Alexa Mellardo

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New York, NY
Suffolk University
Food, Travel, Experiences
  • Alexa is a Food Editor and writer for Mashed.
  • She has a passion for travel, experiences, food, and fashion, and has been writing ever since she can remember. She has previously written recipe introductions for Santa Cristina Winery and restaurant reviews for
  • Alexa is a true foodie at heart. She has an ever-growing bucket list of restaurants, and lives for checking out new ones ... but her all-time favorites will always hold a special place in her heart.


Alexa was previously the Experiences & Travel Editor at Elite Daily in New York, New York, and also has a really cool blog, Lexx in the City. She has participated in and has published plenty of articles, and shared some pretty amazing experiences with her readers, including a hot air balloon ride in the Great Reno Balloon Race in Reno, Nevada, a 'Big Little Lies'-inspired road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway in California, and celebrated the Norse god of snow at Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, Colorado. She explored a real-life ice castle in Canada, did stand-up paddle-board yoga in Hawaii, road an ATV in Las Vegas, sipped steins at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, and photographed Manhattan from above while on a helicopter tour. It's safe to say she is always on the lookout for the next best adventure.


Alexa has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. She had the opportunity to intern and write for Santa Cristina Winery while studying abroad in Florence, Italy, and take on the role of Boston's First Course Food Editor at (in addition to working in their NYC office as well). She worked at and was a contributing writer for Scene Magazine, a lifestyle magazine, and also wrote for CollegeFashionista and HerCampus.
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