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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
1637 Southeast 17th StreetUSFloridaFort Lauderdale33316
(954) 763-3344freshfirst.com
Gluten-Free Restaurant, Takeout Restaurant
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Takeout Restaurant
Organic Restaurant
Juice Shop
Health Food Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Bakery
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
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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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Tricia Billings
2 months ago
I was so excited to have a vegan restaurant in the neighborhood. I ordered a lentil quinoa burger and a cup of soup. It came to $15.00. Which is no problem for good vegan food. I was shocked to find two huge pieces of kale with a bit of what they consider burger swiped in between. Maybe a tablespoon of creamy light colored mush. I thought they made a mistake and only gave me the garnish. went back in and asked. They told me it wasn't for everyone. Only those that know raw or vegan. I laughed as I have been a vegetarian for twenty years. First time in my life I asked for my money back. The young lady who took my order was very sweet. The lady in charge and the other girl had attitudes worthy of Worth Ave. Have to laugh and learn and share with others. Don't waste your time.
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Rebecca Batisto
a year 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
12 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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Sean Kiffor
8 months ago
Great food. Very friendly. Awesome experience.
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Chris Race
2 months ago
Friendly staff serving outstanding food. We stopped here for some smoothies, juice and waffles before and after our cruise. The juices and smoothies are delicious and the waffle is world class. Well worth stopping by before departing Port Everglades. Has a good local scene as well.
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Natasha Commissiong
8 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.
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Jennifer McCormack
a year 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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Luis Perez
9 months ago
I love this place, great people that own the place too, only wish I can have this food all the time.

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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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