11th Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Lotus Restaurants

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Lotus  11th Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Lotus Restaurants ls 5868For over a decade the Lotus Family of Restaurants (lead by Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael) has had an annual tradition of opening their doors and providing free meals for up to a thousand people on the night before Thanksgiving.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 5-9 PM

WHERE: Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael and Cafe Lotus in Fairfax.The Lotus Family of Restaurants gives back to the community by hosting our annual FREE Thanksgiving Dinner on the night before Thanksgiving.

Both San Rafael’s Lotus Cuisine of India and Fairfax’s Cafe Lotus will serve a free Indian buffet on Thursday, November 25 from 5 – 9 PM. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. No reservations.

Lotus invites anyone in our community who needs a good free meal! Please come enjoy our healthy and delicious Indian food for FREE.

This year we will again be collecting donations for our local Marin Community Food Bank. We thank all of you who can donate for your generous support.

We make sure we’ll never run out of food, no matter how many people will turn up. This is our way of GIVING THANKS to our community.

Anyone – not only those who are homeless, needy, poor, or hungry – is welcome to join us for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

The addresses are:

Lotus Cuisine of India
704 4th St San Rafael
Tel 415 456 5808

Cafe Lotus
1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax
Tel 415 457 7836

NOTE: We will be closed Thanksgiving day November 26 to celebrate with all our staff members

Learn more about Lotus and our community support:

2014 Thanksgiving invitation to the public:

2014 Lotus Thanksgiving was featured on ABC – here’s the video:

and see also:


Zagat 2015 Best of San Francisco Restaurants

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$10 off your next meal from ZAGAT

Calling all foodies! Vote for your favorite restaurants! Zagat promises you ten bucks to blow on food (using the “Cover” app).

Review just 12 restaurants and get Zagat’s 2015 Top Restaurants guide as well.

On top of that, by giving a review you earn rewards and a chance at prizes.

All you do is review restaurants. So let the fun begin!

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Lotus is on Zagat! Tell Zagat about your favorite Lotus Restaurant:

Lotus Cuisine of India:

Lotus Chaat & Spices:

Cafe Lotus

THANK YOU for voiting on ZAGAT! Once you vote Lotus has a little surprise for you – 15% OFF your next meat at Lotus location. Just tell us that you voted on Zagat!

Survey ends this Sunday, November 15, 2015


Happy Diwali

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Diwali Day   Happy Diwali Download Happy Diwali Profile Pictures For Whatsapp 4Diwali is an ancient Hindu Festival also known as the Festival of Lights. It is the biggest and the brightest festival held in India every autumn between mid-October and mid-November.

In 2015 Diwali falls on November 11. It is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists to mark different historical events, stories or myths but they all symbolize the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair.



Marin Green Drinks on Nov. 11th

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Marin Green Drinks on Nov 11   Marin Green Drinks on Nov. 11th mgd moms nov 11 15Marin Green Drinks is a free business mixer with speakers that meets monthly every 2nd Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Lotus Cuisine of India in downtown San Rafael.

On November 11, 2015 Marin Green Drinks will hear from Debbie Friedman, Co-Chair of MOMS Advocating Sustainability. Debbie will give us a GMO Labeling Update. Moms Advocating Sustainability is a Bay Area based organization committed to creating healthy communities for children by reducing their exposure to household and environmental toxins. MOMS advocate for pesticide-free policies and the use of nontoxic or safer alternatives at home primarily through education and outreach to mothers and families, and also to policy makers.

Every month people who support environmentally friendly commerce meet up at the informal business mixers known as Marin Green Drinks. Come to Lotus Cuisine of India in downtown San Rafael for Marin Green Drinks and enjoy networking, free appetizers, monthly speakers and organic food, wine and beer.

This video from October 2015 shows Bioneers executive director Joshua Fouts telling the Marin Green Drinks attendees what Bioneers is all about.


