Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $29.99
  • Save: $9.33 (31%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Veganomicon: The Ultimate... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by FPQ Books
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Hardcover – November 2, 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008 customer reviews

See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$9.40 $2.45

Cookbooks for eating well
Inspiralize Everything: An Apples-to-Zucchini Encyclopedia of Spiralizing
Inspiralize Everything: An Apples-to-Zucchini Encyclopedia of Spiralizing
Inspiralize Everything: An Apples-to-Zucchini Encyclopedia of Spiralizing
$20.66 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
  • +
  • Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
  • +
  • The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out
Total price: $46.79
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. While most vegan cookbooks are anemic, underfed volumes-some no-brainer pasta recipes, a few things to do with tofu, maybe some oddball desserts-this slam-bang effort from vegan chefs Moskowitz and Romero (Vegan with a Vengeance) is thorough and robust, making admirable use of every fruit and vegetable under the sun, without once asking readers to make do with fake meat products and egg replacements. Instead, the eccentric authors offer dozens of novel, delicious ways to get excited about eating meat-, dairy- and egg-free. Take Southwestern Corn Pudding, a winning casserole rich with coconut milk and an unexpected dash of maple syrup-a likely MVP at your next Thanksgiving (whether it's centered around turkey or tofu). Almost as addictive are Rustic White Beans and Mushrooms, which get their bite from fresh herbs, and Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions and Spiced Pita Crisps, a transcendent Middle Eastern comfort food. Vegan breakfasts get overdue attention: sitting in front of a hot stack of velvety Blueberry Corn Pancakes and hearty Blue Flannel Hash, who's going to miss the bacon? Best of all is the wide selection of terrific desserts: everything from Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to decadent Caramel-Apple-Spice Cupcakes boldy fill the space where most eggless, milkless and butterless cookbooks fear to tread.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


VegNews, December 2010
Isa Moskowitz names “Favorite Cookbook Author” 

San Francisco Chronicle, 12/12/07
"[This] unassuming book is full of recipes for which even a carnivore would give up a night of meat."

“Ever the clever wits, Moskowitz and Romero make gourmet vegan cooking accessible in Veganomicon. You’ll love the menu suggestions at the back of the book and the massive index rivaling that of the Joy of Cooking.”

Louisville Courier-Journal, 12/3/08
“The tone throughout is upbeat and amusing, especially in the frequent sidebars, which are practical, chatty and engaging without being cutesy.”

The Washington Times, 9/23
“[A] must have.”

Gwyneth Paltrow on Goop.com, 2/4/10
“This cookbook takes the scariness out of vegan…The recipes are easy for new cooks to use and the book is user-friendly.” 

Portland Oregonian’s FOODday blog, 2/3/10
“Highly regarded.”

Indianapolis Star, 3/10/10
“Chickpea cutlets, from Veganomicon, are unusually satisfying.”

DKMommySpot.com, 4/28/10
“Very likely the mother of all vegan cookbooks…A vegetarian chef’s idea of perfect reading material. The book’s nearly 300 pages are filled with hundreds of recipes, cooking advice, ingredient info, and heaps of humor making it a joy to read, as well as to cook with…Definitely a must-have for the vegan who really loves their food.”

Portland Oregonian, 7/13/10
“If you're considering transitioning to a vegan diet, or even just want to try it a day or two a week…[this is a] great introductory title.”

“[A] creative recipe collection of tamales, bocadillos, empanadas, ensaladas, and much, much more.”

VegNews, Sept/Oct 2010
“chock-full of not only recipes, but pantry help and cooking advice galore.”

Cornell McClellan, fitness trainer for the President of the United States
“[A] useful and delicious cookbook.”

Kuali.com, 10/12/10
“Funny, straight-into-your-face and full of hilarious punches…A pleasure to read despite its big size…A good old-fashioned all-purpose cookbook with recipes written for everyday meals. It is suitable for any level of cooking skill.”

Natural Health, November 2010
“A great resource to learn more about smart substitutions for vegan dishes.”

Portsmouth Herald, 11/24/10
“No meat, no dairy, no eggs, but still full of flavor.”

The Auburn Citizen, 12/29/10
"It is big, and has many good ideas and recipes developed at a popular New York City restaurant, all without animal products. Lots of innovation here!”
Salt Lake Tribune, 2/24/11
“The only vegan cookbook you’ll ever need.”

Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3/28/11
“[The] magnum opus of vegan cookery.”

Lexington Minuteman, 12/15/11
“[A] new classic cookbook…Great recipes the whole family will enjoy whether they’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or not.”

The Independent (UK), 1/25/15
“If there’s such thing as a vegan Bible, this is it.” (A Top 10 Best Vegan Cookbook)

Wine Enthusiast, “5 Must-Buy Vegetarian Cookbooks,” March 2016
“The more than 250 accessible, global recipes in the book showcase the range of vegan cuisine.”

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; English Language edition (November 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156924264X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569242643
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,008 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
First off, the food in this book is amazing. Vegan With a Vengeance was super great, but this is the friggin' BOMB!

