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Why Gousto?

+ - It’s mega convenient

Imagine having everything you need to cook delicious meals delivered straight to your door. Now stop imagining it and order a Gousto box! With Gousto you don’t need that epic shopping list, soul-crushing queue at the checkout or to take part in the heavyweight grocery bag Olympics. All you need is your weekly box.

+ - It’s obscenely healthy

Don’t panic, by healthy we mean well-balanced and nutritious, not devoid of taste! Our recipes are designed to be both flavourful and great for you. So much so that you can feel just a little smug about how well you’re eating, and may even start to look and feel like a better you. Meat, fish and veggie options come as standard, and the choice is always yours. 

+ - Life’s too short

Everyone is so darn busy being busy these days. The result is that when we finally flop down on the couch, we end up wondering just where the time went. Gousto gives you back some ‘you time’, enabling you to enjoy one of the oldest and most relaxing activities in the world as it was meant to be. Enjoy your time, savour every moment with Gousto! 

+ - Choice is King

Each week our chefs put together a new menu of 22 ravishing recipes for you to choose from. Ranging from exotic eats to homely treats, veggie delights and meaty feasts; we have options to suit every palate, and the choice will always be yours. 

+ - Cook beyond your repertoire

Gousto enables you to explore new culinary horizons and venture into gastronomic greatness without having to cough up for cooking classes! We’ll tell you the calories, origin and time it takes when you select your recipes, so you’ll always be prepared. 

+ - Bid farewell to food waste

Stop flogging yourself for contributing to the demise of mother earth and start being a part of the solution! Gousto boxes completely eliminate food waste resulting from over-spending on groceries or not using all your ingredients in time. Each box contains the exact measured ingredients needed to cook up to 4 delicious meals, leaving nothing to waste.

+ - It’s a barrel of laughs

Cooking needn’t be a cataclysmic event resulting in the ruin of your kitchen. With the right kit at your disposal it’s actually great fun! Gousto is the easiest way to have fun exploring new recipes and cuisines, whether you’re a culinary guru or domestic disaster. You’ll be amazed at how many new skills you pick up! 

+ - Taste the exotic

Remember that time you were going to attempt that really cool recipe, but gave up once you discovered it used that specific truffle oil blessed by blind monks in the Himalayas? This will never happen with Gousto, because we will send you that holy truffle oil! We send some really very exotic ingredients in our kits, providing you with exactly what you need to cook meals from all over the world! 

+ - Score serious brownie points

Feel like a domestic divinity as you create magic in the kitchen; conjuring up delicious food for friends and family that is tasty, healthy and quick. They’ll all be asking how you do it of course, but whether or not you share the secret is your call! 

What's the menu like?

+ - Mega convenient

In a brazen display of trend bucking, we actually want to make your life easier. Most of our recipes take a mere 30 minutes or less to prepare and cook. Of course we also provide more complicated ones that take up to 50 minutes, for the aspiring MasterChef in you! 

+ - Creative

Gone are the days of slop and gruel, meat and 2 veg or microwaved mush. With Gousto you are guaranteed a selection of exotic and unconventional recipes every week; enabling you to indulge your wild side and get creative in the kitchen. Of course if you’re not feeling adventurous, we also offer plenty of simple, delicious home comforts. Take a peek at our latest offerings!

+ - You're the boss

We’re not here to tell you what to eat. You know what you and your family will enjoy, which is why with Gousto, you get to choose your recipes (unlike many other recipe kits).

Whether you’re looking for something your kids will eat without starting a full-scale riot, you want to discover new dishes, or you’re after vegetarian, lighter or quick & easy meals, we have recipes for you.

While we’re not obsessed with calorie counting, we do include nutritional information for the ingredients we deliver (i.e. excluding any oil, salt, etc. added during cooking – what you get up to in your kitchen is your business!).

+ - Great for kids

We know how picky the young ‘uns can be, but we’ve got them sussed! Every week we have recipes that kids will love; not too heavy on the veg, no ‘gross’ ingredients or ‘weird’ spices and packed full of goodness (but well camouflaged, so they actually eat it). We do our darndest to incorporate the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and protein in every meal, so that your little angels can grow up big, strong and full of gusto (and Gousto)!

