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

Four cocktail recipes from the Park Hyatt to write home about

A Park Hyatt institution, Writers Room Bar recently reopened after an extensive renovation. Every cocktail on the menu tells a story — and we've got the recipes.

11 new Toronto restaurants we're loving for spring

Warmer temperatures aren't the only thing that's new, check out these new restaurants popping up all over Toronto this spring.

10 awesome Greek restaurants you have to try

Greektown isn't the only place for incredible Greek cuisine and Agean bites. Discover Toronto's best Greek food at these tavernas across the city.

Make this super easy and enjoyable paper plane cocktail

The paper plane cocktail is a bartender staple: painless to make, highly crushable, and it's got a pretty fly origin story. Give this recipe from Piccolo Caffe a go tonight.

We checked out MIMI Chinese, Toronto's most-hyped restaurant of 2022

MIMI Chinese celebrates the diverse culinary history of China's southern regions. From a four-foot-long belt noodle to the best char siu we've ever had, a night at MIMI is just pure, unforgettable joy.

How to eat oysters: And everything you need to know about these briny beauties

We catch up with sustainable seafood expert Jason Kun of Island Oysters who teaches us all about oysters, from how to eat them to whether they're really an aphrodisiac.

What it's like inside Ossington's sourdough emporium Dear Grain

Whether you're a sourdough lover or sourdough-curious, Dear Grain's new shop on Ossington is all about the joy of eating and making the internet's favourite bread.

13 of Toronto’s most romantic restaurants

Date night can be with yourself, your friends, anyone. Make your next reso at one of Toronto's most romantic restaurants and fall in love with the city all over again.

13 new Toronto restaurants we're loving this winter

Indoor dining in Toronto is back, and we're making up for lost time with this round-up of Toronto's best new restaurants.

How three friends from Uni created Willibald Farm Distillery and Brewery

Willibald Farm Distillery and Brewery has grown into one of Ontario's most successful spirits creators, so how did three friends fresh out of University do it?

Try these amazing restaurants for Chinese food in Toronto

From classic dishes like peking duck to hangover-curing dim sum and innovative takes on family traditions, this is where to get the best Chinese food in Toronto.

Why Toronto restaurants can't go back to "normal"

A E Persaud, community organizer, artist and former restaurant worker, shines a light on the industry's underbelly and tells us why we can’t go back to normal.

Toronto's best heated patios for outdoor dining right now

It may be freezing, but we're still seeking out patios. Stay warm-ish and support restaurants with a trip to Toronto's best heated patios for outdoor dining.

How The June Motel is putting Ontario on the map — globally

We check in to The June Motel and find out how co-founders, Sarah Sklash and April Brown are putting Ontario on the map, one motel reno at a time.

Try this awesome spiked eggnog recipe from Miracle Toronto

Love it or hate it, eggnog’s been around for centuries — and this spiked eggnog recipe from holiday pop-up Miracle Toronto is as festive as it gets.

Watch: How a Toronto restaurateur turned a run-down motel into a dream destination

For our new Industry Recovery episode, we check in to Penny's Motel and find out how John Belknap transformed the dilapidated motel into a boutique getaway.

7 new Toronto restaurants you have to try this fall

From signature rolls at Leslieville's latest sushi spot to the cutest wine bar in Seaton Village, these are Toronto's best new restaurants to get cozy in this fall.

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.