Thanksgiving is here, and across the country people are taking stock of their pantries deciding how best to trim their turkeys, tofurkeys, turduckens, cowporkens, or whatever the day's main dish will be.

But it's not the menu that's got our attention -- we're more interested in where people choose to shop for all the trimmings.

So who's excited to go to Safeway? Anyone? Anyone? Exactly.

The main dish in the supermarket sector
Supermarket stocks have been about as appetizing as that mystery dish hiding at the back of the fridge. The grocery sector is in tough times because of skittish consumers and tons of competition. But there is one standout -- a store that makes shopping an experience, not a chore.

Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) is one of the very few truly appetizing stocks among the grocers. It boasts impressive revenue growth, high margins, and manageable debt. It's also got a few of the intangible positives that female investors like us appreciate -- and male investors shouldn't just brush off as "soft metrics" when they do their analysis.

Whole Foods Market is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Wal-Mart is a Motley Fool Inside Value selection and a Motley Fool Global Gains recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Wal-Mart. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

Alyce Lomax owns shares of Whole Foods Market; Dayana Yochim does not. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.