Veganism is a growing movement with many people choosing to adopt a cruelty-free, plant-based lifestyle. The demand for incredible vegan food is stronger than ever, with international meal delivery service, Just Eat, predicting that 2018 will be the year of the vegan. The company reported a massive 94% increase in healthy food orders in 2017.
Whether you’re thinking about going vegan or are a seasoned veggie eater, sometimes you can get into a food rut. But, fear not, vegan food can be easy to make, delicious and nutritious. We’ve compiled a list of fantastic books, apps and websites to help you find your vegan food fix.
Barnivore is your vegan beer, wine and liquor guide. Your favourite tipple may not be vegan and a lot of the time it’s not obvious. Simply type the name of your drink into Barnivore and it will tell you if it’s vegan or not. Despite not having an “official” app, there are several apps that use data from Barnivore to create easy to access information. For Android users, there’s Vgan and for Apple users there’s VeganXpress.
Happy Cow is renowned in the vegan world and is a go-to resource for recipes, restaurants, travel, lifestyle and so much more. You can find a number of healthy recipes for both vegetarian and vegan dishes. The community-based website also has an excellent app, perfect for finding your nearest vegan restaurant wherever you are in the world.
Oh She Glows
The award-winning recipe blog features a ton of amazing healthy recipes that the whole family will enjoy. Angela has been blogging for the past 6 years and shares incredibly energising, plant-based recipes with many allergy-friendly options too. Originally starting out as a blog, you can also get the The Oh She Glows app for iOS and Android devices. Access all your favourite recipes on the go. Angela has released several cookbooks including The Oh She Glows Cookbook and New York Times Bestseller Oh She Glows Every Day.
Dana is the face and brains behind Minimalist Baker, a passionate blogger and author of Minimalist’s Baker Everyday Cooking and 31 Meals Cookbook. On Minimalist Baker you’ll find plant-based and mainly gluten-free recipes that can be made in either 30 minutes or less, 1 bowl or include 10 ingredients or less. Even though there’s a big focus on sweet things, you’ll find a number of delicious entrees too.
Vegan Food & Living
Vegan Food & Living is a hub of information and should be a go-to resource for vegans. Featuring loads of recipes ranging from breakfast and lunch to Christmas and Halloween ideas for vegan food. The site also includes posts on ethical beauty, fitness, nutrition and lifestyle. As well as a great source of information, Vegan Food & Living is a multi-award-winning and best-selling monthly magazine in the UK with a fresh and exciting approach to ethical eating and living.
The Vegan Society
Founded in the UK in 1944, The Vegan Society is a registered charity and a fantastic source for all things vegan. You can find easy to make recipes including cakes, comfort food, curries and healthy meals. Learn how to vegenise your favourite meals and even get inspired to throw an impressive dinner party for the non-vegans in your life. The Vegan Society website also features nutritional information aimed at vegans to make sure you’re getting the most out of your diet.
You may recognise So Vegan from their incredible vegan recipe videos, their website is filled with delicious and wholesome vegan recipes. Separated into Mains, Desserts and Snacks you’ll find tasty and nutritious vegan food always accompanied by an epic video. Their Falafel Burger recipe is a must-try.
If you’re on the fence about plant-based eating then head to TryVeg. They have a free print or downloadable vegan starter guide to help you on your vegan journey. You can find easy recipes to follow and learn more about eating healthily and sustainably.
Food monster app
If you’re looking for an incredible library of vegan recipe inspiration look no further than One Green Planet’s app, Food Monster. The app gives you access to 500 free vegan recipes with the option to upgrade to a monthly or yearly subscription, giving you access to over 8000 meatless and dairy-free dishes. With new recipes added daily, you’ll be scrolling endlessly and joining a community of compassionate food lovers.
Although not 100% vegan only, Foodimus is a great app for finding vegan recipes. This app allows you to share the food you love and connect with other users as well as save recipes. Find vegan inspiration from around the world by searching for ingredient combinations or just scroll through your feed. Share your recipes while learning from others at the same time.
Currently only available on the App Store but with development well underway for Google Play, Vegman helps you find vegetarian, vegan and veg-friendly restaurants for when you’re not in the mood to cook. The app is always being updated with newly identified locations and is a community of foodies.
Is it Vegan?
Available on both the App Store and Google Play, Is it Vegan? reads complicated food labels and tells you what’s vegan. Fruit and vegetables are obviously vegan but a lot of ingredients use scientific names that aren’t actually vegan. This app is perfect for new vegans that need help with their food shop and finding the right foods to pick up.
Do Eat Raw
The app features more than 300 raw vegan recipes which feature easy to read shopping lists as well as user ratings. If you’re looking to eat more raw meals but not sure where to start then Do Eat Raw is great for you. The app shows that cooking and eating healthy meals for you and your family doesn’t need to be stressful and taxing.
