Our company was founded in 2008 by Alana Hoye Barnaba. Originally from upstate New York, Alana moved to New York City and immediately began her love affair with its food, history, and culture. For years before creating her company, Alana tried every type of food the city had to offer and began specializing in the tastes of ethnic neighborhoods. Some of her first experiences with the neighborhood’s culinary adventures were fresh dumplings and homemade mozzarella—foods included on the signature tour today. Soon after, Alana started Ahoy New York Tours & Tasting and has been sharing her love for the passion, culture, and history of the city through food tours of New York neighborhoods.
Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting’s goal with each tour is for customers to leave not only with the knowledge of the area and full of delicious food but also an experience to tell friends and family about long after the tour is complete.
Here’s to touring and tasting. We look forward to meeting you!
Alana created Ahoy New York’s signature tour of Chinatown and Little Italy from years of experience visiting these neighborhoods. She has formed wonderful relationships with the local shops and restaurants and considers this part of NYC her second home. Alana loves to travel, especially to France where she practices speaking her second language.
Liz is a native New Yorker with a passion and enthusiasm for food. Born and raised in Queens, New York’s most diverse borough Liz certainly knows where to find foods from all over the globe.
Mike is very enthusiastic about the history and culture of the iconic immigrant neighborhoods of Little Italy and Chinatown. A born storyteller, Mike loves to meet new people and make them laugh.
Raised in Brooklyn, Maryana lived in Chinatown for three years. The only thing she enjoys more than eating her way around NYC is guiding visitors and locals alike through her stomping ground.
Ray is a writer, foodie and a life-long New Yorker. He loves board games and is on almost every social network out there.