I hear lots of great things about Whole Foods grocery stores, and they seem the default choice for shows like Top Chef when available. I've never had the chance to shop at a Whole Foods, as there are none in my area, but there is a local Fresh Market. While Fresh Market has a few nice things, and a nicer butcher section than most other grocery stores, it never seems to match up to the selection available at Whole Foods that I see on TV.
So, for those who have been lucky enough to shop at both, do they compare at all? Is Fresh Market a pale comparison of Whole Foods, or do I have some overinflated view of Whole Foods from what I have seen on TV?