eater over — and doesn’t everyone want to eat like they give a damn?
$19.90 on Amazon
Thug Kitchen Party Grub
This second collection of recipes from the wildly popular Thug Kitchen team, this tome is ideal for party prep of any and every kind. It has all the info a host or hostess needs, from brunch suggestions to potluck staples to cocktails (of course), so your giftee can please everyone on Galentine’s Day and Superbowl Sunday alike. Pick it up for one of your social butterfly friends, then sit back and wait for the party invite to arrive.
$15.59 on Amazon
Instagram-famous Mary Mattern is the queen of appealing, plant-based eats. Having worked as a chef to the stars, she knows her way around a kitchen, and this cookbook is the culmination of her expertise. With dishes like cauliflower ricotta stuffed shells, sesame tofu tacos, and American apple pie — it’s a perfect choice for omnivores and herbivores alike.
$13.85 on Amazon
The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family
For families looking to adopt some healthy habits, this book can open up a whole new world. Written by ultra-athlete Rich Roll and his wife, Julie Piatt, this is more than a cookbook: it’s a complete family lifestyle guide. Along with 120 recipes, it offers lots of info on how eating plants can lead to long-term wellness for body, mind, and spirit. Parents always want the best for their kids — this book is a great way to show ’em how to make that happen.
$23.36 on Amazon
The Taco Cleanse
Wait … a taco-based cleanse? That. Can’t. Be. Right. But it is! This kitschy new book is all about changing your life through the power of plant-based tacos. Dreamed up by some “vegan taco scientists” in Austin, Texas, the collection includes 75 mouthwatering recipes — along with info on “supplements” like liquid refreshments (margaritas!). Perfect for your diet-weary friends (with a sense of humor), this is a cleanse ANYONE can stick to.
$12.74 on Amazon