+ - Allergen/Dietary Information

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto Dinner Kits may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs.

We are currently unable to cater for special dietary requirements at this time - but we will definitely keep it on our radar! 

Are your recipes healthy?

+ - Variety rules

Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean eating like a rabbit. It’s really all about having a well-balanced diet; packed with just the right amount of essential nutrients to keep you on form. Our recipes are expertly crafted with healthy eating in mind; never compromising on taste, but providing balanced measures of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables. 

+ - Nutritional Information

We calculate our nutritional information based only on the ingredients that we deliver. The cooking process varies from person to person – one person’s ‘splash’ of oil could be another person’s ‘glug’ – and any additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need” for each of our recipes) will affect the total values. 

+ - Free from Guilt

Gousto meals are 100% free from that sinking feeling of regret that invariably follows after you indulge in a takeaway. Instead, we can guarantee you’ll be left feeling both accomplished and thoroughly satisfied. And maybe even a little bit smug. 

Where do you source your ingredients from?

+ - From the farm

All of our vegetables and meat come directly from nature’s doorstep to ours. We source fresh produce from local farms in Lincolnshire; famed for its fertile soil and rural charm. There’s no need to scour the earth when you have everything you need right here! Plus it’s a lot more considerate to the long-suffering environment.

+ - From Britain

The majority of our ingredients come from right here in Blighty. We've got such fantastic produce here; with vegetables, meat and fish of incomparable quality, it would be bonkers to look elsewhere! Of course we also have Italian, French, Japanese and other speciality suppliers, otherwise we’d be hard pressed to offer any authentic international flavours. 

+ - From the seasons

We tailor all of our recipes to the seasons, so you always eat the freshest produce that's growing on a farm somewhere right this moment. For instance, in autumn we have lots of pumpkin, fennel, beetroot and pear recipes. Spring brings us asparagus, rhubarb and sea trout. And summer grants a plethora of fresh fruit and green vegetables. And questionable swimwear of course. 

+ - From trusted partners

Our sourcing team are pretty much bosom buddies with our farmers and suppliers. Since the dawn of Gousto we have fostered long-term relationships with suppliers so that we really know, and trust, where the food comes from. For you, this means no vague assurances or guesswork. For us, it means we literally know our stuff. Challenge us! 

+ - From nature

We look no further than nature for our food; it’s usually right about these things. We exclude any unsavoury extras like additives, preservatives and chemicals, opting instead for wholesome, natural goodness. We buy as many vegetables as possible from local British farms, so that they’re positively brimming with freshness when being packed in your box!

+ - Top quality ingredients

Our sourcing team channels an unfathomable amount of effort into finding the best possible quality for you. Not that we’re complaining, it keeps us in shape! Our smoked fish, for example, comes from a smokehouse in Wiltshire. Our meat is 100% British and always will be. Take our chicken, it’s supplied by a family owned butchery in Lancashire (and they get it from Cumbria). And our eggs? They come from a free-range farmer called Steven Rowbottom – you couldn’t make it up! He’s based a mere 2 miles away from our warehouse, in egg miles that’s less than a stone (or egg’s) throw. 

Is it a subscription and how do I sign up?

+ - No commitment, no fee, no lock-in

Like a date with the Fonz, Gousto recipe kits come with no strings attached! When you sign up to Gousto, the default weekly delivery is set up for your account. But there is no club fee, no annual fee and you can pause or cancel your membership at any time. You pay for the food you get delivered, and nothing more. Whenever you’re away you can simply skip deliveries in the “My Deliveries” tab of your account.

But remember!

We need 3 days of notice to prepare for your box. If you want to skip a delivery, remember to do that in your account by noon 3 days before the delivery

+ - Can I get servings for more than 4 people, or for 1 person?

At the moment we only offer servings for 2 or 4 people. Our serving sizes are generous, so the servings for 4 would serve a family of 2 parents and 3 pre-teen children well. If you'd like to entertain a party, you can order the same recipe up to 3 times, allowing you to get servings for up to 12 people and make that party preparation much easier - lots of our customers do and they rave about the results!

We don't currently offer single servings, but we do have a number of single customers who cook servings for two and eat the second serving for lunch the next day; a great way to save time and money. As always, if you’re planning to eat food later please chill immediately in your fridge, eat within 24hrs and reheat until piping hot.

