90 Incredible Vegan Recipes For Every Meal Of The Day

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slutty vegan's one night stand burger

When you think of vegan food, what do you imagine? Not bland and boring recipes, we hope! It’s time to leave those dusty preconceived notions in the past. Veganism has been around forever (cultures all over the world have been eating plant-based for thousands of years), and it’s finally becoming more mainstream, with everywhere from fast-food restaurants to snack brands making vegan versions of their beloved favorites. Here at Delish, we’ve spent countless hours dreaming up flavorful and creative recipes so you can enjoy the best vegan food at home too. Whether you’re eating meatless just on Mondays or are vegan for life, we’ve got tons of ideas for you. Need more convincing? Check out our 90 vegan recipes—there’s something in here for everyone, for every meal of the day.

Looking for a decadent or hearty vegan breakfast to start your day? Try our cinnamon sugar vegan donuts, our tofu scramble, our breakfast baked apples, or our vegan pancakes. Want something packable and delicious for lunch? Try our chickpea “tuna” salad, our baked falafel bites with spicy tahini tip, our air fryer cauliflower tacos, or our vegan crunchwraps. Need a low-key dish for an easy weeknight family dinner? Try one of our vegan pasta dishes, like our cashew cream Alfredo, our mac & cheese, or our vegan spaghetti and meatballs—they’re sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Want something more upscale for a date night or holiday dinner? Any occasion will feel extra special with our polenta with wild mushroom ragú, our tempeh and broccoli rabe orecchiette, our mushroom “calamari”, or our vegan shepherd's pie on the table. Craving quintessential game day foods? We’ve got just the things—check out our Buffalo tempeh “wings”, our chipotle vegan “queso”, or our vegan chili dogs. They’re all winners, no matter how well your team does.

And don’t forget dessert! We've vegan-ized all your favorites, like brownies, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, and even pumpkin pie. With all these recipes, we know you won’t miss the meat or dairy.

vegan taco bell crunch wraps
Erik Bernstein
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Vegan Crunchwraps

We updated the fast food favorite to be totally vegan and completely irresistible. Creamy vegan queso dip and meaty lentils make a satisfying filling while a quick trip in a hot skillet adds crunch to every bite.

Get the Vegan Crunchwraps recipe.

vegan mac and cheese topped with panko breadcrumbs
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Vegan Mac & Cheese

Delicious vegan mac & cheese might sound like an oxymoron, but trust us, this cheese sauce is good enough to satiate the strongest dairy craving.

Get the Vegan Mac & Cheese recipe.

slutty vegan's one night stand burger
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Slutty Vegan's One Night Stand Burger

If you think that vegan burgers can't rival meat-based ones, think again. Atlanta-based chain Slutty Vegan's One Night Stand Burger puts the argument to rest with this loaded burger. It's topped with all the fixings, including caramelized red onion, vegan bacon, melty vegan cheese, and a smoky chipotle-lime mayonnaise. 😍

Get the Slutty Vegan's One Night Stand Burger recipe.

decadent vegan brownies
Andrew Bui
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Vegan Brownies

Craving chocolate? If you're a fan of fudgy brownies and dark chocolate, you've met your match. Cocoa, espresso powder, and bittersweet chocolate come together in these dairy-free treats that are just as rich and fudgy as any non-vegan version.

Get the Vegan Chocolate Brownies recipe.

bestever vegan meatloaf  delishcom
Andrew Bui
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Vegan Meatloaf

This hearty "meat" loaf is made mostly out of chickpeas and baby bella mushrooms. We're in love! Serve it with a side of vegan mashed potatoes and green beans for the most comforting meal.

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classic tofu scramble
Andrew bui
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Classic Tofu Scramble

Tofu scrambles have been a mainstay of vegan cuisine for decades. This one is seared and crisp on the outside, tender and creamy on the inside, and assertively spiced. Try it in a breakfast burrito or taco, or even in fried rice!

Get the Classic Tofu Scramble recipe.

vegan bbq cauliflower pizza topped with red onions, ranch dressing, and chives
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Vegan Pizza

Make your own pizza dough to really impress your plant-based friends. Don't skimp on the vegan ranch dressing—it's the best part!

