With the government in Hong Kong extending its restrictions in the battle against the coronavirus, including a ban on gatherings of more than four people and keeping bars, beauty salons and massage parlours closed until May 7, the streets of the city remain much quieter than usual. Many employees continue to juggle working from home and taking care of their families . Who has time to shop any more? If you don’t, or you lack the inclination to go out and buy groceries, have them delivered . This is nothing new – even the big supermarkets deliver. But here are a few services that you might not know about. They’re the ones I use, and they offer some products that are a bit different. WP at Home What is it? WP at Home is an offshoot of Waves Pacific, the online site that, since 2002, has been offering premium meat, seafood and other luxury products (saffron, black truffles and vanilla) to top Hong Kong hotels and restaurants such as 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana and Arcane . What does it sell? At Home customers can buy the same products that are available to Waves Pacific wholesale customers, such as Mayura Station chocolate-fed wagyu from Australia, New Zealand king salmon, Moreton Bay flathead lobster meat, Taiyouran eggs from Japan, pork from Japan’s Saga prefecture, and Bass Strait lamb from Tasmania. What else? Also available to At Home customers are gourmet bundles and gift sets, such as a caviar and whisky package (N25 Golden Schrenckii caviar and Johnnie Walker Blue Label), for an extravagant night in, or the main ingredients (including champagne, wine and a case of beer) for a brunch party for six. There’s also a meal package by chef Shane Osborn which includes Ora king salmon fillet, Rangers Valley wagyu bavette (flank steak), and two butterflied Brisbane Valley jumbo quail. Details, please : go to the site at wavespacific.com/wpathome. Free delivery for orders of HK$1,000 or more. Regency Spices What is it? This business started out in 1951 sourcing spices from Asia and supplying them to India. It morphed into an online shop six or seven years ago. What does it sell? Spices, herbs, seasoning blends, dried fruits, nuts, grains, seeds and teas. Regency Spices carries Ceylon cinnamon (“true” cinnamon that is delicate and fragrant) as well as the coarser cassia bark, various types of pepper (long pepper, kampot pepper, white, black, pink and green), red and green Sichuan peppercorns, annatto seeds, cacao nibs, black and green cardamom, and spice blends produced in-house such as adobo seasoning, chimichurri spice mix, masala chai, and classic, Sri Lankan and Madras curry powders. Bestsellers include turmeric , tricolour quinoa and Medjool dates. What else? Spices are sold whole or freshly ground. A quantity of 35 grams comes in a glass jar, while larger amounts come in resealable bags. You can also try out unfamiliar spices by buying samplers (five grams). Details, please : order from regencyspices.hk. Shipping is free within Hong Kong. They normally ship internationally, although that’s been halted due to the coronavirus. Spice Store What is it? An online shop dating from 2011, which originally focused on ingredients from the Indian subcontinent. Recently, it’s expanded its lines and sells a somewhat random selection of British products (White Pearl lemon juice, McVitie’s custard creams, Butcher’s classic chicken cat food), frozen fruit, frozen and packaged ready meals, and personal care items. What else? My favourite part of the site remains the Indian and Pakistani products: Alphonso or honey mangoes (when they’re in season), chutneys, Indian flours for home-made bread, reasonably priced ghee, and all kinds of beans and grains for vegetarian meals. They also have Indian snacks such as bhel puri and “magic masala” Lay’s crisps. Details, please: order from spicestore.hk. Delivery is free for most orders of HK$400 and above (with fees for addresses in Discovery Bay and Ma Wan). Fico What is it? The company, which started in 1998, originally sold only wine. It still carries an extensive range of bottles from France, Lebanon (Chateau Musar), Italy, Spain, Chile, New Zealand and Morocco. What else does it sell? The company sells an excellent range of French cheeses by affineur (cheese ager) Hervé Mons, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (master craftsman) based in Saint-Haon-Le-Châtel, central France. The 1kg cheese platter (five or six varieties) is excellent – all of them perfectly aged, and a good selection of hard and soft, mild to pungent, and made of different milks (cow, sheep and goat). Individual varieties of cheese can also be ordered in season (such as unpasteurised Mont d’Or, in the winter). What else? The company sells cheese from other countries, including Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands; the selection from England is from Neal’s Yard Dairy. It also sells Vietnamese coffee and Spanish ham. Details, please : look on the website at fico-wines.com or call 2850 4799. Delivery is free for most orders of HK$1,000 and above. Baking Warehouse What is it? As you can probably tell from the name, Baking Warehouse sells all types of ingredients you might need for savoury and sweet baking. What does it sell? Everything from flours (all-purpose, cake, bread, whole wheat, rye, spelt), bread improvers and yeast to chocolate, cocoa powder and cocoa nibs, gum pastes, gelatin, agar and pectin, and butter, shortening and gluten-free products. It also has tools and kitchen appliances. What else? Baking Warehouse used to have a pickup option if you wanted to go to its facility in Kowloon Tong, but that’s been suspended due to the coronavirus. It was so busy a couple of weeks ago, due to everyone stress baking , that it had to suspend the online site. It’s now open, but deliveries take 10 to 12 days. Details, please : order from bakingwarehouse.com. Delivery is free for orders of HK$1,000 and above.