Marin Green Drinks on June 14

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Marin Green Drinks  Marin Green Drinks on June 14 5348534Join us again for our next business mixers on June 14, 5:30 pm

Kellen Damman, Sustainability Marketing & Outreach Specialist
Marin County Enerfy Efficiency Programs

Network with people living and working as green as we can. See our line of speaker on www.greendrinks.org/CA/San%20Rafael

Lotus Cuisine of India is the official sponsor and venue of Marin Green Drinks.


Lotus Wins Again

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The people of Marin have chosen the BEST OF MARIN. Lotus wins again! For over a decade we have topped the category BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT and we did it again in 2016. Here’s the list:


For all those years that you our guests have shown your support to us we say THANK YOU from the entire Lotus Family!



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20% OFF Coupon at Lotus  SPECIAL LOTUS DISCOUNT COUPON IN YOUR MAILBOX 20 percent off saleLive in Marin County? Check your mailbox for the Spring 2016 issue of RSVP Marin Home & Living!

Look in your copy for a special 20% coupon valid at all three LOTUS restaurants in Marin County!

Look for the 20% OFF COUPON!

Click here to see this coupon.


Help Lotus make THE LIST by San Francisco Magazine

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THE List   Help Lotus make THE LIST by San Francisco Magazine TLSF CurrentYou’ve probably heard of San Francisco magazine. This monthly local magazine covers everything about the Bay Area.

They just launched a special booklet called THE LIST. This pocket directory contains picks of great Bay Area restaurants, bars, museums and shops.

Readers are also encourage to nominate their favorite spots in the Bay Area.

So if you’re a big fan of Lotus please tell SF Magazine why you like dining at Lotus.

SF magazine invites you to do so as follows:
Tag us on Instagram @SFmagazine
Tag us on Twitter @sanfranmag
Tag us on Facebook @SanFranciscoMagazine
Email their publisher Paul Reulbach at preulbach@modernluxury.com

So snap, tweet, post and mail away! The team at Lotus thanks you!



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routine maintenance  SCHEDULED WEBSITE MAINTENANCE routine maintenance

Please note that maintenance work is scheduled by our website host on Wednesday April 27, 2016, between the hours of 11:30 AM and Midnight.

Our website may not be available during those hours. This maintenance work should only take a few hours but may be extended the whole timeframe.

Take out orders may be placed via phone during this time.

We thank you for your understanding.


At Lotus Every Day is Earth Day

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Earth Day  At Lotus Every Day is Earth Day earthday april 22Celebrated on April 22, Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world with a multitude of activities and events. It is a great way to spread environmental awareness and encourage each one of us to act responsibly.

As part of the community, the Lotus Family of Restaurants is doing its part in so many ways. This year we were even awarded the Joe Garbarino Green Business of the Year award for implementing eco-friendly practices in our day-to-day restaurant operations (see also our article about that award).

We invite you to be a part of the solution. You too can make every day of your life an Earth Day. Let’s think globally and act locally. Please join Lotus and help protect the environment for all of us and for future generations. Lets make Every Day an Earth Day.


Marin Green Drinks on April 12

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Marin Green Drinks on April 12th at Lotus  Marin Green Drinks on April 12 MGD BioneersMark your calendars for April 12, 2016! Marin Green Drinks special guest will be Joshua Sheridan Fouts, Executive Director of Bioneers. Josh invites everyone to a Bioneers Conversation.

Come relax, network and learn with people living and working as green as we can. Green Drinks is an international event with more info at www.greendrinks.org. Select San Rafael to see our presentation lineup.

WHAT:     Marin Green Drinks
WHEN:     April 12th 2016, 5:30 PM
WHERE:  Lotus Cuisine of India
704 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901


Lotus wins 2016 San Rafael Chamber Award for being Green Business of the Year

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The mission of the Lotus Family of Restaurants in Marin County is to create contemporary healthy Indian cuisine for Marin County and the San Francisco North Bay in the most environmentally friendly way possible using the finest local sustainable and organic ingredients.

In 2014, Lotus Cuisine of India was certified as a Bay Area Green Business by the County of Marin. This is a certification given to businesses that have been audited and shown to have business practices that protect, preserve and sustain the environment.

Through its continued effort to making the restaurant green and sustainable, Lotus has now won the 2016 Joe Garbarino Green Business of the Year Award from the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.

San Rafael Chamber CEO Joanne K. Webster writes:

“The Joe Garbarino Green Business Award recipient is celebrated for demonstrating extraordinary efforts to embed sustainable practices in their business operations and philosophy. This year, we received an impressive selection of 30 candidates from a diverse group of industries. All of the organizations nominated are doing extraordinary work in our community; making a difference and keeping our local economy strong.

Over 450 top business leaders, community organizers and elected officials in Marin County joined us at the annual State of the City dinner on Thursday, March 3rd at Peacock Gap to celebrate the accomplishments of these companies and to honor this year’s winners. The Joe Garbarino Green Business of the Year was awarded to Lotus Family of Restaurants”.

This recognition is based on many improvements in environmental management practices implemented by Lotus in recent years are:

• Mostly vegetarian and vegan dishes
• Conversion of menu to organic food (over 80% certified organic ingredients)
• Conversion to gluten free and non-GMO ingredients
• State-of-the-art energy-efficient kitchen with environmentally friendly “Energy Star” appliances
• Water Conservation efforts
• Remodel of facilities with energy efficient lighting
• Switch to using organic and non GMO ingredients
• Sponsoring and supporting local and global green organizations including: San Rafael Clean, Bioneers Conference, Marin Organic, Earth Day Marin and Marin Green Drinks
• Member of Marin Clean Energy’s (MCE) Deep Green Program providing Lotus with 100% renewable energy
• Offer discount to encourage customers to bring their own containers for take-out and leftovers.


Patch.com new article featuring Lotus Cuisine of India

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Patch.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


“The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Words to live by, Eknath Easwaran  "The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind" - Mahatma Gandhi words to live byI first because interested in improving my diet under the influence of Mahatma Gandhi, who used to include articles on diet and health in his weekly newspaper along with all the latest political news.

I had been brought up on traditional South Indian cuisine. I had enjoyed it all thoroughly, but I had never asked what the purpose of food is. At Gandhi’s prompting I started asking this kind of questions and concluded to my great surprise that food is meant to nourish the body.

I started changing. I began to eat foods that wouldn’t have appealed to me in earlier days. Now asparagus tastes better than chocolate tarte.

The palate is the ideal starting point for getting some mastery over your senses. You have three, four, maybe more opportunities a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any number of between-meal snacks. No need to talk of fasting or strange diest. Just resolve to move away from foods that don’t benefit your health and begin choosing foods that do.

From “Words to Live By” by Eknath Easwaran

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