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

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.

These are 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.

The best BBQ restaurants in Toronto

From fall-off-the-bone ribs and crispy fried chicken to mac 'n' cheese and baked beans covered in brisket drippings, we round up the best BBQ restaurants in Toronto.

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.

Restaurant delivery review: Antler

A viral video may have put Antler on the map, but their dedication to serving regional ingredients and non-traditional meat is here to stay... even in a pandemic.

Learn how to cook online with virtual lessons from top chefs

Make the most out of your time at home by brushing up on your cooking skills or start from scratch (literally) with these online chef hacks.

Best Instagram accounts to follow for comfort food fun

In a time of uncertainty and physical distance, the internet serves as a place of connection and comfort cooking. Here's a list of foodie Instagram accounts to follow for meals and feels.

Top Six in the 6: Best bakeries to get that grain

Bread's bad rap is turning a new loaf thanks to these top bakeries. From sourdough starters to a bagel lifestyle brand, the bread revolution has begun.

Back to Basics: Orange wine

It might seem like a fad, but orange wine is one of the oldest winemaking processes. The Grape Witches help us unravel the skin-contact confusion.

Bucket-list worthy food experiences and traditions from around the world

A taste of our favourite foodie destinations beyond your fridge, from floating markets in Thailand to a festival devoted entirely to an onion.