Doorstep grocery shopping
Many women prefer to shop for groceries from their homes rather than take a trip to the market. It is very common for hawkers to parade the streets with their wares so, on a typical day, a woman looking to cook comes to her gate and waits for what she needs which will certainly come.
She makes the purchase and goes inside to cook. If you have other things to attend to, the hawkers announce their wares through the streets so one can call them inside the house if the item being sold is what they need.