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

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

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

Where to get Toronto's best latkes

Latkes – the classic Jewish dish of crispy potato pancakes are a treat for the holidays and for every day. We weigh up Toronto's best.

Best cookies in Toronto: 9 bake shops you need to visit

Ooey, gooey, crunchy or crispy, cookies are one of the sweetest treats around. If you're looking for Toronto's best cookies, we've got the (baked) goods.

The best Toronto barbecue joints

From fall-off-the-bone ribs to baked beans covered in brisket drippings, we've rounded up the best BBQ restaurants in Toronto for takeout and delivery.

What to expect at The Green Jar, Saint Clair St. W.

The founders of The Green Jar tell us how growing up in a low-waste household led them to open their sustainable shop.

Everything you need to know about Downtown Winery

Forward-thinking wines are closer than you think. Head to Downtown Winery in, er, downtown for all the trappings of wine country without the vines.

The best burgers in Toronto for any budget

Whether you're after a takeaway burger eaten from a bag on the run or a bun that requires cutlery served on a white tablecloth, we've got you covered.

Toronto's best farm-to-table restaurants

Born in the country, made delicious in the city: we've got a list of Toronto's best farm-to-table restaurants for your seasonal fix.

6 of Toronto's best coffee shops

Want to know where to get your caffeine fix? Here are Toronto's best cafés and coffee shops, whether you're after ethically sourced beans or perfect pastries.

Sanko Trading Co: What's inside Toronto's favourite Japanese goods store

From matcha tea to shelves of shoyu, we take a trip to Tokyo via Queen Street West at Japanese goods emporium Sanko Trading Co.

The best Southern food restaurants in Toronto

Soul food, Creole cuisine and Cajun cooking get a Northside touch. Here's our list of Toronto's best Southern spots.

Blaise Couturier shows us how to make the famous Patois Party Pineapple cocktail

We take a much needed vacation and trade lockdown for libations with a Party Pineapple from Caribbean-Asian restaurant Patois.

7 Toronto restaurants doing picnics to go

Picnic, but make it portable. From family-style BBQ platters to deluxe seafood baskets, here are 7 Toronto restaurants doing picnics to go.

6 of the best veggie burgers in Toronto

Forget meatless Monday, we sample Toronto's best veggie burgers that you’ll want every day of the week.

Fresh City Farms: on the shelf at Toronto's organic grocery store

From local produce to fresh meals in a jar, we find out what's growing at Fresh City Farms, Toronto's sustainable, organic, seasonal grocery store and grocery delivery service.

A guide to fermentation with Noma's David Zilber

We interview David Zilber, Noma's former director of fermentation and co-author of The Noma Guide to Fermentation, to learn all about the magic of microbes.

Restaurant delivery review: French Made

Paris is always a good idea... unless it's a global pandemic. If you're craving a Parisian-inspired cafe experience, French Made will have your day made.

Celebrate Canada Day with this Caesar drink recipe

A Canadian classic, this cocktail will up your brunch game and cure that hangover. We'd give this Caesar drink recipe from Yorkville's Sophia restaurant an eh+.

Goodbye Foodora, hello unionization

 New union, who dis? Foodora may have left Canada, but couriers continue to pave the way for positive change.