Meredith Hardie

Meredith Hardie

Staff Writer

Lover of smash burgers and dirty 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 fruit sorbet for dessert.

Meredith Hardie's articles

Bar Pompette is a neighbourhood spot slinging farm-fresh cocktails

At Bar Pompette, a French-inspired drinking den in Little Italy, the cocktail menu is about way more than just booze. Fresh herbs and produce shine in their drams.

The 7 tastiest Turkish restaurants in Toronto

From kebabs and flatbreads to yummy dips and Istanbul-style brunch, Toronto’s Turkish restaurants serve it up right.

I went on a secret excursion to France with Grey Goose Vodka

Meredith Hardie packs her bags and takes flight at The Nest, an immersive experience à la Grey Goose Vodka in the heart of the French countryside.

Baro Rooftop brings big flavours and energy to King West

Opened in 2016, a lifetime ago by King West standards, Baro Rooftop is still a Toronto summer staple with bold dishes, loud music and a whole lot of fun.

Where chef Eva Chin likes to eat in Toronto

In our new series, we find out how Toronto chefs spend their days off and where they love to eat, from underrated gems to neighbourhood faves.

10 Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries you must-visit this summer

From the Sparkling House at Trius Winery to the rows of vines at Peller Estates, these are the best wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake for your next grape adventure.

What the heck is ranch water? And why you'll see it everywhere

Gimmicky or dang-right good? We untangle the lore and the allure of ranch water, this summer's hottest not-so-new cocktail in a can.

4 weeknight dinner recipes that will wow you

You don’t need a whole lot of money, fancy ingredients or expertise to make a great dinner. A Generous Meal shows you how to elevate weekdays into something special.

From under-the-radar to Michelin-recommended, Ardo is a Toronto treasure

Ardo gives diners a taste of the Sicilian coast with thoughtful seafood dishes and lots of feel-good, old-school hospitality. Mediterranean vacay, who?

Affinity Fish, the Little Portugal fishmonger with big ideas

Disappointed with the irresponsible commodification of seafood, Affinity Fish's co-founders set out to disrupt the system, shorten the chain and change the way people think about local fish.

8 kitchen essentials that Toronto chefs can't live without

Upgrade your culinary capabilities with the kitchen essentials Toronto chefs love, from utensils and tools to the latest gadgets.

Little Italy's Casa Paco feels like one big dinner party

We check out the new Clinton Street casa for Italian flavours, Spanish flair and a whole lot of homey hospitality. Plus, Paella Sundays never hurt.

Why your natural wine tastes like a wet barn

We get to the bottom of the "barnyard funk" that sometimes overpowers natural wine. Plus, where to sip and shop for natural wine in Toronto.

Every Toronto foodie needs to try these Scarborough restaurants

We take you on a food tour of the best Scarborough restaurants to find delicious eats, underrated gems and a whole lot of secrets.

James Harden is entering his wine label era — we chat with the NBA All-Star

We chat to NBA all-star James Harden about shaking up the wine industry with his new label, plus where he likes to eat in Toronto.

Parquet: Toronto's dreamy, new French-ish bistro we can't stop thinking about

This Harbord Village restaurant reinvents the classic French bistro with innovative dishes, swoon-worthy design moments and an approachable atmosphere.

Where to score 100 oysters for $100 in Toronto, plus buck-a-shuck and daily deals

Oyster lovers are in luck with our list of Toronto's best bivalves and oyster deals — one for each day of the week.

Ace Hotel Toronto is the city's sexiest hotel

Toronto's Ace Hotel may have taken seven years to build, but you'll fall in love with its stunning design and homey hospitality in a second.

17 hot new Toronto restaurants and bars to try this winter

The air may hurt our face, but that's not stopping us from indulging in Toronto's best new restaurants and bars this season. Bundle up for this epic new list.

Why I'm over "wellness" food fads and will be choosing joy (and chocolate) in 2023

Sick of limiting new year's resolutions, staff writer Meredith Hardie vows to do one thing only this year: eat more chocolate.