Lotus Chaat & Spices = Indian Street Food and Groceries

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Our new opening hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Closed on Monday Our Indian Store will also stay open from Tuesday – Sunday from 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM.


Great products now available in our Indian Grocery Store:

  • Frozen fish (Indian Mackarel, Indian King Fish Filet, Kawango Fijian Frozen Fish)
  • Fresh produce
  • Fijian groceries including Fijian Spice Mixes
  • Kava Health Drink

Indian Grocery StoreSelection of items available at our Indian grocery shop:

  • Frozen Indian groceries
  • Prepared Indian groceries
  • Frozen Indian dinners
  • Authentic South Indian Spice Mixes
  • Idli South Indian breakfast cake
  • Dosas and Dhosa Batter made in-house (so you can make your own at home!)
  • South Indian Snacks and Delicacies
  • Lotus Organic ghee (clarified butter) made in-house
  • Sambar lentil-based dish
  • Almost any indian food ingredient
  • Organic Indian spices

Come to Lotus Chaat & Spices for Indian groceries and for our South Indian food. Enjoy our vegetarian as well as meat delicacies! Waiter Pardeep Malik serves lunch at Lotus Chaat and Spices on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in San Rafael, Calif. The diners refused identification. (IJ photo/Frankie Frost)

Welcome to Lotus Chaat and Spices – the North Bay’s only destination for the delicious Indian Street food: dishes that will not only nourish you but also tingle your tongue and provoke your palate with a kaleidoscope of flavors, textures and spices. Indian chaat are among the world’s most interesting snacks. In India they originated as street foods in the Uttar Pradesh region. Today they’ve become so popular, they’re sold throughout the Indian sub-continent as well in Southeast Asia.

Most chaat are based on dough made from a variety of flours. Depending on the type, they’re either deep-fried, baked or steamed. They can be stuffed or topped with a variety of fillings that range from potatoes, beans and chick peas to assorted vegetables to cheese, even other grains. nmij0525dining06


At Lotus Chaat, most of our dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan. We use organic ingredients as much as possible. Feel free to talk to our servers about our unusual menu. Many of our chaat dishes may be new to you. We’ve done our best to fully describe them here, but if there’s more you would like to know, please don’t hesitate to ask. We also sell frozen and prepared foods in our store, imported from some of India’s most renowned food producers. After your meal, come browse our exceptional selection and take home some new taste treats.



Eating together with those we love, eating nutritious food that has been prepared with love – this can nourish our inner needs, as well as our bodies. Taking time at meals to talk to each other and enjoy the meal as a shared sacrament is rare today. We need to slow down, take time to prepare nutritious meals and rearrange our schedules so that we can be together.”

Eknath Easwaran

Our Locations

Lotus Chaat 1559 4th Street, San Rafael Lotus Cuisine of India 704 Fourth Street, San Rafael Cafe Lotus 1912 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax Leila by the bay 1991 Railroad Ave, Hercules

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Our Hours

Tuesday to Saturday :
11:30 AM - 9 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Closed Monday

We take Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for a minimum check of $15; otherwise, cash only

Contact us

Lotus Chaat & Spices
1559 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Tel (415) 454-6887

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For reservations please call us in the restaurant at tel 415 454 6887. Feel free to leave a message and we will call you back to confirm your reservation.
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Indian Street Food Restaurant and Indian Grocery Store in the West End of San Rafael, Marin County, CA
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