Chipa is a type of small, baked, cheese-flavored rolls, a popular snack and breakfast food in Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its origin is uncertain; it is speculated that the recipe has existed since the eighteenth century. It is inexpensive and often sold from streetside stands and on buses by vendors carrying a large basket with the warm chipa wrapped in a cloth.
The original name is from Guarani chipa . It is also known as chipa, chipacito or chipita and in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, the term cuñapé ( Guarani) is often used.