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Local Dining

Near San Rafael GMA

Plant Juice: In the Montecito Plaza

Smoothies, Fresh Juice, Fruit Bowls, Acai Bowls, Bagels, and more.

343 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 455-8191

Winter Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Summer Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

VN NOODLE & GRILL in the Montecito Plaza

Their menu consists of traditional Vietnamese dishes including many rice and noodle dishes including a varied selection of seafood items, beef and pork dishes. Also featured are an ambitious selection of appetizers, soups, stir fry dishes, Rice Vermicelli Dishes, drinks (smoothies, sodas, teas-hot and cold and fresh juices) and desserts. All their food is made fresh and cooked to order.

421 3rd St
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 306-8299

Hours- Monday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Trader Joe’s: In the Montecito Plaza

From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 484 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 45,000 Crew Members.  How?  By being comfortable being different.

Snacks, Sandwiches, Salads, and Deli Items

337 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

( 415) 454-9530

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Puentez Taqueria in the Montecito Shopping Center

A hidden gem humbly situated in the corner of the bright open pavilion of the Montecito Plaza.

243 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 721-7992

Hours- Monday – Saturday – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Closed Sunday

Sol Food

Puerto Rican Cuisine – Rice, beans, chicken, salad, fried plantains.

Green Building – Eat In
901 Lincoln Ave.
San Rafael CA, 94901

La Bodega – Carry out, delivery, catering
903 Lincoln Ave.
San Rafael CA, 94901

Green Building: (415) 451-4765

Bodega: (415) 451-4765

Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 AM  – 11:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Chipotle Mexican Grill in the Montecito Plaza

Chipotle Mexican Grill sources the very best ingredients we can find and preparing them by hand.

  • Vegetables are grown in healthy soil, and pork from pigs allowed to freely root and roam outdoors or in deeply bedded barns.
  • We’re committed because we understand the connection between how food is raised and prepared, and how it tastes.

345 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 300-3028

Hours- Monday – Sunday: 10:45 AM – 10:00 PM

Healthy Marin Dining

Whole Foods – San Rafael

Just across from the Montecito Plaza. Whether you’re in a hurry or with time to dine-in, you’ll find something special, local and fresh in our prepared foods department. Large salad bar, a hot food bar, breakfast bar, sandwiches, hot soups, smoothies, and deli.

340 Third St
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 451-6333

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Key Tea House & Kava Lounge

Key Tea is excited to bring kava, local herbs, raw and vegan treats, and weekly community gatherings to the lovely people of Marin County.  We believe in plants. We believe in people. Both are endowed with ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. We facilitate a place that brings together these elements to inspire creativity, healing, and discovery of who we truly are.

921 C Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM  – 9:00 PM or Later
Sunday: 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lotus Cuisine of India

Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael is now a certified green business serving the finest organic Indian Food. LOTUS GOES GREEN With our state-of-the-art energy-efficient kitchen and our environmentally friendly appliances we serve our award winning Indian Cuisine.

Even our menu got an upgrade: organic, healthy, local ingredients, and several exciting new menu items as well. All Lotus Family restaurant menus are over 95% gluten free. A gluten-free diet excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in many grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale. Come visit the fresh green organic Lotus Cuisine of India!

704 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 456-5808

Buffet Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30 AM  – 2:30 PM
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Thai Smile

Thai Smile has built a reputation as one of San Rafael’s centrally located and most popular Thai restaurants. Whatever the occasion, you are guaranteed to experience a decorated interior filled with Thailand’s finest carvings and surroundings. Enjoy a menu filled with Thailand’s traditional style of cooking, and dine at tables set with Thailand’s finest ceramic plates and silverware.

534 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 454-2626

Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM  – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cafe Lotus Organic Indian Food

Our Organic Indian Cafe in Fairfax is a unique oasis by where you can take the culinary road less traveled. Here, you’ll find authentic, home-style Northern Indian cuisine prepared with organic local ingredients and fresh spices, many of which Surinder imports directly from India…all beautifully presented in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Any item on the menu can be made gluten free.

1912 Sir Francis Drake
Fairfax, CA

(415) 457-7836

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM  – 2:30 PM
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Nicer Marin Restaurants

Il Fornaio Cucina Iltaliana

Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great wines and cocktails in beautiful settings located in California. Food is created using recipes and preparations that Italians have mastered over centuries of making great food.

These ideals are best demonstrated by Festa Regionale, our monthly exploration of the food and wine of the different regions of Italy. This passion for authenticity has been fostered for almost 20 years.

223 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925

(415) 927-4400

Monday – Friday 11:30 AM -10:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM -10:00 PM

Los Moles Hecho En Casa

Chef Lito Saldaña’s cuisine has focused in bringing the distinct flavors from traditional Mexican pueblos and showcasing them with a modern twist. However his strong roots and values have kept him concentrated on using family recipes and keeping food simple but enjoyable.

At Los Moles, you will only find locally grown fresh ingredients— sanos y sabrosos. We never use lard, gluten, bleached sugar, or other artificial ingredients. Our rich traditional flavors don’t need masking! We prepare our moles free from animal products and gluten free. We sauté with olive oil. We sweeten our drinks and desserts with organic agave nectar.

At Los Moles we prepare authentic, tasty, healthy food — con orgullo y humildad . The food and cooking traditions are the gifts we learned from our mothers and grandmothers; we invite you to sit at our table so that we may pass them on to you.

Delivery and Take Out Available

912 Lincoln Ave.
San Rafael, CA

(415) 927-9007

Monday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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