Store Info

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

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



Butcher Shop

The Heart and Trotter butcher shop is run quite differently from modern meat markets today.

We buy whole animals direct from the rancher.  They are then sent to harvest and the meat is shipped directly to our shop.  We receive beef in ~165lb quarters, full sides of pork and whole lamb, chicken and ducks.  We hang the meat in our walk-in cooler and cut each piece by hand.

We receive whole beef and lamb every other week while pork, chicken and duck deliveries come in weekly.  Special meats and game can be ordered in advance.

Call and reserve your favorite cut today and we can make sure it is ready for pickup. 619-564-8976

We are a full service whole animal butcher shop.

We pack our retail meat cases with everything from classic bone-in beef rib eyes to hand carved local skin-on chicken breasts and everything in between.  If you are looking for an uncommon product, we can cut  it for you. Remember to give us a call in advance so we can have it ready for pickup.

We utilize every part of our animals.

We utilize the whole animal through a variety of products including everything from bone broths to raw dog food.  We have a full certified kitchen with the ability to create anything! Sustainability is just one exclusive characteristic that sets us apart from all other meat markets in San Diego.

We are a complete retail market:

We carry everything you need to build an amazing dinner including local vegetables, fruit and other produce, artisan cheese, honey, beef jerky, hot sauce, BBQ Sauce, mustard, oils and glazes, chocolate, eggs, pasta and pasta sauces, etc. most of which come from San Diego and surrounding areas.

We offer classes.

Everything from how to cook our products to how to butcher a pig and make sausage.  The Heart and Trotter believes education is the key to living a healthy productive life.

Artisan Sandwiches and Craft Beer

We have a patio and offer sandwiches, 100% Grass-fed Burgers, and beer/wine for on-site consumption.  We even do pop-up dinners now and then.

Buy Whole Animals

We offer whole animal shares for beef, lamb and pork.  Customers can buy a whole lamb, half or whole pigs and 1/4 to whole cows.  We can provide it whole or cut and vacuum pack everything for you.