Plan a day trip to Union City

Explore the miles of bike trails and green space that this Bay Area city has to offer

Union City marshlands
Photo: David Fenton

3 more great ethnic eats along the ride:

On the way to Coyote Hills: Stop into Los Dos Gallos Taqueria, just off Decoto Rd., for a breakfast of eggs and chorizo or chilaquiles before heading to Coyote Hills. Enjoy the old-school atmosphere, complete with jukebox and a mural of white-clad caballeros. $; 34704 Alvarado Niles Rd.; 510/429-1735.

On the way to Dry Creek Garden: Another option for picnic food: Mr. Kebab, where Mediterranean cuisine gets the fast-food treatment but is no less tasty for the pared-down atmosphere. Pick up lamb wraps, chicken doner sandwiches, and smoky baba ghanoush. $; 1760 Decoto Rd.; 510/324-3035.

On the way back to BART: Reward yourself with a feast at Mayflower Restaurant. During the day, devour dim sum. If it’s evening, enjoy traditional Cantonese seafood dishes like spicy dry-fried Dungeness crab and honey-walnut shrimp. $$; 34348 Alvarado Niles Rd.

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