Need to send gift certificate for a new mom in arlington!! Any sugggestions?
Not sure if by 'to be brought in' you mean the place must offer delivery. If that's the case, you might consider this ...
Here you can see if they deliver to your giftee's zipcode. This is a local organic delivery including artisanal food. I am imagining that it should be possible to put together an order that would make a nice meal. For example, they have wine, ready to bake meatloaf, beef pot pie, etc.
The Potager people are very nice, it couldn't hurt to ask if they can accommodate what you're looking for.
Arlington isn't a mecca for "great meals" as you've requested and other than pizza, most restaurants don't deliver. So it's probably going to be difficult finding something you'd be pleased with.
Have you considered mail order - like Harry and David http://www.harryanddavid.com/h/gourmet-foods
or, perhaps Schwan's online grocery/home delivery. I've never used them, but see their truck monthly at a neighbor's. I think the food/meals arrive precooked and frozen, but can't swear to it. If you go to the web-site, you'll see a box to verify your friend's delivery zip code is on their route. http://www.schwans.com/