Karma Kitchen - Berkeley, CA
As a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity, Karma Kitchen takes place at three separate restaurants across the country: Taste of Himalayas (San Francisco), White Tiger Restaurant (Washington, D.C.) and the Klay Oven Restaurant (Chicago). Whereas the D.C. and Chi-town locations only operate on select Sundays each month, the Berkeley location operates each week. The concept? You receive a delicious lunch and a check that reads $0.00. The caveat? Since they're self-sustaining through cash donations, they hope you'll contribute something for your anonymous gift to keep the chain of peer-to-peer generosity alive. Now that's karma.