Fresh First

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 98 ratings
$$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 11 more

1637 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Directions

(954) 763-3344
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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    Delish!!! The waffle bread is amazing and cashew cheese was top notch!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Everything is gluten free! The food is amazing and the staff is phenomenal! Decent prices. I highly recommend this place to anyone with celiac!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Delicious! The waffle eggs sandwiches were incredible and my daughter loves the cinnamon infused pancakes

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Great food. All food is GF, many items can be dairy free too. Service could be better, food is excellent

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Food is great but ended up waiting 2 hours for it. By the time it got to us it was cold and for the açaí bowl it was completely melted.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    2 months ago

    The menu was great, I was very excited, but the food...not very good. I went with some family, and they agreed that it wasn’t good either. I cook and bake a little bit, and I definitely make much better food. I ate the waffle and was slightly sick afterwards, but that might have not been the food because when I eat gluten my reaction is huge, but I left very disappointed. The service was only okay.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Great place. I was here for a conference and managed to eat here twice. They serve a lot of their sandwiches on waffles, which is pretty fun. I even had to have dessert. You have to make it before they close at 3, though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Great GF waffles. Worth the trip and every penny. Great service too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Restaurant is celiac friendly. Staff was great and the breakfast was delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Food was amazingly good and everything is gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Fantastic food--the waffles were amazing. i wish I lived nearby and could eat here all the time!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Great food & outstanding service . Could not find a better place to each while on our long weekend . Will for sure be back . Highly recommend .

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    great store, Véry good food, alot of Choice , friendly staff , i should go

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Wow! What a great find!! 100% gluten free healthy restaurant!! I had the brown rice salad with a quinoa burger on top!! Can you say YUM!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Found this little gem on find me gluten. Great place to eat and very knowledgeable about food allergies. Waffles with bananas we awesome! Thank you

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Amazing! The eggs Benedict was the best! We ate here every day for breakfast!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    Best gluten free place in the area! Delicious, healthy and 100% celiac safe! I've had tuna melt on gf waffle sandwich, my husband tuna salad sandwich- Delicious!! We'll be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Heaven. Such a treat to not have to go through the whole celiac spiel and the food is awesome. Ate here all weekend I was at the convention center.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    This place is awesome. 100% gluten free, many options. Kids had the chicken burger, they loved it. Service and food are great. A bit pricey though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Delicious food from a dedicated gf restaurant. I'm impressed. If it was closer to me I'd go much more often

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Entire restaurant is GF!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    great food and staff. very friendly atmosphere! woll definitely visit again when I'm in Fort Lauderdale. Love being able to order anything on the menu.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    I'm celiac and I love walking in and being able to order everything they serve. Food is delicious, service is excellent, and the atmosphere is friendly. I bring many friends here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Such a great place! I have nothing to add to the other reviews, except to say that the Celiacs, vegetarians and omnivores in our party all loved their food. We'll come back every time we're in Ft. Lauderdale!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Amazing menu and completely gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    I discovered Fresh First when I attended a convention at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center across the street. I went for lunch and loved it. My daughter and I went there twice yesterday for breakfast and lunch while attending another convention and my daughter loved it too. It's great to be able to order anything from the menu knowing everything is gluten free. This place is not just a good gluten free restaurant... it's a great restaurant that just happens to be gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    Waffle is amazing along with the chocolate chip cookie! Great feeling having someone cook you breakfast and you have no fear of contamination.

