Gousto Review - UPDATED Sep 2017
If you like being spoilt for choice, Gousto may be just the kind of meal kit service you have been searching for. This service offers a rich selection of recipes every week, ranging from vegetarian delights to meals for meat-loving gourmets. In this Gousto review, we will focus on the quality of its offer, the way its subscription works, and of course, the prices.
How Gousto Works
If you want to order Gousto recipes and ingredients, you first need to subscribe. However, there is no need to worry about being stuck with a subscription, as the folks behind Gousto emphasize that ordering from this service comes with no strings attached. You can pause or end your subscription whenever you want. You can sign up for recurring deliveries, but you can also make one-off orders whenever you want. You are the one in control of your subscription.
Gousto offers 2-Person boxes that are, as the name suggests, suitable for 2 people, and Family boxes, created to suit the dietary needs of 2 adults and 2 or 3 children, depending on their age and appetite. The portions are ample, which guarantees that the meals will satisfy the appetites of the vastest majority of customers.
You can order 2, 3 or 4 recipes per box. What is interesting to note is that you can order up to 7 boxes per week, which is not something all meal kit services offer. Furthermore, you can order the same recipe up to 3 times, that is, triple the amount of ingredients/servings, which is perfect for occasions when you are having friends over for dinner.
What Makes Gousto Different
What makes Gousto a great meal kit service is the fact that it offers incredible convenience, the ultimate freshness of ingredients, creative and unique recipes, amazing variety, and wonderful flexibility, all at highly reasonable prices. It does not impose any annoying limitations and it is completely transparent about ingredient sourcing, subscription terms, and pricing, with no additional or hidden fees.
Gousto offers a greater range of recipes than most meal kit services on the market. It also pays special attention to special dietary needs, with great selections of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. It aims to please and does everything possible to allow you to enjoy cooking more than ever.
Meals And Recipes
Previously in this Gousto review, we have mentioned that you can choose between the 2-Person and Family boxes with 2, 3 or 4 recipes. No matter which box type you choose, you select your recipes from the same menu that includes 22 incredible meal ideas every week.
The recipes are conveniently categorized, so you can easily find what you are craving. You can check out the most popular recipes, go with the quick & easy options, view the selection of vegetarian dishes, choose lighter meals or meals without gluten or go with the family-friendly ones if you are cooking for both adults and kids. In every category, there are at least 4 recipes, so you have plenty of choices regardless of your current cravings or special dietary needs.
Most of the meals take 30-40 minutes to make and the preparation is always simple. For every recipe, you get information on the ingredients, calorie count, amount of fats, saturated fats, carbs, sugars, fibers, proteins, and salt, as well as allergens, and you can see which cuisine the dish belongs to. Of course, just like any other meal kit company, Gousto does not deliver the essentials like oil, salt, pepper, and flour, but every recipe contains information on the basic ingredients you should have in your pantry.
It is time to take a look at the prices of Gousto boxes. The prices depend on the type of box and the number of recipes you choose to order per delivery. The 2-Person box with 2 recipes costs £24.99 (£6.25 per serving). The price of the 2-Person box with 3 recipes is £29.99 (£5 per serving). The 2-Person box with 4 recipes costs £34.99 (£4.37 per serving).
Family boxes are much more affordable. The Family box with 2 recipes costs £31.75 (£3.97 per serving). The Family box with 3 recipes costs £42.75 (£3.56 per serving). The price of the Family box with 4 recipes is £47.75 (only £2.98 per serving).
All boxes come with free shipping, so you only pay for the food you enjoy.
Gusto delivers to most of mainland UK. The areas where it does not deliver include: AB30 – AB39, AB41 – AB45, AB51 – AB56, AB99, BT, FK18 – FK21, GY, HS1 – HS9, IM, IV1 – IV28, IV30 – IV32, IV36, IV40 – IV49, IV51 – IV56, IV63, JE, KA27 – KA28, KW1 – KW3, KW5 – KW17, PA20 – PA38, PA41 – PA49, PA60 – PA78, PA80, PH15 – PH26, PH30 – PH44, PH49 – PH50, PO30 – PO41, TR21 – TR25, and ZE1 – ZE3.
The company is currently working on making its recipe boxes available in these areas as well, so if your area is among the ones listed above, there is a chance that you might be able to order from Gousto soon.
The great news is that you can have your box delivered on any day of the week. Deliveries are made between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and you do not have to be at home to receive your package.
- Immense variety of recipes
- Fresh, quality ingredients
- Vegetarian, gluten-free, and family-friendly dishes
- Incredibly flexible subscription
- Reasonable prices
- Limited delivery area