Lotus Chaat’s New Menu

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New Lotus Chaat MenuLotus Chaat and Spices – features delicious Indian snacks and also contains an Indian grocery store with lots of great products from India – from frozen foods to spices and even toiletries now offers a New Menu with a few more changes.

The Ingredients used are organics and even locally made. Come visit us at 1559 4th Street San Rafael or call us at (415) 454-6887 for more information on our updated menu.

Tell us what you think on our new menu here or visit us on our facebook page and leave us your comments and suggestions.


Take A Peek On Our New Menu!

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Lotus Chaat New Menu Lotus Chaat and Spices – The North Bay’s only destination for South Indian Dosa and small bite sized foods from India has a new menu! Visit us at 1559 4th Street San Rafael and try our new menu along with other dishes that will not only nourish you but also tingle your tongue and provoke your palate with a kaleidoscope of flavors, textures and spices. Click here to check it out.

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Lotus Chaat and Spices’ Revised Sev Batata Puri

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Sev Batata Puri at Lotus Chaat

If you’ve been to Lotus Chaat you probably know now how huge Indian street food really is. This delicious, inexpensive tasty food is known as Chaat refers to all the savory, spicy, tangy, sweet street foods that Lotus Chaat is proud to serve you.

Lotus Chaat now introduces Sev Batata Puri. This western Indian “snack” dish is a irresistible tongue tickling example of Chaat!

Try this delicious combination of fried papdi (crispy flat puri), sev (deep fried gram flour noodles), boiled potatoes (batata), moong (green beans), chopped onion, chili and some sweet and spicy chutneys.


Try The New Sweet Potato Dosa at Lotus Chaat

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Sweet Potato DosaGood news! The incredibly tasty and healthy Sweet Potato Dosa is now available at Lotus Chaat & Spices.

Did you know that sweet potato has twice the fiber, twice the calcium and over 1300 times more Vitamin A than white potato? They are also anti-inflammatory.

Time to switch to sweet potatos, preferable in a delicious gluten-free dosa at Lotus Chaat!


Lotus Chaat’s New Menu!

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New Menu

Check out Lotus Chaat’s New Menu!

We’d love to get your feedback on our new menus! You can contact us here


ONLY Destination for Indian Street Food in Marin

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The East Bay has know about Indian Street Food for years. Here in Marin Lotus Chaat is your ONLY place for such amazing unique South Indian street food.


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If you’re new to Chaat we recommend you to start with a DOSA, those 100% gluten free Indian crepes with battter made from rice and lentils. While there are plenty of vegetarian and meat dosas to choose from, all the food at Lotus Chaat can be prepared VEGAN. Which is why local vegans have monthly gatherings at Lotus Chaat!


Lotus Chaat Lunch Special Under $10

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Lotus Chaat Lunch Special Under $10Are you in?

Introducing the Lotus Chaat Lunch Special for under ten bucks.

This healthy lunch deal is not to be missed. Treat yourself to:

1.) Yellow Dhal lentil dish
2.) Seasonal vegetable dishes
Your choice of Rice or Roti
Fresh Raita Bread

All at a cost of only $9.99. Your belly and your pocket book will both enjoy lunch at Lotus Chaat!

As your host Elvis Fernandez if you have any questions about our food. We are happy to help out if you have special needs or questions regarding things such as food allergies.


North Indian vs South Indian

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South Indian Food vs North Indian FoodIndia is a large and diverse country. It has multiple cultures and languages. With that comes a multitude of cuisines. Some like to split the cuisine of India into North and South. So India has it’s on version of North vs South!

Here in San Rafael we have a similar distinction! Lotus Cuisine of India at 704 4th Street serves primarily North Indian Cuisine while Lotus Chaat and Spices serves mainly South Indian street food such as dosas along with fusion foods like Indian pizzas and burritos.

North Indian food has famous breads such as naan and chapati. There are tandoori oven meats like lamb and chicken. The dishes use plenty of chickpeas and lentil varieties. The base of North Indian foods includes onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic.

South Indian food is mostly vegetarian with some fish. Instead of bread there is more rice and a plenty of coconut. A mix of rice and lentils are used to make the dosas, a very popular food of the South. Southern dishes are said to have sharp, intense flavors and often are spicier than northern dishes.


Lunch Discount for Non-vegetarian food at Lotus Chaat

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DosaFrom 11:30 AM to 3PM you can now get 2$ off all your non-vegetarian dishes at Lotus Chaat & Spices

We are in West San Rafael at 1559 4th Street.


NEW Lotus Chaat MENU for Pizzas, Dosas and Burritos

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What’s new on the Lotus Chaat Menu? Glad you asked

Burrito wraps and vegetarian dosas

Burrito Wraps

Have you tried an Indian Burrito? Lotus Chaat burritos have a whole wheat wrap, tomato, cucumber, onion and tamarind mint sauce.

Lotus Indian Pizza

The Lotus Indian Pizza contains our signature Lotus Dough made fresh daily with delicious healthy spices like turmeric and herbs!

All Lotus Chaat Pizzas can be customized. Just ask our staff!



Non vegetarian dosas


Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Dosas

Lotus Chaat Dosas are Gluten Free and can be made Dairy Free.

All our Dosas are Gluten Free and can be made Dairy Free. The Dosas come with a bowl of Samber and Coconut chutney sauce.

Attention Vegetarians and Celiacs
Almost all dishes at Lotus Chaat can be prepared Vegetarian or Vegan and Gluten Free.

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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