Nearly a quarter (23 percent) have a ‘wish list’ of restaurants they would like to visit someday, and 28 percent dream of visiting a Michelin-starred restaurant.
While traveling, 36 percent believe that trying local, independent restaurants offers the most “authentic” experience of a region’s food.
And one in three (33 percent) will check whether the restaurant is packed with locals when deciding where to dine while you’re away.
The study was commissioned by Eurostar on the occasion of his 10-year anniversary partnership with celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.
The survey also found that 41 percent even claimed to be willing to travel hundreds of miles to track down the “perfect” meal.
And 42 percent believe they are more adventurous with their food choices when they are away from home and surrounded by culinary temptation.
What’s more, before traveling, 42 percent “fantasize” about the food they’ll eat when they’re finally gone, according to OnePoll data.
More than half (55 percent) further underlined their fascination with food by revealing that their idea of fun is learning about international cuisine – such as how it’s prepared and where it comes from.
As such, 46 percent have enjoyed culinary tours during breaks — and 46 percent have also taken cooking classes during outings.
Three in ten share their love for the kitchen with others by posting images of delicious meals they have ordered during their travels on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
And to further emphasize the influence of social media when it comes to eating abroad, nearly a third (31 percent) revealed that Facebook is their main source of inspiration when choosing restaurants to visit.
Another 28 percent get tips from Instagram, while 23 percent turn to Twitter.
A Eurostar spokesperson said: “Like many of those surveyed, we have a passion for food and we have shown it through our partnership with one of the world’s best chefs.
“To celebrate, Raymond has put together a specially sustainably sourced menu for 10,000 of our Paris-London Business Premier passengers, which will be available until November 23.”