When I'm feeling a little dangerous, I'll sometimes abandon my carnivorous leanings and opt for some vegan fare. Deviant social behavior, I know. But the good news is I don't feel like a wisp of a person the day after—I feel as satisfied as I would if I hewed to my normal diet chock full of meat-based proteins (thank you, meat-free proteins, non-burger burgers, and dairy-free cookies).
Here are 22 vegan dishes that'll satiate any non-vegan:
Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and elsewhere. He won a 2018 James Beard Award in Journalism for his profile of Princess Pamela published on Food52.