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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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
$9 - $15
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Healthy
Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brunch eggs benedict chicken burger western omelette bread puttanesca quinoa brownie chilli gluten free healthy food vegan options pressed coffee hot sauce menu items service was great smoothies
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Reviewed April 25, 2021 via mobile

The service was great, but the food... Incredible! So delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone. The waffle bread, OMG! I had the Sweet Potato burger, and my friends had the Chicken n Waffle sandwich.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021

The vegan options are really 2wast. one could never get bored here, or get tiered of eating in this place.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 4, 2021 via mobile

Excellent breakfast this morning. Fresh juice with ginger and turmeric, french press coffee and quinoa beet hash with eggs and avocado. Freshly made and delicious. No added salt or sugar and no processed food. This place is a little gem I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed July 26, 2020

My favorite place to grab breakfast and coffee when visiting. I was so glad they have remained open. I had delivery on this visit and everything was just a delicious as if it was in the restaurant. The entrees were still hot and the coffee...delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 29, 2020

I strongly recommend Fresh First to anyone who likes to eat healthy and very tasty!! I am a trainer and sport nutritionist and I love to eat clean and healthy and, of course, tasty! I learned from my mum and grandma to cook from scratch...using fresh, simple ingredients and turning them into tasty meals. However, I do love to eat outside from time to time and try new recipes, but often it’s not easy to find more than one “healthy” choice out of an entire menu. At Fresh First, I didn’t know where to start from! From breakfast to bowls and their specialties, all heathy ingredients and the combinations sounded so good! I had breakfast there, it was so tasty and fresh and ‘different’: it came with home made waffle. Usually I am not a fan of waffle but I am now of Fresh First home made version! Not to mention their brownie, home made and sweetened with agave and almond butter. I picked one to go, to have with my coffee later in the afternoon, it was so fudgy-chocolaty!! I can’t wait to try their bowls and specialties. The personnel is very friendly and kind, the environment lovely, clean and dining-in I felt totally safe in these covid-19 era.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 17, 2020

So glad you have remained open - we've been using takeout during corona lockdown, and service by all your staff has been very supportive and helpful and quality of food remains excellent and incredibly fresh. I've been bringing vegan & buttermilk waffles to people for...a surprise and everyone is in love with them, they're outrageously good. Your flax crackers also are really good. Sweet potato burger w cole slaw - wow. Would love to see more menu items without rice or grains, maybe using legumes, tofu, tempeh instead. Happy that breakfast is now all day. You are a great addition to our neighborhood.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed May 6, 2020

The food is absolutely amazing definitely one of my favorite places to eat and staff are super friendly

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020

What a great find! My wife and I were in town and wanted to track down something GlutenFree and different. She was able to have Eggs Benedict (huge serving) for the first time and I had the Western omelet. Both dishes were delicious!! Great service,...tasty coffee and tons of options for the Gluten Free.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

We sought this out on TripAdvisor prior to our Ft Lauderdale, and it lived up to the hype, and then some. We walked from the Hilton Marina each morning (easy 5-7 minute walk) for breakfast and usually ended up getting a smoothie to go. The...breakfast hash and guac toast (on a vegan waffle) were awesome. I also loved the Cocoa smoothie, but I really don't think you can go wrong with anything on that menu. Everything is made fresh, from really fresh ingredients. Who knew garbanzo beans start out crunchy, and actually sprout? They were AWESOME in the guac toast. Friendly service each day, and we will absolutely make this a part of any future trips to FLL.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

We had a vegan couple who also couldnot eat nuts, coming to visit and us meat eaters needed lunch fast! Fresh First  came to the rescue in superior fashion. They were extremely helpful putting together a nice little buffet  of Zucchini Puttanesca,  Hearty Chili and Vegan waffles that...impressed our guests. For us non vegans it tasted good too.   One other point we asked for a time to be ready an it was plus it was very fresh so you know they did not prepare ahead. More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Fresh First does not offer alcohol, only juices and smoothies.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fresh First

Yes, Fresh First offers takeout services.

Yes, Fresh First offers delivery services.

Yes, Fresh First is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Fresh First is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5