Lauren Aloise

Enjoying authentic Spanish churros in Malaga, Spain.

  • Food writer specializing in Spanish food
  • Conducts culinary tours in Spain


Lauren Aloise is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes for one year. She fell in love with Spanish cuisine while living in southern Spain. Addicted to jamón ibérico, extra virgin olive oil, and Spanish wine, she set out to learn everything possible about traditional Spanish food. Fascinated by the incredible diversity found in Spanish cooking, she started a food and travel blog called Spanish Sabores, and later founded the award-winning Spanish food tour company, Devour​ Spain. Lauren is based in Madrid but travels the country as much as possible in search of the stories behind the recipes.

Lauren grew up learning to cook her family’s heirloom recipes— everything was made from scratch. She went on to work in a variety of restaurants and moved to Spain with the dream of learning the ins and outs of Spanish cuisine. What she didn’t learn from practice, her Spanish mother-in-law taught her in her tiny Spanish kitchen.


Lauren Aloise holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language. She has also completed the Award in Wines and Spirits with WSET.

Awards and Publications

Her Spanish food tours have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

About The Spruce

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