Books on going vegan and vegan nutrition

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by Alicia Silverstone

My favorite book on going vegan. This book, and Alicia's kind and understanding words changed my life. Read more about her book in our post on it here.

by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

The perfect ABC 123 guide to transitioning to a vegan diet, by an inspiring and incredible writer.

by Virginia Messina with Jl Fields

My go-to resource on vegan nutrition for women by my favorite registered dietitian. It introduces the plant plate, a vegan version of the food pyramid (which I literally have framed in my kitchen), and answers every vegan question that concerns health and nutrition on a plant-based diet for women.

by John Robbins

An amazing read that tells us all about how a vegan diet can change our health, planet and save animals and why we haven't heard any of this before by health professionals or government. Amazing read!


by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt

Inspiration and practical guidance to help you achieve a plant based diet for the whole family, written by ultra endurance athlete Rich Roll and his wife, and filled with healthy recipes and beautiful photography

by Dr. Michael Greger with Gene Stone

Straight from the latest nutritional studies and the guru of vegan nutritional data and research comes a practical guide to what foods we need to be eating on a daily basis to prevent and reverse disease. Featuring his daily dozen of must eat foods!

by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

A great book on vegan nutrition, nutritional requirements and sources and all your nutrient related questions answered by two amazing registered dietitians.

by Kathy Freston

By one of the most approachable and relatable vegan authors, a new guide for young adults to help them make the transition into a vegan diet, with 70 simple and easy to make recipes.


by Gene Stone, Dr. T.Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

The book version of the famous documentary Forks Over Knives (which was partly responsible for making me vegan)

by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell

The most comprehensive study on nutrition ever conducted and it's implications for diet and health. 

by Victoria Moran

A super relatable and practical book by one of my favorite authors. She takes you by the hand through everything you need to know about vegan diets no matter where you are right now.

by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

A comprehensive look at transitioning into a vegan diet with a large focus on vegan nutrition by registered dietitians. Also available in its express edition.


by Kris Carr

A beautiful and very special read, written by a cancer thriver who saved her own life through a vegan diet.

by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

A hysterical, potty-mouth filled, fun read that will smack you in the back of the head and make you change your life. There's a ton in the series, including recipe books and guides for a healthy vegan pregnancy.

by Elizabeth Castoria

A quick reference guide with lots of infographics with tips, tricks and lots of information on being vegan.

by Sherry Colb

The typical questions vegans get asked and their answers. From food to lifestyle, with great insights by a wonderful writer.


by Kathy Freston

A great book to read when you're starting on your vegan path. Written by one of my favorite vegans and a New York Times Bestselling author.

by Dr. Melanie Joy

An amazing read about the concept of carnism and the psychology behind our habits (why we love some animals but eat others). Am incredible concept and writer.

by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Weight loss, health and vegan nutrition from on of the world's top experts on vegan diets. A book that focuses on health, weight loss and nutrition

by John Robbins

An oldie but in its latest edition. Responsible for creating and inspiring thousands of vegans around the world


by Brendan Brazier

Vegan nutrition for optimal athletic performance from one of my favorite vegan athletes.

by Carol J Adams, Patti Breitman and Virginia Messina MPH, RD

The perfect book for people over 50 who want to embrace a plant-based lifestyle, make it simple, doable and get the best nutrition possible.

by Karen Dawn

A fun yet very complete look at the way we treat animals and what we can do about it. Written in a fun and illustrated way with Bizarro cartoons filling its pages. Makes for a great coffee table book for any animal activist but is packed with information.

by Jasmin Singer

A memoir by one of the leading vegan activists of our time, and how she went from an overweight non-vegan to the thriving superhero she is today (my words not hers!), and her journey into finding herself through veganism.


Our favorite vegan cookbooks

by Miyoko Schinner

by Heather Bell and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods

by Miyoko Schinner



by Angela Liddon

by Leilana Two Moons

by Gena Hamshaw


by Brian L Patton (aka The Sexy Vegan)

by Brian L Patton(aka The Sexy Vegan)

by Robin Robertson

by Wes Allison and Stephanie Bogdanich


by Alicia Silverstone

by Angela Liddon

by Ella Woodward

by Ella Woodward


by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

by Kristy Turner

by Colleen Patrick Goudreau

by Colleen Patrick Goudreau


by Chloe Coscarelli

by Chloe Coscarelli

by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero


We will continue to add more as we encounter them. Feel free to mention all of your favorites in the comments below!