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    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Amazing breakfast. Everything is made fresh onsite. Something for everyone.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Dedicated gluten free facility. Great and fresh menu options. Chicken and waffles!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing!!! My daughters both have celiac and this is the first time in almost 3 years they can eat anything off the menu they want. Tons of choices! Good food, and healthy! Good server wasn't very friendly but doesn't matter when my children can eat safely!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Lots of good gluten free options to stock up on when visiting Fort Lauderdale. Equal to the options we have in NYC so I was impressed. A bit pricey but that seems the usual for gluten free living.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    My favorite breakfast in Ft. Lauderdale. Clean, friendly, and celiac safe.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I love this restaurant so much. We were in town for two days & I would have happily eaten here every meal. The first day I had chicken & waffles for lunch- so good! The second day I had grilled cheese and tried my tablemates' Greek yogurt and mac & cheese. Also had a chai soda! All was so good. Just sad I wasn't in town long enough to sample more of the menu, & will be dreaming about that chicken & waffles!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I had the Eggs Benedict and they were fantastic. Staff was very friendly and helpful. we will be going back again.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Outrageous orange and waffle egg sandwich... one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I'm so happy I could cry.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So delicious! And the service was excellent.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Worth a trip! Delicious and nutritious GF food. Smoothies and waffles! The service and quality were great. Everything is GF and I did not get sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Lussious lemonade👍🏽

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Best food every. The pancake where great

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    When I realized that EVERYTHING in the whole entire restaurant was gluten-free, I almost cried. I haven't felt more relaxed and satisfied and normal at a restaurant since I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I had a scrumptious omelet with a side of waffle bread and griddles potatoes, and took a red velvet cupcake for the road. The service was amazing and compassionate, and the owner spent a long time talking with us and commiserating with my parties various food allergies. Love this place.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The best chocolate chip pancakes I've ever had!!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Ate here six times in three days. Everything is amazing and gf. Even my non gf employees were very pleased! Prices are reasonable too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    100% gluten free. Everything is made in house. Very knowledgeable staff. My wife could order anything on the menu, something she is not used to.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great staff- good food

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Fresh First is amazing. We ate here three times in the span of two days. The food is straight up delicious, it's dedicated gluten free! And the staff are warm, friendly and caring. This is one of those... Let's move so we can eat here sort of places. If you're in ft lauderdale... Go to fresh first!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I just stole a piece of chocolate chip pancakes off of my kid's plate, something I haven't done in a long time. At Fresh First it was possible since it is completely gluten free. This place is great. I highly recommend the chicken and waffles. It was amazing and looked so good it prompted the person at the adjacent table to ask what I had ordered. My wife had the eggs Benedict with turkey bacon which was also great. The kids pancakes were excellent and taste like what I remember real pancakes tasting like. I wish I lived near here to come often. They also have some food (muffins, cookies, chips) you can buy to go.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We had a hard time finding this place, but I am *so* glad that we did!!! I love that the whole restaurant is gluten-free. If I remember right, one of my picky eaters ordered macaroni and cheese. The other one didn't eat much. I ordered a raw sprouted-lentil burger, with huge raw kale leaves as the bun. The burger tasted really good, very "meat-y," even though it was actually raw and vegan. The huge kale leaves were really enormous, but I love kale, so I was okay with that. My kids split the last chocolate chip cookie of the day. I was sad to miss out, so I ordered the chocolate turtle instead, expecting it to be a pale second-best. Wrong! The chocolate turtle was AMAZING!!!! It didn't look like any other chocolate turtle that I have ever seen -- it was mostly a circle of raw vegan caramel (made from blenderized dates), with a layer of gooey chocolate on top -- but it was absolutely fabulous!! I think it was my favorite part of our entire trip to Fort Lauderdale. Yum!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing BLT! And wonderful double chocolate chip cookies! Will be back!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great food, nice and clean dining room. We had a sweetheart of a waitress and although it was lunch time they still made breakfast for us. Eggs Benedict was awesome, waffle with bananas and walnuts was light and fluffy. The Chicken spinach burger was so tasty and the perfect size. Will definitely go back , now worries about contamination here!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Juice Bar
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
8 am - 3 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 3 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 3 pm
Thursday
8 am - 3 pm
Friday
8 am - 3 pm
Saturday
8 am - 3 pm
Sunday
8 am - 3 pm

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