International media outlets everywhere are catching onto the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, and the public is no exception; many are choosing to try out the plentiful range of plant-based alternatives.

Looking to reduce the number of animal products you eat? Making the switch to full-time veganism? Just veg-curious? If any of these sound like you, here are 21 staple meals that are delicious, impressive and nutritious.

21 Classic Vegan Meals You Need to Eat Right Now


1. Mac N’ Cheese

Creamy, dreamy, irresistible comfort food at it’s finest. This recipe is also gluten-free.

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2. Eggplant & ‘Ricotta’ Lasagne

A healthier and arguably tastier alternative to a traditional lasagne.

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3. ‘Fish Fingers’

Crispy on the outside, soft and stringy on the inside – a delightful veganized recreation of a childhood favorite.

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4. Allergen-Free Cheesy Nachos

Once you’ve tried this recipe, there’s no turning back to meat and dairy cheese versions.

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5. Sesame, Ginger, and Tofu Stir-Fry

A timeless combination of flavors that complement each other well.

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6. Vegan Chili

One of the most satisfying meals to come home to after a long, or cold day.

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7. Tempeh Reuben

Your colleagues or classmates will be drooling when you bring this in for lunch.

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8. Walnut Falafel Pitas with Pickled Onion

This take on a classic Turkish dish adds crunch and another depth of flavor to the original.

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9. Balsamic Rosemary Roasted Vegetables

Even non-veg guests will be wanting a second helping of these.

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10. Nourishing Buddha Bowl

Loaded with the good stuff, you won’t go hungry with this meal.

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11. Cheesy Pasta Bake

Absolute melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.

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12. Miso Ramen Noodle Soup

Take your taste buds to Japanese roots with this belly-warming dish.

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13. Crispy Curry Roasted Chickpeas

A filling, on-the-go snack.

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14. Smashed Avocado on Toast

Instagram is all over avocado toast, make sure to share your creation with the ‘gram!

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15. Roasted Cauliflower BBQ Pizza

The addition of roasted cauliflower acts as a tasty meat alternative, making this pizza perfect for a Netflix marathon night.

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16. Creamy Potato Salad

This dish is an impeccable combination of mashed potatoes and soft potato salad.

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17. Sloppy Joes

When you need a hearty, protein-packed, post-workout, hunger-buster meal, these sloppy joes have got you covered!

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18. Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

For when you’re trying to do that adulting thing, but still young at heart – this fancy-ish recipe ticks all the boxes.

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19. Satay Fried Rice

Peanut butter fans addicts rejoice!

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20. Avocado, Mango & Kimchi Rolls

Not your average sushi, for good reason (they’re just so delicious).

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21. Potato and Onion Omelette

It tastes like an eggy feast, however, this recipe is 100% animal-free.

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