I'd like to order an apple pie for someone as a gift. The recipient is a real apple pie connoisseur, so I'd like to get a really GREAT pie. The two mail order places that have the best reviews are Julian Pie Company and Elegant Farmer (but they want $100 for shipping), but the reviews are from people who bought the pies fresh from the store.
1. If you know anything about the above places, would you recommend them? Are there any other places that have great mail order pies?
2. Will the quality of such a pie be greatly degraded with overnight shipping? Am I better off getting a decent apple from a nearby bakery that can deliver same-day or a GREAT pie that's shipped overnight?
Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!