Fresh First

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 112 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 12 more

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

(954) 763-3344
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 days ago

    My son has 11 year son has celiac disease and it’s always super hard to find a restaurant that I feel comfortable for him to eat it and... enjoy life! We came across this gem and couldn’t have been happier - everything was absolutely delicious and he felt normal and excepted and “fit in”. He didn’t have to ask what was safe on the menu… We just walked in, sat down, looked over the menu, and he chose anything and everything you wanted. We are definitely going back. Def. Celiac Safe!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    This place is awesome! Being celiac, it was so wonderful to eat somewhere and not have to worry about cross contamination since being glutened at another restaurant yesterday. I was the only celiac in our party of five. They enjoyed the food as well, and said they would definitely go back. If you’re in the area, go here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    We just left the restaurant and we are so sad that there are no other franchises closer to home. It is so hard to walk into any restaurant and have options but this one is all options for celiac. Not to mention that the food is insanely delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    One of the best gf spots I have ever tried! Chicken sandwich was awesome! portobello sandwich was fantastic, and let’s not forget the banana walnut waffles! Beat gf spot ever!!! I preferred the waffle bread over the gf bun

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    The free range chicken sandwiches on fresh made buns were delicious! It was so refreshing to go to a restaurant and order right off the menu and not have to worry about being exposed to gluten. All of the staff were extremely friendly as well and the prices were very reasonable. I wish they had one of these restaurants near me in Wisconsin!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Delicious and dedicated GF facility. Eggs benedict were outstanding.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    So many options! Loved the sweet potato burger and waffle bread, so tasty. Slaw was A +++ Can't wait to get back here

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    GF NF and GMO free facility. Excellent food. I had the cinnamon infused blueberry pancakes with turkey bacon. We also had the sweet potato burger. Excellent flavoring! The passion fruit kombucha was great too! They also have Nicaraguan cold brew on tap. Would go back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Total gluten and GMO free! The food was amazing! I had the grilled chicken sandwich. The bread is made in house and they use fresh ingredients. Love this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    As a nonresident my only complaint is this isn’t local to me. The food was amazing. The restaurant is 100% gluten free. I had the grilled cheese; so yummy. Husband had the Belgian waffle; also super tasty. I’d encourage all to check this place out!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    7 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Food was amazingly good and everything is gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 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
    8 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
    9 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
    9 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
    10 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
    11 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago

    Entire restaurant is GF!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago

    Amazing menu and completely gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago

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

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

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

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    Celiac
    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    So delicious! And the service was excellent.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years 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
    2 years ago

    Lussious lemonade👍🏽

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Best food every. The pancake where great

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
  • Plant Based
  • 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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