+ - We plan ahead

The majority of our produce is plucked straight from nature’s bosom and packed into your box, so we need to give our organic farmers and sourcing partners a bit of a head’s up to handle your requests. Choose your recipes by noon 3 days before the schedule delivery, and we’ll be able to deliver farm fresh ingredients straight to your door! 

+ - Stay on course

Gousto meals provide a tastier, healthier and more balanced way to eat; however to get the most out of them it’s recommended you enjoy them regularly. With over 300 recipes and new creations being cooked up all the time, there is plenty to look forward to. And at 16% cheaper than the average supermarket spend, you’ll find your wallet is fuller as well as your stomach!

+ - How much are the weekly boxes?

We offer 6 types of weekly boxes at the moment, and here’s a breakdown of what they are and how much they cost per week. There is no price variation if only veggie recipes are selected.

  • 2 recipes for 2 people - £24.99 per week
  • 2 recipes for 4 people - £31.75 per week
  • 3 recipes for 2 people - £29.99 per week
  • 3 recipes for 4 people - £42.75 per week
  • 4 recipes for 2 people - £34.99 per week
  • 4 recipes for 4 people - £47.75 per week
+ - How do I subscribe?

It's easy peasy onion cheesy! Enter your postcode and take a gander at this week’s menu then:

  • Choose your first delivery day
  • Choose up to 4 recipes
  • Select servings for 2 or for 4 people
  • Click "Checkout"

If you have a discount coupon, you can apply it to your first delivery at payment details step during the checkout. You will get a welcome email when you've successfully subscribed. Then you can check out your account to see more cool functions to set up your deliveries!


+ - Am I limited to 3 recipes on a weekly basis?

Absolutely not! You can choose 2—4 recipes per boxes, for 2 or 4 people. What’s more, you can now order up to 7 boxes each week, one on any free delivery day.

Isn't that amazing?

How does the delivery work?

+ - Available delivery days

You can choose to receive your box on any day of the week between 8am—7pm. 

We're unable to specify smaller delivery windows because we use external couriers who are already delivering to your area - we do this to limit the carbon footprint of our recipe boxes, so it's for a good reason!

+ - Free delivery

We don’t charge a thing for delivery. It’s not free* or “free” just 100% FREE. 

+ - What if I'm not at home?

No problem! Lots of people aren’t home when we deliver. Simply let us know a safe place we can leave your box if you’re not in (behind the gate, with a neighbour, etc.) and our delivery drivers will make sure it’s left there for when you get home.

We use ice packs and biodegradable Woolcool to help keep your food cool, even when you’re not around.

+ - Where do you deliver to?

Where do you deliver to?

We deliver throughout mainland UK, with the exception of the following areas:

  • 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
  • ZE1 - ZE3

We apologise if your deliveries are affected by these restrictions. We are doing our best to expand the areas we cover and we hope to be able to deliver to you very soon.


+ - What if my delivery is delayed?

In the rare event that a recipe box can't be delivered on the requested day, we always dispose of the box. This is to make sure no one receives produce that has been left unrefrigerated for over 24hours - the maximum amount of time our woolcool packaging can keep items cold for.

In the (even rarer) event that your box gets delivered the day after you were expecting it, please dispose of the box and contact our friendly customer care team at info@gousto.co.uk who will make sure this issue is fully addressed.

Once I'm a customer, how does it work?

+ - Make your choices by order cut-off

To source your farm-fresh food and get everything ready for your delivery, we need your recipe choices by noon 3 days before delivery at the very latest. 

  • Order by Wednesday noon for delivery on Saturday
  • Order by Thursday noon for delivery on Sunday
  • Order by Friday noon for delivery on Monday
  • Order by Saturday noon for delivery on Tuesday
  • Order by Sunday noon for delivery on Wednesday
  • Order by Monday noon for delivery on Thursday
  • Order by Tuesday noon for delivery on Friday
+ - A new menu every week

Every week, our talented chefs upload a sizzling new menu. From exotic eats to homely treats, there is something for every taste. Expect meat, fish and vegetarian options, varying in cooking time and skill level. 

+ - What if I don’t make choices?

