Fresh First: 100% Gluten Free in Fort Lauderdale
Once upon a time people ate meat and potatoes, and were absolutely fine with it.
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Then we learned about heart disease, celiacs, dairy-allergies, the industrial farming system, and all the other issues stemming from our "standard American diet." (SAD)
While awareness of dietary issues still has a way to go, it's on the rise and we're starting to see more shops and restaurants that cater to those who have special alimentary needs.
Fresh First is Fort Lauderdale's first place to earn the recognition of "Great Kitchen" by National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), and it caters to diets and lifestyles of all shapes and sizes.
Owned by mother/daughter team Mary and Francesca Siragusa, the restaurant offers a wide variety of organic fare ranging from vegan and vegetarian to wild caught fish to free-range chicken. Everything in the spot is gluten, corn, and peanut-free as well as non-GMO.
Mary (left) and Francesca (right) Siragusa with Doris Lopez