Get the Vegan Pizza recipe.

tempeh buffalo wings
Joel Goldberg
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Tempeh Buffalo “Wings”

Quicker to make and easier to eat than Buffalo chicken wings, this plant-based version swaps chicken for snackable triangles of tempeh to mimic the crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Get the Tempeh Buffalo “Wings” recipe.

vegan pumpkin pie
Beatriz De Costa
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

For most people, pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving is non-negotiable. We agree! This version is every bit as good as the classic, bursting with fall flavors and dolloped with ultra-silky homemade coconut whipped cream. Word to the vegans: This pie is so good, you might want to stash a slice to yourself before the whole fam gets to it. 😉

Get the Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe.

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Vegan Meatballs

Few comfort foods satisfy like a hearty bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. Now everyone can enjoy this comfort, sans meat! These chickpea-based meatballs pack tons of flavor, come together quickly, and even provide a good amount of protein and fiber.

Get the Vegan Meatballs recipe.

white rice, sesame panko crusted tofu, tender vegetables, and a rich and flavorful curry sauce in a white bowl
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Tofu Katsu Curry

This hearty Japanese curry comes complete with crispy sesame-panko-crusted tofu, tender vegetables, and a rich and flavorful curry sauce. For a quicker version, swap out the curry for some cold shredded green cabbage, along with some katsu sauce for dipping.

Get the Tofu Katsu Curry recipe.

vegan pancakes
Ethan Calabrese
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Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Fluffy vegan pancakes are 100% possible. And trust us, you won't miss milk, butter, or eggs. These are the ingredients that make all the difference: non-dairy milk, baking powder, and coconut oil. (Bonus: Its high smoke point means you're less likely to burn that first pancake, woohoo!)

Get the Fluffy Vegan Pancakes recipe.

chickpea tuna salad
Suzanne Clements
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Chickpea "Tuna" Salad

This vegan "tuna" salad is proof that when it comes to mayo-based salads, the magic is in the fixin's. When we say you won't miss the tuna, we mean it; this creamy, zingy, crunchy salad will satisfy all your canned fish cravings. We like to keep a can of chickpeas in our pantry at all times, so this easy lunch sandwich is always only 5 minutes away.

Get the Chickpea "Tuna" Salad recipe.

butternut squash curry
erik bernstein
14 of 92
Butternut Squash Curry

Butternut squash is toothsome and savory, kale is earthy and green, and coconut milk wraps everything together in a creamy sauce. The curry spice adds a little warm punch to each spoonful, while a squeeze of lime juice and fresh parsley brighten each bite, cutting out some of the richness. Sunflower seeds are a fun addition that adds a little crunch to your bite, but feel free to omit (or swap for something else!).

Get the Butternut Squash Curry recipe.

vegan cheesecake
Emily Hlavac Green
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Vegan Cheesecake

Topped with tart raspberries on top of an ultra-creamy middle, this cheesecake is downright magic. It's shockingly smooth, creamy, and rich. The secret? Soaked cashews!

Get the Vegan Cheesecake recipe.

vegan alfredo
Suzanne Clements
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Cashew Cream Alfredo

You CAN make an ultra-creamy, velvety smooth Alfredo sauce, sans dairy, thanks to cashews. Freshly cracked black pepper adds a little burst of heat, but feel free to add some red pepper flakes too. Top with parsley or basil to make it extra-special too.

Get the Cashew Cream Alfredo recipe.

baked falafel with roasted peppers in a pita with tahini sauce on a black background
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Baked Falafel Sandwich

Although this shortcut isn't as crispy as the classic falafel, they develop a nice golden crust and contain all the key spices. A zippy roasted pepper salad is the perfect foil, and creamy tahini sauce ties it all together.

Get the Baked Falafel Sandwich recipe.

toasted sesame oil mashed potatoes
Andrew bui
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Toasted Sesame Oil Mashed Potatoes

Vegan mashed potatoes that are just as creamy and delicious as the real thing? You betcha! Toasted sesame oil adds tons of flavor and creaminess. Green onions and extra sesame seeds round them out for some of the best mashed potatoes we've ever made.

