Thanksgiving is the holiday for taking stock of all of the blessings in your life: your health, your family, your job. But, sentimentality aside, perhaps the part of Thanksgiving that deserves the most appreciation is — drum roll please — the food. The holiday of thanks is nothing without a smorgasbord of classic dishes: your mom's famous pumpkin pie, your grandma's tolerable green bean casserole, and of course, the turkey. But if you're vegan, Thanksgiving can be a bit of a bore, right? Wrong. There are so many delicious vegan Thanksgiving dinner ideas out there that you might consider converting your entire dinner spread before you've ordered your bird.
This list includes everything you need to plan and execute the perfect vegan Thanksgiving dinner, from a green bean casserole even your grandma will love, to a turkey substitute you'll appreciate, to the pièce de résistance: dessert. Some might say that vegans have a reputation for making things complicated, but these recipes are surprisingly simple to create and, just as good as their non-vegan counterparts. If you've been vegan for any length of time you know that just because you follow a plant-based diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun of mouth-watering, delicious dishes. And you and your non-vegan buddies can wash it all down with some refreshing cocktails.
You may not convert any of your dinner companions with any of these vegan dishes, but I guarantee you that they'll never know the difference.