Taylor Newlands

Taylor Newlands

Digital Editor

When she's not creating and overseeing digital content for Foodism, you can find Taylor sippin' on a sweet and delicious cocktail or slurpin' up some noodles (ramen, japchae, spaghettini — you name it). From oysters and nigiri to tartare, she loves anything raw. And her favourite pastime is tucking into a fried chicken sandwich and a glass of wine mid-bubble bath. She likes to eat; you get it. 

Taylor Newlands's articles

What's on tap at the newly reopened Folly Brewpub

Recently reopened on College, Folly Brewpub serves crowd-pleasing, crushable beer along with more unique brews — all paired with their stellar food program.

5 lip-smacking gin cocktails and their recipes

Layered with botanicals, gin is an ever-popular, complex spirit. Here, it shines in these beautiful gin cocktails, ranging from fresh and fruity to strong and citrusy.

Introducing Bearface Matsutake, an umami whisky we can't get enough of

Recently launched at LCBO, the new Bearface Matsutake is a complex, layered whisky infused with wild B.C. mushrooms for a rich, umami finish.

Inside the new Modern Wing at The Drake Hotel, Toronto

After years of construction, the new Modern Wing at The Drake Hotel, Toronto is finally open. We take a peek inside the cool space brimming with local art.

10 Easy and delicious mocktail recipes

Whether you're observing Dry January or looking to cut back at any time of year, these flavourful mocktail recipes will rival any alcoholic bevvy.

Christmas traditions from Toronto's top chefs and bartenders

With the return of in-person festivities finally on the table, we head inside the homes of five food and drink pros to find out their favourite Christmas traditions.

What it's like at the swanky, new Joni Restaurant

Joni Restaurant, inside Toronto's newly renovated Park Hyatt Hotel, brings bold flavours and art deco vibes to Yorkville.

9 etiquette examples and tips you need to know

Etiquette expert Karen Cleveland helps us unlearn 18 months of eating like cavepeople with a refresher on restaurant etiquette and being a guest at dinner parties.

Toronto's restaurants are making a comeback

Toronto’s restaurant recovery is in full swing, but you may not recognize the reboot. We chat to the owners and workers rebuilding the food scene post-pandemic.

Inside Cellar Door Restaurant, Etobicoke's hidden gem

We venture slightly out of city limits to Etobicoke’s Cellar Door Restaurant and discover top-notch Italian fare without the usual side of pretension.

What it's like to stay at the new 1 Hotel Toronto

1 Hotel Toronto is a highly-aesthetic staycation that will transport you into indulgent luxury all while keeping sustainability in mind.

Make this: Flaming mai tai from The Shameful Tiki Room

The Shameful Tiki Room in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood shows us how a mai tai cocktail is really done — flames and all.

Inside Barocco X Nino, Italian café, trattoria and more

Take a trip to Italy at new café and trattoria partnership on College Street, Barocco X Nino — home of the best pizza a taglio in the city.

20 Rooftop patios in Toronto to transport you to the tropics

Decked out with lush greenery and twinkling lights, these are the best rooftop patios in Toronto for escaping the city without actually leaving the city.

9 of the tastiest Toronto markets for street food

Looking to fill the food festival void in your heart? We've got the best Toronto markets dishing out delicious street food and selling foodie finds this summer.

Inside Paradise Grapevine, wine bar and bottle shop

From winemaking and importing bottles to operating as a wine bar with a secret garden patio, Paradise Grapevine on Bloor does it all.

The impact of COVID-19 on our eating habits

The link between eating and emotion goes way beyond being “hangry” — we chat to three local women who understand the deep connection between food and mood.

The fine dining dilemma

Toronto has been dubbed the most multicultural city in the world, yet its fine dining scene remains resoundingly white. We take a look at a category of cuisine that’s ripe for change.

Inside Unboxed Market, a grocery store without plastic packaging

On Dundas West, zero-waste grocery store and refillery Unboxed Market aims to reduce food waste — and cut your grocery bill.

Restaurant review: Shook

After a fire forced them to close for over a year, Middle Eastern vegetarian restaurant Shook is finally back.