Get the Toasted Sesame Oil Mashed Potatoes recipe.

thai inspired grilled cauliflower steak
Andrew bui
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Thai-Inspired Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower steaks demand a place on your grill! And we found the perfect funky balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy in this Thai-inspired sauce to blanket them. Try the sauce and, if needed, balance it out to your taste with brown sugar for more sweetness, red pepper flakes for more heat, lime juice for more pucker, and salt.

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air fryer cauliflower tacos
Lucy Schaeffer
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Air Fryer Cauliflower Tacos

To get extra crispy "fried" cauliflower, you gotta use your air fryer. This recipe is basically the vegan version of our favorite fish tacos. The finishing touch? A quick and easy pickled slaw for a bite of freshness and a spicy mayo for a touch of heat.

Get the Air Fryer Cauliflower Tacos recipe.

vegan chili
Ethan Calabrese
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Vegan Chili

Sweet potato, black beans, pinto beans, and a whole bottle of beer (like Modelo) come together to make a super-hearty, meatless chili.

Get the Vegan Chili recipe.

warm tahini ramen noodles
Joel Goldberg
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Warm Tahini Ramen Noodles

This quick and satisfying meal lands somewhere between savory instant ramen and creamy peanut noodles. Throw in your favorite raw veggies for a dish that's healthy, filling, and delicious. (The trifecta!) For a little extra oomph, whisk in part of a ramen flavor packet little by little, tasting and adjusting along the way.

Get the Warm Tahini Ramen Noodles recipe.

chipotle vegan queso
Emily hlavac green
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Chipotle Vegan Queso

The infinitely versatile cashew does it again with this "cheesy" Tex-Mex dip that's hard to distinguish from the original. Make it yours: Swap the chipotle with your favorite salsa, a can of Ro-tel, or harissa for a slightly different flavor profile.

Get the Chipotle Vegan Queso recipe.

vegan french onion stew
Andrew Bui
24 of 92
Vegan French Onion Stew

With complex flavor and toasts broiled with melty dairy-free cheese, this is just as good as the French classic. Hot tip: If you’re meal prepping, it’s best to melt your cheese on a sheet tray instead to avoid losing soggy pieces of bread in your leftovers.

Get the Vegan French Onion Stew recipe.

Erik Bernstein
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Garlic lovers, this is the condiment of your dreams. Toum is essentially aioli, but with garlic instead of egg. This makes it the perfect creamy addition to any vegan sandwich, but watch out—this stuff is POWERFUL (so only use a little).

Get the Toum recipe.

tempeh and broccoli rabe orecchiette
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Tempeh & Broccoli Rabe Orecchiette

When comfort calls, don't ignore it. This pasta is packed with protein and flavor thanks to tempeh and a simple garlic-lemon sauce. It's simple enough for a weeknight dinner, but special enough to serve for date night too.

Get the Tempeh & Broccoli Rabe Orecchiette recipe.

vegetarian mushroom gravy
Park Feierbach
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Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Vegans and meat-eaters alike will be piling this flavor-packed gravy on top of all the Thanksgiving sides. This gravy comes together in minutes—and you won't miss roasting a whole turkey or chicken to make it.

Get the Vegan Mushroom Gravy recipe.

whole roasted cabbage
Joel Goldberg
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Whole Roasted Cabbage

This gorgeous, whole-roasted stunner is the perfect holiday substitute for vegans. It's savory, sweet, and salty on the outside and super-tender on the inside. Topped with lots of silky mushroom gravy, we doubt anyone at your table will be missing meat.

Get the Whole Roasted Cabbage recipe.

eggplant steak frites with chimichurri
Suzanne Clements
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Eggplant Steak Frites with Chimichurris

The key to eggplant steak frites' success is to prep in the kitchen while the grill preheats. Also, make sure to prep the sauce so the meal can go directly from the grill to the table: Chimichurri sauce tastes even better as the flavors meld, so don’t be shy about making it in advance.

Get the Eggplant Steak Frites with Chimichurri recipe.

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Chickpea Noodle Soup

This is an incredible vegan version of chicken noodle soup, made with chickpeas instead of chicken and orecchiette instead of egg noodles. Cooking the pasta in the soup will yield a velvety, substantial broth, but for a leftover-friendly version, boil the noodles separately so they don’t bloat in the broth over time.

Get the Chickpea Noodle Soup recipe.

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