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Fresh First
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Today 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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1637 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States
1637 Southeast 17th StreetUSFloridaFort Lauderdale33316
Gluten-Free Restaurant, Takeout Restaurant
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Takeout Restaurant
Organic Restaurant
Juice Shop
Health Food Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Today 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 3:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 3:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 3:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 3:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 3:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday Closed
South Florida's First 100% Gluten-free & Organic Eatery & Juicery
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Relaxed eatery dishes up a range of organic, gluten-free breakfast & lunch fare, smoothies & juices.- Google
"Organic and vegan options ... A great place with great fresh food!"
"Our first visit was excellent - good service and very tasty food."
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Rebecca Batisto
6 months ago
I love Fresh First. Food is delicious and service is great. Place is very clean. I recommend the lemonade, the turkey burgers, the tuna melt, and the veggie panini. I wouldn't recommend the grilled cheese. It sounds great, but it's more waffle than cheese and the apples are so small you can't taste them at all. They make their own bread and it's really good, but the waffle bread (which is also delicious) is huge, so be warned! I have eaten at both locations and both are excellent.
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Da Mo
5 months ago
Disappointed. First, as we asked for menu options they were out of several items in the middle of a non-busy day which is weird. Second, service was not great as we had to ask several times for the same thing and was very slow even though place was almost empty. Food portions were very small, bland, and overpriced. Dessert options were totally average. We ended up spending $60 for lunch for two and were unsatisfied and hungry two hours later. If you've been to Mya Papaya, this is similar but not as good. I will not be going back.
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Jennifer McCormack
10 months ago
My boyfriend recently found out he has Celiac Disease and I have been struggling in making the change to a Gluten-Free diet, which I am doing to support of him. He discovered this restaurant by chance and thank goodness he did!! Not only was it absolutely delicious but the employees and owner were amazing! He ordered the BLT and I had the Farm House Rice Bowl. The owner came out the greeted us personally since she noticed we were new customers. We talked for a long while and she was very informative and helpful! I love the idea we can pre-order a loaf of their homemade bread and pick it up since that has been the hardest thing to find of good quality and taste. I recommend this restaurant to EVERYONE!!!!
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Christina Woolwine Moen
a year ago
The menu offers a diverse selection for lunch, including sandwiches, salads and soups. Everything on the menu is organic, gluten-free and vegetarian. Fresh First fills a much-needed niche in the market for anyone who may have food sensitivities or just wants fresh, delicious food. Our first visit was excellent - good service and very tasty food.
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Natasha Commissiong
2 months ago
The restaurant concept is great but the service and drinks were not good. The coffee and tea were not hot and the smoothie tasted blan and I had to chew it. We ended up leaving and didn't even order our meal. Service was wierd, not very customer friendly.
Sean Kiffor
a month ago
Great food. Very friendly. Awesome experience.
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Luis Perez
3 months ago
I love this place, great people that own the place too, only wish I can have this food all the time.
Judy Cusick
11 months ago
The first meal we got was very good yesterday However to days to go meal was very disappointing . Instead of the bun they replaced it with a waffle bread that tasted mostly of egg on the portabella burger. Tiny portion and completely devoid of flavor.I've had larger crackers!


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The New Times Broward-Palm Beach 2014 award for Best Gluten-Free Eats in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach goes to Fresh First.
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In this episode of Dish In Dish Out, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, Barbara visits Fresh First — the first 100% gluten-free and organic restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — for breakfast. As the age-old adage goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but  it is often difficult to find healthy options while dining out. Watch the full episode as Barbara navigates Fresh First’s breakfast menu and teaches v...
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A gluten-free diet may be the latest food fad to some; for others it's required eating to stay out of a doctor's office or hospital. For both groups it's often equated with deprivation of tasty foods. Not so at Fresh First, a small café off the 17th Street Causeway, which touts itself as “South ...
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