Bioneers say Thank You Lotus

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Roberta at Bioneers writes Lotus:

I wanted to extend my heartfelt appreciation to you and your crew for supporting the youth tent this year!

Volunteers at Bionners  Bioneers say Thank You Lotus 2015 10 16 13The delicious and healthy food that you provided to the space truly made the Youth Leadership Program into an incredible experience for all youth attendees! Without you, the program would not have been so incredible!

I hope to see you again in the future and to further maintain this awesome collaboration.

Thank you for all you do for Bioneers!


The Wonders of Turmeric

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Turmeric  The Wonders of Turmeric turmeric bowls crop 20jpgTurmeric is an ancient panacea that shines under the lens of modern research.

Studies have confirmed its ability to ward off brain disease, cancer, digestive disorders and much more.



Pacific Sun’s Best of 2016 Readers Poll

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Pacific Sun’s Best of 2016 Readers Poll

Please vote for MARIN’S BEST!

Oct. 7- Dec 15

Take the Survey!

This survey consists of 163 questions. You must answer at least 30 questions in order for your answers to be counted.



Marin Green Drinks on Oct. 13th

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Free Business Mixer open to all

Date: OCTOBER 13, 2015

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Special Guest Speakers:

Joshua Fouts, Executive Director, Bioneers
Branden Barber, Director of Engagement and Development, Bioneers

Our special guests will talk about the amazing things happening at Bioneers this year, from the Family Fair to Organic Valley’s GrassUP to the Summit Tent and so much more! They invite the Lotus family and friends and the Marin Green Drinks visitors to discuss collaboration and community with the Bioneers. You can help build better bridges between the Bioneers and our Marin County community. Much more than simply a lecture, this will be an exciting conversation we invite you all to attend.


All Lotus, All Organic

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Marin Organic  All Lotus, All Organic marin organicThe Lotus Family of Restaurants in Marin County has gone ALL ORGANIC!

In 2013 Lotus Cuisine of India restaurant in downtown San Rafael renovated with a state-of-the-art energy-efficient kitchen and environmentally-friendly appliances. Then Lotus became a certified Bay Area Green Business.

The amazing Lotus menus got an eco-upgrade as well. We have added many more organic, healthy, local and non-GMO ingredients!

Now we are excited to announce that All three Lotus restaurants have gone ALL ORGANIC!

Check out some of the organic ingredients now used:

Vegetable Oil / Canola Oil – is from a non-GMO verified project. Canola oil is low in calories and fat, this oil is not only heart friendly, but also contains omega-3 as well as omega-6.

Soy Products (Soy Sauce, Tofu, Soy Oil) – we use organic tofu for all our soy products

Zucchini or Crookneck Squash – we buy our supply from an organic farm in Watsonville near Santa Cruz.

Sugar – we are sourcing organic sugar

Honey – Lotus uses organic honey. There are many nutritional benefits we can get from honey and also a good source of natural sugar.

Corn – We not use any corn GMO products.

Eggs and dairy Products – all organic from Clover Farms

Poultry – Lotus only uses natural and organic Chicken

Meat – our meat source is from Fulton Valley Farms. We also do not use any beef.

Produce – fresh and organic produce is from West Coast Produce in Oakland

Lotus Cuisine of India has now achieved over 80% certified organic. Over 25% of our ingredients are now Non-GMO certified or sustainable.

We are also a member of MARIN ORGANIC in order to support local organic farmers.

If you have any suggestions how we can use even better quality ingredients please let us know!



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Marin Green Drink:, Zero Waste Marin  MARIN GREEN DRINKS on Sept. 8th mgd sept 2015 zero wasteThe monthly Marin Green Drinks business mixer enters its second year at Lotus Cuisine of India in downtown San Rafael. All environmentally conscious business folks are invited to attend this free event.

September 8, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Green Tea: Making Smart Decisions about Waste
Grier Mathews, Zero Waste Marin

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