Aside from the incredible food, the product description doesn't mention that the first part of the book is a great (and funny) read about HOW to cut and prepare different vegetables, how to cook different grains, etc...for someone like me, pretty invaluable stuff. Also cool if you're getting this for your "weird" vegan kid that is just learning to cook.
Also,, the icons are a big help (an icon tells you if you can make the meal under 45 min -or way less, another icon tells you if you can find everything at your regular Vons-type market, if there's soy, etc...)

The other review made a comment about the title, which I think is total genius. Then again, I get the HP Lovecraft/Evil Dead reference. What else could you call the "ultimate vegan cookbook" besides the "Veganomicon"??

Not only does this book have great recipes, but it will totally add ideas to your cooking arsenal. After making the "Black Bean Burgers", I am never buying packaged veggie burgers again!

p.s. do yourself a favor and make the "Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits".
15 Comments 649 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
From the moment the book arrives, you'll love it! It's not just because of the beautiful photographs and intriguing recipes - it's because the authors and their style of writing capture you, fascinate you, and make you excited to try each and every recipe that they have created.

I'll admit that I am a fan of both Vegan With a Vengeance and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. But I wanted to review Veganomicon without those two prior books in mind. The fact is, I couldn't. I knew that the recipes would be outstanding; the usual nervousness that comes with serving a guest that new pasta recipe was not present. I have a confidence when making Isa and Terry's recipes, a confidence that sometimes does not exist when trying other recipes out for the first time.

I think that each of these reviews, each Veganomicon recipe photograph on Flickr, on blogs, on the Post Punk Kitchen forums, are a testament that many people, experienced chefs and novices alike, absolutely adore this cookbook. And there's no reason why you wouldn't, either.

My favorites so far have been the Eggplant Rollatini and the Lemon Bars. The Pumpkin Ziti with Sage Bread Crumbs is not far behind; I love the cashew ricotta that is used (there are two ricotta recipes in the book - both delicious!). There is something for everyone here, whether you hate vegetables but love mushrooms, choose seitan over tempeh, want breakfast at all times of day, or want to eat a light lunch of bok choy with shallots.

There are excellent recipes for autumn and fall-time meals. The Thanksgiving spread would be more colorful and delectable if you added in a few of the mix and match sides and appetizers, such as Mashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes, Chestnut-Lentil Pate, and Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Seed Rice Paper Rolls.

Thank you for rocking our worlds, Terry and Isa!
Comment 275 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Mine is by no means a vegan household, but how could I resist a book with this title? By the time I had found the authors' explanation, I was in love with the book: "...a big vegan cookbook needed a big vegan name. (But just to be on the safe side, don't read this cookbook backward at the stroke of midnight.)" So I checked it out of the library a month ago Shhh! I KNOW I need to bring it back!

The clever introduction makes the case that "vegan food = normal food." The authors move on to a saucy explanation of prepping and cooking terms and some ingredient-specific advice, endlessly entertaining and informative. Take polenta: "Polenta has been called many things, each more insulting than the last: cornmeal mush, grits, porridge. But it got a new lease on life in the '90s when foodies started referring to it by its proper name and charging twenty dollars a plate for it." They follow with basic polenta-cooking instructions.

I had planned to browse and move on. I don't like to cook fiddly things -- no ravioli-making for me -- and I never seem to have enough of the right ingredients for vegan cooking. But what a surprise this book was! Even with no tempeh or miso on board, a quick pass through the front of the market gave me all I needed for some of these yummy recipes.

We loved the Israeli Couscous with Pistachios and Apricots (confession: I used regular couscous) and the Herb Scalloped Potatoes. I was planning to make Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Muffuletta Sandwich but we ate the roasted eggplant before I got the olives. My favorite recipe so far: Jalapeno-Onion Skillet Corn Bread.
Read more ›
27 Comments 260 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Now let me say first of all, I am a huge fan of the PPK. Their shows and recipes are what made me finally realize I can eat delicious meals without having to rely on meat, and I've been the happier for it. I also love their other two cookbooks.

For some reason though, I can never get Isa's pancake recipes to work though. I tried making the blueberry corn pancakes while at my in laws, and it was basically a giant nightmare (similar thing happened with the recipe from VwaV). Whatever, it may be something with me, I don't know. And I must say, for the most part, the recipes in this cookbook have been really good.

What I'm more annoyed about, however, is a number of glaring editing errors. There are a lot of spelling errors and misprints in the book. I was really looking forward to making the fudgy wudgy blueberry brownies, but for some reason there's mention of applesauce in the recipe instructions while it's nowhere to be found on the ingredient list. I tried looking it up on the PPK site but it's nowhere to be found, so I'm not sure if it's something they forgot to add to the ingredient list, or something they forgot to subtract from the recipe instructions, not to mention I have no clue how much I'd put in it. There have been other incidences like this throughout the cookbook, and it's starting to make me wonder if I should have waited until it went through another edition or something.

Anyway, the recipes really are tasty, I just think they rushed to print it and the recipes themselves I think suffer.
13 Comments 362 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook