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

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.

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.