Plant-Based Cooking

By Sarah Yurch | January 24 2023 | NonfictionCooking

More Americans than ever are adopting a plant-based diet—at least part-time. The number of people who identify as vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian has been steadily rising over the past several years, and nonwhite Americans are three times as likely to be vegetarian as white Americans.

Most people who adopt a more plant-based diet make the shift because of health concerns. Some also change their diet because of climate concerns, citing the meat industry’s sizeable greenhouse gas emissions.

This all comes at a time when it’s becoming increasingly convenient and affordable to go plant-based. Impossible Meat can be found in most grocery stores, and fast-food restaurants like Starbucks, Taco Bell, Chipotle, and even KFC are adding plant-based offerings to their menus. But whether brands are responding to consumer behavior, or folks are reducing meat consumption based on product availability remains a chicken and egg question (or perhaps a vegan chik’n and flax egg question).

Check out some of our top-selling plant-based cookbooks below, or click here for a more complete list.


The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook
500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day
The #1 best-selling modern classic—America’s Test Kitchen’s indispensable guide to the life-changing Mediterranean diet, with more than 600,000 copies sold
$35.99 US
Dec 27, 2016
America's Test Kitchen

The Fiber Fueled Cookbook
Inspiring Plant-Based Recipes to Turbocharge Your Health
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Will Bulsiewicz offers a groundbreaking cookbook packed with delicious plant-based recipes, as well as a targeted plan for overcoming food sensitivities.
$30.00 US
May 17, 2022
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed [A Cookbook]
A groundbreaking cookbook from beloved chef-activist Bryant Terry, drawing from African, Afro-Caribbean, and Southern food to create more than 100 enticing vegan recipes.
$27.50 US
Apr 08, 2014
Ten Speed Press

Ottolenghi Flavor
A Cookbook
The New York Times bestselling author of Plenty joins up with the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen's Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is amplified in more than 100 innovative, super-delicious plant-based recipes.
$35.00 US
Oct 13, 2020
Ten Speed Press
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)

Love Real Food
More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourish the Body: A Cookbook
Learn to eat well with more than 100 approachable and delicious meatless recipes designed for everyone—vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike—with substitutions to make meals special diet–friendly (gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free) whenever possible. The path to a healthy body and happy belly is paved with real food—fresh, wholesome, sustainable food—and it doesn’t need to be so difficult. No one knows this more than Kathryne Taylor of America’s most popular vegetarian food blog, Cookie + Kate. With brand-new, creative recipes, Taylor inspires you to step into the kitchen and cook wholesome plant-based meals, again and again. She’ll change your mind about kale and quinoa, and show you how to make the best granola you’ve ever tasted. You’ll find make-your-own instant oatmeal mix and fluffy, naturally sweetened, whole-grain blueberry muffins; hearty green salads and warming soups; pineapple pico de gallo; healthier homemade pizzas; and even a few favorites from the blog. Of course, Love Real Food wouldn’t be complete without plenty of stories starring Taylor’s veggie-obsessed, rescue dog sous-chef, Cookie! Taylor celebrates whole foods by encouraging you not just to “eat this,” but to eat like this. Take it from her readers: you’ll love how you feel.
$27.50 US
May 16, 2017
Rodale Books