Store Info

Open Tues-Sat 11am-7pm | Sunday 11am-5pm

2855 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 1 San Diego, CA 92104



About Us

Our Story

The Heart and Trotter is owned and operated by James Holtslag and Trey Nichols. James and Trey created the Heart and Trotter after recognizing the need for a healthy, local alternative to the meats that are being offered in San Diego. Though many business gloat “local meat” the two found that was not always the case. The large companies were hiding behind a local warehouse or plot of land to create the sense of a “local” company. Most of the production was done hundreds of miles away or in other states.

With much determination and 3 years of searching, James and Trey found ranchers that were up to their expectations and creating a product that was not only sustainable and humane but also on a different level of flavor. James and Trey personally inspect all of the ranches used at The Heart and Trotter.

The Heart and Trotter is the ONLY Local, sustainable butcher shop in all of San Diego County.