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Fresh First

1637 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1720
+1 954-763-3344
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“turkey bacon” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“tofu” (3 reviews)
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Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1637 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1720
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great experience! The staff was very friendly and the food was fresh, tasty, and filling! We weren't hungry the rest of the day! I love fresh juice and the fresh orange juice (carrot, orange, apple, ginger) did not disappoint! I slurped it down, and was...More

Thank mstravelrx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, high quality gluten-free food here, particularly for brunch. Open only for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Since I have an allergy to wheat, I try to find restaurants with gluten-free options. My husband has no dietary restrictions, and he commented that the waffle he had as a side to his omelet was the best he's ever had! It's always a treat...More

Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I'm difficult to go out with for a meal b/c I HAVE to be gluten-free (GF). It's an allergy, not a preference. So when I found "Fresh First" online and saw the menu - which is ALL GF - I thought I'd give it a...More

Thank Empty-nest-on-the-go
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Charming little cafe. Everything is fresh and local, service is attentive. Be sure to get some of the homemade hot sauce.

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to skip breakfast at the hotel so we checked out Fresh First. A charming place with a nice atmosphere. If you want a very healthy breakfast at a good price then Fresh First is a great place to start your...More

Thank RoadWarrior-ORL
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here a two other occasions, and I have not been impressed, overall. As in most restaurants that offer organic, vegan, and juice options, it is very pricey. On this visit, I simply wanted pancakes. I ordered them with chicken apple patties. I...More

Thank Marla F
Tarso T, Owner at Fresh First, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Marla, Thank you for your feedback; we are always trying to improve our services and quality of food. We mix our own flours because we are 100% gluten free and our pancake recipe is darker because of different ingredients including whole grain flours and...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Have been here before. Returned twice this trip. Had the pancakes and they were unbelievable. Also had a cheese omelette that was very good.

Thank mahimike
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Tasty GF options. All the sandwiches were very tasty. The salads and the coffee were just okay. Service was good overall.

Thank Dustan K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

It was really nice to be in restaurant in this area that was so vegetarian friendly. The food was ok, but having it available at all bumps up the rating. Delicious cold-brew coffee.

Thank emidolan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1637 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1720
    (Eisenhower Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-763-3344
  • E-mail
Fresh First is South Florida's first 100% gluten-free eatery and juicery located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's yachting district serving up internationally inspired healthy fare, our creative chefs combine fresh ingredients and superfoods to put a modern healthy spin on wholesome and delicious food. Our meals are created by chefs who are passionate about cuisine with great texture, color and exceptional flavors that increases one's health and vitality.With the ever-growing number of people who have gluten sensitivities, Fresh First recognized a need in our community to create an establishment that provides organic foods that are safe for people with gluten, corn and peanut allergies. The delicious, flavorful and nutritious cuisine allows our guests without allergies to enjoy guilt-free dinning.
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