What We Hope You Get Out Of A Madrid Food Tour
Knowledge of the intricacies of Spanish cuisine, its history, ethnic influences, modern innovations, and future potential.
An understanding of the close relationship Spaniards have with food and, how through its importance in their culture, they have been providing excellent quality cuisine and food products for much of history.
A really fun experience as we taste our way around the city, sampling new things and meeting some wonderful people.
The idea that small businesses have the potential to make a large city feel small, adding flavor and friendship to our lives.
The assurance that you participated in something unique. We believe our tours are so much more than food– you can search for the best/most authentic/highest rated etc. restaurants online, you don’t need a guide to find them. But there is nothing compared to really meeting the people behind the scenes, learning the history if what we’re trying, and trying something you otherwise might not have because it was recommended.
Passion. We are passionate about food and the people behind what we are eating. We hope that it rubs off on everyone who joins us on a tour.
Founder & Tour Guide
I’m Lauren Aloise and I love all things food. After studying business, tourism and Spanish in Western Massachusetts I somehow wound up living in Spain where I’ve been spending my time cooking, eating, writing and learning about Spanish food and products– often going straight to the source and meeting with farmers and producers. After moving to Madrid it seemed only natural to share my infectious adoration of Spanish cuisine with others, and I started Madrid Food Tour.
With 10 years of experience in the food and tourism industry and fluency in Spanish, I use my knowledge to share my enthusiasm with my guests. When I’m not out showing people around my adopted city I travel as much as possible, always planning my itineraries around what I want to eat! Let me and my team lead you on your culinary exploration of Madrid. You won’t be disappointed!
Tour Operations Manager
Alejandro is from the coast of Southern Spain, where they are known for their seafood. His ideal afternoon would be spent in a simple beachfront snack bar, eating the delicious foods of his hometown– fried fish, marinated octopus, and a cold glass of gazpacho to wash it all down. Here in Madrid, Alejandro likes being a little more adventurous and is always trying new things. He loves the city’s mix of ethnicities and enjoys tasting new cuisines. Yet when all is said and done, he wouldn’t trade Spanish cuisine for any of them!