Detroit Pistons: Would you eat this vegan Cade Cunningham sandwich?

Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

There are a lot of things that set rookie Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons apart from other first-year players in the NBA.

Though he has yet to step on the court in the regular season, Cade has the stuff of a superstar and has brought excitement back to the Detroit sports’ scene.

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Another thing that makes Cade Cunningham different is that he is vegan. Cunningham has been eating vegan since high school and had this to say to ESPN on draft night:

"“I think, bigger than anything, I just wanted to try something new for my body and see how my body reacted to it. So, once I tried it, I did it for two weeks … [when] Team USA had to go out to Greece, we’re eating McDonald’s and stuff … we weren’t accustomed to the food that we had out there. So, I started back eating burgers and things, [but] on that trip, I told myself, ‘I’m going back to vegan, and I’m sticking to it.”"

Cunningham is one of a growing group of high-level athletes who have cut animal products from their diet, though he is one of only a few NBA players.

This has given him an advantage when it comes to getting sponsorships from vegan companies, including a company called JUST Egg, which makes a vegan egg-like product (mmmmm, egg-like product).

This product is featured on a new sandwich that is now available at a Corktown cafe.

Detroit Pistons: Does the Cade Cunningham sandwich sound good?

“The Cade Stack” is a breakfast sandwich that launched on opening night (October 20th) at Folk Detroit cafe according to Eater Detroit.

Here’s what is on it:

  • JUST Egg
  • Curried vegan sausage
  • Pickled red onion
  • Apple chutney
  • Cilantro
  • Served on farm bread

As someone who often eats vegan, this sounds pretty tasty. I am a fairly accomplished home chef myself and make vegan food all of the time, though I usually skip processed products like “vegan sausage” and fake eggs in favor of things I make myself.

According to Folk Detroit, this is one of their most popular sandwiches and often sells out, so apparently it is pretty good.

It’s cool to see Cade Cunningham taking a different approach to endorsements while making himself more a part fo the Detroit community.

Let’s hope being vegan is good for the ankle and that we will see Cade Cunningham back in action soon.

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