12+ East Bay Bike Path Pit Stops

A town-by-town guide to ice cream, coffee, and lunch spots worth pedaling to

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From India Point to Bristol, the East Bay Bike Path attracts a score of cyclists and trekkers for the scenic sights and exercise gains. But whether you’re a fitness junkie or get your rush from tasty eats, the popular trail veers into its fair share of foodie destinations along the way. Broken down by town, here’s a handful of pit stops offering energizing fare that are just off the beaten path.

 

RIVERSIDE

Borealis Coffee: In the historic Riverside Square, Borealis is ideal for cyclists just hopping on the path in need of a cuppa to get the gears going. While known for their small batch roasts and iced coffee, a new menu also includes breakfast sandwiches and specialty toasts. 250 Bullocks Point Avenue

Dari-Bee Ice Cream: The giant swirled scoop and glowing “OPEN” sign stand as a beacon for frozen treats. Park in the bike rack out front and snag a picnic table in the shade to enjoy a well-deserved sundae, soft serve, or slushie – all calories are freebies after the miles you’ll walk or pedal! 240 Bullocks Point Avenue

Union Burrito: Handheld snacks like burritos, quesadillas, and bowls from this fast-casual Mexican restaurant are a great choice for lunch on the go. Chef Wendy Henriques developed these recipes from her childhood in the Domican Republic, which can be enjoyed in a spacious outdoor patio. 326 Bullocks Point Avenue

PARK: Riverside Square | PICNIC: Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Scenic Overlook

 

BARRINGTON

Bagels Etc.: A lunch detour along County Road offers plenty of options to refuel, but the “Etc.” in Bagels Etc. should cover just about any craving, from paninis and wraps to coffee and tea. Island Oasis or V8 Fusion smoothies come packed with fresh fruit. 259 County Road

Spaghetti Lane: A narrow paved path not far from the County Road intersection takes you to Wood Avenue, where you’ll find Spaghetti Lane. This neighborhood Italian joint is great for carbo-loading, and on a hot day, nothing beats antipasto, caprese salad, or limoncello cake. 8 Anoka Avenue,

The Daily Scoop: With over a dozen flavors on the board, along with frozen yogurt and Rhode Island-staple “cabinets” or coffee sundaes, this ice cream stop has something for everyone, from carrot cake to fresh peach flavors.
230 County Road

PARK: County Road | PICNIC: Haines Memorial State Park or Veterans Memorial Park

 

WARREN

Del’s Lemonade: “Stop at the sign of the lemon,” as they say, and grab a green and yellow paper cup of refreshing Del’s, available in watermelon, blueberry, peach melon, and other fruity flavors – or your classic frozen lemonade. 65 Child Street

The Taco Box: Pico de gallo, adobo sauce, protein, and veg top wood-fired crust instead of a tortilla – this is the taco-pizza fusion you can find at Taco Box, a renovated horse trailer conveniently hitched up along the path. Brake for their summer special, street corn! 75 Child Street 

Sowams Cider Works: Though not your typical on-the-go fare, Sowams Cider Works offers a chance to sit back and savor locally made hard cider outside or at their vintage Victorian bar. Stay for a tasting or try a pour of Orchard Blend No. 77, a light variety with a smooth fruit character and pleasant sparkle. 98 Child Street

 

PARK: Railroad Avenue or Franklin Street | PICNIC: Warren Town Beach or Burr’s Hill Park

 

BRISTOL

The Beach House: At the very end of the bike path for folks traveling south, The Beach House is a great way to round out the day with a cold beer and a little indulgence, whether that means Fish & Chips or a Surf & Turf Burger with buttered lobster meat, from a waterfront bar while the sun sets. 805 Hope Street

The Beehive Cafe: A popular destination for walkers and cyclists, with bike racks right outside, The Beehive Cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day, with house-made breads and pastries. Covered outdoor dining is perfect for a rest, or grab a coffee and quick bite to hit the trail. 10 Franklin Street

Hope Diner: Looking for a hearty breakfast before a day of coasting along the coast? Eggs, sausage, toast, and home fries or a stack of pancakes are among the classic diner fare you’ll find here, along with a cuppa joe to fuel your jaunt. 742 Hope Street

PARK: Asylum Road | PICNIC: Independence Park or Colt State Park

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