Meredith Hardie

Meredith Hardie


Lover of smash burgers and espresso martinis – not at the same time, but also not opposed to the idea. Meredith started at Elle Canada as an editorial intern, but prefers food over fashion and although she is dairy-free (not by choice), she will never, ever order the sorbet for dessert.

Meredith Hardie's articles

What to expect at Emmer and Ash, Toronto's hot new bakery

We take a trip to Harbord Village's Emmer and Ash bakery and get our paws on their coveted twice-baked croissants, breakfast sandwiches and more.

A look inside Avling, Leslieville's sustainable craft brewery

From grain-to-glass craft beer to creating an inclusive space, Avling Brewery in Leslieville is the place to be and a must-try brewpub.

Toronto's coolest gelato by neighbourhood

From a new gelateria that doubles as a wine bar to wacky-yet-wonderful flavours, we've got the ultimate list of Toronto's coolest, must-try gelato.

What to expect at the new, stunning Toronto Beach Club

Toronto Beach Club, Woodbine Beach's latest and largest addition, serves up coastal opulence for a truly one-of-a-kind Toronto dining experience. 

Restaurant review: Azhar Kitchen & Bar on Ossington

Step inside a world of Middle Eastern flavours, spices and spreads at Ossington's stunning Azhar Kitchen & Bar.

What is craft beer? We've got your essential guide

Never feel left out of the craft beer club again with this essential guide from Natasha Fritzley, chief operating officer at Ontario craft beer behemoth Cowbell Brewing Co.

Level up your summer with these must-try picnic baskets from Toronto restaurants

Picnics just got so much easier and tastier thanks to these Toronto restaurants who are offering jam-packed picnic baskets to go.

Q&A: Nick Jonas and John Varvatos on their new brand, Villa One Tequila

Nick Jonas and John Varvatos spill the tequila about Villa One, their new tequila brand and why it's so much more than another celebrity alcohol label.

The top Toronto butcher shops for high-quality meat

Shopping for and eating high-quality, expertly sourced meat isn't an urban legend, these top Toronto butcher shops make it easy and delicious.

6 Toronto home cooks who created successful online food businesses

For these Toronto home cooks, how it started is very different from how it's going. We find out what it's like to run your own online food business in a pandemic.

Anndore House, Toronto: hotel review

The Anndore House has better style than most people with its contemporary rooms, vintage vibes and inviting Mediterranean restaurant. Here's our review of Toronto's hippest boutique hotel for your next staycation.

Toronto's best bakeries (and some of them are even gluten-free)

Whether you're after the chewiest organic sourdough or bakes so tasty you won't miss the wheat, we've tracked down Toronto's best bakeries, with and without gluten.

Tosho Knife Arts: Toronto's Japanese knife store

Selling hand-forged Japanese steel blades, Tosho Knife Arts is the chef's choice when it comes to Toronto's best knives. Here's what to expect from a trip to the store.

Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Toronto

We packed our fanciest pjs and checked out Toronto's Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where luxe amenities meet five-star hospitality for an unforgettable staycation.

Restaurant review: Spencer's at the Waterfront, Burlington

Farm-to-table meets fish-to-fork at Spencer’s at the Waterfront in Burlington, a place that’s equal parts style and substance.

Restaurant supply chains: the makers putting food on our plate

A relationship between a good restaurant and its suppliers is sacrosanct. We tell the story of the producers bringing our food from farm to fork.

The 13 sandwiches you need to eat right now

 From Nashville fried chicken to stacked subs, we've got the best sandwiches in Toronto for all your deli dreams.

The best pho in Toronto

From soup stalwarts Golden Turtle to the new kids on the block Dzo Viet Eatery, here are the best Toronto pho houses to keep you warm all winter long.

Baking bread: the story behind every style, from sourdough to focaccia

From sourdough to challah, every style of bread has a story to tell. Toronto's best bakers share their secrets to the perfect loaf.

How to make the perfect charcuterie board with Afrim Pristine

Cured meat and cheese are celebration essentials. Afrim Pristine of the Cheese Boutique tells us how to make the ultimate charcuterie board.