9 Female Chef Vegan Cookbooks By Black Authors You Do Not Want To Miss

9 Female Chef Vegan Cookbooks By Black Authors You Do Not Want To Miss

Sometimes it’s nice to have a physical copy of a recipe, and cookbooks tell stories that online recipes can’t beat.

Plus, they help us avoid splattering our devices with grease, and they won’t be lost in your search history!

But as veganism becomes ever more popular, you may find that traditional cookbooks just don’t cut it anymore.

Luckily, there are plenty of amazing vegan cookbooks out there written by black female (see also: 9 Female Chef Vegan Cookbooks By Black Authors You Do Not Want To Miss)authors that you can line your shelves with!

From soul food to Jamaican food to vegan twists on Southern classics, we’ve got you covered. 

9 Female Chef Vegan Cookbooks By Black Authors 


The first cookbook written by Tabitha Brown, this #1 New York Times bestseller is packed with family-friendly, simple vegan recipes and stories from the soul, inspired by her love of food and her own health journeys.

Tabitha’s recipes are creative, flexible, and full of reassurance that you can make them in your own kitchen.

If you’re already a big believer of cooking from the spirit or soul, then we’re sure you’ll appreciate how much freedom Tabitha gives you to make her tasty vegan recipes your own.

If vegan cooking is new to you, then Tabitha is the best person to get you accustomed to preparing vegan food.

Read this book here.


Rev. Dr Brooke Brimm has made it her life’s mission to help people live happier, healthier lives through yoga retreats, spiritual counselling, and, of course, this lovingly written vegan cookbook. 

The recipes Dr Brimm has collected prove that while soul food can be food cooked for special, celebratory occasions - like cobbler, fried vegan chicken, and macaroni and cheese - it can also be fresh, vibrant, and healthy.

This book is the perfect balance between decadent vegan dishes and delicious meals you can enjoy every day. 

You can buy the book here.


Whether plant-based eating is new to you, or you’ve been dedicated to the diet for a long time, Charity Morgan is here to help.

A private chef to rock stars and elite athletes (Tennis star Venus Williams even wrote the foreword to this book), Charity knows how to make filling, healthy meals that are also delicious.

She’s here to prove that just because you’re no longer eating dairy, meat, and eggs doesn’t mean you have to forgo flavor and indulge in comfort food.

This is Charity’s first cookbook where she lays out a plan for anybody who wants to cut down on their meat intake - whether they want to cut it out completely or just scale back a little on their consumption. 

Charity is inspired by her Creole and Puerto Rican heritage, as well her life in the American South.

Charity’s flavor-packed recipes include Jambalaya, Jerk-Spiced Lentils with Coconut Rice and Mango, and a mouthwatering Salted Caramel Apple Crisp.

Those are just three of the 100 recipes contained in Unbelievable Vegan that will help you lead a meat-free life.

Charity also gives you advice on how to replace oyster mushrooms for chicken, and how to spice walnuts so they taste like chorizo.

Her recipes prove that vegan recipes can be healthy, filling, comforting, and - most importantly - delicious.

You can buy the book here.


The first full-length cookbook by Trayce Lynn McQuirter, By Any Greens Necessary is not your typical cookbook - it’s an inspirational book that doesn’t just aim to teach black women how to cook vegan recipes, but how to get healthier and love themselves.

The book tells the story of McQuirter’s own plant-based health journey, containing over 40 fantastic recipes that don’t just nourish your body, but your soul too.

You can buy the book here.


This comprehensive, gorgeously photographed cookbook by Jenne Claiborne needs to be on your bookshelf!

Claiborne believes that soul food isn’t just for special occasions and can be enjoyed every day - and this cookbook proves it!

While it does contain Sweet Potato Pie and Fluffy Biscuits, there are also fresh, nourishing recipes like the Caribbean Steamed Cabbage and Georgia Watermelon and Peach Salad.

From fruit cobblers with notes of ginger and indulgent pound cakes to fabulous crab cakes and smoky collard greens, these amazing vegan dishes are irresistible and are good for your body and soul.

You can buy the book here.


If you’re a fan of classic soul food but you’re struggling to find options that don’t revolve around dairy or meat, then the Vegan Soul Food Cookbook is here to get your taste buds tingling.

It’s packed with irresistible, plant-based versions of classic comfort foods like Biscuits and Gravy, Cajun Fried ‘Chicken,’ and Gumbo that are totally vegan but are still hearty and delicious. 

As well as containing over 100 modern twists on soul food classics, the recipes also contain accessible, simple ingredients that are easy to prepare as well as easy to find, as well as a crash course on going vegan, and the benefits it has to your health and to the environment. 

You can buy the book here.


Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats is a treasure trove of plant-based recipes that make cooking delicious vegan meals seriously easy and practical for every day.

There are no boring or plain dishes in sight in this book, and no need to stand over a stove all day.

Rachel is inspired by naturally vegan cuisines and their dishes, as well as her West African and Caribbean roots to create flavorful dishes that are simple to make and will motivate you to stick to your vegan diet. 

Rachel’s recipes are not just quick, but they also often require just one pot.

The ingredient lists are accessible and short, you can prep dishes ahead of time, and each recipe is accompanied by a song so you can create a fabulous playlist to listen to while you cook.

You can buy the book here.


This cookbook is an amazing guide on how to inject Southern (see also: Female Chef Vegan Cookbooks By Black Authors You Do Not Want To Miss)soul into vegan cooking.

A Southern Girl’s Guide to Plant-Based Eating helps you bridge the gap between plant-based eating to a vegan diet with dozens of Southern inspired recipes to satisfy your soul.

The cookbook also contains cooking tips, details of alternatives to non-vegan foods, how to get a head start on meals for midweek cooking, and much more!

You can buy the book here.


When you think of Jamaican food, we’re willing to bet the first thing that comes to mind is a spicy meal revolving around meat.

Just like any cuisine, there are a lot of misconceptions about Jamaican food that Denai Moore busts with her vegan cookbook.

Denai covers the spectrum of Jamaican cooking from Rice & Pea Arancini to Heart Of Palm Salt Fish with Savory Green Plantains. 

The chapter titles are sure to put a smile on your face. Our favorites are Desserts as a Lifestyle, Salads That Aren’t Lame, and Sides That Have Main Event Energy.

You can buy the book here.

Final Thoughts

We hope our picks for vegan cookbooks by black female authors have inspired you to cook some hearty, delicious vegan food!

Vegan food doesn’t have to be bland, and the vegan recipes in these books inspired by Jamaican and Southern dishes proves it. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Basic Vegan Foods?

The basics of a vegan diet include breads, dairy alternatives like almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk, fruits and vegetables, legumes like beans, lentils, and peas, nuts and seeds, pasta, rice, and vegetable oils.

Do You Need To Be A Good Cook To Be A Vegan?

No, you don’t have to be a good cook - or even a mediocre one - to be a vegan.

In fact, a plant-based diet is a lot simpler than it seems - as evidenced by the cookbooks on our list.

Is It Healthier To Be A Vegan?

A vegan diet is healthy as it contains plenty of fiber and is lower in cholesterol than an omnivore diet.

Some studies have found that a vegan diet reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, and helps manage type 2 diabetes.


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Barbara Hunt


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