Gousto vs HelloFresh

A question we get asked all the time is which one is better Gousto or HelloFresh? And this is really difficult to answer as each has their own benefits and ultimately it’s down to personal preference but here we will give you our run down on what we think of them both 🙂


You can order boxes up until lunchtime on a Saturday for delivery on Tuesday (That’s our choice of delivery day you can choose other days) so you can change your mind up until quite soon before the box will be delivered

There are around 50 choices each week including Vegetarian, Speedy, Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free and even recipes provided by Joe Wicks for the Lean in 15 section.

They do a handy little folder (that is free!) to keep all your recipe cards in

Gousto meal kit recipe cards
Gousto recipe folder

You’ll also get £15 for every friend you recommend who orders a box 😊

One of the downsides is it only comes in boxes for 2 or 4 people (not great when there are 3 of you!) It also isn’t delivered all bagged up the same as HF – the smaller dry ingredients are bagged but all the fresh products are loose meaning if you have a husband like mine, who doesn’t understand the recipe cards, they will use stuff they shouldn’t

Gousto meal kits


With HF you have to make your choices 6 days before your box is delivered. We sometimes didn’t decide we wanted a box for the following week until after it was too late to order so went with Gousto instead.

HF have 31 recipe choices each week including Vegetarian, Low Calorie, Premium and Quick & easy meals.

The recipe cards are A4 and I haven’t come across a folder to keep them in from HF so we keep them in an A4 clear wallet folder.

HF offer you £20 for each friend you recommend who orders a box. They also give you Free boxes once you have ordered a certain amount of weeks yourself, to send to friends but you don’t earn a referral commission on these.

We found one of the benefits are you can order HF for 2,3 or 4 people. Which is one of the biggest differences between the 2 boxes.

Hello fresh meal kits

Although we love them both, we do tend to order Gousto over Hellofresh mainly down to the additional choice and the time limit on ordering for the following week

Price wise they are exactly the same for 2 people / 4 meals at £34.99 a week excluding any upgrades or add ons

Let me know if you order either and what you think of them!

ChrissyJ x

You can find more on our previous boxes below

Gousto Day 1

Gousto Day 2

Gousto Day 3

Gousto Day 4

Stephs HelloFresh Experience

12 thoughts on “Gousto vs HelloFresh

  1. Jess Howliston says:

    All of your meals look delicious! I have been eyeing up both of these boxes as an option as I absolutely hate trying to decide what to cook for yea each week and when the kids go back to school and clubs etc it can be crazy busy! How did you find the portion sizes on both boxes? I have a teenage son and husband who enjoy their food and I wonder if the portion sizes will be enough lol! Thanks x

  2. Michelle Green says:

    Interesting review, I moved from HF to Gousto and definitely prefer Gousto but I must admit having the option to order for 3 would be amazing for when my daughter is home from uni. Michelle

  3. Vicki says:

    Really interesting to read your comparison. I’ve heard great things about both, but not taken the plunge just yet – we might have to!

    • Chrissy J says:

      We really do like them. I am a terribly fussy eater and it makes my husbands life so much easier knowing I have ok’d these meals as something I will eat (or at least try!)

  4. Life can be Toff says:

    I’ve also tried both and prefer Gousto. I didn’t have much luck with Hello Fresh, missing items and produce definitely not fresh, however, the customer service always put it right very quickly and without hesitation.

Let me know your thoughts!