If your subscription is active but no choice is made by the cut-off time for a recurring box, we'll simply prepare some of our most popular recipes for you according to your subscription setting.

+ - How to manage my deliveries?

There are 2 types of boxes you can schedule – recurring or one-off. The recurring boxes are controlled by your subscription, while one-off boxes need to be scheduled individually. You will use both the “My Deliveries” and the “Subscription” tabs in your account to manage deliveries.

Recurring boxes

The frequency, delivery day, size, servings and recipe type of a recurring box is determined by your subscription. You can change your subscription settings in the “Subscription” tab in your account. You can skip a recurring box, change it’s delivery day, size, servings and recipes at the “My deliveries” tab in your account. Remember – changes to a recurring box in “My deliveries” tab will only apply to that particular box.

One-off boxes

You can simply use the “My deliveries” tab to add one-off boxes. The settings for your one-off boxes are completely independent to your subscription, and will NOT affect the settings of your future boxes.  

Don’t forget that both recurring and one-off boxes have the same cut-off time at noon 3 days before delivery


+ - What if I'm on holiday?

Simply use the “My deliveries” tab in your account to schedule your boxes around your holidays. If you are going on a long voyage, remember to put your subscription on hold until your return in the “Subscription” tab. 

Don’t forget to do this by the cut-off time at noon 3 days before delivery for it to take effect. Once your account is on hold, it’ll stay on hold until you reactivate it.

+ - How to change my details?

You can edit your personal information, manage your address book and change your payment details at the “My Details” tab in your account. Any changes you make prior to the cut-off time will be applied to your next delivery.

The cut-off time is always at noon 3 days before the delivery.


+ - Payment

Once you sign up, the full payment for your first box will be taken. If you change up the size of the box between signing up and the first order being processed by the system, the extra payment will be taken after the order is processed; if you change down the size of the box, a credit will be applied to your Gousto account for you to use on future orders.

Thereafter, we will charge your account whenever a delivery order has been accepted (once the cut-off time has past). Obviously we won't charge you if you skip deliveries.

+ - Account Credits

There are 4 types of credits in your Gousto account, and each of them have different expiry dates:

  1. Discount for first delivery: this will never expire.
  2. Compensation discount: this expires in 6 months.
  3. Refer-a-friend reward: this expires in 3 months
  4. Email/telephone offers: this is only valid for 2 weeks.



+ - The day of delivery

Your box will arrive on between 8am—7pm on your scheduled delivery day. 

Your food comes secured and fresh thanks to cooling elements in the box.


+ - Recycling

95% of the packaging materials we use are recyclable. Cardboard boxes can be disposed of in your recycling bins. The woolcool liners are biodegradable and can be put in the compost bin when taken out of the plastic!

Unfortunately we are currently unable to take back old boxes due to the fact that we are using external couriers to fulfil deliveries. We are very eco-conscious and are always looking at ways to reduce the amount of packaging we use. If you have any bright ideas to help us out, please let us know!

+ - How to cancel?

It’s easy as pie to cancel. Simply go to the “My details” tab in your account – you will find the cancellation link at the bottom left corner. 

Please remember: our suppliers need some notice if you want to cancel, so you’ll have to make your cancellation before the cut-off at noon 3 days before delivery for it to take effect.


+ - How should I store my ingredients?

We do everything we can to ensure that your ingredients reach you in tip top condition. Once they arrive, it’s important that you continue to take good care of them before they’re transformed into delicious dishes!


Most of our ingredients come with storage instructions. Here they all are in one place, for your convenience:


  • Pop fruit, veg, sauces, pastes, dairy and bread into the fridge to keep them fresh
  • Some herbs can be refrigerated: these have, you guessed it, “Keep Refrigerated” on the packs. Others, like basil, don’t really like the cold. Keep these in the cupboard instead (you can snip off the ends of the stalks and pop them in some water, a bit like you would with flowers, and leave at room temperature for optimum freshness!)
  • Meat and fish should always be stored in the fridge – freeze them when they arrive if you want to delay your use-by dates! Make sure you fully defrost them before cooking
  • Shellfish and crustaceans are best kept in the fridge and should not be refrozen
  • Tins, jars and other “dry” ingredients are best kept in the cupboard


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