Parque Kennedy sits to the south of Parque Central (the two parks are divided by a pedestrian street called Virgen Milagrosa; here you’ll find the red Miraflores tour bus, Mirabus). Parque Kennedy’s souvenir market (open most evenings) is a good place to browse for traditional handicrafts and knitted items. Keep in mind that prices are high in Miraflores; if you spot a must-have souvenir, you’ll probably find a better deal outside the upscale district (and always be prepared to haggle).
Avenida Diagonal runs along the western flank of Parque Kennedy. You’ll find a number of restaurants and cafes along this street, including three sandwich bars: Miguel’s, Sandwich.com and La Lucha (all of which are good spots for late-night snacks). For people watching, pull up a street-side seat at Haiti, a large and ever-popular cafe on Parque Kennedy. The chifa restaurant on the south western corner of the park may look tempting, but the food is substandard.
Café de la Paz and El Parquetito, two popular but expensive restaurant-cafes, sit on the south-eastern side of the park. Next to them sits a passable chicken restaurant called Kiriko, along with the Flying Dog hostel. From here, head away from the bottom corner of the park along Schell and you’ll find a large Metro supermarket (good for supplies). Along Los Pinos (past the large Ripley clothing store) you’ll find a row of small and basic restaurants selling cheap meals for lunch and dinner (including some vegetarian options).