El Rastro isn’t just a market, it’s a 400-year-old community of characters from all over the world, who live, eat and breathe El Rastro.
These €1 street-style samosas are the most authentic item of Indian food I’ve found in Madrid so far. In fact, they’re just like what you can find in India.
Wander around Lavapiés’ maze of connected high streets and find dozens of Asian spice stores firmly grounded. Gentrification is going to need to work hard to push these neighbours out.