April 17, 2024

15 Best Vegetarian Cookbooks To Buy In 2023

The number of vegetarians in the UK is burgeoning (around 1. 2 million Brits are now meat-free) – which means the number of us reaching for the best vegetarian cookbooks for weeknight dinner inspiration is on the rise, too.

Luckily, there are more vegetarian cookbooks on the market than ever before, proving there is more to a veggie diet than sweet potato, chickpeas and lentils. Yep: you can forget what you thought you knew. Vegetarian cooking isn’t boring – and these cookbooks, each packed full of flavourful, creative and delicious recipes – are here to prove it.

Chosen by GLAMOUR editors, passionate home cooks and literary experts Sophie Ezra and Chaya Burns, our top vegetarian recipe books list suits full-time vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians. Those being: the ones who simply want to cook a few meat-free meals each week. Whichever camp you fall into, you’l never be stuck for ideas of things to cook again.

The best vegetarian cookbooks 2023 at a glance:

  1. Best vegetarian cookbook for beginners: The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
  2. Best vegetarian cookbook for midweek meals: Leon Happy One-Pot Vegetarian by Rebecca Seal and Chantal Symons
  3. Best healthy vegetarian cookbook: Whole Food Cooking Every Day by Amy Chaplin
  4. Best celebrity vegetarian cookbook: Veg by Jamie Oliver
  5. Best vegetarian cookbook for experienced home chefs: Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi

How we tested vegetarian cookbooks:

After scouring bestseller lists and speaking to cookbook publishers about their new releases, we spoke to vegetarian home cooks and teamed up with book experts Sophie Ezra and Chaya Burns to curate a shortlist. Then, we tested as many vegetarian cookery books as we could, scoring each on the quality of recipes, simplicity, clarity and cover design. ‘Cos how it looks on your kitchen bookshelf is important, right? The result is a fool-proof vegetarian books list which delivers vegetarian meals to the comfort food home cooks, the one pan veggies and those who want to dabble in plant-based eating.

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