From Our Editors
Nestled between the homestyle meatloaf and fluffy pancakes, Ten Friends Diner has something very different on the menu. More than a family-friendly restaurant, Ten Friends is a nonprofit organization that works with those recovering from mental illness in order to help them find their place in the community once again. They specifically hire mental-health survivors in order to give them a safe space to learn new skills and regain their footing—they even have facilitators on staff to help with the adjustment. Customers who eat there can rest assured that not only will they receive a great meal, but that they're helping their community, too. At the cozy diner, staff chefs treat visitors to freshly made meals—from cheesy custom omelettes to juicy burgers. For dessert, they whip up handcrafted baked goods, such as daily pie and muffins.