21-Day Vegan Kickstart
Perfect for those looking to kickstart a vegan diet or maybe just for a healthy detox, 21-Day Vegan Kickstart gives you all the recipes and resources you need to improve and regain your health. The app uses step by step recipe photos to give users clear instructions and make vegan cooking easy.
Created by Lil B and the Follow Your Heart team that bring delicious Vegenaise to your plate, the VegEmoji app is all about spreading positivity. Use the app to create fun characters with your friends and family and share the plant-based and healthy message. You can also find your nearest stockist of Follow Your Heart products in your neighbourhood.
Forks Over Knives
The Forks Over Knives team that brought you the critically acclaimed film and Forks Over Knives website have released an incredible recipe app. Featuring over 500 whole-food, plant-based recipes from leading chefs. The app has been listed as #1 Food & Drink and features as ‘Best New App’ by Apple. Considered an essential vegan recipe app. The app has a one-off payment to download onto your device.
Vegan in 7
Perfect for a new vegan or someone looking to find easy and simple recipes. Vegan in 7 does exactly what it says on the cover and provides healthy vegan recipes with 7 ingredients or less. Vegan cooking doesn’t need to be complicated and great food can be achieved quickly and with little effort. Chapters are separated into Start, Fast, Fresh, Nourishing, Gather, Sweets and Basics.
The Plantpower Way
Created by high profile and renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete Rich Roll alongside his chef wife Julie Piatt. The Plantpower Way aims to provide the modern family with vibrant, healthy and plant-centric dishes. Meals include hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinner as well as smoothies, juices and tasty desserts. The Plantpower Way is more than a cookbook, it offers readers an accessible way to living sustainably and a new perspective to healthy eating.
The Wicked Healthy Cookbook: Free. From. Animals.
After releasing an entirely plant-based Wicked Healthy range at major supermarket Tesco, the Sarnos Bros. who founded Wicked Healthy have released a vegan cookbook filled with delicious recipes. Chad and Derek Sarnos are at the forefront of plant-based cooking and their book does not disappoint. You’ll find 129 recipes for everyday meals including Sloppy BBQ Jackfruit Sliders with Slaw and Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Spiced Gelato.
The VGang Cookbook
Created by the team at Ethics and Antics, now known as ETHCS. Founded by vegan activist, professional freerunner and YouTube sensation Tim Shieff, the VGang Cookbook features 37 incredible vegan and gluten-free recipes. You’ll find burrito bowls, Mac N Cheese, sushi and so much more. The book is available in both an Ebook and hard copy.
BOSH!: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants
If you’ve seen incredible vegan recipe videos circling the Internet, the likelihood is that they came from Bosh. The team at Bosh now have a well-awaited vegan cookbook that looks just as magical as their videos. The cookbook focuses on very easy and outrageously tasty meals with over 150 recipes for you to get stuck into, from lasagnes to delicious desserts.
Vegan 100: Over 100 incredible recipes from Avant-Garde Vegan
Gaz Oakley aka the Avante-Garde Vegan is convincing people to eat vegan or at least try a meatless Monday with bold and gorgeous vegan food. Long gone are the days of vegan food being dull and tasteless. As a trained chef and well-known blogger, the new cookbook features over 100 plant-based recipes full of flavour from Kentucky Chick’n to Summer Berry Mousse Cake.
The Engine 2 Cookbook: More Than 130 Lip-Smacking, Rib-Sticking, Body-Slimming Recipes to Live Plant-Strong
Originally starting in a firehouse in Texas, the Engine 2, is a trusted name in plant-based eating. The Engine 2 Cookbook packs everything you need from the healthy living programme into 130 fantastic recipes to live plant-strong. The meals are designed to help readers lose weight, lower cholesterol and improve their health.
The New Vegan
Deciding to go fully vegan can be overwhelming at times and knowing where to start can be confusing. The New Vegan introduces you to simple vegan recipes with really useful tips for living a plant-based lifestyle. The cookbook delves into new ingredients, what you can and can’t eat and discusses nutrition, all perfect for a new vegan. You can also find Keep it Vegan by the same author featuring over 100 simple, easy to make dishes.
Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F**K
From their incredibly popular website, Thug Kitchen delivers a fantastic and refreshing approach to adopting a healthier lifestyle. Thug Kitchen is “dedicated to verbally abusing you into a healthier diet”. With a huge fan base and following, the cookbook features overs 100 recipes perfect for home cooking as well as including a number of tips to help you shop on a budget.
Cooking healthy vegan food is a great way to get more creative in the kitchen and explore new flavours and meals you might not have tried. Veganism is only set to grow with more and more books, websites and apps coming out to help us continue to live compassionately and sustainably. We’ll be updating this post with new vegan recipe sources regularly. Where do you get your vegan food inspiration from? Let us know through the contact page and we’ll update the list as soon as we can!