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!


There is no more Sunday Champagne Brunch at Lotus

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Marin VeganRegretfully we have discontinued Sunday Champagne Brunch at Lotus Chaat.

We do have a Vegan Sunday Brunch at Lotus Chaat,usually on the third Sunday of every month.

This Brunch is organized by Marin Vegan Events Meetup but is open to all our guests.


Patch.com new article featuring Lotus Cuisine of India

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Patch.com features Lotus Cuisine of IndiaPatch.com, a community online news journal, wrote an article about how Lotus Cuisine of India focuses on Healthy Eating:


The Lotus Family of Restaurants are family run Indian restaurants in Marin County that offers a wide selection of healthy organic Indian cuisine.

Lotus has been featured many times in local print, TV, radio and online media . Surinder “Pal” Sroa and his staff at Lotus are so grateful for these articles that share insights about the Lotus Family of Restaurants.

We appreciate the support from our community and we love giving back. Most importantly we want everyone to know about our incredible food! http://bit.ly/1V3ZjCH


Lotus Sponsors Annual Bioneers Conference

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Lotus is proud sponsor of Bioneers Conference Join Lotus at the 2015 National Bioneers Conference this Oct. 16-18 in San Rafael, CA for “A Revolution from the Heart of Nature”: bit.ly/bioneers15

Don’t miss emerging conversations about restorative justice, climate mitigation, youth activism, indigenous knowledge and so much more! #Bioneers15

Connect with change-makers and learn about practical, visionary solutions for the world’s urgent environmental & social challenges. Join leaders and community activists for emerging conversations about restorative justice, climate mitigation, indigenous knowledge and so much more!

This year’s speakers include Tom Hayden on California climate leadership and Malik Yakini on Detroit’s food justice movement.

For years Lotus has been an official sponsor of the Bioneers Conference. Bioneers is just one of many top environmental organizations that the Lotus Family of Restaurants supports.

Bioneers Registration:


New Lotus Photo Gallery

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lotus photo galleryWe just added a mouth watering GALLERY to our website : www.lotuschaat.com/gallery

Have a look, tell us what you think, and please send us your favorite Lotus photos and videos!

Warning: looking at this gallery may cause the sudden urge to eat tasty Indian food.



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Lotus Name Game PromoLotus is giving away a free lunch!

1. Like us on Facebook.
2. Wait for our Weekly Question
3. Be the first to give the correct answer about Indian dishes and spices or our staff and you get a free lunch buffet.

Sounds like fun?

Play it on our Facebook Lotus Chaat : www.facebook.com/lotuschaat



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Call us for Reservation For reservations please call us in the restaurant at tel 415 456 5808. Feel free to leave a message and we will call you back to confirm your reservation.


Litquake San Rafael 2014 – A Feast and Words!

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Litquake San Francisco is sponsoring the full day lit crawl in 15 venues along 4th Street in San Rafael. Join us on Saturday, October 11th beginning at 10:00 AM.

Here at Lotus Chaat and Spices Indian restaurant we will have a Lotus Chaat Lunch Buffet for ONLY $12 available from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

From 12:30 to 1:30 you can enjoy a poets lunch and open mic. The host will be poet Margaret Stawowy, a member of the Marin Poetry Center Executive Board. Speakers will be poets from the Marin Poetry Center, and there will be a public mic available as well.

This event is open to the public but reservations are advised!

For reservations contact:
Rebound Bookstore
tel 415-482-0550
email Reboundbookstore@aol.com



Lotus Family of Restaurants switches to 100% Renewable Energy

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Lotus Chaat switches to 100% renewable energyThe Lotus Family of Restaurants has signed up with Marin Clean Energy’s

(MCE) Deep Green program to start using 100% renewable energy.

In the MCE Deep Green Program, power is sourced from renewables such as wind and solar power, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and also investing in sustainable development. As a member, it also means that Lotus is supporting local projects that reinvest in a healthier  environment and clean tech future.

About MCE Deep Green Program

MCE is a public Not-for-Profit Electricity Provider funded by customer revenues. MCE created a local renewables development fund. Half of the revenue generated each year from the Deep Green program is set aside to help make new local generation projects a reality.

Lotus Green Initiatives

For several years, Lotus has been working hard to reduce their environmental impact. In 2013 Lotus completely remodeled and switched their appliances to Energy Star appliances. They are now a certified Bay Area Green Business and as such are continuously working on more

eco-friendly improvements to their restaurants.

Lotus is also sponsoring and supporting many green organizations, both local and global, including San Rafael Clean, Bioneers Conference, Marin Organic, and Marin Green Drinks.

The Lotus Family of Restaurants includes:

Lotus Cuisine of India


Cafe Lotus


Lotus Chaat & Spices



Sign petition to save the elephants

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Save the ElephantIf you are a U.S. citizen or resident over 13 years of age, you can help to stop the ivory trade. Starting May 1 and until May 30, please go to www.ElephantsUSA.org and click the link to the petition. (You must first register at petitions.whitehouse.gov, and then respond to an email that confirms that you are not a robot.) African elephants are on the decline, and continue to be killed for their tusks. The U.S. is the second largest importer of ivory, and every piece of ivory represents a dead elephant.

The petition is asking the president to ban all imports of ivory into the United States and to stop the ivory trade. One elephant is killed every 15 minutes in Africa, and these gentle giants are remarkable beings. They nurse their young for at least three years and stay in close family herds for their entire lives. They mourn their dead and even their beloved human keepers if they were raised as orphaned babies by humans.

Signs Petition to Save elephantsThank you for visiting www.ElephantsUSA.org starting on May 1. You may save the life of an amazing animal. To help distribute literature about this campaign or to learn more about it, contact the California lead for the People’s Petition for Elephants: Patricia Joanides at 415 488 0745.



Save the Elephants

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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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Sunday 11:30 AM - 8 PM
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1559 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Tel (415) 454-6887

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