Lotus Chaat & Spices is an Indian Grocery in the West End of San Rafael with a huge selection of Frozen and prepared Indian foods, spices and more.

Opened in 2011, Lotus Chaat was the premier South Indian Street Food restaurant in the North Bay.

Our Lotus Chaat & Spices Indian grocery and spice store at the same location, 1559 4th Street in San Rafael, is the largest North Bay store for Indian groceries.

Cafe Lotus in downtown Fairfax and Lotus Cuisine in downtown San Rafael serve the finest Indian meals available in Marin County. Some “Chaat” street food dishes are available at these locations.

Please choose Lotus Chaat for your Indian groceries and we hope you will dine at one of our other nearby locations in San Rafael and Fairfax.

Indian Grocery Store

Lotus Chaat & Spices is Marin’s premiere Indian Grocery Store. Come and get ingredients for Indian meals that provoke your palate with our kaleidoscope of flavors, textures and spices.

Our Indian Restaurant and Grocery is located in the West End of San Rafael at 1559 4th Street.

Fresh, organic, delicious! We sell many organic items including a wide assortment of Gluten free flour. We introduced Indian Street Food “Chaat” dishes to Marin County, and we also sell all you need to make them yourself, be it a DOSA or Idli or any other Chaat snack or meal.

We sell many frozen and prepared Indian foods, imported from India’s most renowned food producers. Come browse our exceptional selection and take home some new treats.

This is a small selection from our our Indian Grocery Store:

  • Frozen Indian groceriesLotus Chaat & Spices will be closing
  • Fresh produce
  • Frozen fish (e.g. Indian Mackerel, Indian King Fish Filet, Kawango Fijian Frozen Fish)
  • Frozen Indian dinners
  • Prepared Indian groceries
  • Organic Indian spices and 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
  • Fijian groceries including Fijian Spice Mixes
  • Henna

It is safe to say we sell just about any Indian food ingredient. Come to Lotus Chaat & Spices in San Rafael’s West End to buy your Indian groceries. Our Indian grocery store is open from Tuesday – Sunday from 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM.

Gift Certificates are available. Contact us for details.

How do you like our store? Please tell our manager or contact the shop at 415 454-6887.


We are proud to share with you the many compliments and awards we get for our dining establishment and our delicious Indian Street Food.

Lotus Chaat & Spices Zagat


One of the Best Restaurants in Marin County – Zagat

Lotus Chaat & Spices Yelp



Best Restaurants in San Rafael – Yelp


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

Proper Indian cooking uses spices not just for good taste, but for their inherent health benefits and to balance the diet.

Surinder “Pal” Sroa