A new restaurant will be opening up where a beloved deli has stood abandoned for over a year and a half.

Vitality Bowls is a chain of restaurants that is dedicated to serving healthy superfoods. The restaurant specializes in acaí bowls, which blends acaí berries with organic granola and other superfood ingredients. Other menu items focus on antioxidant-rich items like smoothies, fresh juices, soups, salads and even paninis.

The restaurant brand was launched by a California couple who wanted to offer food that would be safe for their daughter who suffers from severe food allergies. As a result, all of the menu items at each location are made fresh in non-cross contamination kitchens to ensure that those with food allergies will feel safe eating at Vitality Bowls.

Most restaurant locations are out on the West Coast, but the chain is looking to plant their flag on our side of the country. With one location in Long Island, this will only be the second Vitality Bowls restaurant in New York.

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Construction crews are hard at work on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls across from Kohl's at the old Castaldo's Deli. Last November the deli closed and has sat empty for over a year and a half. Now the location will soon reopen as the area's first Vitality Bowls.

You can check out their full menu and, once the restaurant opens, even order online at the Vitality Bowls website.